Saturday, July 4, 2009

Blog #100 - Keep It Simple Saturday

Well, that didn't take long.... Blog #100 is here!

With all this post-MBA time on my hands, I have been thinking about ways to improve my blog, to make it more useful to my friends and fellow foodies and also to align it with my current attempts to simplify my life.

I don't know about you, but I find serious comfort in having a clean, uncluttered home. I think there is an art-especially in the kitchen- of having on hand just the tools you need and nothing more. (My late friend Mary was the queen of this pursuit)!

I posted a few blogs ago that I was struggling with balancing my love of cooking and food with my need to get back into physical shape. Deprivation is not an option if you want to be successful in changing your diet, and neither is cooking sinfully rich brownies and macroons each week! I think I have come up with a solution though. A little exploration of flavors and simple recipes. This is particularly easy to do in Summer and early fall, as fresh produce is in abundance and, frankly, nothing tastes as good as the simple and fresh picked fruits and veggies.
Keep it Simple Saturday is when I will share with you some simple recipes (2-3, maybe 4 ingredient gems) that I think are sensational. The reality is that good food does not have to be complicated.

Early this week I purchased some apricots at the Snohomish Farmer's market. A few months ago, I discovered Fage (Fa-yeh) Greek Yogurt with honey. I think that Fage is the next best yogurt to homemade. At lunch one day this week I chanced to mix the two and...let me tell you...the combination rocked!

So here is the recipe: Please, if you have other ideas for simple apricot bites that you would like to share (keep the ingredients below 4 items), feel free to add it to the comments.

Apricots with Greek Yogurt and Honey
4 Apricots
1 container of Fage Greek Yogurt w/ honey (or Plain Fage Greek Yogurt and add your own honey!)

Slice the apricots in half and remove the pit.

Fill the apricot with a spoonful of greek yogurt
Drizzle honey on top.



Chrissy said...

I totally agree.. Peaches would work too and I bet no honey is needed!..yum!!

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