Just a bitePosted: October 19, 2012
Years ago when I was transitioning from take-out pizza, Bud Light and American Spirits I heard about Mireille Guillano, she’s done a whole bunch of stuff but for my purposes I heard about her book, “Why French Women Don’t get Fat”. Honestly, the title turned me off so I never read this particular book of hers, BUT I did read, “French Women for All Seasons”. It was meant as a follow-up to her first runaway success to “Why French Women…” – anyhow the book talks about seasonal foods, seasonal eating and the importance of pleasure and indulgence just not gluttony. This is a common dispute in my head, my balancing act of la dolce vita and “the white stuff will kill you” knowledge rattling around in my noodle.
So this week wen I was craving a bit of the sweet stuff, I recalled Mireille’s words of wisdom to have a little, just a few bites, enjoy it, just don’t over do it……..in my mind “over-doing it” could be licking the plate…..at a restaurant. Seriously.
But, since I’m kind of a grown-up I made these words my mantra – just a bit, just a bite – and created this wonderful treat for myself.
Decaf Fair Trade French Roast Coffee
Sliced Baguette sprinkled with Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (and warmed in toaster)
3 TBS The Greek Gods Honey Greek Yogurt
Sat my butt down at a table, lit a fire in the fire place and enjoyed my little “Slice of Heaven” for all of 4 minutes before my kids spotted the chocolate chip bread.