Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pretty Food by Judi

My friend Judi (Live Well With Judi) is an amazing cook. She makes dishes that are not only healthy and nutritious, but what I like to call "Pretty Food".

Judi is my inspiration in learning to eat foods that are high in nutrition and also taste good.
She really encourages me to stay away from what she calls "pretend foods", or foods that have no value for our bodies.

While we were up at Rae Ann's cabin in Star Valley, Judi cooked several dishes that were in the Double Yum! category.

One night as a side dish, she made Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad. Rae Ann liked this dish so much, she requested it for her upcoming birthday dinner.

For desert we had Tofu Chocolate Mousse. I am not a big fan of tofu, but honestly if no one told you, you would never know that was the base. Rae Ann is on a gluten free diet, and this was a desert she could have.
We all licked our spoons and cups down to the very speck.
For Judi's recipes, visit her blog HERE.


Jana said...

Looks so yummy! And to think it is healthy too! :)

Live Well With Judi said...

Thanks Nedra for bragging about me! I think I'll go cook something now! Hugs

Rae Ann said...

We sure were the lucky recipents of some very fine food while we were at my cabin. I am so thankful that we have such a great friend like Judi to teach us that eating healthy is not only good for you... but can be great tasting as well. She's simply amazing!!!

Cindy said...

Judi is a great cook. Many years ago Judi made a Thai Chicken Salad and shared it at a scrapbook retreat. It is still a family favorite. We my kids come home that is what they want--and my killer brownies! Here is a link to her famous recipe:

Abby and Stephanie said...

Pretty and healthy! Tofu takes on the flavors of whatever it's used with. I make stuffed pasta shells with tofu. YUM!

ms Givens said...

I love Tofu.

Micki said...

That tofu chocolate dessert sounds incredible. You wouldn't think that Tofu would taste that good.

Janet said...

You were spoilt on retreat with such lovely food. It sounds like you learn much more than quitling tips from each other.