When I traveled to Paris last year, I decided to take a cooking class. I mean it was the capital of some of the most exquisite cuisine right? I was skeptic until I found a chef who taught organic-vegetarian cooking! With her, I customized a special Jain menu of French foods to learn. Over the next few posts, I will share  some great French dishes which are bound to impress a special someone on a candle-light dinner date 😉

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This series of French cooking posts will go by course, so let us start with…

The Appetizer:

Clementine Goat Cheese Crostini:


Already drooling. Goat cheese is the best thing ever.


  • French Bread loaf, sliced
  • Olive oil to brush
  • Goat Cheese
  • Clementine Preserves
  • Rosemary sprigs


Remove the goat cheese from wrapping and set out on the counter to soften.


Meanwhile, slice the french bread loaf in about 1/4 inch thick slices.


Slice the goat cheese into rectangular pieces about the size of your bread. Brush olive oil over the bread slices, and slightly toast them in the oven for about 5-7 minutes until they are browned around the edges.


Assemble the crostini. Place the goat cheese over the bread, and dollop on some clementine jam/preserves. Top off with a rosemary leaf.


Top off with some finely crushed black pepper. These will disappear in less 2 minutes.


Bon Appétit!

Posted by:Priyanka

I am a Board Certified Physician Assistant with a passion for helping others achieve their optimal health through a plant-based lifestyle. On this blog, I share simple recipes, wellness tips, and ways to practice compassionate living rooted in Jain values of non-violence, non-attachment, and non-absolutism.

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