Spinach and Goat cheese Cannellonis

Ok it is not because i posted few days ago a green detox recipe (see here), i can't indulge myself a bit too.

This recipe is definitely something to be shared with friends or family as it remains quite rich and portions are large !

It is something though you can keep in your fridge for 1-2 days or freeze for later in the month.

Ingredients:

  • 1 goat cheese log
  • 600g of spinach
  • 50 g of flour
  • 50 g of butter
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 can of tomatoes pulp/flesh
  • basil
  • olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese

In the pan cook in some butter the spinach for few minutes until it reduces. Mix it then with the goat cheese and put aside.

Pre-heat the oven at 200C (th. 7).

Prepare the bechamel, by melting the butter in a saucepan. Then add the flour while mixing it with a wooden spoon. Avoid getting the flour getting colored, so keep stirring together. Add the milk and keep mixing. The sauce should start getting thicker and smoother. Add salt, pepper and bit of nutmeg.Put aside.

Fill the cannelloni with the cheese/spinach mix.

Pour the tomatoes pulp in an oven dish, and place on top the cannelloni. Add on top the bechamel sauce and grate some Parmesan cheese on top. The whole dish should be covered for a nice even cooking of the pastas.

Place the dish in the oven and cook for 30-40 minutes.

Enjoy with friends or family !

xx.

C

 

Detox Green soup: Kale and Broccoli

Here i am back in town, back on the www and back with that strong wish to get a bit healthier after all those yummy but heavy Christmassy meals. I spent the last two weeks at my moms and found in between the renovations some time to cook this delicious light soup. It is for me the perfect way to balance my diet and find some vitamins to fight the cold.

Kale is one of the most nutrient food containing high amounts of Vitamins A, C, K, as well as fiber, magnesium, iron and more calcium per calorie than milk... Something noteworthy when you were, as me, a big consumer of milk products.

Broccoli on its side contains many nutrients, such as folate, soluble and insoluble fibre, vitamins C and A, and calcium, which are needed for numerous functions in the body.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 broccoli
  • 2 handfuls of kale
  • salt and pepper

Place in a hot pan some olive oil with the onion and the garlic. Let it turn gold after few minutes. Then add the broth, the kale and the broccoli. Bring it back to boil then let it simmer for 5-10minutes so the broccoli cooks. Add salt and pepper as desired, even though i think broth brings enough salt to the soup. Blend the soup until it gets smooth.

Enjoy !

PS: you can add tahini, lemon, cream (for the more hungry) on top of it :)

Let me know how you find it !

xx

C