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Welcome to the Chalet Savoie Faire blog. Catch up on the latest news, recipes and things to do in and around the Naves Fontaine area. Meet me, Nikki, my husband Hugh and our two pups, Bailey and Milo.

Roasted cauliflower salad

Roasted cauliflower & hazelnut salad Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower, broken into small florets 6 tbsp olive oil Curry powder 2 sticks of celery, diced 40g Hazelnuts or flaked almonds 50g Pomegranate seeds 1 tsp grain mustard 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil...

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Black bean salad

Last week we hosted a beautiful vegetarian wedding at Chalet Savoie Faire and since then  many of the wedding guests have been asking for the recipes. So this is for you, enjoy! This is a super easy and very tasty salad, it's colourful contrast looks great on any...

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My Greek bean salad

I've always loved the fresh, simple flavours of Greek cuisine, the tastes are real and each mouthful is a memorable experience. Every year we visit Greece and I spend pleasurable  hours in the local shops, pouring over the organic produce, filling my suitcase with...

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Deliciously moist chocolate cake

Deliciously moist chocolate cake Serves 12 Ingredients 2 cups plain flour 2 cups caster sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp bi-carb soda 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 tbsp instant coffee, mixed with 1 cup boiling water 1 cup butter milk 2 large...

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Organic black beluga lentil salad

Eat lentils because firstly they are tasty and secondly you reap their health benefits, so liven up your menus and surprise your taste buds with these delicious protein packed black beluga lentils.  These little beads resemble caviar, they are rich in protein and...

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It’s freezing, what are we eating? – Raclette

It's winter, it's cold, it's wet, you need comfort food to keep you going - well then, I have just the answer, it's called raclette CHEESE! A few facts about raclette, the iconic alpine cheese, it's a rich and mild semi-hard cheese. Plain and natural, it's a cows...

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Fish burger wraps with carrot and endive salad

Fish burger wraps with a carrot and endive salad Serves 2 - 4 Ingredients 1 brown onion, peeled & grated 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 egg salt & cracked black pepper 1 tsp turmeric zest of a lemon 1/2 cup breadcrumbs - plus 1/4 cup extra 400g filet of cod 1 tbsp...

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Orange , almond & polenta cake

Orange, almond & polenta cake This is an easy and light recipe, that can be used as a dessert or afternoon tea. Best eaten on the day, as it tends to dry out after 12 hours. Serves 10 Ingredients 250g unsalted butter 4 large free range eggs 250g caster sugar 140g fine...

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Roquefort, walnut & pumpkin tart

Roquefort, walnut & pumpkin tart Serves 8   Ingredients 1 leek, washed, chopped finely 3 tbsp butter 1 tbsp olive oil 1kg butternut pumpkin, deseeded 1 roll puff pastry 250g Roquefort cheese 2 red onions, peeled, chopped finely handful parsley, washed, finely chopped...

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Roasted winter vegetables

Roasted winter vegetables on a pumpkin disk Serves 6 Ingredients 2kg butternut pumpkin 2 purple organic carrots 1 red onion, chopped into 8 wedges 1 small fennel bulb, sliced in 1cm strips 1 small eggplant, sliced into 1cm strips 4 garlic cloves, whole 1 red pepper,...

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Carrot, ginger and orange soup

Sometimes the most nourishing foods are the most simple and easy to make. This soup is a 5 minute wonder, full of flavour and goodness, I call it my bowl of sunshine. Carrot, ginger and orange soup  Serves 8 Ingredients 2 tbsp unsalted butter 7 large carrots, peeled...

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Winter fried rice

Pumpkin, chestnut and spinach fried rice Serves 6 Ingredients 200g basmati rice 100g wild organic black rice 2 tbs olive oil 800g butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into thin wedges 200g cooked, peeled chestnuts, chopped roughly 4 garlic cloves, chopped finely 100g baby...

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