middle eastern grilled lamb kafta with tahini yogurt sauce & whole wheat pita bread

grilled lamb kafta & tahini yogurt sauce | conifères & feuilllus

One of my son’s closest friends happens to be of Lebanese descent. The first time my son went over to his friend’s, he returned home and exclaimed rhetorically “Why can’t you make food like theirs?” I didn’t have much a choice; this one question set into motion the quest to add a few more recipes to our arsenal.grilled lamb kafta & tahini yogurt sauce | conifères & feuilllus Continue reading “middle eastern grilled lamb kafta with tahini yogurt sauce & whole wheat pita bread”

coq au vin blanc with spring vegetables

springtime coq au vin blanc | conifères & feuillus

If you limit your choice only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.  -Robert Fritz

My husband grew up on a meat and potatoes diet. When we met, I was happily heading down the road to becoming vegetarian. Somehow, none of that got in the way of a budding relationship. Now, married and three kids later, we still apply the golden rule of marriage to every meal- compromise. And that’s why coq au vin in our house looks like this.

springtime coq au vin blanc | conifères & feuillus

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turkey pot pies

Leftover turkey pot pies. | conifères & feuillus food blog

Last post, I posted a family recipe for a hearty turkey and barley soup made with leftover roast turkey. This recipe also makes use of leftover roast turkey but in this case, the transformation turns the leftovers into delicious, individual portions of turkey and vegetable pot pies. These are very similar to the classic chicken pot pies and are comfort food at its best; you will actually want to have leftover turkey!Leftover turkey pot pies. | conifères & feuillus food blog Continue reading “turkey pot pies”

turkey, barley and vegetable soup

Turkey, barley and vegetable soup | conifères & feuillus food blog

The good old days are now. -Tom Clancy

This hearty turkey and barley soup recipe comes from a time when life was slow, things were simple, nothing was wasted and everything was used. This philosophy is practiced in our home present day as it was done long ago in our ancestors’ homes. This soup is made with turkey meat leftover from a holiday roast turkey dinner and the base is turkey stock made using the remaining carcass of the turkey. Plus, it’s loaded with vegetables and barley for added flavour and texture. There really is no reason to complain about eating leftover turkey when there is such an easy and delicious alternative to use it up.turkey-barley-and-vegetable-soup-with-leftover-holiday-turkey Continue reading “turkey, barley and vegetable soup”

acadian potato and bread turkey stuffing with savory

acadian potato and bread stuffing with savory | conifères & feuillus

This recipe is buried deep within my husband’s Acadian roots. The star of this recipe is the lessor known (at least present day, here in North America) herb, savory. I suspect the use of savory comes via the European ancestry of the Acadian people. Historically, savory is one of the most important herbs in European cuisine and perhaps the first herb to make its way to the New World from Europe.
acadian potato and bread stuffing with savory | conifères & feuillus

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chicken fajitas with pico de gallo and salsa verde & homemade whole wheat tortilla

chicken fajitas with pico de gallo and salsa verde | conifères et feuillus food blog

When I started blogging, I had only one objective in mind: recording my recipes for my children to use someday. I didn’t expect to reap any other rewards for myself. But as always, life brings unexpected surprises along the way. In this case, I am rewarded with this amazing blogging community. I had been so busy working in a tiny cubicle all these years that I had no idea such wonderful places existed. Furthermore (but not limited to), I get to learn about and try new recipes as I go along. Much appreciated, not only by myself but my young, very-healthy-appetite-eaters as well!chicken fajitas with pico de gallo and salsa verde | conifères et feuillus food blog
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