Sunday, 14 July 2019

Yoga and singing retreat at Santé Yoga

Our beautiful, brave and open hearted singers at our yoga and singing retreat at Santé Yoga. A joy and privilege to share the week with you all. Interested in joining us next time? 🌿


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Wednesday, 3 July 2019

A very European cheesecake - baked cheesecake with lemon and sultanas

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Polish sernik combined with a French gateau au fromage


A combination of 2 of my favourite baked cheesecake recipes. A Polish sernik cheesecake (usually made with twarog cheese) and a French gateau au fromage version made with fromage blanc and creme fraiche. 

A recipe to combine my Polish heritage and chosen home country of France - a very European cheesecake. Like a lot of my cooking, my recipes are influenced by my family background, my travels and my local community. 

The cheesecake base is an enriched sweetened dough, made with egg, butter and sour cream rather than the usual biscuit crumb base. This type of base is more traditionally used in a Polish sernik/cheesecake.  

I flavoured the fromage blanc and creme fraiche cheesecake filling with lemon zest, but feel free to add your own flavourings. Vanilla, salted caramel, fresh berries and chocolate are all good additions to this simple recipe. 

A light, fresh tasting dessert recipe. Perfect for summer days. Happy cooking, bon appetit and smacznego! 



A very European cheesecake - baked cheesecake with lemon and sultanas



ingredients:

for the cheesecake base

1.5 cups plain flour 
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled
1 egg
1/4 cup creme fraiche/sour cream
1 pinch salt

for the cheesecake filling

500g fromage blanc
250ml creme fraiche
150g sugar
2 tbsp plain flour
3 eggs
zest of 2 lemons
1/2 cup sultanas (optional) 
1 pinch salt

method: 

preheat the oven to 180c/gas 4

grease and line a 23cm cake tin (ideally with a removable base). 

to make the cheesecake base mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until it resembles breadcrumbs (or pulse in a food processor)

add the egg and creme fraiche and mix until the dough comes together

press the dough into the base of the prepared cake tin then bake for 10 minutes

remove the cheesecake base from the oven and allow to cool 

to make the cheesecake filling add all the ingredients together and whisk well for a few minutes

pour the filling onto the cheesecake base and bake for 40-45 minutes. The filling should still have a slight wobble but be mostly dry to the touch. It will continue to firm up as it cools.

leave the cheesecake to cool completely in the tin (5-6 hours or overnight is best) before serving the cheesecake in slices. 


cooking hints and tips: 


  • haven't got measuring cups? Use this cup to gram converter
  • if you can't find fromage blanc then a thick natural/Greek style yogurt would be a good substitute







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Thursday, 16 May 2019

The power of sound and movement - yoga and singing retreats in rural France

A wonderful day with Santé Yoga sharing singing and yoga with beautiful people here at De Tout Coeur Limousin. The power of sound, music, movement and community. 

Feeling grateful to be able to share these moments with others.


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Monday, 29 April 2019

Meditation and relaxation morning 30 May - stop, breathe and smell the roses

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Meditation and relaxation morning - stop, breathe and smell the roses at Jardin de la Maison Rose Bourganeuf 
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Thursday, 25 April 2019

Spinach and Chickpea Pasanda Curry

  • A new favourite vegetarian curry recipe here at De Tout Coeur Limousin. Our spinach and chickpea pasanda is delicious served with pilau rice or flatbreads. Simple to make, and a great recipe to make for a crowd. 

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spinach and chickpea pasanda curry


Spinach and Chickpea Pasanda Curry 


  • ingredients: 
  • 600g frozen spinach leaves
  • 2 x 800g tins cooked chickpeas drained
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 (or to taste) fresh green chilli - finely chopped 
  • 3 tomatoes - finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 4 tablespoons raw cashews
  • 4 green cardamom pods - bruised
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon tandoori masala
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 100ml plain yogurt
  • 50ml double cream
  • water 
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil 

to garnish: 
crispy fried onion
chopped fresh coriander

makes enough for 8-10 people 
cooking/preparation time: about 1 hour 

method: 
make a paste with the cashews and raisins and about 150ml water using a pestle and mortar or food blender



cook the frozen spinach according to packet instructions then drain and leave to one side


heat the vegetable oil in a large deep frying/casserole pan then fry the onion until soft and lightly golden


add the garlic, chilli and cardamon pods and fry for a few minutes

add the garam masala, tandoori masala and turmeric along with the raisin/cashew paste and fry for a further two minutes


add the chickpeas and cooked spinach and cook for a few minutes, stirring well to coat in the spices

add the chopped tomato, yogurt and double cream, enough water to cover and make a thick sauce and simmer for 30-45 minutes


season to taste, garnish with crispy fried onions, fresh coriander and serve with rice or flat breads



recipe hints and tips: 
If using your own dried chickpeas you will need about 960g cooked weight. Follow packet instructions for correct cooking times

To substitute fresh spinach you will need roughly double the amount of frozen spinach in the recipe



It's easy to make this a vegan recipe by substituting the double cream and yogurt with plant-based alternatives such as coconut, soya and rice dairy free options. 

recipe inspired and adapted from The Curry Guy







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