So here we are, half a month into the new year, many of us having made health or diet related resolutions. Are you sticking to yours? The owner of my old gym once told me that you can work out for hours every day at the gym, but if your eating is undisciplined, you are wasting your time. I believe him… so just to clear the air, that’s not why I don’t work out there anymore. Today I want to share a cookbook that shifts healthy eating to a preferred alternative. Yotam Ottolenghi, the British restaurateur, chef, and cookbook writer, brings the upscale spa dining experience to your kitchen. That’s how eating at home should be. Ottolenghi keeps healthy cuisine uncomplicated and delicious with 120 beautifully photographed recipes. [Read more…] about A Cookbook That Will Make You WANT to Eat Your Vegetables
Memorial Day is around the corner, so it is time to think about summer menus. Sadly, my grill is not working, so I have been on the hunt for alternative ways to keep healthy eating interesting for now. I’m thinking I may have hit the jackpot with the new Inspiralized cookbook. This is exactly what I was looking for. Ali Maffucci hits it over the fence with a variety of delicious ways to work with seasonal produce that are quick and easy. The recipes present beautifully and make eating Spa Food at home the luxury that I wish I could find when we eat out. [Read more…] about Summer Menu Planning
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If you are unfamiliar with Fiori di Sicilia, the best way I can think to describe it is that it offers a floral “essence” to baked goods. The pleasant combination of citrus and vanilla imparts a delightful aroma to your baked goods, drinks and more. An Italian favorite, Fiori di Sicilia is excellent in mild, sweet dishes that allow the complex flavor and aroma to truly shine. Keep a little bottle of this in your refrigerator. The magic that it works will surprise you and your guests. Don’t be surprised when your friends make special requests for more more more of these muffins.
Sparkling Decorating Sugar
This sugar adds a nice crunch and makes the muffins even more visually appealing. Available online at King Arthur Flour, Sur La Table or your favorite cooking store.