Category France

Fresh Juice

So, for lunch I decided to make some nice fresh fruit and veggie juice. I’ve been sick, and figured it would be good for me. Tasted good as well.

I used carrots (a good base for juice), apples, celery, garlic, and fennel root.

juice-fixings

My finished glass of juice (that’s watercress on top):
finished-juice

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Vegetarian For A Week

So, I’ve decided to go vegetarian for a week. I’ve been catching a lot of colds/flu and decided to work on my health a bit. I just visited my local open-air market and picked out some nice fresh fruits and veggies.

veggies

I love fresh veggies and fruits anyway, but decided to take it up a step and cut out...

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Sushi

sushi-1I love good sushi. But I’m all about the experience as well. The quality. I guess I’m spoiled when it comes to my sushi after having fresh sushi so close in Knoxville, TN and then in Los Angeles. I’m currently living in Aix-en-Provence, and as of yet, I’ve not found a really good sushi place...

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Duck with Couscous

Duck with arugula and coucous

Duck with arugula and coucous

Marinating mixture for the duck.

Marinating mixture for the duck.

I’ve decided to start experimenting with preparing duck. Duck is actually very popular as a meat in France. Definitely more popular than chicken in some areas. I went to one of my local grocery stores here in Aix, and picked up some duck breast slices...

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Let’s Have Tea!

tea from around the world
tea from around the world

Time for tea! Tea, thé, te, té – no matter the language or the culture it comes from, tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world.

Some dry tea for brewingTea, thé, te, té – no matter the language or the culture it comes from, tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world...

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Sautéd Eggplant Slices

Sliced sautéd eggplant with tomato and goat cheese.
Sliced sautéd eggplant with tomato and goat cheese.

Sliced sautéd eggplant with tomato and goat cheese.

First I cut the eggplant in slices.

First I cut the eggplant in slices.

I love cooking with eggplant. It’s always intrigued me and I’ve found so many ways to use it. It’s good for you too. This evening I decided to make one of my favorite eggplant dishes.

First, take an eggplant (...

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