Friday, May 5, 2017

Poulet a la Moutarde and Julia Child

It has been a month since I was in Paris.  And I have this strong desire to be there again, like I was meant to be there even belong there.  I have always been a bit obsessed with the French and apparently my visit to Paris has reignited that obsession.  

When talking about France, one can hardly dismiss the food.  Unfortunately the food isn't low carb and that has definitely hindered my weight loss over the last month.  That isn't to say that I haven't been back on keto for days at a time but then I come across a nice cheese and baguette at the store and I cave.  I so wish bread wasn't a carb...  

I have managed to make one fairly low carb french meal that I thought I would share with you. Poulet a la moutarde otherwise known as chicken in mustard sauce.  I am a big fan of chicken dishes with mustard so when I came across this recipe from Mon Petit Four I decided to give it a shot.  To be honest, I don't cook with wine often and was a bit concerned that my family would even like it.  The dish did not disappoint.  In fact, I didn't even have leftovers!  The flavors are rich yet mild and the the dish was simple to make.  A good dijon mustard like Maille is key to getting a good sauce flavor.  My local grocery store Dillons sells Maille so I was in luck.  Unfortuntately, there aren't many options for shopping for European groceries in Wichita or at least that I am aware of.  I am kicking myself for stocking up on some French essentials while I was there.  I am on the hunt for my next french recipe that I wish to try.  I've been thinking about getting the mother of all French cookbooks, Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, just to give it a whirl.  There are actually plenty of meat and vegetable dishes which are low-carb, they just require me to step outside my obsession with pastries, crepes, and croque monsieurs (which I have also learned to make, yum!).  I am currently reading the autobiography of Julia Child, My Life in France.  I am loving it but then again I love France and I love Julia Child.  I've also seen/own the movie Julie and Julia which is a true celebration of French cuisine and Julia Child. 

This weekend I will be celebrating my 40th birthday.  My family and I will be heading to one of the only French restaurants we have in Wichita, Georges French Bistro.  I have been a fan of Georges since they opened and I can't wait to go back.  

I apologize for lack of photos this post, I did take some great photos of the chicken dish but lost them in transitioning to my new phone.  I'll try to grab some next time... and believe me, there will be a next time.

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