Martha Stewart: Dinner’s Ready One Pot At A Time

Martha Stewart: Dinner’s Ready One Pot At A Time

One Pot

Making dinner: One Pot at a time

People think that living with a gourmet cook must be so great!  Night after night we have fabulous, amazing, multi-course dinners.  Using only the best and the most seasonal ingredients, the dinners that my husband makes are magazine cover worthy.  Check out some the photos of his food on: www.rosebudwasthesled.  But this blog post isn’t about Adam’s amazing cooking….it’s about mine, or rather my aspiration to be a better cook.

All of my adult life I have aspired to be a good cook. (And epically failed)  The only problem is I hate the clean up.  I’m cool with reading recipes, buying ingredients and pulling things together. My challenge falls in the multi-tiered, multi-stepped, multi-pot cooking that needs to be done to create a picture worthy meal.  I would be happy cooking for my family if I only needed to use one pot.  In fact, I find myself looking for recipes that require one pot: pasta with tomato sauce anyone?

Martha Stewart, I am not.  But I do love her cookbooks, the magazine and her suggestions for making everyday a holiday.  I’ve learned a lot from the housekeeping diva…but until recently, the Queen of Clean hadn’t fulfilled my greatest domestic wish: show me how I can pull together a great meal using one pot and one pot only.

I am super psyched to have the chance to meet Ms. Stewart (or at least see her) at Macy’s on State Street this coming Tuesday (September 16th) starting at 5:30 p.m. where she will be previewing her latest cookbook: One Pot.  The book will be released the following week: September 23rd but if you join me on the 16th at Macy’s on State Street–yes, you, devoted Martha Stewart fans, can get your copy early (and perhaps Martha, herself, will sign it?)

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Real Moms Love to Eat….And Eat!

Has it actually been a month since my last post?  Shame on me!  And so much has happened including a visit to Jilly’s Bakery in St. Louis where K was able to meet the winners of the Food Network’s 3rd Season of Cupcake Wars.  But I digress….

A few months ago, during my stint with Oprah, I met this fabulous mom, Beth Aldrich, who totally turned me onto her method of enjoying food.  She told me that she wrote a book about her experiences and advise and asked if I would be interested in learning more about it.  Naturally, I said “YES!!” with the caveat that I had no intention of getting rid of my favorite foods in my diet.  She assured me that getting rid of foods was not part of her plan.  I decided to read on…

Fast forward a few months and Beth’s book has been published.  I totally enjoyed reading and following her advice.  She is currently on a book tour and I encourage you to stop by one of her events and take a look at her book, ask Beth questions and learn how Real Moms not only LOVE to Eat, but can still enjoy our favorite foods and fit into our skinny jeans.

Real Moms Love To Eat

Save your space today and RSVP.

FREE AUTHOR EVENTS-Northshore:

Evanston Public Library Sunday, January 8th 3-4pm
Located: Community Meeting Room (1st Floor)
Local author Beth Aldrich new book “Real Moms Love to Eat: How to Conduct a Love Affair with Food, Lose Weight and Feel Fabulous.” The book presents a 10-week plan to help mothers rediscover a more natural, nourishing, and pleasurable relationship with food. Aldrich is a Certified Health Counselor and a frequent nutrition columnist forDiet.com and SocialMoms.com. You can learn more about her book atRealMomsLovetoEat.com.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.  RSVP: http://evanstonlibrary-eorg.eventbrite.com/

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Renee: This is the one that I am planning on attending! 
Whole Foods Market Northbrook Monday, January 9th 1pm 
Moms, re-Energize After the Holidays! Join Beth Aldrich, the author of the bookReal Moms Love to Eat: How to Conduct a Love Affair with Food, Lose Weight and Feel Fabulous™ as she presents concepts in healthy eating for moms. She will help moms discover pleasurable ways to tap into the energy of foods that revitalize, provide sustainable energy, build strength and slow down the aging process. Her workshops are designed to equip and inspire participants to take greater ownership over their long-term health and overall wellness. Book signing and refreshments afterwards.
RSVP: 

http://wholefoodsnorthbrook-eorg.eventbrite.com/
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Bookstall Winnetka January 25th 6:30pm
The Bookstall in Winnetka welcomes local author Beth Aldrich celebrating the publicaton of her book: “Real Moms Love to Eat: How to Conduct a Love Affair with Food, Lose Weight and Feel Fabulous”. The book outlines a 10-step approach to having a love affair with food and still looking and feeling fabulous, that women WANT to eat and Beth believes they CAN, if they indulge on the right foods. Skinny jeans, energy, radiant looks: Check, Check, Check. Beth even offers a 21-day suggested meal plan for women to carry on in the kitchen!   Books will be available for purchase and signingBeth cannot wait to meet you and help you to embrace your love affair with food. RSVP:http://thebookstall.eventbrite.com/

LUNCHEON and Demo EVENTS:

The Daily Method North Shore Wednesday, January 11th at 11 a.m

TDM: located in Kenilworth, IL. welcomes author Beth Aldrich celebrating the publicaton of her book: “Real Moms Love to Eat: How to Conduct a Love Affair with Food, Lose Weight and Feel Fabulous”. The book outlines a 10-step approach to having a love affair with food and still looking and feeling fabulous, that women WANT to eat and Beth believes they CAN, if they indulge on the right foods. Skinny jeans, energy, radiant looks: Check, Check, Check. Beth even offers a 21-day suggested meal plan for women to carry on in the kitchen!  Beth teams up with fellow Health Counselor, Kristie Booker, to share some super greens secrets from her book, complete with sampling and a book signing.

This event is open to the public, grab a friend and join us. Beth and Kristie cannot wait to meet you and help you to embrace your love affair with food.  Cost for class, including the book and samples, $30

      **Call the studio to RSVP (847) 920-5260.

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Michigan Shores Club-Luncheon January 19th 11:30am-1pm

Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette will host local author Beth Aldrich celebrating the publication of her book: “Real Moms Love to Eat: How to Conduct a Love Affair with Food, Lose Weight and Feel Fabulous”. The book outlines a 10-step approach to having a love affair with food and still looking and feeling fabulous, that women WANT to eat and Beth believes they CAN, if they indulge on the right foods. Skinny jeans, energy, radiant looks: Check, Check, Check. Beth even offers a 21-day suggested meal plan for women to carry on in the kitchen!

All NON – MEMBERS should contact The Bookstall in Winnetka to make a reservation for this event, 847-446-8880.  MSC Members contact MSC to RSVP.

Even if you do not live in Chicago, I encourage you to check out Beth’s book.  It is refreshing to have a healthy diet book that doesn’t preach or tell you all of the things that you CAN’T do!  Beth tells you all of the things that can be done, and there are quite a few.  Please let me know if you stop by one of her discussions and let me know your thoughts.  Even better?  Let me know how you enjoyed her book.

All the best and healthy eating !