144.8…Reunited Again!

My BlogHer pal, Lisa, sent me some more photos from BlogHer this past weekend.  I thought I’d share a few….

Here I am at the Knorr cooking class:


This one is my favorite….it looks like Chef Marco Pierre and I are lovingly looking at each other:



Lisa and I:


Back to regular life…..

My husband has been out of town the last couple of nights so I have not been cooking. Last night I pulled a containers of Spicy Black Bean and Chicken Tortilla Soup out of the freezer for dinner.

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I added some diced onion….fabulous! I forgot how good this soup was!

I was excited for breakfast because I got to try a new product that I got at BlogHer: Dannon Oikos Vanilla Yogurt.

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I added some All Bran Bran Buds (that were stale), strawberries and raspberries.

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I enjoyed the yogurt. The texture was nice but I did find it a bit sweet. I’ve gotten used to plain Greek yogurt and this was a lot sweeter than that but not as sweet as Yoplait for instance. I would definitely eat it again. Thanks Dannon!

I took the kids to the bus for camp and then to Starbucks for a latte and to do a bit of work.

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Today was a special day because I had a cooking class at Great News! It has been SO long since I’ve been! Reunited again!

Today’s class was entitled Summer Vegetable Harvest. All the recipes were vegetarian and were a great use of all the great summer time veggies!

The first recipe was Fresh Tomato and Basil Fritters with Parmesan Shreds:

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Loved this! I’ve never had tomatoes in a fritter before and it was a nice change of pace and tasted very fresh.

Recipe number two was Roasted Vegetable Pesto Lasagna with Ricotta Filling and Béchamel Sauce:

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Winner! It was so hearty with all the veggies, you don’t even miss the meat!

Next up was Saffron Risotto Corn Torte with Smoky Grilled Tomato Salsa:

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The picture may not look that great but this one was my favorite. Risotto baked in a cake pan! Genius!! I loved the addition of the smoky salsa and sour cream.

The next recipe was Zucchini Quiche with Butter Crust and Cheddar Parmesan Crumb Topping:

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Fabulous!! The crust was delicious and I loved all the zucchini in it!

The last recipe was dessert: Blueberry and Cream Tart with a Butter Cookie Crust:

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I’m not big on fruity desserts but this one was delicious. The blueberries were juicy and plump and the crust tasted just like a sugar cookie!

After class I had some time to run some errands before picking up the kids at the camp bus. My husband will be home tonight so who knows….maybe I’ll actually cook something!

Do you try to eat vegetarian meals?

What is your preferred brand of yogurt? I used to eat Yoplait Light all the time but now I’m a Greek yogurt convert!


  1. I'm going to need that zucchini quiche recipe STAT! OMGGGGGG! and lol at the chef marco shot. Your hubs must be green with envy =) haha!

  2. Sounds like you had a great time at BlogHer. Did you make all of those dishes in a single cooking class? They look delicious!

  3. Uh I'm not a sweets person, but that dessert looks and sounds GREAT! :D Pesto Lasagna IS THE BEST THING EVER! I've only had it once, [in Florence, Italy] and I just remember how freaking delicious it is all of the time! :D


  4. My hubs has been out a bit too.. Wish your freezer was at my house.

  5. That looks like such an amazing experience! I'm totally jealous of the fritters - how delicious do those look!?!?

  6. that dessert looks like heaven!! yum.

    Sam @ fitness food & faith (giveaway today!)

  7. sheesh. lots of yumminess, no doubt.

  8. Barefeet: yes! all of them in a single class!

  9. Be cuter in your apron! Love it. :) The recipes sound fabulous! I'm a fan of vegetarian recipes - just started making them this year but love 'em!


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