Posts tagged ‘Mozzarella Cheese’

August 30, 2011

Too Many Tomatoes?

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This is my never ending bowl of tomatoes.  When it’s getting empty, I just head out to the garden to pluck some more off the vine.  I don’t always want more, but you know me.  I won’t let them go to waste.  Especially not these plump heirloom black cherries; they are my pride and joy this summer. 

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While these little guys have been a magnificent addition to many dishes on our table, there is one way to eat them that stands out.  ALONE.  Just pop them right in your mouth.  It’s as simple and as healthy as it gets. 

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However, even good things get old.  After weeks of eating a bag of cherry tomatoes for lunch, they needed some pizzazz.  Cheese to the rescue.  I united two of my best on the go snacks:  cherry tomatoes and string cheese.

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Pull off a string.  Wrap it.  Pop it in your mouth.  It’s a five second fine dining experience.  No toothpick is necessary, unless you’re planning to serve these as hors d’oeuvres at your next dinner party.  Don’t laugh.  I would totally do it, because I’m classy like that.  Anyway, the toothpicks are just to demonstrate my technique.  The wrapping is key to the snack, so don’t forget it.  It’s not a, take a bite of this and take a bite of that and then swish it around your mouth kind of snack.  It should all be in one satisfying bite.

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Do you have any favorite one bite wonders?

May 22, 2011

Healthy Feels Good


Roasted beets are my new favorite food.

1.  It made me happy when the organic ones were the exact same price as the regular ones.  I love it when that happens.

2.  Roasting beets are a set it and forget it menu item.  Oil, salt, tinfoil package, 375 degrees for 1 hour.  Rub the skins off and eat.

3.  They are a wonderfully nutritious way to add sweetness to a salad.

4.  They are a pretty color.  And anything they touch becomes a pretty color.  And I mean anything, even inside your body.  Hint hint, I ate these yesterday and was reminded of it today.  Don’t be alarmed or grossed out.  And don’t lie, you think it’s funny.


This salad may be the best one I ever made.

  • mixed greens
  • peppers
  • carrots
  • cucumber
  • beets
  • fresh mozzarella
  • walnuts
  • drizzle of honey
  • spray of olive oil
  • crackles of sea salt


And I made dessert!

Stonyfield low-fat vanilla yogurt, kiwi, half a banana, and almonds.

A perfect sweet yet nutritious ending.

It’s tasty to feed your body well!

Do you feel spectacular when you feed your body tasty and healthy foods!?