Sunday, December 2, 2007

Skewer of chicken, lemon and cumin sauce sesame based

Skewer of chicken, lemon and cumin sauce sesame based

Ingredients for 4 people
4 chicken breasts

8 table spoon size of olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
4 pinch of cumin (powder)
2 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper

250 ml of peanut butter
250 ml of chicken bouillon (1 cube of chicken bouillon diluated in 250 ml of hot water)
2 shallots minced
1 table spoon of sesame oil
3 table spoon of soy sauce
1 minced garlic clove

Then what you need to do
1. Prepare the marinade mixing in a dish the olive oil, the lemon juice, the cumin and the minced garlic glove. Cut the white meat chicken in pieces, add them to the marinade and let it rest for 1 hour in the fridge.
Then thread the chicken pieces on skewers.

2. Cook the skewers on the grill or in the oven on its highest setting during 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken pieces, turning them over every 3-4 minutes.

3. In a sauce pan, pour all of the dressing ingredients. Bring to boil and whisk to dissolve the peanut butter. Add the shallots. Let it cool down and then pour the dressing into individual cups. Serve the skewers with the dressing.

Friday, July 20, 2007


In the Boston, MA area, yogurt that I like are hard to find. I finally picked the Fage yogurt that I find great for cooking and even eating like a normal yogurt. Can be found at Whole Foods

Milk shake banana-strawberries

I improvise with recipes. This one is very easy, pretty excellent and healthy!

You need for one person:
- 4 strawberries
- 1 banana
- 1/2 yogurt -- I am in the US, so I take the Fage greek yogurt that can be found at whole foods. I get either the 2% or 0%. The 0% works actually really well for milk shakes.
- 1 mug of soy milk --plain with no sugar added, for taste purpose only
- 4 cubes of ice

You put all these ingredients in the blender, and your milk shake is ready and yummy!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Keeping Vegetables Fresh

If you're like most people, you unpack your groceries and plunk your vegetables into the refrigerator without a second thought. Did you ever wonder why your lettuce turns brown, your carrots go limp, and your tomatoes taste like cardboard? Learn how to use your refrigerator more efficiently - and which vegetables shouldn't be refrigerated at all - to keep your vegetables at their peak of flavour.

Answers on:
Vegetable Expert

Monday, July 9, 2007

Tomato soup with green peas!

A soup that is very easy to make and so tasty!

For 2 personnes you need the following ingredients:

  • a few tomatoes to obtain the equivalent of 2 mugs of homemade tomatoe soup
  • fresh or frozen thin green peas
  • origano
  • salt & pepper

    To do:
    1. Blend the tomatos in a blender.
    2. Heat the tomato soup (avoid the microwave as it ruins the antioxydants.
    2. Heat the green peas.
    3. Pour the tomato soup in soup bowls
    4. Add slowly the green peas on top of it!


  • Saturday, June 30, 2007

    Refreshing morning drink

    Tomatoe-basil smoothie

  • 3 juicy tomatoes -- tomatoes should rest at room temperature and not in the fridge otherwise they loose their taste
  • 4 ice cubes
  • few leaves of basil

    Put all the ingredients in the blender, turn it to liquid settings, enjoy!

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2007

    IPhone recipes

    What a convenient application for the iPhone! "All the recipes you've seen over the years on 101 Cookbooks are now formatted to be searched, browsed and viewed on the iPhone" created by 101 cookbooks

    Sunday, June 24, 2007

    Morning joy

    No orange, no tomatoe this morning!

    A smoothie that will boost your morning. What you need for one person:
    1 apple
    1 handful of spinach or cardoon or salad
    1 stalk of celery
    4 strawberries
    1 carrot
    1 slice of fresh ginger

    --> rince and dry vegetables and fruits. Add all ingredients in the juicer. If you use a blender, add half a mug of fresh water and 4 ice cubes.
    Drink immediatly to benefit from a maximum of antioxidants.

    Friday, June 22, 2007

    Japonaise Bakery and Cafe

    The Japonaise Bakery, a French-Japanese bakery: the owners are French and Japanese, is the place where I finally found authentic croissants as good as the ones I find in France (if not better).
    The bakery also has outstanding multi grain bread, brown bread, and white bread. The green boba tea, spicy tuna wrap, and pastries are also a must try.

    Located on 1020 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446 !

    Whole foods market

    Whole foods market is the easiest place in Cambridge, MA, to find the food ingredients you need. They even have a blog to share their philosophy, locally grown products, supporting local farmers, etc...

    The blog story

    French, raised from age 5-12 under the macrobiotic diet with a very cooking savy mother and grand parents. Now living in the US, in Cambridge MA, neither vegetarian nor macrobiotic, it took me a while to really find the ingredients I need to cook as I like it.

    This blog proposes food finds in the Boston and Cambridge area, MA. It also presents receipes that I love and recommend. Starting with summer receipes!