Corn-Tomato Salad with Fresh Mozzarella

Today marked the first day of fall, and consequently my first day of denial. I consoled myself with this beautiful crunchy and summery corn-tomato salad for dinner. Where I grew up in Québec, we have a summer tradition called “épluchette de blé d’Inde” during corn season. It literally means corn husking, in québécois. It’s a …

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Moroccan Chickpea Salad

As a child, my mom couldn’t get me to eat chickpeas. For years, I took my aversion for granted and didn’t give them another fair try. Then one day I did, and it hit me. I suddenly loved chickpeas. I find their plump shape strangely satisfying to chew on. Turn them into hummus or falafels …

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Peruvian Quinoa Corn Chowder

In the summer of 2007, I escaped to Peru for a few weeks of adventure. Peru truly offers the best of all worlds… the beautiful coastal desert, the breathtaking Andes and the mysterious Inca ruins, and of course, the mesmerizing amazon jungle. On the way to Lake Titicaca and Cusco, our group spent a couple …

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