comfort food noun noun: comfort food; plural noun: comfort foods food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically having a high sugar or carbohydrate content and associated with childhood or home cooking. ...I was robbed! This weekend's drama definitely put me in the mood for a big helping of the above -- comfort food. You guys, do you ever have day . . .
Maybe it’s because spring is right around the corner (at least, I hope it’s hiding around there somewhere…) but I’ve been craving light, healthy and energizing food lately. Or maybe it’s also the overdose on take-out food over the last few months during our move… Either way, I’ve been subconsciously making all sorts of things that I never would have even considered before, on my quest to eat . . .
Working a 9-5 (more like 8-8 in reality, by the time you count the commute) and getting a homemade + healthy + fast meal on the dinner table every night can be quite the challenge. Our routine is usually as follows: do a grocery shop once a week and pick up random things that I think I might want to eat, then do several smaller shops to pick up specific ingredients to make dinner with, once . . .
**Updated March 2018** You guys... what's better than Chipotle's cilantro rice (OK, besides Chipotle's guacamole..)?? Nothing because that stuff is the bomb! I've tried to recreate it time and again, without ever really getting it right. This Cilantro lime rice is a copycat version of the famously delicious Chipotle recipe. It's fast, easy, and goes great as a side dish to any . . .
Some recipes are so simple that I really do think twice about posting them, but then I remember that one of (the many) reasons I started this blog in the first place is to keep track & share my favorite recipes, even the simplest ones. Salsa is one of my favorite things ever, because it’s so fresh and tomatoey, and it can freshen up so many dishes with just a few spoonfuls. A few years ago, . . .
No matter how many times I have tried, I have come to the conclusion that I simply am not great at making baked goods. I have a hard time accepting defeat (I have a framed quote of “Anything is possible!” on my desk…), but baking and I have never been friends. And I have tried everything! When it comes to desserts, it’s just not my thing. I am a believer that foods made with love simply taste . . .
Sometimes I have to take a step and just be thankful for the lovely little French family I somehow got lucky enough to marry into. We have been relocating from Paris to London for what feels like an eternity (okay, it’s only been about 5 weeks of back-and-forths, and there are much worse problems to deal with…). Last week, we had to return to Paris for yet another formality: my French . . .
The “Rotisserie Roast Chicken” is an institution in French culture. At least, in Paris that definitely seems to be the case! I will never forget my first few months of living in Paris, and walking past the rotisseries with their chickens roasting away outside, filling the neighborhod with the delectable aroma of a perfectly-roasted chicken. You see, French rotisserie’s have a certain savoir faire . . .
After moving to France, there were a few things that I missed sooo much food-wise that I would really stock up on during my visits back home to Detroit. Over the years, I got used to French products and relied less and less on my precious stock of American goods. I remember once during my first year in Paris I literally came back with an entire suitcase of American goodies like peanut butter, . . .
I’ve been trying to enjoy this Fall-like weather as much as I can, and nothing reminds me of Fall more than a rich and creamy caramel cream sauce. This is one of those recipes that I like to use when I don’t necessarily have time for a big fancy dessert, but still want an impressive end to a meal. Almost everyone loves caramel sauce, and you can serve it over fruit for a very simple snack or . . .