Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ten a Day

Two straight days of cooking and some serious holiday eating has left me culinarily drained and feeling like a total beast.  Too many cookbooks!  Too much rich food!  I briefly considered a diet, then vetoed that idea--all that emphasis on foods I shouldn't eat seems to invariably lead to failure and self-loathing.  No thank you, and pass the tirimisu leftovers.  Then my sister suggested eating 10 a day--servings of fruits and vegetables, that is.  With the emphasis on adding healthy and delicious foods to my diet, this is a plan I can get excited about.

So why the chocolate, then?  It's the secret ingredient in my vegetarian chili.  I"ve made this so many times, I hardly need a recipe.  It's fast, cheap, easy and filling, and counts as at least two of my veggie servings. 

Which still only brings me to seven servings for the day.  But the night is young...and there is a pear with my name on it in the fridge. 


  1. I'm in! The chili looks great and cold weather is coming. Thanks for the idea.

  2. clucky, that chocolate looks good!
    love maid marian