Leek & Zucchini Soup

Leek & Zucchini Soup

Fall is here, and with the leaves starting to fall and the temperature slowly going down it’s time for soup. It’s time for having your house smell of good things. Actually the other day I made a first version of this soup, and my apartment smelled divinely for a couple of days; the advantages of having a beautiful and small Parisian apartment!
I’ve been changing my eating habits lately, or at least trying too. And I want to make them stick this time! I feel I have been down this road before, starting a to eat healthier food, being motivated, buying lots of vegetables. But I could never make it last. I feel, I know this time is different. I finally feel the difference in my body, I am committed to not eating pasta every day 😊 Only some! Joking aside, I have been eating salads, and vegetables, and soups and quinoa and actually enjoying it.
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Tagliatelle Bolognese

Tagliatelle Bolognese

This recipe was a classic growing up, at least once a week we had spaghetti Bolognese. If we didn’t, it was weird. When my family came to visit this summer, I was not at all surprised when one of my sisters asked if I could make it for her. And I obliged obviously.
Making other people’s dreams come true, cooking wise I mean off course, I love. Seeing their faces when they eat, anxiously waiting for the verdict, good or not good. It’s all part of this sharing experience that cooking is to me. And they liked it. It was a happy evening at home.
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Hummus

Hummus

Three and half years ago I met my now husband for the first time. He is from Lebanon. I knew nothing about Lebanon at the time, not even hummus. Yes, yes, I know. Shame on me. Eventually I began to familiarize with Lebanese food, very, very slowly.
As cliché as it may sound, about 2 years ago, I decided that my first attempt at Lebanese food would be hummus. My husband said that not even in Lebanon people make their hummus, they just buy it, because it’s everywhere and it’s insanely good over there, so no need to go to all that trouble to make it. I am a stubborn lady though… I didn’t listen. Specially because the hummus we find in Paris is nowhere near as good as the Lebanese one.
So my quest for good, tasty and Lebanese approved hummus began. My first time was a disaster for many, many reasons, namely: I cooked too many chickpeas with not enough water, they were never properly cooked and to top it all off, I didn’t have a food processor, so I mixed the whole thing with a hand blender. It was a disaster. And my husband is a very honest man. He told me so.
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