La Boheme: c'est moi.

(La Boheme: it's me.)

This is just a short intro of who I am. If you’d like to learn more about me, please visit my personal blog on which I talk about philosophy, life, and, of course, myself.

I first claimed I could cook at age 19, just when I started doing regular strength. Of course, at that time, my idea of cooking was limited to knowing how to make a good lettuce salad and how to grill chicken. I was probably one of the few people on earth who didn’t mind eating the same meal over and over and over again. Things changed about two years later when I moved to the U.S. and discovered in cooking a way of preserving my culture. Preparing traditional dishes for dinner parties with friends or for the holidays was how I expressed part of myself as an individual. Without noticing, I slowly picked up more and more recipes and even began to (successfully) improvise with my own ones.

Nowadays, I continue my “studies” in the domain of cooking, always looking to combine healthy with tasty, while living what I describe as a modern bohemian lifestyle. And of course, I hope to share with you what I enjoy sharing so much with my friends.

Welcome to my BohemianKitchen.

PS: On the picture, I am at a friend's house, holding a delicious French Tarte Tatin, seconds before turning it upside down.


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Roasted Tomato, Pepper, and Eggplant Soup.

Posted by La Boheme at 1:53 am on August 25, 2011.
Categories: Stews & Soups. Tags: .

Appearances lie. That’s one of the first things my mother taught me when I was a small kid. And while she used it mostly to explain me why I should never accept candy from strangers, today I’m going to use it in regard to this soup. So don’t let its appearance fool you. The picture […]

Spinach & Chickpeas: A Lebanese recipe

Posted by La Boheme at 9:45 pm on July 28, 2011.
Categories: Stews & Soups. Tags: .

Healthy, light, easy to make, and yet – delicious and comforting. It’s not always easy to find such recipes. So when you do find one, you can be sure you’ll be making it over and over again. Such a recipe is the “Spinach and Chickpeas” from the Lebanese Cooking by Nita Mehta — the same […]

Gyuvetch (Guvech)

Posted by La Boheme at 5:06 pm on February 26, 2011.
Categories: BeefStews & Soups.

I’ve meant to post this recipe for almost two weeks now. Of course, this did not quite happen. Partially, because I couldn’t get myself to sit down and write. And partially, because once I was ready to write, I had my friend Natalie – whom I hadn’t seen in 4 years! – come visit me […]

Quick & Spicy Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili

Posted by La Boheme at 9:05 pm on January 13, 2011.
Categories: Stews & Soups. Tags: .

Today is a rainy, foggy day in San Fran. Our new kitten, Eva, (check her out here), is having fun by looking out the window and watching the rain drops fall. And I, my dear friends, am looking to make a comforting, yet quick lunch. Something which screams homemade, but doesn’t require too much time […]

French Lentil & Hot Italian Sausage Stew.

Posted by La Boheme at 12:19 am on January 10, 2011.
Categories: Stews & Soups. Tags: .

Hello All, and Happy New Year! Yes, I know I’m over a week late. But I blame this on the jetlag and the ridiculous to-do list I’ve had after spending December in Iceland & France! Hopefully you’ll forgive me… especially after I warm you up with a good stew, right? See, here in San Fran, […]