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Life Indoors: 5 Ingredients 5 Meals

Life Indoors: 5 Ingredients 5 Meals

Are you loving or loathing cooking these days? Many will be truly enjoying the extra time to focus on cooking new creations in the kitchen while others may find their patience running thin and wishing they could go to a restaurant. Whether you fall into the love or loathe category, everyone could use some help in the recipe department. On days when you’re looking for something simple and delicious but lack inspiration, here are 5 recipes that are quick and easy and only require 5 ingredients!  Let us know how you go!   1. Salmon and Spinach Gratin with Creamy Potatoes  600 gms Irish Potatoes 800gm of Spinach 5 Smoked salmon fillets 300ml of Double Cream 15g Unsalted Butter Peel and chop your potatoes into 1 inch chunks. Bring a pot of water to the boil, add salt and potatoes into the water and cook for 15 minutes. Strain the potatoes and set aside. Add a tablespoon of butter to a frying pan at medium heat, then add the spinach, a pinch of salt and pepper and turn lightly until the spinach is wilted. Ensure that the the spinach does not get too wet.  Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius. Add the spinach, potatoes and ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on April 23, 2020
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Life Indoors: Self Care

Life Indoors: Self Care

Have you ever heard the advice on an aeroplane to put on your own oxygen mask first before helping others? This advice is a good example of the fundamentals of Self Care. A far cry from self indulgence and narcissism, self care is in fact a sure fire way to ensure you are well enough in yourself to freely give others the time and energy that they deserve. It is also less about something you have to do and more about a way of life. The days ahead of self quarantine, welcome a unique opportunity to put self care into practice. What self care looks like is a personal expression of what you need in your daily life to thrive. It is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your loved ones and a combination of practices which involve the mind, body and soul. Here are some suggestions for ways to self care that you may be missing in your life. Get your zzzzs Sleep is one of the most important ways to take care of the body. It is easy to fall into unhealthy sleep patterns when spending days and nights indoors. Staying up very late and getting little sleep, or ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on March 27, 2020
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Summer Dishes

Summer Dishes

When the weather is hot and humidity soars, eating can sometimes feel like a chore, especially when your recipe repertoire is full of dishes that leave you feeling hotter than your were! At this point, it’s good to have a little recipe refresher and seek out some inspiration from some of the best summer food friendly meals around. Here are a few of our favourites to get you inspired!   Watermelon and Feta Salad One of our all time favourite foods for a starter is watermelon and feta salad. This is so simple to make and is always a welcome start to a summer meal with friends. Ingredients Half a large watermelon Feta Cheese Mint leaves 1/2 red onion tbsp Olive oil Pinch of Salt Instructions Scope out of the watermelon and cut into cubes about an inch thick and then cube the feta into slightly smaller pieces. Chop red onion roughly (chop into smaller pieces if preferred). Tear up mint leaves and add all ingredients into a bowl, tossing lightly with the olive oil and a pinch of salt. For extra ‘wow’ factor, retain the watermelon shell and once all the salad ingredients are well combined, transfer it back into the watermelon shell ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on August 16, 2019
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When Style meets Recipe – Winter season

When Style meets Recipe – Winter season

The intersection of colour, taste, texture and fabrics.   Fashion has always been a source of beauty, aesthetics and craftsmanship, and a natural extension of this is the sculptural and artistic forms that can food can take.  Just like fashion, culinary trends develop season after season, with new colours, shades and textures. And just like a white shirt can be classic and timeless many dishes are go-to meals that are comforting,  delicious or even evocative of childhood. This week, we explore this union of style and food and bring together some of our most loved Winter styles with a selection of fresh and easy-to-cook recipes for the upcoming winter and christmas period! Let us know what you think! Petra Chunky Cashmere Roll Neck Inspiring our Warming pumpkin soup with chickpea and salvia sage topping     Instructions: Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook the leek, stirring, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic, oregano and if preferred some chilli powder. Cook for 30 seconds or until aromatic. Then bring your pot to boil, add the stock, pumpkin and the chickpeas. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the pumpkin ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on October 24, 2018
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When style meets recipe – Summer season

When style meets recipe – Summer season

The intersection of colour, taste, texture and fabrics. The world of food is constantly changing, as is the world of fashion. These two themes run close to each other and fashion’s obsession with food is becoming a fast-growing source of inspiration.
by Les 100 Ciels Team on June 07, 2018
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A journey to Marrakesh

A journey to Marrakesh

This week, Camilla, our Commercial & E-Commerce Assistant, is our guest blogger, sharing with us her recent trip to Morocco:  The juxtaposition between utter madness and totally serenity. For many travellers, the ancient city of Marrakesh (often Marrakech) is the first stop on a journey through Morocco and an absolute “must see” destination. Surrounded by the often snow-capped High Atlas Mountains, this bustling metropolitan oasis has everything a traveller could want, from crowded markets (souks) to narrow streets, where history literally comes alive around every corner. A few minutes in the Red city (named so for the red colour of the earth used for its walls) are enough to make you realise you have entered a different world. In Marrakesh there are many ways of either getting lost or finding oneself: in the streets and curves of the medina quarter, the flavours of traditional food cooked in tagines, the beauty of temple doors, the freshness of the gardens and the surprises of the ancient Moorish culture. A labyrinth of aromas and colours The history is present in the Medina of Marrakesh, a UNESCO heritage site, and it is really easy to get lost in this labyrinth of old buildings, crowded markets ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on May 03, 2018
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