"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" LdV

Thursday, 21 June 2018

DOVER SOLE WITH LEMON AND BASIL IN PAPILLOTE (Papillotes de soles citron, basilic)

DOVER SOLE WITH LEMON AND BASIL IN PAPILLOTE 
(Papillotes de soles citron, basilic)


I prepare papillotes nearly every day, with fish or with vegetables. It's easy, quick and healthy. In addition, you can put whatever you fancy, the choice is yours! I have done this Dover sole with lemon and basil because it was in my fridge, it is not more complicated than that! It was terribly yummy, your turn ?



Wine pairing : Charlemagne (White) from Burgundy.







DOVER SOLE WITH LEMON AND BASIL IN PAPILLOTE
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge
Dover or lemon sole 
Fresh basil leaves
Lemon

In your cupboard 
Olive oil
Shallots
Baking paper


DOVER SOLE WITH LEMON AND BASIL IN PAPILLOTE 
Serves 2

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

INSALATA CAPRESE ORIGINALE DI CAPRI (THE REAL CAPRESE SALAD FROM CAPRI)

INSALATA CAPRESE ORIGINALE DI CAPRI
(THE REAL CAPRESE SALAD FROM CAPRI)


Well known all over the world, this caprese salad from my beloved island of Capri had been created in the famous restaurant of the Quisisana Hotel in the 1920's! If you wish to follow the recipe by the book you have to be aware that it is very important to choose the same size of tomatoes accordingly to the size of the mozzarella di buffala from Campania obviously, you will use! The basil's leaves are important too, they have to be quite large (like the Neapolitan basil). And don't forget : we normally don't eat bread or gressini with the salad. It has to be enjoyed on its own... ;)


Wine pairing : Falanghina del Taburno (White) from Campagnie.




INSALATA CAPRESE ORIGINALE DI CAPRI
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge
Mozzarella
Tomatoes
Fresh basil leaves
Fresh oregano 

In your cupboard
Finest olive oil


INSALATA CAPRESE ORIGINALE DI CAPRI 
Serves 4

Friday, 15 June 2018

AUTHENTIC LEBANESE TABBOULEH (Authentique taboulé libanais)

AUTHENTIC LEBANESE TABBOULEH
(Authentique taboulé libanais)


This is what I call an OMG recipe! So healthy, so easy and so yummy. I can nearly eat some every single day and I have to often bring one batch or two to my friends' buffet parties! This Levantine tabbouleh should definitely be at your table during summer time as it is so refreshing. Vegan and raw (the bulgur has to be raw and cooked by the lemon juice only), this recipe will satisfy absolutely everyone... Nota : you should only use FLAT parsley, it will not work at all with the curly one...;)


Wine pairing : Collioures (Rose) from Languedoc-Roussillon.





AUTHENTIC LEBANESE TABBOULEH
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge
Flat parsley
Tomatoes
Mint leaves
Spring onions
Lemons

In your cupboard 
Olive oil
Bulgur


AUTHENTIC LEBANESE TABBOULEH
Serves 4

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

FUSS FREE WEEKLY MEALS PLANNING #4

FUSS FREE WEEKLY MEALS PLANNING #4

I am very pleased to see that those plannings are very helpful so let's embark for a new one!





Lundi 
Chiumuenzanna caprese pasta (Click here)
1 Vache qui rit cheese triangle
A slice of watermelon 

Mardi
Pineapple chicken (Click here
1 Vache qui rit
A slice of cantaloupe melon

Mercredi
Bordelaise fish (Click here)
1 Babybel
1 nectarine

Monday, 11 June 2018

COCONUT, CHERRY AND GINGER SMOOTHIE (Smoothie cerise, lait de coco et gingembre)

COCONUT, CHERRY AND GINGER SMOOTHIE 
(Smoothie cerise, lait de coco et gingembre)


I always loved coconut milk. First in cooking then just by itself. Using cherry was a test which proved to be very yummy indeed! I added some agave syrup for the sweetness and the ginger for the little oumphf! If you know what I mean; a kind of Yin and Yang smoothie I think I mastered more or less now! Enjoy...;)





COCONUT, CHERRY AND GINGER SMOOTHIE 
A quick glance in your kitchen...


In your fridge
Fresh pitted cherries
Fresh ginger

In your cupboard
Coconut milk
Agave syrup

COCONUT, CHERRY AND GINGER SMOOTHIE 
Serves 1

Saturday, 9 June 2018

TUSCANY SALMON (Saumon à la Toscane)

TUSCANY SALMON 
(Saumon à la Toscane) 


Easy and healthy! This recipe is my daughter's favorite and she does cook it by herself as well when her mother is busy flying...;) As usual, try to buy if possible fresh pasta as they are so quick to cook! I have taken Conchiglie this time because I could not find anything else, it is as simple as that... This family dish adores by all will be in no time I am sure, a classic at your table... 


Wine pairing : Cinque Terre (White) from Liguria.





TUSCANY SALMON 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge
Salmon
Cherry tomatoes
Fresh spinach
Crème fraîche
Fresh pasta  

In your cupboard
Olive oil 


TUSCANY SALMON 
Serves 4

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

APRICOT AND ORANGE BLOSSOM CLAFOUTIS (Clafoutis aux abricots et à la fleur d’oranger)

APRICOT AND ORANGE BLOSSOM CLAFOUTIS
(Clafoutis aux abricots et à la fleur d’oranger)


OMG! To be honest, if I were you, I would not even tried to cook this marvel... Why? Because it is the best you will ever eat in clafoutis... I always prepare 2 in a row as 1 is never enough!!! Apricots in London are outrageously good just right now, not like last year for example when I did not realize this clafoutis at all : the apricots were so dreadful... So I have warned you ;)


Wine pairing : Viognier (White) from Provence.





APRICOT AND ORANGE BLOSSOM CLAFOUTIS
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge
Eggs
Apricots 
Crème fraîche


In your cupboard
Brown caster sugar
Corn flour
Orange blossom

APRICOT AND ORANGE BLOSSOM CLAFOUTIS 
Serves 4-6