Have you ever had carrot cake at a restaurant or cafe? Much too often, it’s dry, very heavy, and the frosting is too fake. That’s why I understood when Josh emphatically told me that he didn’t like it and didn’t want me to bake it. But I knew that I could win him over, regardless of his protesting. I used a Taste of Home recipe, which resulted in a scrumptious cake. Needless to say, Josh and I polished it off in a week. And he now loves carrot cake……in moderation. 🙂
And now on to French Women. To be more precise, a book called French Women Don’t Get Fat. I had read it many years ago, loved it then, and am now reading a copy from the library. The second time around, I love it just as much. Its premise (in my words) is that you can enjoy almost any food in moderation and that eating should be a delight. It’s all about balance and quality, instead of quantity. The book not only inspires me to eat healthier overall, but also to dive into the kitchen with fresh ingredients and new recipes.