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Monday, July 11, 2011

Recipes from French Women Don't Get Fat

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I just finished reading "French Women Don't Get Fat" by Mireille Guiliano and I thoroughly enjoyed every last page!  I had heard great things about the book and was actually pleasantly surprised to read that many of her insights as to how French women view eating or dining rather, is very similar to my personal views. Food is more than eating to me, hence the idea to start my blog about recipes I come up, trips to the Farmer's Market on Sundays and how much I love making my food look pretty enough to eat!

The book also shared a couple recipes that I can't wait to try!  Here's one of her famous Magical Leek Soup that's sure to help you jump start your recasting if you need weight loss.  But the French women method is never about dieting.  It's about balance, enjoyment and pleasures.  One of the many things I learned and will start putting into practice, is having my meals with a glass of champagne!

Magical Leek Soup Recipe from French Women Don't Get Fat

2 lbs leeks

Clean the leeks and rinse well to get rid of sand and soil.  Cut off the ends of the dark green parts, leaving all the white parts plus a suggestion of pale greens.  (Reserver extra greens for soup stock)

Put the leeks in a large pot and cover with water.  Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 20-30 minutes.  Pour off the liquid and reserve.  Place leeks in a bowl.

The juice is to be drunk every 2 to 3 hours.  1 cup at a time.  When you're hungry eat 1/2 a cup of the leeks itself.

The book says to do this for 72 hours to kick off your re-casting and I can't wait to see it's miracles work.  I'll post more recipes from the book soon and can't wait to grab the French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook!

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