Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Love Muffins

For Dr. Seuss's birthday (March 2nd), I made green eggs and ham for dinner (didn't you?). I needed something to go with it, since I knew my kids would eat exactly 1/2 a bite of green (kale) eggs, and I am not keen on the idea of filling up on just pig. So I made these babies: Whole Wheat Muffins (with banana and blueberries). After drizzling melted butter on top of them right as they came out of the oven, I declared them the best baked good I have had since January 2nd (the day we stopped eating sugar/processed food). And my kids ate 4 each. Four!

So I made them again the next day.

The recipe can be found here

I recommend you make them right away.

Then yesterday, around 11 a.m.,  I could feel myself getting hangry (hunger-induced anger: it is an on-going battle for me), and needed some lunch STAT. So, I made one of Merica's salads from last week - the Pear and Pomegranate one. Only I didn't have any pears or pomegranates around. Or pecans. What I did have was mixed baby greens, parmesan, craisins, mango, and candied walnuts (this is why I keep them always on hand). I whipped-up some of the Orange Vinaigrette , and tossed it all together, and well. My goodness. You can see what was left of it by the time I managed to get my camera out. It was heavenly. And that Orange Vinaigrette is like liquid summertime. So fresh and delicious! Try it. You'll be glad you did.

My testimony of salads was strengthened.

I feel a little more confident in my salad-making abilities, and can say with conviction that I really like salad. A lot. In fact, it might be my new favorite meal.

I mean besides brownies, which I can't have anymore, so they don't count.

Anyway, I guess what I am trying to say is that almost anything is good in a salad.

And now I am supposed to announce the Reader Recipe theme for this Friday, so you can start gearing-up for it.



That's it: Fish! What is your favorite clean fish dish?

Now I'm starting to sound like Dr. Seuss.


  1. Oh! I forgot to mention that I made Merica's asparagus recipe from yesterday for dinner last night. It was a tremendous success! Everyone loved it, and I licked my plate clean. Serious.

  2. Yum! Those muffins sound delightful! I will be making those pronto! Im so happy that you have been converted to salads. I am a long time supporter of a good salad!
    Im also excited about fish friday:) I love fish! Jason went to Alaska last summer and brought home gobs of it so I do have a couple favorite fish dishes!

    1. Good, Amy! I can't wait for them! We love fish, and are always on the prowl for new ways to cook it.

  3. oh wow! Thanks for that muffin recipe. And you are such a good mom. My kids are lucky if we celebrate their birthdays let alone dr. Suess'.