April's CR Diary

A diary of a 30 year old woman following CRON, or Caloric Restriction with Optimal Nutrition, for health and life extension.

Friday, February 25, 2005

Mommy Blog! and a dinner party recipe plan

My mommy has a blog! You can check it out at www.infoethicist.blogspot.com. Isn't that cute???

I'm so glad that my mom is writing her own blog. She's a great writer, thinker, and philosopher. She also has a really adoreable Southern accent.

Here's a recipe I thought of recently:

I used to make a stuffed pepper dish made with goat cheese. Yum! Here's a CR friendly version:

Take green peppers. Cut their little heads off and reserve. Mix fat free cottage cheese with chopped fresh basil or dried basil, garlic powder, and half-salt (yes, MR, I am using half-salt -- are you happy now?) and pepper. Chop several plum tomatoes, and some fresh basil. Stuff the peppers with lots of the cottage cheese mix plus fresh basil and tomatoes. Drizzle inside: tarragon vinegar, some chardonnay. Put heads back on peppers, place carefully, standing, into a baking dish. Fill the bottom of the baking dish with chardonnay. Bake at 350 for 45 mins, or until the peppers are slightly wrinkly but not limp. Serve hot.

This should be good. On the side, I think I would steam some zucchini and yellow squash and drizzle with very good olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and fresh pepper.

If you're doing a very fancy dinner, serve with a clear seafood soup as a first course. Try this:

Make a broth out of a couple of tomatoes, processed in the food processor until liquid. You may use canned tomatoes if you prefer. Add a bunch of cooked shrimp, tails removed. Drop in some garlic powder and a few drips of tabasco or whatever Louisiana hot sauce you like. Want more seafood? Find some fresh crab meat, put it in. Simmer, stir. Throw in a bit of fresh dill if you like that.

Dessert? You must be throwing a fancy dinner party. I think that MR's mom's hazelnut crust yogurt pie would be excellent to cool off this very hot meal. I'll ask her for the recipe.

There's your Saturday night dinner, already planned for you. Enjoy!


  • At 12:14 PM, Anonymous Judith said…

    Dinner menu sounds excellent! Such creativity in the kitchen must be appreciated by MR and anyone else who is lucky enough to share. Will provide the dessert recipe shortly! JD


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