Saturday, April 10, 2010

Recipe of the Week: The Fall Diet

I have discovered a new passion: the library. My friends and I have a book club, which truth be told, is more like a wine club, but we feel much more cultured and sophisticated calling it a book club. A couple of the girls have been going to the library and have been telling me what a great money saver it is to borrow each month's book vs. spending up to $20/month to buy a book you may or may not love. Also, Kyle's Auntie Cheri (our family's Martha Stewart) often borrows cookbooks from the library. Kyle and I spend a lot of money on cookbooks and most of the time we only use a couple recipes. So I finally decided there might be some logic behind going to the library.

I showed up to our teensy-weensy Richmond Beach library a month ago and was so overwhelmed and excited to find that I could borrow up to 100 books at a time that I ended up leaving an hour and a half later with just about that amount of books on CD for my long drives for work, home improvement books, our book of the month, and...cookbooks! I was perusing the shelves and noticed a book by Cheryl Fall. One of my best friends mom's name is Cheryl Fall, and I thought "...hmmm what a coincidence". I flipped through the pages and was in aw when I discovered that the author WAS my friend's mom!

Her book is Two at the Table: Cooking for Couples Now that the Kids are Gone (I have linked the title to so you can order a copy!). She has wonderful recipes, including many healthy/healthful recipes like the creamy kale and turkey kielbasa soup that is shown below. Becca and her sister are both skinny, so Kyle and I decided this book must hold the secrets to the diet they grew up on that made them so lean! Hence, the title of this blog post.

Anyways, this week's Recipe of the Week's recipe won't be posted because I think everyone should go out and get this cookbook--it's a keeper! Or, you could check out your local library and if they aren't esteemed enough to have a copy on hand, they could order it for you from a different location.

I've never cooked with kale before, but started to get interested in trying it after my friend Carol posted about its health benefits on her blog. This soup was soul-warmingly delicious and filled us up quickly with all of the yummy veggies and hearty sausage. Look at the color of the soup!

Happy Eating,


  1. YUMMY! what a small world! looks delish as usual!

  2. Haha! My mom is going to LOVE this! I'll let you know if the "Fall Diet" still works when I am 45 and my metabolism has slowed down to a crawl... then we'll really see...