Though the market is showcasing early apples and some pretty stellar butternut squash, my “I love recycling” bag will be full of corn and tomatoes till they’re good and gone. These summertime staples are not only delicious but they epitomize what we love most about summer living – that it’s easy (there’s a whole song about it).
This post goes out to one Katie Casey for leaving me a wedge of brie because she didn’t feel like bringing it home last time she was at my house. It also goes out to the Food Network Magazine that I got the idea from.
This recipe is another family classic from Mom, and any friend of mine I’ve had over the years has no doubt partaken of the ridiculous deliciousness that is buckle. It’s the best – it’s worth every fattening bite. I’m obsessed.
There are times to sub whole-wheat for white and cut the sugar in half. When you bff has a new baby and is struck with a vicious spinal headache so badly that she can’t sit up from her bed, it is not one of those times. It’s the time to make a muffin that could totally be frosted and served at birthday parties.
There have been burgers, there have been beers, and there’s still half a bag of kettle-cooked potato chips plaguing me in my pantry. Two people today told me they were ready for summer to end so they could get “back to routine”, and though my vote is for never ending summer, my diet needs to get back on track, and quickly.
Moderate alcohol intake can absolutely be a part of healthy lifestyle – and thank goodness for that because summer barbeques wouldn’t be the same without a cold drink in hand. A light beer or a glass of wine is generally your best bet, whereas blended fruit cocktails can be loaded with sugar, clocking in upwards of 400 calories.
I’ve had a revelation! We should all eat like babies. Seriously, babies have wonderfully healthy diets. They don’t eat sugar, they enjoy small portions of high fat dairy, lean meat and fish, whole grains, and fruits and veggies. It’s seriously the way we all should eat! These muffins pass the baby health test (as well as the taste test), which means they are FANTASTIC for you. Yes YOU, not just your kids.
Lasagna is a dish that I struggle not to over eat. Instead of saying, “no honey, YOU should eat the last piece”, it’s more like, “LAY OFF I’M STARVING”. That definitely happened this time, but my lightened up version that replaced zucchini for the noddles allowed me to be more forthright with my over-eager seconds stealing.
Looking for a gluten-, sugar- and meat-free dish that’ll keep you full till morning? Keep reading. This meal came together for me in about a half an hour and made my taste buds spaz out. My husband found that he didn’t need to hit the ice cream as hard as he usually does post-vegetarian dinner, and we had those hearty beans to thank.