FOOD

First we eat, then we do everything else.

Guacamole Popsicles!

It's strange when you expect something to taste sweet and then it is savoury instead. I always think of popsicles as a sweet treat, and it really has been too hot to cook lately. So I am eating avocados in salads, on toast, in poke bowls and many other ways. Then I...

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Blueberry Upside Down Cake

I love summer blueberries, we mostly eat them raw or in a crumble (check out my blueberry crumble recipe here: http://www.maiamingdesigns.com/single-post/2017/11/07/Blueberry-Apple-Crumble) My Saveur magazine subscription bombards me with recipe suggestions daily, but...

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Mojito popsicles!

Summer again! I got my family a popsicle set though I confess that my first popsicles were not for the kids... Delving again into Mark Bittman's Kitchen Matrix cookbook, I found these too irresistible, tasty and easy. Ingredients: sugar syrup: 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup...

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Almond Cake

Who doesn't love the combination of strawberries and rhubarb? I made this cake for the first time for a lunch party on Mother's Day, it turned out yummy and was instantly devoured, so I will make it again soon. For the record, I found this recipe online at Cookie and...

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My 7 Favorite Macaron Recipes

In 2017 my blog has a high number of macaron recipe posts, and I confess that 2017 was my year of the MACARON OBSESSION. I made macarons nearly every week and shared many of my recipes in this blog. Browsing through my favourite recipes, I realized that I got pretty...

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are the best! I make mine with the original Toll-House recipe, but for my European friends, I'm going to post the recipe with metric measurements beside the US recipe. Nothing like a stack of chocolate chip cookies at teatime, these vanished in...

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Couscous with Spinach and Chickpeas

I was recently contacted by Dinner Charm about business, and subsequently found this delicious recipe on their website. I've always loved couscous, but this seemed like an interesting, vegetarian couscous option...and it's easy to make! Since I make my couscous...

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Chickpea Paneer

Ever since I came back from India, I've been obsessed with paneer dishes. Paneer is a cow's milk cheese used in many dishes, and I've made a number of paneer dishes over the past months. I've mostly been using traditional Indian cookbooks, but I came across this...

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Chirashi – Japanese Sashimi and Rice

Chirashi is one of my favourite Japanese lunches, so I made it today. Chirashi is a bit like sushi in a bowl, and like sushi, can be made with different ingredients. Since I love tuna, avocado and sesame seeds, these were my toppings. It's a simple and nutritious bowl...

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