100 Calories of Raw Spinach

raw spinach

Yup. There it is.  I am not a big fan of raw spinach, but it is okay cooked with olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice.

100 Calories of Strawberries

strawberries

Delighted to learn that a strawberry has about 5 – 10 calories.  They taste so good – yet are healthy.  This flies in the face of my theory that all of the worldly pleasures are vices.

These are dreadfully out of season, so there is still a bit of guilt attached as they were transported from Mexico: fossil fuel and pesticides included.  Strawberry picking in New England is still a ways off, as it is still winter here.

100 Calories of Dry-Roasted Salted Pistachios

pistachios

Relatively speaking, pistachios are a good choice of nut when compared with others on the basis of calories, protein, and fat per weight.  But don’t be fooled; pistachios are still little (delicious!) fat and calorie bombs.  Still, if you are going to eat nuts, pistachios are a good choice.

100 Calories of Green Tea Mochi

Green Tea Mochi

Jered gleefully announced that this green tea mochi ball was 100 calories, knowing that it would end up in this blog.

100 Calories of Goat Cheese Shitake Mushroom Dumpling

homemade dumpling

My first homemade dumplings.  Liza taught me how and I ventured to Chinatown in the slushy snowstorm to get the wrappers.

100 Calories of Raw Brussel Sprouts

Raw Brussel Sprouts

I used to hate these until my sister in law made a delicious batch.

This page has a good recipe; I prefer the 2nd one listed and to use goat cheese instead of Gorgonzola.  The hardest part of this recipe is to keep from eating the stray leaves that get crunchy before you finish cooking.

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