25 January 2010


quichei love the idea of 3x1. as in, three things, but one of each.

for example, this quiche:

one meat (chicken). one vegetable (mâche). one cheese (brebis)

mix01or this granola:

one nut (cashew). one fruit (raisins). one sweetener (maple syrup)

it keeps me from going overboard. otherwise, i just want to add and mix everything because i love it all. but this way, your taste buds aren’t overwhelmed and you can really appreciate the combinations.

also, i am somewhat forced to keep things simple. not having a kitchen changed my relationship with food. before i’d do things that were complicated, took tons of space, required lots of equipment, and were time intensive… but now, i aim for the easiest but also tastiest. and versatile. but don’t you worry, i’ll go back to making puff pastry and layered cakes and macarons and other things like that this summer!


For the quiche, it’s my usual recipe of a 1 egg : 100ml heavy cream ratio poured over ingredients scattered on a prebaked savory crust, then put back in a 180C/350F oven for 50ish minutes until done.


For the granola, i used a recipe inspired from here:

300g oats / flocons d’avoine

100g wheat flakes/ pétales au son de blé

320g cashews / noix de cajou

75g brown sugar / cassonade

50g sunflower oil / huile de tournesol

200g maple syrup / sirop d’erable

400g raisins / raisin sec

1. in a large bowl, mix together the oats, wheat flakes, cashews, and sugar.

2. then pour the sunflower oil and maple syrup into the mixture and stir it all together.

3. spread the mixture out on a lined baking sheet and bake at 150C/300F for about 40 minutes. stir it occasionally so it bakes evenly.

4. remove from the oven, let it cool, and mix in your raisins.

voila! simple. but vanishes quickly… very quickly.


Jennifer said...

I love this!! Simplicity rules! The granola sounds so wonderful.

cathy said...

simple is good <3 simple also disappears fast when it's yummy!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Nice granola! I love that...