May 31, 2010

NY style grilled corn

Corn on the Cob has arrived in grocery stores just in time for grilling season! Okay, I know it's not truly "in season" in the northwest, but I just get too excited to wait. My sweetie and I gave up cooking COTB any other way after discovering this recipe in Eating Well magazine. It's super easy to make and brings a full, slightly tangy flavor to this grilling staple. This recipe is a light version of the delightful street corn sold by vendors in Mexico and NYC.

New York Style Grilled Corn

Eating Well Magazine

2 Tbs lowfat mayonnaise
2 Tbs nonfat plain yogurt
1/2 tsp chili powder
4 ears corn on the cob, husked
4 Tbs finely shredded Cotija cheese (can sub parmesan in a pinch)
1 lime, quartered

1. Preheat grill to medium-high
2. Combine mayo, yogurt, and chili powder in small bowl
3. Grill corn, turning occasionally until marked on each side and tender, 8-12 min total. Remove from grill.
4. Spread each ear with 1 Tbs of the sauce and sprinkle with 1 Tbs Cotija. Serve with lime wedges, squeezing over before eating.
5. Fall in love

Per serving: 98 cals, 3 g fat (1g sat)

May 28, 2010

a place to start

Recently I was introduced to "My Year of Mixtapes" - by Chicago DJ Chrissy, who just finished creating one mix a week for a full year. If you were at all conscious during the 90's you have to check out Week 21 (Oct 2009) for '90's Dance Pop. You might have to blast it in private to hide your shame, but you will definitely dance to it. You don't have to lie to kick it, you love it. I am also digging week 52 "Boogie" for some background sauteing music.

Why am I telling you this? I can't cook an inspired meal without getting in the groove. It takes a delicate balance of comfy clothes (what a sexy joy I am to live with - it is a rarity to see me at home in anything but lounge pants and my Buckaroo t-shirt) and the perfect tunes.

Whatever your music of choice may be, I challenge you to crank it up and create a delicious meal. Begin the path to a positive relationship with food and your body by cooking nourishing meals that you love. It is a place to start.

May 25, 2010

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