Monday, August 10, 2009

Martha Monday: Grilled Vanilla Peaches

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I had a great weekend because I got to see Julie and Julia. I've been dying to see this movie because I read Julia Child's My Life in France, and I loved it. Also, I'm sort of obsessed with Martha Stewart the way that Julie, the blogger in the movie is obsessed with Julia Child. I really have nothing insightful to say about this movie, but I loved it and everyone should go see it.

Because I love Martha Stewart, I have been a faithful readier of the Martha and Me blog. MarthaAndMe has just started a weekly joint venture called Martha Monday. This is how she describes it: "Each week we will cook, craft, or do a Martha project together on Monday, with the goal being to add a little Martha to our lives." I jumped on this right away because I love doing all things Martha, and it's so great to have some like-minded crazy people to connect with on the Internets.

Anyway, this Monday's project was to make Grilled Vanilla Peaches, page 78 of Martha Stewart Living August issue (keep watching the Web site if you want the recipe). I made them last night, and they were delicious. (Since I'm new to this I forgot to take a picture.) This is a great healthy-ish dessert idea. You just peel and halve some peaches. Brush them with a nice vanilla and cinnamon mixture. Stick them in a foil packet and cook them on the grill for 15 minutes. Then voila! you have a great topping for vanilla ice cream. Or if you were being super healthy. you could go for some frozen yogurt of even eat them plain. It was sort of like having peach pie without the crust (and the work). My whole family (I have a 3-year old and a 6-year old and a husband) thought it was "delicious!" So far this Martha Monday thing is working out great. Can't wait to see what's up for next week.

You may be wondering what this has to do with A Spa Life. I believe that good food is an important component to having a full and healthy life. And I believe that cooking at home is one of the best ways to enjoy great food. We can't always be at a great restaurant and most of us don't have personal chefs, but we can all enjoy simple, delicious recipes at home. And instead of waiting until we can make it to the spa, we can enjoy great healthy, spa food at home (with occasional indulgences). I will be blogging about healthy recipes (and my idea of healthy is pretty broad) from time to time, and I would love it if you would share some of your favorite recipes.

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