Wednesday, July 25, 2007

“A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.” ~ James Beard

There have been a lot of changes going on here with regards to diets. It seems like I have been on every diet known to man. I decided to have a chat with my doctor and we are trying a new approach. Slow Food.

Yes, I am joining the slow food movement and getting rid of my Diet Coke habit. I love to cook. I love to cook REAL food. I hate all the non-fat, no calorie, psuedo food. I am going to start enjoying real food but watch my portion sizes. My doctor seems to think this is the best way for anyone to lose weight. Get rid of the chemicals and eat the nouritious stuff.

There is a lot more I need to write down about this but for now I will leave you with my latest cake invention. Don't worry, I haven't started eating all the cake I want. These are going to work with Sean tomorrow. My best friend and I were trying to come up with a new flavor.

You know those yummy chai teas you can get at Indian restaurants? Well, I love them and thought they would go really well with chocolate. The cake is chocolate with chai mixed with milk instead of water. I added a couple extra splashes of pure chai mix to the batter before putting batter in the cups.

The icing is vanilla buttercream with cinnamon and 1/4 cup of chai mix. Then I sprinkled cinnamon and powdered vanilla on top.

They are so yummy


Madame M. said...


Must. Try.

(and good luck!)

jocarl said...

mmmmmmmm ke rico pastelitos

jody said...

These were SUPER YUMMY - thanks for your help with these....
love ya

BaileyAKA said...

I really enjoy reading your blogs! I thought you might be interested in a brand new FREE text messaging service that just launched. It lets you get nutritional information for thousands of menu items and nearly 2000 nationwide restaurants. You just send a text to DIET1 (34381) with restaurant name, menu item and size, and you'll receive a response instantly with the amount of calories, fat, carbs, and protein. You can see an online demo of the service at Hope you and your readers find this useful!