Dream Recipes

Friday 23 November 2012

Lamb tajine



Here is my own made-up recipe for lamb tajine, an oriental dish. I made the recipe based on tajines I've had and on culinary advice given to me by Moroccan friends. It's probably not the most authentic recipe, but it was delicious to me and my guests.
Tajines take a lot of time to cook, so if you like quick recipes, or dishes you just put in the oven and don't have to do anything to until it's cooked, skip it. But believe me, patience is a virtue, and it's worth it! All the flavors develop and blend together for an oh-so-tasty result. The meat becomes very tender and it's delicious.
If you have a tajine dish, it's perfect, but if you don't, you can make it in a pot.

How many servings? serves 4 people
How much prep time? 30-45 minutes, done throughout the cooking
How much cooking time? 3 hours

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Saturday 11 August 2012

Chicken "aux olives"



Here's my way to cook a whole chicken: with a lot of herbs and plenty of olives. Here's the how-to.

How much? 1 whole chicken
How much time? 15-20 minutes
How much cooking time? 1 hour and 30 minutes

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Saturday 18 February 2012

Lobster tail



Lobster tails are really easy to prepare, they're cheaper than whole lobsters or whole crabs, and they look fancy! Here's an idea on how to prepare them.

How many servings? 2 (one lobster tail per person)
How much time to prepare? a few minutes, the day before
Cooking time? 2 to 12 minutes

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Saturday 2 July 2011

Bell pepper spread/dip



Very easily and quickly made bell-pepper spread or dip.

How many servings? 4 to 6 people (the equivalent of a bowl)
How much time to prepare? 5 minutes
No cooking, no baking, no refrigerating, no cooling

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Friday 22 April 2011

Tomato crumble



Spring has brought new fruits and vegetables to break the winter-plate monotony. So why not use them to make a delicious entree? Here's with tomato and zucchini.

How many servings? 4-6 people
How much time to make it? 20 minutes
And how much time to cook? 60 minutes

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Saturday 12 December 2009

Salmon zucchini tart



A simple fine-dinner main dish or appetizer.

Pour combien ? 5 personnes
Combien de temps de préparation ? 30 minutes
Combien de temps de cuisson ? 40 minutes

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Saturday 10 October 2009

Tuna "brandade"



A French Mediterranean main dish based on potatoes, tuna, and garlic. Good and healthy.

How many servings? 5 people
How much time to prepare? 30 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 40 minutes

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Deviled Eggs



A very simple apetizer, but so tasty.

How many servings? 5 people
How much time to prepare? 10 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 10 minutes

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Wednesday 16 September 2009

Salmon "en papillote"



There're so many ways to cook salmon. Here's one of them such an easy one you might enjoy.

How many servings? 5 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 25 minutes

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Thursday 29 January 2009

Cheesy crepes



Perfect for a very French entrée: a crepe topes with brie, a French cheese that you can find in the imported aisle of most grocery stores.

How many servings? 1 serving
How much time to prepare? 1 minute
How much time to cook or bake? 10 minutes

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Friday 19 December 2008

Advocado and shrimp delights



A perfect entrée for tonight's guest: a subtle association of shrimps and advocado. Delicious!

How many servings? 3 people
How much time to prepare? 15 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? none

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Old-fashion Stuffing



Nothing like good old-fashion stuffing for Thanksgiving! This one is easy and quick to make.

How many servings? 4 to 9 people
How much time to prepare? 30 minutes + drying out of the bread over a night
How much time to cook or bake? 1 hour

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Saturday 4 October 2008

Carrots sautées Deluxe



Some crunchy carrots sauted in a frying pan with pine nuts and prunes.

How many servings? 1 people
How much time to prepare? 10 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 12 minutes

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Mashed pumpkin and chesnut



A different recipe of mashed vegetables which matches the softness of pumpkin with the smoothness and sweetness of chesnut spread. Interesting, different, good.

How many servings? 1 people
How much time to prepare? 10 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 15 minutes

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French croque-monsieur Deluxe



A French croque-monsieur, a bit improved... soooo goooooooood!

