Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spring into health.....let's get 'bikini' ready

Getting bikini ready requires healthy eating that is delicious and easy to prepare. Susan is the person I turn to for exciting, delicious and fun recipes that will help place me in 'Bikini' mode. Thank you Susan for sending us this delicious recipe!

Chef Susan Irby the Bikini Chef is author of seven books including Substitute Yourself Skinny and Boost Your Metabolism. Susan hosts a weekly radio show, The Bikini Lifestyle with Susan Irby the Bikini Chef, on KABC 790 AM in Los Angeles of which guests include Wolfgang Puck, Venus Williams, Billy Bush, Chef Michael Mina, Chef Ben Ford, and Divya Gugnani of MSNBC. You can visit her at

Pear Butter

Makes approximately 4 cups

You will need:
3 ripe d’anjou pears, peeled, cored, and chopped

3 ripe golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, and chopped

1 ½ cups water

2 tablespoons honey

In medium quart boiler over medium heat, combine pears, apples, water, and honey. Bring to a soft boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Uncover, stir, and continue to simmer another 5 to 7 minutes, until fruit is completely tender.

Working in batches if needed (usually takes 2 batches), puree in food processor until smooth.

Serve immediately with toasted whole wheat bread or other breakfast item or chill overnight and serve as a tasty “butter” over grilled, broiled, baked, or poached chicken breasts, turkey, or with fruits or yogurt.

Recipe reprinted with permission Adams Media, copyright 2010, Substitute Yourself Skinny, author Susan Irby the Bikini Chef