December 2009

Lynn – Pharewell

December 31, 2009
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A lot of the menu was blog-inspired, but I also used these cookbooks for recipes….though I wound up veering a little bit. P1100387.JPG Also invited was my friend Sadye (who I’d reconnected with on Monday afternoon ), her husband Morgan, and their 3-month-old son, Mason. P1100392.JPG Everyone hit it off immediately… IMG_0542.JPG For appetizers we set out some cheeses, nuts, baby carrots, and Sabra hummus blended with a few oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes… IMG_0533.JPG Plus some Olive Food Should Taste Good chips – I had about 4 of these with some dip. … They suggested serving it over crostini but I laid it on a bed of organic mixed greens instead: IMG_0543.JPG I also added some cherry tomatoes (roasted with olive oil, rosemary, and thyme at 400 for 20 minutes), some chopped Wildwood Teriyaki Tofu, and Maple Dijon Balsamic Dressing. P1100394.JPG I got to sit in the seat of honor, opposite my Daddy-in-law: IMG_0549.JPG Dessert was Christy’s recipe for Raw Avocado Chocolate Pudding (I used cocoa powder): IMG_0552.JPG Plus the best packaged cookies, Newman’s Own Hermits: IMG_0551.JPG Yum. IMG_0555.JPG Yay for family, old/new friends, and old/new food faves!

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Christy – Halibut, beans and escarole. Oh my!

December 31, 2009

Thanks to everyone who has voted for me so far! This is a recipe my mom found in a magazine about a year ago and we love to make it together when I am home visiting.  It is called: Slow Poached Halibut with white beans and escarole.  One of the reasons I love the recipe is because I […]

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Christy – Quiche

December 30, 2009
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Here’s another thing we made this past christmas. I forgot to post it earlier. My mom is famous for her quiches. Throughout the years she has been trying to make them more healthy so that I still enjoy them. Here is the latest: We took onions, garlic, green, orange and red peppers, celery (not shown) […]

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Lynn – Philly Phun

December 30, 2009
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After blogging yesterday I was so cold, I did the unthinkable – I got on a treadmill past noon. I’m a morning-only exercise person; the more the day goes on (and the more I’ve eaten) the lazier I get and the less I want to do anything strenuous. But to take the chill out of […]

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Christy – Vitamix Competition

December 30, 2009

A couple of months ago Lynn sent me information on a video competition that Vitamix is holding.  The idea is to find the next infomercial host.  Lynn knows I am OBSESSED with my Vitamix so she encouraged me to enter.  My husband and I made a video and just posted it. It is a funny […]

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