Nina's food


    Desserts & sweet snacks

1 - Cold food & snacks

Salade fleurie

  • choux-fleurs cuits
  • branches de celeri cru
  • citron, huile, sel, poivre
  • persil haché
  • cornichons coupés en fines rondelles

2 - Warm food

Chicken stock

Poulet sauce roquefort

  • season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper
  • add olive oil in a pan, heated over medium-high heat
  • Cook chicken for one minute with moving, turn chicken, reduce temperature to low and cover for 10 minutes without moving.
  • While chicken is cooking, melt roquefort in crème fraiche to make the sauce. Measure each to taste and quantity required.
  • Without opening the lid, turn off the heat and leave the chicken for 10 additional minutes
  • Served with steamed potatoes and carots.

Roasted potatoes

  • boil 2 l. water and add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 2 tablespoon salt and 2kg potatoes peeled and cut into big chunks. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Cook 3 minced garlic cloves, a few chopped rosemary leaves and black pepper in 5 tablespoon (75ml) olive oil till garlic turns golden.
  • Strain oil and set garlic and rosemary aside.
  • When potatoes are cooked, drain and let them rest for about 30 seconds to let moisture evaporate.
  • Transfer potatoes to a bowl with infused oil, season with salt and pepper and shake bowl roughly to coat chunks with layer of mashed potatoes.
  • Bake in oven (230°) for 20 minutes, then turn each potatoes and cook for 30-40 more minutes, shaking occasionaly.
  • Transfer to bowl, add garlic and rosemary and season.

Gratin dauphinois

  • boil 1 l. milk with a generous spoon of cream.
  • In the milk, add 8 potatoes, sliced as thin as possible, till half cooked.
  • Add crushed garlic, salt and pepper then pour mixture in dish.
  • Add two beaten eggs and 80 gr. of grated cheese (preferably gruyère), mix a little bit. Add some chunks of butter.
  • Bake in oven for 30 minutes.

3 - Pasta

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Pasta aglio e olio

- for 500g of pasta -
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • add a bulb of garlic, sliced, and cook in oil till golden
  • add 2 tsp peperoncino and lower heat to medium-low
  • add pasta and 1/2 cup cooking water
  • squeeze 1 lemon juice and add 1 cup chopped parsley

Macaroni and cheese

  • Make a roux
  • add milk and pepper till you get a bechamel
  • add cheese and mix till dissolved
  • pour pasta in sauce
  • for extra-creaminess, pasta can be cooked in milk to make it starchy

Chicken Noodle Soup

  • cut carrot, celery and onion in small chunks
  • cook onion in olive oil
  • add vegetables and chicken stock (see recipe) and bring to a simmer
  • add chopped parsley and grated lemongrass or lemon zest
  • add shredded chicken to cook, then remove and shred chicken
  • add chicken back, add deal and salt
  • cook pasta in soup, salt again

4 - Desserts & sweet snacks

Banana bread

  • preheat oven to 175° and buter pan
  • mix mashed ripe bananas with 1/3 cup melted butter
  • add 1 teaspoon baking soda, a pinch of salt, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 large beaten egg & 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • add 1 1/2 cups floor
  • bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour


  • Mix 250 g flour with 1 packet of baker's yeast
  • add 10 cl lukewarm milk and knead for 1 minute. Do not worry if the dough looks dry, it is going to be adjusted in the following steps
  • add 3 large tablespoons of sugar, a pinch of salt and one egg and knead for 10 minutes
  • incorporate 50 g of room temperature butter and knead for 5 minutes
  • cover with a towel and let rest for a hour at room temperature
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface until approximately 1 cm thick and cut circles in it
  • let rest for 40 minutes
  • deep-fry the dough for a few seconds till they puff up, wipe off the excess oil on paper towels and sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.

5 - Drinks