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oatmeal coconut crusted brioche french toast

oatmeal coconut crusted brioche french toast | movita beaucoup

  This French toast is soft, sweet and filling. The buttery, egg-infused brioche makes it especially rich, and the oatmeal coconut crusting gives it a little chew. We prefer our French toast swimming in a pool of maple syrup, but it would also be nice with a dusting of confectioner’s sugar and some fresh fruit. Brioche has…

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lobster, bacon and gruyère crustless quiche

lobster bacon gruyere crustless quiche | movita beaucoup

Happy birthday, Isa! I hope you’re having a marvellous day. I’m not even going to whine about the frigid temperatures and snow we’ve got here. I’m almost happy that you’re frolicking in the daffodils. Rosie Beaucoup was kind enough to share your crustless quiche recipe with me, and I made some in your honour. You…

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shrimp with fennel, dill and feta

shrimp with fennel, dill and feta | movitabeaucoup.com

Results from the inaugural Peruser’s Druthers poll are in! Sounds like y’all wanna hear about my almost-relationship with Gérard Depardieu, and I’ve gotta tell you: 2.0 was pretty relieved. But I won’t be telling you that story today. Nope. Because I’ve got a little situation with my left hand which makes typing un-fun. I’m lurching around the…

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mango salad and the year of the sloth

mango salad | movita beaucoup

In recent weeks, whenever I mention how incredibly lazy I’ve been as of late, my mother will respond with, “well, of course! After the year you’ve had?” And then she’ll go on to talk about how I went back to school, worked, and did all sorts of other things that I don’t really recall doing.…

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easy summer pasta {crap no. 3}

easy summer pasta | movita beaucoup

. . . Here’s some more crap I’ve been meaning to tell you about: Summer has finally hit here in Nova Scotia. After about 40 days straight of rain, it’s hot and humid. Naturally, the first hot day in ages prompted the ancient boiler at the dance studio to kick in at full tilt, and…

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salad, chicken and cruise ships

eat some salad | movita beaucoup

. . . I have two worst-case vacation scenarios in life: Disney World and cruise ships. I mention this because I’m on a break from school this week, and people seem disappointed that I haven’t exercised either of those options to relax. If I were taken hostage by a nefarious street gang, either of those…

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carrot and leek soup

carrot and leek soup | movita beaucoup

This soup tastes of carrots and a hint of wine. It’s flavour is gentle, so it pairs well with any number of main dishes, or easily stands on it’s own. I’ve been making it for years and years, and I’ll never tire of it. . . . Carrot and Leek Soup recipe: adapted from a…

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chicken, veggie and rice soup/stoup

chicken, veggie & rice soup/stoup | movita beaucoup

. . . I’ve been meaning to give you a baking school update, but going to school full time whilst still working part time is a combination that makes you feel like crud. I’m up at about 5 am each morning, and then I’m at school for the day (sweating, crying, etc.). In the afternoon,…

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{movita’s} chili

movita's chili | movita beaucoup

You’ve probably been wondering. Wondering about baking school. Weeks three and four of baking school kicked my ass, complete with a total breakdown in the kitchen last Thursday. My team fell apart – we crashed and burned. Everything that could go wrong, did. I wanted to crawl into the walk-in refrigerator. And when my chef…

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movita’s favourite shrimp

movita's favourite shrimp | movita beaucoup

. . . Three weeks from today I will start baking school. So, I was pretty excited when I got a call from Murphy Gear this morning to say that my clogs had arrived. My steel-toed, anti-slip, anti-shock, anti-pretty SIKA safety clogs. Quite a transition in footwear from the last time I went to school. In the…

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