Spend a week eating like my mama and trying to keep up with her, and you will easily lose 5 pounds. She is quite possibly the only person I know who CRAVES vegetables. But this would most likely explain why she is so fit and beautiful. So, when she is in town by herself, I try to mix the foods I love... um, cheese... with the vegetables that she loves.
I rolled up slices of grilled eggplant with a piece of proscuitto and a combination of goat cheese and cream cheese. With the eggplant rolls, I served a spinach salad with red onion slices and strawberries. I topped both with a balsamic drizzle. And as my mama says, "It makes your mouth happy."