Sunday, November 30, 2008

Super website!

101cookbooks is certainly my new favorite website! It all began because Heidi Swanson had lots of cookbooks. One day she decided to share what she loves about her 101 cookbooks! The rest is history! This fantastic website provides cookbook reviews, cooking techniques, links to other great food websites, and Heidi's special knack for sharing her insights. By the way, upon finding this gem of a website, I quickly emailed her to thank her for providing such an awesome resource, and she replied with a kind note the very next day!

The best part of this website are the recipes! There are loads of them! Also, they are organized by category, such as desserts, as well as by ingredients. She shares her own recipes, describes many that she loves just the way they are, and alters and/or provides extra notes about others she enjoys. What I really love about her recipes is that she uses primarily WHOLE foods! There are tons of delicious and interesting recipes that I am so excited to try! Heidi is a photographer, and the shots that accompany each recipe really make me excited to experiment!

Mushroom casserole, my first attempt -- was the highlight for the day when I went to the site; it was really easy to make and my 2 year-old and I loved it! I like the idea of baking with cottage cheese, and I will definitely try it in other recipes! A small change was that I used yogurt instead of sour cream which worked well, and made an already healthy dish even more nutritiousness.

I'm going to be returning again and again, but unfussy apple cake and amazing black bean brownies sound very appealing to my sweet tooth at the moment! The cake sounded good, and healthy, and everyone in the house will surely enjoy it. The brownies sound impressive for two reasons. First, Heidi mentions being "someone who comes across hundreds of brownie recipes a year", so I thought, these have to be good! Secondly, it appeals to me to be able to sneak in beans to a delicious dessert! I'll report back after I give them a try!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Just for Moms!

A Four-Part Nutrition and Wellness Seminar Series

Live Your WHOLE Life Healthily · Nov 19
Overview of nutrition and wellness for you and your family

The Buzz on Breakfast · Dec 3
Lose weight, increase your energy, and improve grades!

Save Money and Your Health · Dec 10

Shop, cook, save, and still eat nutritiously!

Healthy for the Holidays · Dec 17
Eat out and at parties while avoiding holiday weight gain!

Early Bird Registration: $48 by November 14
After November 14: $60

Wednesday nights, 8-9 PM
November 19 through December 17

(Omitting Thanksgiving week)
At Diamond Indoor Sports, 23409 Detroit Rd, Westlake

Register at the front desk.


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