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Quick lunch of cannellini beans and spinach

Quick Lunch of Cannellini beans and spinach

Quick lunch of cannellini beans and spinach

January, the start of a new year, but also the start of “diet craze”. I personally believe in balance. As far as I’m concerned it’s about eating a bit of everything with moderation. By that I mean, no snacking in between meals and the one and only religious three meals a day breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oh! And I forgot, none of this fizzy drink craziness either. I also believe in taking time to enjoy your meal, whether it’s a moment to yourself or one spent with your family or friends. Switch off your phone for example or turn off those notifications. You don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to have a healthy, tasty and balance meal. My quick lunch of cannellini beans and spinach does exactly that. Try it, it’s delicious.

Ingredients:

  • A tin of cannellini beans in water
  • A bag of fresh spinach
  • A table spoon of your favourite chilli sauce or paste
  • An Egg
  • A frying pan (I prefer to use a frying pan instead of a normal pan, as it allows the egg to spread and cook evenly)

This is so simple to make I tell you. Pour your tin of cannellini beans into your pan, bring to the boil and add a table spoon of your favourite chilli sauce, then add the bag of spinach. When the spinach have wilted add an egg on top, and let everything simmer until your egg is cooked.

Et voilà! Serve with a piece of your favourite bread.

Bon appétit!

Corinne

Behind the scene: macarons masterclass

Behind the scene: macarons masterclass

It’s been a couple of months now since I launched Gourmandises Académie. I thought it might be a good idea to give you a little bit of behind the scene of one of our classes.

macarons masterclass

It can be tricky to bake macarons. So many of you often think that making them is too complicated and  out of reach .

The Académie is about busting all these myths. If I can do it you can too. That’s exactly what one of our guests did.

Shirly is a real foodie. She particular enjoys the sweet stuff. She wanted to learn how to make macarons but couldn’t find the right course.

The Académie is not about who’s the best at baking or cooking, it’s about sharing a passion in a relaxed atmosphere and that’s what Shirly was looking for.

I don’t think she was completely convinced that she would be able to make her own macarons though.

I just showed her all the key steps from making a meringue, macaronnage , drying and cooking them to perfection.

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She then learned how to make her own fillings.

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And went back with a box of her own creations. Shirly was a delight to work with, she arrived at the Académie with very low expectations and went back with her heart content.

Behind the scene: macarons masterclass

If you’d like to learn how to make your own macarons we are running another workshop on 19th January 2019, also a perfect Christmas present, book your place here.