Category Archives: French Food

Strange Bedfellows: Tofu with Hollandaise Sauce

I’ve been thinking a lot about flavor profiles, and how I can get what I want out of my food without the meat or excessive sodium. Prior to today, I’ve really been phoning it in. Slapping a piece of fish … Continue reading

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Lowered Expectations Pasta – It’s What’s For Dinner!

So I started out all ambitious. I nutribulleted some mushroom, minced 4 cloves of garlic, chopped up a shallot, a tablespoon of fresh oregano and thawed a cup of frozen spinach. Into a bowl they go with liberal salt and … Continue reading

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Confluent Kitchen: Sunday Breakfast Edition

What says late Sunday morning better than a rich, delicious breakfast? Man-sized omelettes! Man Omelette Recipe 3 eggs (preferrably fresh and organic) 2 tsp heavy cream 1 oz quality grated cheddar 2 scallions, chopped 5-6 baby bella mushrooms, sliced 6 … Continue reading

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A Confluent Kitchen First.. Dessert!

It’s not often that I foray into the world of desserts and baked goods.. Hell, it’s the first time I’ve done anything other than cheesecake.. but here we are. Confluent Boyfriend made a request for spicy salmon bowls again, so … Continue reading

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In a 50/50 combination of channeling my desire for cooler weather through cuisine and taking advantage of this weekend’s local farmers market, I came up with a plethora of summer squash and other tasty vegetables. I decided, rather than the … Continue reading

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Those French are on to something, I think…

In honor of being able to eat solid food again, I ventured into the classical french cookbooks for … steak au poivre!  I paired this with MORE AWESOME… stuffed mushrooms .. and also spinach with pearl onions. The steak was … Continue reading

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.. making my triumphant return!

First there was work stuff.. then there was school stuff..  then there was vacation/birthday stuff .. then there was stomach flu stuff.. so it’s been a while. I’d like to say that I was having a blast during my absence, … Continue reading

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… a not so brief hiatus, Sauce Week: Day 5, and the coolest cake EVER

It’s been a while. I know. I was off to sunny (HUMID) Florida for some much needed family time. While there, I was able to show off some of my fancy-pants cooking skills and continue the Sauce Week tradition with … Continue reading

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Day 4: Aurore Sauce

This is undiscovered country for me. I plucked a sauce out of Julia Child, then … true to form.. modified it to make it tastier. Take 2 cups of well seasoned bechamel sauce.. add 1/4 cup tomato paste.. and a … Continue reading

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Viva la Sauce Week!!

After what could only be considered one of the crappiest days that I’ve had in a long while, I decided that the only thing that could rejuvenate my spirits was mac-n-cheese with homemade bacon bits in it. Good thing that: … Continue reading

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