The best selling book "French Women Don't Get Fat" by Mireille Guiliano has many French food recipes in one location. Learn how to eat for pleasure.
Mireille Guiliano, author and CEO of Clicquot, Inc., has written many books about recasting the stomach and avoiding offenders in the diet. The books are full of French food recipes that are very delicious and nutritious. Guiliano tells of her own plight with food and how to eat with pleasure.
According to Guiliano, "French women choose their own indulgences and compensations. They understand that little things count, both additions and subtractions, and that as an adult everyone is the keeper of her own equilibrium." The recipes in this article appear with written by permission from Guiliano's Website.
French Omelet With Herbs and Ricotta Cheese
- 2 Tablespoons each: parsley, chives, chervil and coriander
- 1 shallot, diced
- 1 teaspoon pimento
- Dash cayenne pepper
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 10 eggs
- 2 Tablespoons water
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 60 grams ricotta cheese or mascarpone
- Chop the herbs and place in a bowl along with the pimento, shallot and cayenne pepper.
- Place the oil in a non-stick Teflon pan and heat. Add in the herb mixture and stir for one minute constantly. Set aside.
- Place the eggs in a bowl with the water and using a whisk beat slightly. Add in the seasonings and the herb mixture.
- Place the butter in a skillet and add in the egg and herb mixtures. Stir the egg mixture slightly until starts to set.
- Add in the ricotta cheese and cook for 3 to 4 minutes more. Serve immediately.
Tomato Salad With Goat's Cheese
- 1 bag mixed leaf salad leaves
- 4 large tomatoes, sliced
- 2 Tablespoons of shallots, minced
- 1 teaspoon French mustard
- 2 Tablespoons vinegar (balsamic or champagne)
- 6 Tablespoons cold pressed olive oil
- 200 grams goat's cheese
- Salt and Pepper
- 4 Tablespoons parsley or basil, chopped
- Place a layer of salad leaves on each plate and then follow with a layer of sliced tomatoes. Salt the tomatoes generously.
- Place the minced shallot, mustard, vinegar and olive oil in a bowl and mix well.
- Crumble the goat's cheese over the tomatoes and season generously.
- Top with some of the dressing over the salad. Lastly, put the chopped parsley all around the salad.
French Women and Beverages
French women drink water all day long. To understand how water helps the skin, simply soak a dry sponge in water and see the effect it has. French women do not care for hard liquor, but they do like their wine and occasional champagne. French women never overfill their stomachs and French women do not diet. Plainly said by Guiliano, "French women do not get fat."
French Food Recipe Books by Mireille Guiliano
There are many recipes the cookbook and even more on her website. The cookbook is not just about recipes, but how to set limits in the diet and learning which foods are offenders and should be avoided. Guiliano also teaches how to start on a path of good health.
French food recipes in these books are both easy to make and with limited and healthy ingredients. Guiliano's philosophy is to enjoy the food and to take small bites of the foods that are craved. Even to enjoy chocolate, as all French women love chocolate. The author guides and teaches about simple ways to live and enjoy life to the fullest. Here is a list of her recent books:
- French Women Don't Get Fat
- Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire
- French Women for all Seasons
- French Women for all Seasons 2010 Engagement Calendar
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