These recipes are based on flavors typical of France. From the bright, piquant tastes of Provence to the subtle delights of the Ile de France. I hope these will transport you to another time and place with no passport required.
Provinçal Omelette 294 calories 9.5 g. fat 12.5 g. protein 15.7 g. protein I asked my husband for a new omelette idea and he suggested these ingredients.
1.5 eggs HINT: if you are serving one person, crack 3 2-oz eggs into a large measuring cup. Whip up the eggs like crazy and measure. Pour half the volume of eggs into a jar, cover with a lid, and store in the ‘fridge ’til next Thursday. 1 oz bell pepper, steamed and chopped 2 black olives, pitted and sliced ¼ oz feta cheese, diced 2 oz grapes
Whisk the eggs. Salt and pepper may not be necessary. Pour the eggs into a hot skillet which has been sprayed briefly with olive oil. After the bottom of the eggs has set, add the vegetables and cheese. Fold over and plate, along with the fruit. Brew your hot beverage, pour your smoothie or natural apple cider.
Bleu Cheese-Walnut Salad 287 calories 9.5 g. protein
This recipe takes me back to an old restaurant 2 blocks North of Notre Dame Cathedral. Dinner at Au Bougnat was a treat and eating this evokes some lovely memories.
2½ oz beets, cooked, skinned, sliced or cubed, cooled 1 ½ oz bleu cheese, cubed or crumbled 1½ oz of tomato, sliced or cubed 3-4 walnut halves 1 oz white beans, drained and rinsed 2½ cups salad greens ¾ tsp olive oil ¾ tsp balsamic vinegar decorations:pansy, violet, or nasturtium flowers
Prep the ingredients. Whisk the oil and vinegar in the salad or serving bowl. Add the greens and toss to coat with the dressing. Arrange the other ingredients on top, then decorate with flowers or chopped scallions. Voila! A beautiful meal.