this post is two-fold, one half cooking, one half book recommendation. in the book section of goodwill (another great area of the store) i found the best seller entitled, 'french women don't get fat' by mireille guiliano. i have heard of this book a few times and am happily surprised it was worth the purchase. while her eating tips are useful and entertaining, my favorite part of the book are its recipes. having a boyfriend with a gluten allergy kicked my cooking interest, somewhat lacking until recently, into high gear. tonight i decided to pick two easy recipes (salad & dessert) from the book paired with a yummy broiled salmon. presentation is also key-peep my favorite dinner plates by midcentury designer paul mccobb, gifted by my sister.
all three recipes are simple, delicious and super healthy. link below to the book and read on for recipes.
tomato salad with goat cheese- from 'french women don't get fat' (serves 4)
-1 cup mesclun or any mixed mixed greens per person
-4 large tomatoes, sliced
-2 tablespoons minced shallots
-1 teaspoon mustard
-2 tablespoons vinegar
-6 tablespoons olive oil
-8 ounces fresh goat cheese
-salt and ground pepper
-4 tablespoons parsley or basil chopped
salmon recipe- my sister's
-1/2 lb. salmon
-1 tablespoon liquid smoke
-1 teaspoon butter
-pinch of minced garlic
-2 tablespoons of honey
-pinch of salt and pepper
soften butter and combine all ingredients and marinate salmon for 10 min.
oven broil for 15-20
plum clafoutis without dough recipe- from 'french women don't get fat' (serves 4)
-1 tablespoon lemon juice
-1 tablespoon sugar
-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
-1 teaspoon butter
wash plums and quarter. pour lemon juice over an marinate for 10 minutes
mix sugar with the cinnamon. warm butter in a nonstick frying pan and add the plums. sprinkle with the sugar-cinnamon mixture.
cook over low flame till just tender/not mushy. serve at room temperature with or without ice cream.