A Cookbook With Your Favorite Meals from Blue Osa

One of the original owners of the property, along with her late husband Jean-Francois. Marie was so inspired by Aaron and Adam’s vision for Blue Osa that she remains the ‘Mother’ of the Blue Osa family several years later.

Blue Osa Cookbook by Chef Marie

“In my recipes, I use a pinch of originality, a spoonful of savoir faire and much, much love.

The jungle is where I cook. Here, I don’t have the same ingredients that are available in big markets and city superstores.

So I use local products and created an original cuisine that combines influences from around the world with French flavors.

My cooking is simple, uncomplicated, flavorful and at times innovative.

I think that knowing how to eat is the beginning of knowing how to live. TO know how to cook is to love to cook. So I encourage you to get playful at home in your own kitchen.

This cooking guide is dedicated to Adam, Aaron, my daughters, Katherine, Randy and Harriet… and to all of you who come to Blue Osa.

Love you!”

Marie x

Take A Peak Inside

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Sample of Contents

Bon appétit!

Breakfast & Brunch

Quiche Lorraine
Chocolate & Coconut Muffins

Main Dishes

“Here are some of my absolute favourite fish and beef recipes, including two of my favorite tagines.” -Marie
Mahi Mahi Balinese Style
Beef Bourguignon

Costa Rican Dishes

“I just couldn’t write my cookbook without talking about some Costa Rican recipes, very simple and tasty, really close to nature – with vegetables, fruits and fish – that we foreigners know embody the Tico way of life: Pura Vida.” -Marie
Patacones
Coconut Flan

Vegetarian

“I looked for recipes that inspire you to cook delicious meals with ingredients that are healthy, balanced, economical and sustainable. Indian traditional cooking is rich with vegetarian dishes so it seems natural for a yoga retreat to make vegetarian recipes with love.” -Marie
Indonesian Coconut Rice
Chocolate Laced Mexican Beans

Tapas

“In Biarritz, I live near Spain where they make Tapas to share with friends. Slices of bread, nan, tacos, eggplant caviar, tapenade, etc. You can make delicious Tapas that all your friends will love.” -Marie
Pesto Muffins
Mango Ceviche

Vegetables & Sides

“Not all of us want to eat our vegetables. But eating them makes us feel good. Make vegetables taste good and make them the way you like. All of these recipes will make you enjoy vegetables even more… Bon Appetit!” -Marie
Risotto with Summer Vegetables
Stuffed Avocado

Salads

“Beautiful salads that complement my dressings perfectly.” -Marie
Carrot, Beet and Coconut Salad
Beet & Orange Salad

Salad Dressings

“There cannot be a good salad without a good salad dressing – it’s like food without a good wine.” -Marie
Passionfruit Dressing
Chocolate Dressing

Soups

“Hot or cold… there is nothing better to start a meal than soup. Let us take you on an exploration of the world through soup – Indian lentil soup, French onion soup, Moroccan chickpea soup, Spanish tomato, mint and cucumber gazpacho. Soups that all the family will love.”-Marie
Coconut Milk Thai Chicken Soup
Cream of Zucchini with Fresh Mint

Desserts

“The dessert is “la cerise sur le gateau” a French expression that can not be translated. But let me try: it means “the cherry topping the cake.” After a delicious meal, what better way to be sent to your dreams than a “la touche de chef” – the final touch!” -Marie
Mango Cheesecake
Star Fruit Tart

Beverages

“Every meal has its drink – for waking up in the morning, a good natural juice; for lunch, a smoothie with mixed fruite, herbs and vegetables; before dinner, a nice cocktail to be enjoyed. This is my way to fully appreciate all the recipes of this book, which I crafted with love and appreciation.” -Marie
Lemon Ginger Tea
Massala Chai

A Labour of Love

This cookbook was an international labour of love. A dream turned into a reality by and international fusion of hearts and minds, blended together over miles by their passion for good food and making things happen.

A dream of seasoned writers, editors and photographers from around the world helped breathe life into Marie’s book.

Who made it Happen?

The Revised Edition:

Chef Marie, who relentlessly complied and tested a collection of her favourite recipes over many years.
Aaron & Adam, at Blue Osa, who held the vision and trusted the process.
Anine Lovedall, graphic designer extraordinaire, who travelled all the way from Norway to capture the spirit of Blue Osa with her fabulous designs. Find out more at aninec_lovdal@yahoo.com
Maria Hiller, photographer extraordinaire who travelled all the way from Canada to capture the spirit of Blue Osa with her fabulous pictures. Find out morewww.MariaHillierPhotography.com
First Edition:
Chef Marie, who relentlessly complied and tested a collection of her favourite recipes over many years.
Aaron & Adam, at Blue Osa, who held the vision and trusted the process.
Randy Ferguson, who thumbed through thousands of recipes with Marie while singing French chanteuse songs and sipping tequila, all to bring her story to life. For pro pie tips, yoga retreat ideas, and creative marketing consulting, contact him at RandallJFerguson@gmail.com
Katherine Smith, acting as co-author, editor in chief and book producer, who journeyed from Europe to help turn the dream into a reality. Find out more;www.katherinesmithyoga.com / www.wildnwhole.com
Maria Hillier, photographer extraordinaire who travelled all the way from Canada to capture the spirit of Blue Osa with her fabulous pictures. Find out morewww.MariaHillierPhotography.com