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Dinner Diva: The Dinner Diva: My favorite things

I love food. I like to talk about it, read about it, write about it, buy it, cook it and definitely eat it. While I wouldn't say I'm exactly obsessed with all things edible, I would say I'm definitely food-centric. It's how I roll, y'all.So today as I was pondering my column, I started to think about things that made me happy food-wise and something wonderful occurred: A song leaped into my heart and I just have to share it with you. Are you ready? My Favorite Things sung to the tune of (you guessed it) that beloved Sound of Music song, My Favorite Things.Sing along if you want, make a video on youtube.com if you've got the chops for it (and send me a link so I can see you sing!) or make up your OWN version. This has been a blast! Enjoy my musical offering and see you next week!



Here's my one of my favorite salad recipes with extra veggies from Saving Dinner (Random House). Enjoy!Great Greek Salad (serves six)1/4 cup olive oil3 tablespoons lemon juice1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar3/4 teaspoon dried oreganoSalt and pepper to taste1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced1 red onion, sliced into thin rings1 English cucumber (seedless)1 bunches broccoli, chopped12 each kalamata olives, drained3 each tomatoes, sliced12 ounces feta cheese, crumbledIn a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.In a large bowl, toss remaining ingredients together. Pour dressing over the salad and toss.Per Serving: 392 Calories; 18g Fat; 13g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 50mg Cholesterol; 740mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 6 Fat.SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve with whole grain rolls.