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Music Video and Easter Recipe

Best music video ever . . . has nothing to do with the fact that the bass player is my son.  It will be appearing on VH1 soon.  I thought the theme was in line with Easter celebrations – the name of the song is “Celebrate Tonight”.

In order to make this post NOT all about me and my family (!), here is a great recipe I will be making along with my leg of lamb tomorrow.  With a side of mashed potatoes and some steamed asparagus, the meal will be completely well-rounded, healthy, and delicious.

LOADED SPINACH SALAD

CREAMY BLUE CHEESE DRESSING

1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise

1/3 cup buttermilk or nonfat milk

1/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt

2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar or white vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

SALAD

8 large eggs

6 cups baby spinach

4 tablespoons Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing, divided

1 8-ounce can beets, rinsed and sliced

1 cup shredded carrots

2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted

To prepare dressing: Whisk mayonnaise, buttermilk (or milk), yogurt, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until smooth. Add cheese and stir, mashing with a spoon until the cheese is incorporated.

To prepare salad: Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook at the lowest simmer for 10 minutes. Pour off the hot water and run cold water over the eggs until they are completely cooled. Peel the eggs; discard 6 of the yolks. Chop the remaining yolks and whites.

Toss spinach and 2 tablespoons of the dressing in a large bowl. Divide between 2 plates. Top with the chopped eggs, beets, carrots and pecans. Drizzle with 2 more tablespoons dressing. (Refrigerate the extra dressing for up to 1 week.)  Serves 2 (about 4 cups per serving).

           

Per serving: 270 calories; 12 g fat ( 3 g sat); 189 mg cholesterol; 20 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 6 g fiber; 803 mg sodium

From EatingWell 

 

 

 

 

Livin’ The Dream

I just had to post this.  My son, Brent, was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, performing with Allen Stone.  He’s playing the bass, on the far right.

It’s great when anyone gets to do what they love.  When that person is your child, it’s a blast to watch.

Oh My! Dave Matthews’ Catering

A dietitian’s (and mom’s) dream come true:  watching my son (bass player) open with Allen Stone for Dave Matthews at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountainview, CA on Sunday . . . AND eating dinner backstage from Dave’s catered spread.

Beam me back to reality, which ain’t bad either, but wow!  I’m so proud of my son, and for a moment or two I felt 21 again.

Mmmm . . . yummy veggies and some scrumptious scallops with avocado on top!

On the tour bus with my son and daughter

So tell me . . . Are you feelin’ lucky??

Allen Stone and his band

I was riding home on the train yesterday, after a day trip to Chicago to see my son play with Allen Stone and his band at the Manifest Urban Arts Festival.  I was feeling lucky all day.  Grateful really.  It completely fills my tank to see my kids happy and doing what they love.

AND it’s like the hummus on my rice cakes (or cherry on an ice cream sundae?) to feel so welcome in their world.  Brent’s world happens to be a fast-paced existence on the road, playing bass with a very talented young soul singer from Seattle. Continue reading