I've cooked my way through all 264 recipes
in The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook!

February 20, 2010

The End of Butter (Kinda)

I love butter. Love it. Always have. I cook with it, I flavor with it, and I put it on my bread. It's not just me, either -- my whole family is obsessed. Once, when we were little and a babysitter wouldn't give us a snack, my sister sneaked outside with a pad of butter sprinkled with sugar atop her bare toe. Disgusting? Yes. But I'm just trying to illustrate that I was born into a butter loving family.

So, the thing about butter is that it's not the healthiest ever. My husband and I are in our late 20s, and its time to get on top of cooking great meals that are also good for us. So here goes. I'm not trying to make my own Julia/Julia project (and let's be honest, without butter, that couldn't have worked), but I do love the idea of taking a cook book and working the whole way through it.

And if that cookbook uses something other than butter as it's base like, let's say, olive oil, I think it's a plan. I picked up The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook : A Delicious Alternative for Lifelong Health by Nancy Harmon Jenkins from my local library (side tangent : support public libraries) and it's pretty awesome. I think I can do this. Do you?


  1. Oh, you can!

    And with a blog and everything!

  2. I'm a fellow butter lover, with my own nostalgia of butter-sneaking (with and sans sugar), so I am intrigued. Also, lately, I've had trouble finding healthy and delicious (and hopefully at least sometimes quick and easy) meals to make for me and my husband. And so here this is, my new favorite blog. Huzzah!

  3. Welcome to all butter lovers! Huzzah, indeed.


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