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If you're looking for a traditional beef stew recipe, this is it! This recipe is from Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" and in French is called "Boeuf A La Catalane". I only altered it to use less bacon, less oil, and canned tomatoes. All the original french techniques are used to make this a phenomenal melt-in-your-mouth delicacy, fit for a king!! The sauce is actually velvety, and so rich!! Just add a steamed green veggie or salad to make a complete meal!!Submitted by TAMRACLOVEC
Why no category for Lamb? I had to fit this into the "Beef & Pork" because there is no appropriate category. Also, I had to guess at some of the ingredients entered, as there was no exact correllation in the SparkPeople database. However, I think I came pretty close. Enjoy - this is great stuff!Submitted by WATERN2WINE
"The quick coq au vin is a streamlined twist on the labor-intensive French classic. Instead of the chicken being browned in bacon fat and then braised in broth, Cognac, and wine while onions and mushrooms are cooked separately and the liquid then thickened, our skillet version takes just 45 minutes from start to finish. What's more, it captures all the savory richness of the original."
Cinq à sept ("five to seven") (pronounced "sank-ah-set") is a Quebec French term for a time in the afternoon intended to be spent with friends or colleagues, enjoying light pre-theatre meals, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres or to escape rush hour traffic. A "cinq à sept" is held before the formal dinner hours, before the participants eat in restaurants and is not strictly between five and seven o'clock.
In France, cinq à sept is a synecdoche for a visit to one's mistress, derived from the time of day Frenchmen would make such a visit.
Quiche is infinitely adjustable to whatever you have on hand, even leftovers. Quantities are also pretty much governed by amounts available. Below is a version that can be made either with soy milk and soy cheese or non fat milk and low fat gouda. Add meats if you want.
I am indebted to SANDYLUVSSPARK for the idea of using Heart Healthy Bisquick in the mix instead of a carb and fat heavy crust, but I added Oat Bran to it as well.
Comparison soy vs dairy:
soy version has 274.4 calories, 21.1 g carbs, 14.7 g fat, 246.5 mg chol, and 15.5 g protein
dairy version has 319.8 calories, 20.2 g carbs, 14.4 g fat, 274.0 mg chol, and 24.9 g protein
I give credit to JENNLOVE for inspiring this recipe with her Crustless Spinach, Onion and Feta Quiche recipe. I love to wander through the farmer's market, pick out the seasonal fresh vegetables, and figure out later what to do with them. This is how this dish came to be. Because of the skim milk and reduced amount of eggs, it is more similar in texture to a frittata than a true French quiche, which is richer and creamier. But it is still very good and makes a good dish for dinner or a nice Sunday brunch. My son (Mr. I-Hate-Quiche) loved this and gobbled down two slices.Submitted by COPPERHEAD71