Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ah, La Madeleine....Bon Appetit Mon Ami

by True Foodie Sound Bites

It's a chain...but man is it good. Must be a small chain because you can taste the love that goes into this food.  I highly recommend this to anyone that appreciates not only exquisite food, but heavily influenced Country French.

Fast food type of quick service but sit down upscale French goodness in every bite.

My daughter treated me after church last Sunday. We split two plates.

What we have here is two different plates/dishes.
Croque Monsieur , French twist on the ham and cheese sandwich made with tender ham, warm Swiss and savoury garlic cream sauce (that's the one with the melted cheese on top) Chicken Friand, Puff pastry filled with chicken, mushrooms and b├ęchamel sauce, topped with mushroom sauce, Bowtie pasta with basil, Parmesan, spinach, pesto, green onions and sun-dried tomatoes in a garlic dressing and Fresh spinach with mushrooms, roasted pecans, bacon, red bell peppers and strawberries, tossed with balsamic vinaigrette (chicken available)

La Madeleine on Urbanspoon

Healthy, Spicy, Savory "Risotto" Style Oats w/Venison

I never knew oats could be eaten in such a way that I won't miss actual risotto. I made this recipe first with smoked deer meat my boss had brought to work. Looking for something hearty and healthy, I decided to cook some oats and add the smoked deer meat to it. Voila, instant savory goodness, you will not believe how delicious this is.
Photo: Chicken recipe

Recipe for one serving:


1/2 cup old fashioned oats
3/4 to one cup of chicken broth
1.5 to 2 oz. Protein such as chicken, pork, or deer/venison meat.
1 teaspoon of Sriracha (any Asian style chili sauce)
Salt & Pepper

In a saucpan, place the oats and chicken broth, bring to boil and cook on high for about two minutes. Turn down the heat to a medium and stir the oats, cook until a "risotto" consistancy. Take off heat, add cooled or cold chopped up meat, Sriracha, salt & pepper.  You won't believe how delicious and nutritious this is. See nutritional info below...BUEN APETITO!

With Venison
Calories:  240
Carbs:        27 g/Sugars 1g/Fiber 4g
Fat:              5 g
Protein:      20 g
Cholest:     64 mg
Sodium:     31 mg

With Chicken Breast
Calories: 293
Carbs:       31 g/Sugars 1g/ Fiber 4g
Fat:             9 g
Protein:     22 g
Cholest:   113 mg
Sodium:  1024mg