I´m Heidi Monges, a fourty four old MexFrench creative with a background in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, although these days I find more joy working in the intersecting fields of culinary, arts and digital communications. I met my life partner Pastry Chef Regis Monges in 2000 and since then we have lived the nomad life, firstly in Mexico City; soon after we moved to New York City, to further continue our expat life in Shanghai and Macau. Later Regis had a short stint in Jeddah that was followed by sweet Marrakech, until 2015 that we decided to stop the expat adventure to install ourselves in the dreamy Côte Bleue (France) where we live what I like to call #thatcabanonlife which is basically the simple french beachside life, where the Mediterranean and the mistral mark the mood of the day (and the ootd).
I started AnS in 2008 as a sort of life journal to share all the wonderful new places and cultures we were experiencing. As time passed, this journal evolved into a food and travel centric blog. Today AromasnSabores is finding a newer, fresher, sun-kissed skin that is strongly affected by the slow pace of the South of France’s lifestyle where local produce, and eco-friendlier choices have become major influences in our living and cooking. If you are new reader, you can discover more about our previous expat life here, our favorite food outings here, and travels here.
Our recipes are a reflection of our multicultural background and lifestyle. We have plenty of Mexican recipes to treat you because those are the meals that for me represent best home. You will also find French and Mediterranean recipes from all the trips I have made to this region since my husband and I were dating, or even some Moroccan recipes from when we were living in Marrakech. There have been experimentations with gluten free or raw food because our main concern is to eat healthy and to share what we eat with you. As I said we mostly like to eat healthy-ish but still yum and easy to cook recipes that you can replicate at home and that you will be willing to share with your loved ones. Just like us.
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