Author Archives: Nathalie - Vanille Verte

Toasted Walnut Hummus

It has finally rained, and rained, and rained some more here in Northern California. Much, much needed water has soaked the parched soil, and brought the hills back from their lifeless gray to their more usual deep green color. It … Continue reading

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Savory Oatmeal Veggie Bowl with Miso Tahini Sauce (Vegan)

This must be one of my favorite recipes. Ever. Seriously, the flavor in this savory oatmeal bowl, loaded with lots of veggies and drizzled with that crazy good miso tahini sauce is so incredibly satisfying, I could eat this every-single-day. This … Continue reading

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Orange, Mint and Jalapeño Salad

I’m on an orange roll, as you might have noticed last week. And so, today, I wanted to share another orange recipe with you, since I happened to create it a little by chance, with what I had in the fridge, and … Continue reading

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Blood Orange Ginger Lemonade with Citrus Twist and Pink Peppercorns

With citrus season in full bloom, I have been slicing, juicing, supreming, and incorporating the fruits in all sorts of ways into our daily meals. Because I like mixing sweet and savory flavors, I am a big fan of adding … Continue reading

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Millet Porridge with Roasted Blueberries and Coconut Horchata

After a four-year drought in Northern California, flooding rains are back. The dark sky has been pouring, practically day and night, for what seems like weeks now. I cannot even begin to tell you how thrilled this makes me. For … Continue reading

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Calabrian Chili Tahini Sauce (Vegan)

This is going to be a somewhat long and personal post, so… if you only want the recipe, please just skip to the end… I will not be offended, I promise.  I am sorry I have been away from this blog … Continue reading

Posted in Adrenal Fatigue, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Fall, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Long (over 45 minutes), Olive Oil, Recipes, Sauce/Condiment, Side Dish, Soy-free, Sugar-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter | 16 Comments

Too Tired to Cook? Chicken Quinoa Fried “Rice” (and cookbook news!)

Before I dive into this week’s recipe, I have some exciting news! My print cookbook, The Whole Coconut is now available for pre-order on Amazon! I am so thrilled with the way it turned out. I love the layout, the … Continue reading

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Raspberry Ginger Gluten-Free Muffins

I like muffins. I like them because they are comforting, and remind me of childhood. I also like them because they elevate breakfast into a meal that pretty much everyone can look forward to. Mostly, though, I like muffins because my son eats them, and whenever … Continue reading

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Spiced Carrot Soufflés (Dairy-Free)

Things are a little hectic for me this week. Our son started high school (high school! – let’s be honest, this is much worse for me than for him, he’s actually quite thrilled), and between that, and obscenely early wake ups (6:00 AM, … Continue reading

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Cucumber Lime Nojito Pops

Summer is not over, people! There’s still plenty of time to enjoy the cool foods of warm weather. Like popsicles.  Ok, ok, these popsicles are nojitos, that is mojitos without the rum. Some people might feel that they are therefore missing the … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sautéed Mushrooms (Grain-Free)

As a young adult living on my own, I ate a lot of ravioli. They tasted great, and could be made in just a couple of minutes, which is as much kitchen time as I could handle back then. So … Continue reading

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Raw Sundried Tomato and Zucchini Tarts

While visiting Provence this year, we feasted on the usual Provençal fare of roasted veggies with lots of basil, garlic, olive oil, and a touch of fleur de sel. I came home with a real craving for much, much more … Continue reading

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Arugula, Kiwi and Fennel Salad

This might just be the last salad that I share with you this summer. With the days getting slightly shorter, and the temperatures feeling less stifling, I am starting to crave more solid nourishment, or at least it feels that way. … Continue reading

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Travel: Provence, July 2015

This was the summer of reminiscing. After our annual trip to Corsica to visit my parents, we headed for Provence, partly to spend a couple of days with our good friends who summer in Seillans, and partly to show our son a part of France … Continue reading

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Summertime Cucumber Avocado Soup

I don’t know about you, but I like my food to not only taste incredible (of course, that’s a given) but also look beautiful. I am by no means an expert at styling and plating food, but it is something I … Continue reading

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Travel: Southern Corsica, June 2015

There are some traditions that I feel strongly about. One of those is our annual visit to Corsica to spend time with my parents. We have been going to Corsica for over 30 years now, and when we land in … Continue reading

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5-Ingredient Strawberry Peach Gazpacho

We just returned from Corsica, where we honored our yearly tradition of visiting my parents on the island, and enjoyed a few days of much needed rest. The beauty of its landscapes never ceases to amaze me, and there are always new spots to discover, … Continue reading

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Thai Green Papaya Salad

Green papaya salad is something we ate every single day when we visited Thailand a few years ago. It has the perfect blend of freshness, spice and flavor, and can become quite addictive. I order it in restaurants in the … Continue reading

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Stewed Cherries with Rosemary

Have you seen the bounty of cherries at the market?! Incredible. They come in all sorts of colors, from yellow to deep red, to everything in between, and grace us with their fleeting sweetness for just a few short weeks. … Continue reading

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Spring Artichoke Dip

Wow, it’s been a whirlwind of a week, with the launch of the Vanille Verte app, and all the excitement that ensued. I am still basking in the glow of the kindness that I have received from so many of you, and … Continue reading

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