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Having Trouble Sticking to that New Year's Diet?

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jan 7, 2011 5:40PM

PrairieFireLogo(2).jpg Sometimes, sticking with your New Year's resolutions can be too much to ask, especially when those resolutions involve food. As the weather outside gets more and more miserable, the urge to curl up on the couch with a bag of potato chips gets stronger and stronger. For food lovers, the word "diet" is a curse, often denoting bland meals lacking salt, fat or flavor. If you've got some dough to spare after Christmas, you can make your New Year's diet stick in style. Sarah Stegner, chef/owner of Prairie Fire and two-time James Beard Award winner, will cook you three healthy meals a day for ten days, to beat those post-holiday blues.

The cost? $500 for all thirty meals. But, if you just want to try one day, or even one meal, you can join in a la carte. Sarah will be doing this along with you, as eating healthy is her resolution for the new year. You will have the added pleasure of her company, along with her food - great if you're a fan of Prairie Fire.

What will the food look like? On the first day, breakfast will be an egg white omelet with local mushrooms and goat cheese, with grilled onions ($10 a la carte). Lunch will be two dishes, a small greek salad with feta and beef barley soup ($15 a la carte). For dinner, try a grilled fish marinated in herbs and oil with butternut squash. Doesn't sound like a very taxing diet!

If you have any questions, or want to see the complete menu, contact the restaurant.

Prairie Fire is located at 215 N. Clinton Street.