Happy Women's day!

posted on: Sunday, March 9, 2008

Every March 8th my mom would buy each of us (3 girls) flowers. We always celebrated women's day in Brazil and I am so proud of being a woman that I loved the holiday. To honor my favorite cook and my favorite woman in the whole wide world I wanted to share a picture of my grandma, Aurea. I was trying to find pictures of just her but it's impossible since she refuses to ever be alone. I thought this was a sweet yet powerful picture that shows the influence that she had and continues to have. These are all of her granddaughters.

As a present for women’s day I am going to give you a super easy yummy recipe we made today. I should give you one of my grandma’s special recipe but I am not in the mood to translate, plus the time factor is weighing heavy these days.

suprise sauce

I am calling this surprise sauce because we kind of just threw it together and surprisingly it was very delicious. Don’t worry I wasn’t thinking in terms of surprise school lunch meats or anything nasty like that where you never really know all the ingredients. In fact the ingredients for this sauce is basic.


  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup eggplant
  • ¼ cup pesto
  • 3 tablespoons yogurt


  1. cook the bacon, broccoli and eggplant in a medium size skillet.
  2. mix the pesto in with the bacon and veggies
  3. take the skillet of the burner and add the yogurt and stir
  4. serve over pasta

I like using yogurt in sauces it helps highlight certain flavors and if added in moderation it does not over power the sauce. Enjoy!


  1. That is REALLY COOL. REALLY COOL. I love the pic.

  2. I don't get a chance to comment nearly as often as I would like, but I wanted you to know what a beautiful picture I think this is of your dear grandmother and all her granddaughters. ABSOLUTELY PRICELESS!!!!!


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