How many servings? 1 people
How much time to prepare? 5 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 4 minutes

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Wednesday 24 September 2008

Honey, goat cheese, and pine nuts sandwich



The now famous delicious matching of goat cheese and honey, here with pine nuts in addition, in a delightful grilled sandwich!

How many servings? 1 people
How much time to prepare? 5 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 4 minutes

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Monday 22 September 2008

Veggies and hot dog, au gratin



A whole meal in a pan: veggetables and a bit of meat for a great matching and a great taste... and shreded cheese on the top to be even better!

How many servings? 1 people
How much time to prepare? 15 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 30 minutes

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Sunday 20 July 2008

Tomato yellow pepper pie



A new salty pie which matches tomatoes, concentrated tomato, yellow pepper, Dijon mustard, and mozzarella cheese. A great taste mix that makes this pie simply delicious!

How many servings? 4 to 6 people
How much time to prepare? 15 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 30 to 40 minutes

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Carrot pie, the quiche's way



A good carrot pie inspired of the way quiches are made... to change with the classical salty pies!

How many servings? 4 to 6 people
How much time to prepare? 15 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 30 to 40 minutes

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Wednesday 16 July 2008

Mozzarella tomato entrées



An entrée that perfectly matches a tomato with cheese... ummm, yumy!!!

How many serving? 6 people
How much time to prepare? 15 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 40 minutes

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The 3 pink summer delights



Delicious entrées of a pink color for a fresh and sunny sensation in the mouth. Very simple to make and in itself. And so fast!

How many servings? 3 people
How much time to prepare? 5 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? none

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Sunday 15 June 2008

Olive and tuna cheese bread



Very original! This is a reicpe for a cheese bread, with olives and tuna in it! You can have it as an entrée or as a main dish, hot or cold. And it's very easy to make!

How many servings? for 6 to 8 people
How much time to prepare? 15 minutes
How much time to cook or to bake? 1 hour

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Saturday 5 April 2008

Potato Skordalia



A good potato greek "metze" (entrée). A different way to eat mashed potatoes

How many servings? for 6 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to refrigerate? 30 minutes

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Thursday 3 April 2008

Kanapedakia Tonou



A delicious and tasty tuna greek "metze" (entrée). The perfect starter in summer... and so "Greeky"...

How many servings? for 6 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to refrigerate? 2 hours

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Saturday 8 March 2008

Garnished bread slices



Good and different at the same time. Simple and interesting. A quick and easy tasty recipe.

How many servings? for 4 people
How much time to prepare? 5 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 20 minutes

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Wednesday 9 January 2008

Salmon pie



A very tasty and fresh main dish or hot entrée.

How many servings? for 4 to 6 people
How much time to prepare? 15 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 15 to 20 minutes

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Friday 4 January 2008

Goat cheese crumble



A tasty piece of goat cheese with crumbles on the top... just delicious!

How many servings? for 4 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 20 minutes

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Ham and cheese blinis



The easiest entrée ever! A blinis, with gruyere cheese and ham.

How many servings? for 2 people
How much time to prepare? 5 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 20 minutes

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Monday 17 December 2007

Mozza' tomato turn-over



Tomatos, mozzarella cheese, and shrimps in a turn-over.

How many servings? for 4 people
How much time to prepare? 25 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 30 to 40 minutes

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Saturday 8 December 2007

Chef salad



A light and healthy meal, and though a real delight!

How many servings? for 1 people
How much time to prepare? 10 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? None

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Monday 3 December 2007

Avocado turn-over



An interesting recipe of a turn-over garnished with avocados and topped with honey. One of the recipes I invented.

How many servings? for 8 people
How much time to prepare? 25 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 35 minutes

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Tomato Tuna Pie



A pie with tuna and tomatos. Another of my inventions.

How many servings? for 6 people
How much time to prepare? 15 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 35 minutes

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Fromage frais Gnocchis



Gnocchis are usually a kind of pasta mixed with potatos. Here, potatos are not used but some fromage frais is added in order to make the gnocchis softer. A interesting dish that you can top with tomato sauce, cheese, or anything you want.

How many servings? 5 to 6 people
How much time to prepare? 30 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 10 to 20 minutes

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Carrot Flan



A perfect and delicious carrot flavored entrée.

How many servings? for 5 people
How much time to prepare? 30 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 35 minutes

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