A Yummy Slacker Post

Emelie and Lea Recipes, Uncategorized

Hello – sorry for my lapse in writing, have been traveling over the past two weeks.

In the meantime, here is another delish recipe from Emelie and Lea’s Secrets that is the perfect thing for Summer (it is finally summer, right?) cookouts and parties.  Enjoy and I promise I will have a post up early next week!

(p.s. again…not my photography)

Emilie and lea's secrets



Broccoli Wars

Emelie and Lea Recipes

MB does not like his vegetables.  Just like a child, he will plow through the vegetables on his plate immediately so that he can savor and enjoy the “good stuff” (read: pasta).  When we go to the grocery and I suggest some spinach or broccoli or green beans I am met with a look of abject horror.  In a perfect MB world, food would consist of nothing more than cheese, pasta, and bacon.  In fact, before we met he apparently would make his own style of pasta carbonara (bacon, pasta, cheese, cream, and mustard…really just pasta a la MB but he likes to call it carbonara) for dinner EVERY SINGLE NIGHT.  “Oh come on,” you are thinking, “Not EVERY night.”  Yes people, every night.  So much so that the first time I came for dinner at his house and he made crepes his roommate commented on it – asking where the “carbonara” was – it is still an on-going joke with his friends because apparently this was his nightly meal for about a decade.

I, on the other hand, eat large amounts of vegetables every day and actually start to feel kind of gross if I go more than a day without a healthy dose of fresh, crunchy, colorful veg.  With all this in mind, planning dinners can be a bit of  challenge – how do I get my yummy veg but also satisfy MB’s need for cheese and starches?

Well, here is an excellent idea from Emilie and Lea’s Secrets (photo courtesy of their website…no way I could take a picture that pretty): http://emilieandleassecrets.com/2013/04/24/tartelettes-au-brocolis-et-au-chou-fleur-au-cheddar/

Emilie and Lea's Secrets

How good does that look?  And an excellent way to sneak in broccoli and the even more greatly feared cauliflower into a dinner.  Hope you will try it out and enjoy!

P.S. There will be a for real post in a couple of days!!  🙂

Oh my stars!

Emelie and Lea Recipes, French Food

That is the only reaction I can muster to this recipe.  I mean cookie/caramel/chocolate…yes please!  This dessert seems like the perfect thing to make while winter sputters out (and by sputter I mean still snowing outside…whaaaaa?!) and we eagerly get in those last justified calories before swimsuit season.  I hope y’all will enjoy as well!

Tomorrow, a new post discussing, yet again (..wait, am I starting to get really redundant on this blog? yes), the French obsession with food – as witnessed at the airport.

So, for now, a bientot!!


Just a little something new…

Emelie and Lea Recipes, French Food

Just a little something new…

Since I have been such a bad poster lately I thought I would double post this week and let my friends pick up the slack (an excellent way to make me look like I’m being pro-active without actually having to do anything).

This is a fabulous cooking website by my friends Lea and Emelie – all the recipes are delicious and I’m sure this one is no different (truth guns: I haven’t tried it yet).  It seems like the perfect thing for a cold, pre-Spring evening AND it will be a nice French language challenge for all my English-only readers.

Bon appetite et bon weekend!


p.s. Let me know if this is something y’all would be interested in from time to time – I keep this blog pretty standard with postings but thought some food links could be fun…and it gives me an excuse to constantly peruse recipes on the web.  Muhahahaha!