Our new temporary apartment has an oven! Most people might not get excited about an oven, but our last temporary rental did not have one, and I didn't realize how much I'd miss having one. So the first thing I did when we moved into this apartment was pick out a few things to cook. I'm still making things from La Tartine Gourmande and still very happy with everything I've made. Although I didn't need an oven to make the soup above, I did need a food processer or blender, and there's an immersion blender here, unlike the last place we were in. I've had my eye on that soup for weeks! It's carrot, red lentil soup with coconut milk, lime and cilantro. It also has cumin, red onions, tomato, and garlic, just to name a few tasty ingredients. It is sooo good. I also made a chocolate, almond, plum cake. Below it was cooking in the oven. The recipe calls for amaranth flour but I couldn't find any, so I used rice flour and it turned out great.
I'm heading out to look at apartments today, but when I get back I'm going to make brown butter, pistachio financiers (little cakes), also from La Tartine Gourmande.