Herblay, France / Barcelona, Spain / Vancouver, Canada
Hello dear readers,
We started this blog two and a half years ago as a way to share recipes with one another and to connect through food, even though we’re a family that’s scattered across the globe. It’s been such good fun and we just love hearing from readers who try out our recipes! There’s something special about feeding others and we’re honored that so many have chosen to share our food with their friends and families.
2015 was a year of evolution for all of us. Hanin blossomed as a mother, Beth embraced a whole food plant-based diet, Emily started taking her professional future into her own hands and Mom has put herself out there as a budding children’s author. We’ll be lucky if 2016 is as good to us as this past year has been. In any case we hope you’ll stick with us, we have some changes planned (shhhh it’s a surprise!) and lots more drool-worthy recipes coming your way.
We’d like to kick off the new year by taking a minute to look back at the most popular posts in 2015. Enjoy 🙂
Thanks for your readership and support, we wish all of you a very happy new year with lots of food, fun and family.
Good morning dear readers!
What do you have for Christmas breakfast? Over the past few years, after we excitedly go through our stockings filled by Santa- we gather for a hearty breakfast: scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, toast and cinnamon rolls. I love making these, a recipe I’ve adapted from “Cooking Light Five Star Recipes“- I recently made them for a brunch- they literally flew out of the baking pan so fast and onto my friends’ plates that I didn’t get a picture in the pan!
Bonus with this recipe is that your entire house smells divine 🙂
Vancouver, Oct 2015
It’s officially autumn!!!! MY FAVORITE SEASON all year. I have no shame in admitting I am a soup-a-holic, and this is perfect soup season. Today- I’m making a plant-based, wholesome, hearty, spicy and warming soup. As it’s squash season, use your favorite if you don’t like butternut squash. Let me know if you like this!
How’s it going?! So today- something super easy and tasty…wings! I’m back on a paleo diet to help my digestive system. These wings are perfect as part of an aperitif, bring to a football game day at a friend’s, light dinner. Here we go!
Oh boy is it hot and humid in Vancouver!!!! We’re going to be hitting the 30 degrees Celsius which is extremely uncommon for the west coast even in August. Anyhow. I was a little hungry- but mostly craving fresh, hydrating foods. So with a twist on Hanin’s apéritif- here’s my refreshing salad!
Greece has been on my mind lately- what with the recent political and financial upheavals. Beyond, the politics though- I’ve been thinking of the incredible generous, hard working Greek people that we know. I love Greece- I know we share that love in our family. One of my greatest and fondest memories of Greece was sitting with Maria- that summer after your wedding Hanin- eating the amazing figs she had picked that morning. So- I started craving figs. I found some decent ones in Vancouver- and decided I would try baking them. This recipe is adapted from the New York Times’ David Tanis recipe. Yum!
Today I’m sharing a recipe for kitchari- a mung bean based rice soup that is extremely tasty and also easy to digest. It can be part of a Ayurvedic diet- though I eat it because I find it so yummy. This recipe is adapted from Talya Lutzker’s book The Ayruvedic Vegan Kitchen– which I highly recommend. Without further ado- let’s dive into this one pot easy dish!