Who has time to cook everyday!? If that thought has ever crossed your mind, you’ve come to the right place.
Hi there, I’m Nassie, a Canadian home cook living in Paris, France with my French husband and two small kids, who all have very big opinions. Not just about food, although that is very high on their list.
Working full-time (as a writer, artist, and trained CPA), I found that it wasn’t always easy to put together a healthy delicious meal, quickly and efficiently. I was looking for easy dinner ideas that I could launch in the oven, instant pot, air fryer, or rice cooker, while at the same time dealing with the usual homework, reading, and night-time baths extravaganza.
It has taken quite a bit of time to come up with my list of go-to meals that I can multi-task around, so I thought I’d write them down and share.
Initially it was just with friends and family, and then I started to add them to my other blog, snippetsofparis.com, because a lot of my recipes are French-based, since I’ve been living here for over 10 years and this is where I mostly learnt to cook.
But who doesn’t enjoy a good butter chicken once in a while, and perhaps tweak it with a dash of spinach to get those healthy nutrients in!? Creativity is the spice of life, after all.
So I decided to start a separate website where I could write all the good stuff down, and go ahead and take a few liberties 😉 We do need to eat our fruits and veggies after all.
Type of food I like to cook
Growing up in Canada, I’m used to a very multi-cultural palate. I enjoy everything from Italian to Indian, and Mexican to Asian.
I did however learn most of my cooking in France (necessity leads to skills!) so I do tend to use a lot of herbs, garlic, crème fraiche and olive oil. As much as I enjoy spicy food, I can’t get my little Frenchies to eat it (I’m working on them!), so most of my dishes are family-friendly.
We eat lots of chicken and meats for protein, with a good dose of seafood especially when we are visiting family in the South of France.
And I usually don’t hesitate to add a dose of veggies into any dish, whether the traditional recipe calls for it or not! So let’s get cooking, shall we? Bon appétit!
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