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Osso Buco

by Janelle 11.18.2013
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Last weekend we visited my family in America and I was delighted to help my mom and grandmother cook up a Milanese classic, veal Osso Buco. A traditional Osso Buco consists of thick-cut, bone-in veal shanks that are braised for several hours in a white wine, tomato and herb sauce, and finished with a piquant […]

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Easy Pumpkin Rum Bread Pudding

by Janelle 11.14.2013
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Halloween may be over, but pumpkin desserts are still in full swing. Here is a recipe for Pumpkin Rum Bread Pudding that is surprisingly easy to make and perfect to whip up as a fall desert. The great thing about this recipe is that you can use regular sliced whole wheat bread, something many of […]

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Decadent Double Chocolate Cookies

by Janelle 11.12.2013
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It can take several days, weeks, even years, to find the ultimate chocolate cookie recipe. The kind of cookies I wanted to find are of the shamelessly rich, not-too-sweet, dark chocolate variety. In my search, I came across a recipe from cookbook-author Dorie Greenspan for “Sablés Korova,” which were named after the Paris restaurant where famed […]

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Pumpkin Cake Doughnuts

by Janelle 11.06.2013
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I have been on a bit of a doughnut kick lately (see my Frosted Chocolate Cake Doughnuts), so I decided to continue the fun and bake up a batch of baked pumpkin cake doughnuts. Since they are not deep fried, these doughnuts are (a little) healthier and have more of a cupcake-like texture rather than a […]

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Relais de l’Entrecôte Saint-Germain, Paris

by Janelle 10.17.2013
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At this classic Parisian brasserie, there is no menu and vegetarians are somewhat discouraged to attend. Relais de l’Entrecôte Saint-Germain is part of a group of  3 restaurants in Paris, all specializing in (exclusively) steak frites with their famous secret sauce. I was a bit weary of this place because it seemed gimmicky and appeared way […]

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La Gazzetta, Paris

by Janelle 10.17.2013
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A Parisian friend of ours recommended we check out La Gazzetta, a bistro in the 12th near the March d’Aligre run by Swedish-born chef Petter Nilsson. La Gazzetta isn’t a traditional Parisian bistro per-se, but rather a hip eatery with an inventive Nordic-inspired menu featuring plenty of French influences. Nordic food is all the rage

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Beef Stew with Rosemary

by Janelle 10.17.2013
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Here is a recipe I made recently for a hearty and filling homemade beef stew. The stew is made with good quality stewing steak and plenty of red wine and rosemary for depth and flavor. Instead of starchy potatoes, I used onions, carrots, parsnips and green peas to add texture and volume. Parsnips are root […]

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Blé Sucré, Paris

by Janelle 10.16.2013
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Every time I visit Paris I try a new bakery or pastry shop and this time it was Blé Sucré, an acclaimed pâtisserie and boulangerie in the edgy 12th arrondissement. I heard Blé Sucré (which translates to “sweet wheat”) had some of the best madeleines in Paris (which essentially amounts to the best madeleines in the world) as well as […]

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Strawberry Vanilla Protein Shake

by Janelle 10.14.2013
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This recipe is so simple that I hesitated to even post it, but the result is SO delicious and healthy I couldn’t resist. It’s my new go-to 132 calorie healthy snack that satisfies my sweet tooth and packs in 20 grams of protein. All you need is

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Pollen Street Social

by Janelle 10.11.2013
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They call it “deformalised fine dining” and it’s a concept I’d like to see more of in London. Led by elBulli trained British chef Jason Atherton, Pollen Street Social is a buzzy, Michelin-starred bistro with a hip vibe on an enviable Mayfair block. The interior is clean and contemporary with an ambience formal enough for […]

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