No Bake Lilac Blueberry Cheesecake OMG 10th Blogiversary

Turn a plain cheesecake into an epic symphony of sophistication with this No Bake Lilac Blueberry Cheesecake. Lilac? Oh yes! It is subtle, wonderful and makes the cake an eternal spring classic!

A decade, a freaking decade people! Double digits! I am honestly a bit at a loss for words. Suddenly my blog feels like a child. 10 years is a long time to nurture such a project. And, like a child, I have seen it grown, I have seen it crawl, take its first steps and later on some leaps. I have seen it sing, kick and scream, smile ear to ear, and shed tears. It has laughed a lot and loved. So much love. Love from me to you and enormous portions of love from you to me. Please help yourselves to a slice of my Lilac Blueberry Cheesecake and come celebrate my 10th blog anniversary with me!

Lilac Blueberry Cheesecake

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Volver: the June 2016 film for Food ‘n Flix

The film Volver is the story of three women who travel from Madrid to the windy and superstitious village from which they come from to face their tumultuous past, present and future.

OK last year I said it was a coincidence but clearly it is just a freaking sign. I am so very honored to be hosting, for a third June in a row, this month’s 2017 edition of Food ‘n Flix with the film Volver. Oh there will be passion, the will be death, there will be family drama and unexpected reunions, there will surreal magical moments, and a little food as well!

Feel free to join us,  watch the movie and then head into the kitchen to make a dish inspired by the film. Details below!

volver restaurant scene

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Eat your way through Montreal’s 375th anniversary

Did you know that 2017 is Montreal’s 375th birthday? If you ever wanted to visit Montreal now is the time! Plus the city’s calendar is jam packed with food events!

Today is my birthday !!!!!! And Montreal is turning 375 to this year. Since it is my birthday I want to give you all a gift: an invitation to come visit Montreal this summer…maybe we can break bread together too? Montreal’s 375th activity calendar is jammed packed for the entire year and summer also means it is time for so many annual food events which will serve up an extra slice of oomph to celebrate. Here are some of my favorite festivals…

Montreal's 375th estival International de Jazz

International Jazz Festival

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Ashe Anar | Pomegranate Soup & it all started 10 Years ago TODAY!

This thick main course pomegranate soup, Ashe Anar, will hit all your exotic taste buds with pomegranate molasses, yellow split peas, mint leaves and lamb meatballs.

I know everyone is going green today for Saint-Patrick’s Day, but my mind is on a much more important event. Today is a milestone in my life, a reason for great celebration! Ten years ago on this very day I hosted my very first dinner outing under the group Cheap Ethnic Eatz. That dinner group planted the seed for this blog a few months later. The first dinner was held at a now gone Iranian and Iraqi restaurant. In honor of that first dinner, I present to you this Ashe Anar recipe, a Iranian and Iraqi Pomegranate Soup with lamb meatballs. March 20th 2017 it also the Persian New Year. Happy Nowruz!

Ashe Anar pomegranate soup and fruit

Ashe Anar pomegranate fruit

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Do You Feel that Love is in the Air? Saint Valentine Round-up

Still looking for ideas for a romantic Saint Valentine dinner? Look no further than this red themed recipe round-up to prepare a delicious and loving meal.

The only thing I know for sure that is up in the air right now is me! When this post goes live I will be on a 13 hour return flight back from Beijing. Will I have found love in China? I am not going there to look for a true one but the Lantern Festival, February 11th this year,  is China’s equivalent to our Saint Valentine day. And the color red will be everywhere as the color of the New Year and Spring Festival. As red as this gorgeous and sensual recipe round-up!

Saint Valentine recipe round-up

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I Am Love for Food ‘n Flix

The film “I Am Love” tells the story of the wealthy Recchi family, whose lives are undergoing sweeping changes and where food takes center stage in the art of seduction.

By pure coincidence, I am so very honored to be hosting for a second June in a row (I hosted June 2015) this month’s 2016 edition of Food ‘n Flix with the film I Am Love. I get the impression it will be a passionate and intense film where family drama gets expressed a lot at the sumptuous dinner table and behind in the kitchen with the caterer.

And this post just so happens to be 1,000th published post!  And I am less than 2 weeks away from my 9th blog anniversary! I will let you in on a little secret: of all the monthly groups I have participated in this is my favorite. Feel free to join our group, just watch the movie and then head into the kitchen to make a dish inspired by the film.

I Am Love

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Saint Valentine Red Recipe Round-up

Find inspiration with this romantic Saint Valentine recipe round-up to prepare a delicious and intimate evening at home with your loved one.

Here is my Saint Valentine recipe for success: both should leave work earlier than usual if are working (if not you have all day), and each can get 1 nice red wine bottles on the way home. Get home, change, relax, put something sexy on and have a glass of wine together. Then spend the early evening cooking a red meal together. Have more wine! Enjoy dinner together! Unless a recipe may suffer from it, romantic escapades during the meal prep are welcomed 🙂

Saint Valentine recipe round-up

And to get your started here is a nice selection of CulturEatz recipes from around the world with a focus on love, hearts and the color red, perfect for Saint Valentine :

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