I’m a longtime fan of Janet and Greta Podleski. Some of my most frequently requested recipes come from their cookbook “Eat, Shrink and Be Merry” (try the Girl-Guy cookies and add about 1/4 cup of whole flax seeds for crunch - you can thank me later). I was excited to see that their latest creation, “The Looneyspoons Collection” features many of the recipes that I have made and enjoyed in the past, but they have been updated and ‘healthified’. Lots of nutritional information has changed since “Looneyspoons” was first published the 90′s – more fibre, whole grains, good fats, less sodium etc. – and if you want to eat healthy, you need to keep on top of the current recommendations!
I asked Greta (excuse me while I pick up that name I just dropped) what recipes she recommends for moms and she suggested trying ‘You’re Pudding Me On’, which is a warm banana bread pudding. Coincidentally enough, on the day my copy of TLC arrived I had taken a ’No Weigh, José! Mexican Lasagna’ from the freezer for our dinner so I figured since I wasn’t cooking I’d give the dessert a try!
Made with 12 grain bread, vanilla yogurt, bananas, chocolate chips and a few other ingredients, it was a snap to put together and it baked while we ate dinner and cleaned up. My house smelled amazing and we couldn’t wait to dig in – waiting the 10 minutes for it to set when you take it out was torture.
Ashlyn dug right in and loved it; so did the moms and kids we shared it with the next day at a play date.
I’ve made a note to try ’Sticky Chicky’ (baked chicken thighs in a sticky-sweet BBQ sauce) which I have been told is very popular with kids and parents alike. ”The Looneyspoons Collection” is popular across the board these days - it’s the #1 non-fiction book in Canada!
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