Frittata with Leeks, Herbs and Parmesan

Frittata with Leeks, Herbs and Parmesan

This Frittata is very easy to prepare and while the eggs are slowly cooking you have time to assemble a refreshing salad to go with it. The leeks, herbs and Parmesan cheese give this dish delicious deep flavors and a wonderful consistency without any cream or milk.

When planning my weekly menu, I like to make sure the overall picture is balanced, healthy, includes all the essential food groups, at least two meatless days etc… Then comes Wednesday: The kids have a short day at school (that french school system!) and long after-school activities that don't allow me to spend much time in the kitchen finalizing dinner. I have to think about a recipe that can be easy, fast and fabulous. Wednesday is usually “egg day”; egg based meals answer to that "simple" list of requirements.

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Peanut Butter Mousse

Peanut Butter Mousse

This Peanut Butter Mousse is unexpected, soft and delicate.
For the peanut butter lovers, this dessert is a real delight. The toppings are curious and happily crunchy. Their different textures and flavors play with the sweet and nutty aromas of this airy mousse.

The mousse is extremely easy to prepare. It is beautiful when served in individual cups, specially if you add a tablespoon (or two) of chocolate sauce in between layers of peanut butter mousse.

Bon Appétit! 

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Tomato, Zucchini and Goat Cheese Tart

Tomato, Zucchini and Goat Cheese Tart

I absolutely adore making tarts and this one is simply gorgeous. The tomato zucchini and goat cheese tart is a pure harmony of beautiful colors and flavors. It is light and has no egg and cream based filling. The soft goat cheese gives it a touch of creaminess and balances the sweet notes of the vegetables.

If you can, try to mix and match different tomato varieties. I think it gives an attractive pattern and a more appetizing look to the tart.

In my opinion, vegetable tarts are a nice alternative to simple vegetable dishes and salads when you entertain and need more than one vegetable or vegetarian dish to go with your menu… it’s different and presents well.

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Crepe Dough

Crepe Dough

This basic crepe dough recipe is simply delicious. If you plan on having a crepe party with savory fillings, just skip the sugar. You can make this same dough sweet if you know you will have the crepes for dessert, snack or to assemble a scrumptious mille crepes. Either way the crepes will be fantastic!! This recipe is so good you can eat the crepes naked, with a magical powdered sugar snow or with any decadent filling of your choice. The possibilities are endless.

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Hazelnut Crust (for Sweet Tarts)

Hazelnut Crust (for Sweet Tarts)

The first time I tried out this crust was for the Chocolate Salted Caramel Hazelnut Tart. As I mentioned when I shared the recipe, I was planning on using the crust for other sweet tart creations and this is exactly what I did. I have recently received multiple requests and messages asking me for the crust recipe; this is why I am doing a separate post for this wonderful "pâte sablée aux noisettes".

The hazelnut crust has a beautiful light texture, yet crunchy and addictively crumbly. It is perfect for chocolate or fruit tarts.

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