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Never watched the real housewives

Posted by Midnight Dust on December 10, 2010 in Recipe Alert

However, due to my mom recommending I check out a recipe site, I found myself reading Bethenny Frankel’s book, Naturally Thin. Originally I bought it for the desserts as she suggests using oat flour and soy, which I thought would be perfect for Rob. I spent 2 days browsing before I actually read the book all the way through.




That was my first introduction to why organic is the better choice (and eventually led me to raw food). I have to say her book spoke to me on a humor level. That woman cracks me up with her very basic “you know this is true” comments. Because it is true and we all know it deep down. Her system is what got me out of measuring my food and dieting, which has made me a happier woman. Let me stop rambling about life changing events though and get to the food…

I have made about 50% of the recipes in her first book and I really liked them. The oatmeal, banana, chocolate chip cookies are fantastic. They have less of a crisp cookie feeling, leaning more towards a muffin…but whatever. No dairy, egg or wheat…sweet! I take them to all the hottest parties (ie. dinner at a friends house). My favorite snack is a play off of her faux cheesecake recipe. I ran out of cottage cheese and really didn’t feel like blending anything so I used ricotta cheese, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and agave. It tastes like a dark chocolate puffy cloud of joy when I’m craving chocolate. I love that its healthier than a twix bar and with the low fat cheese, its much better for Rob too. (I use more cocoa than I do agave). Bethany’s Zucchini soup is pretty good, though Rob will only eat it with lots of spices so I end up adding 2 cloves of garlic and a tablespoon of fresh ginger. To add spice, I roast red peppers and pureed them with chili oil then swirled it into the soup. It gave it some nice color.

Out of everything though, if I could have 2 minutes with Bethenny, I’d tell her the part about her book I will always treasure was her suggestion to buy an emmersion blender. That thing is AMAZING! I can’t use it enough. No really. I have to puree more food items. If you’re making that investment, go for the stainless steel. Its stupid easy to clean and I bought mine for about $30.

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