Greek Yogurt with Pomegranate, Honey and Cinnamon for #FoodnFlix #JaneAustenBites #FandomFoodies

As if….

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Heather, the founder of Food’n Flix, is taking us on a retro journey this month, back to 1995!  (Yikes, putting that date and retro in the same sentence makes me feel ancient.)  You can read Heather’s announcement post here.

Clueless is a classic, a teen film that loosely overlaps the plot from Jane Austen’s Emma.

In 1995, I was teaching high school English and I was certainly connecting with some of the characters in the film and remembering the fashions, teen speak, and behaviors of the time.  Did I see some pagers?  (As a current high school principal, I might say that the behaviors haven’t changed too much—more texting and less cell speak.)  The film is set during the holiday season as is evident in a few decorations.

As far as the food in the film, there’s more than one would think.  There’s a lot of healthy food as Cher tries to get her Type-A  lawyer father to eat healthier.   The film starts out with some fresh OJ and there is a family dinner where Cher munches on a carrot stick and an asparagus spear.  (I can’t identify what else is on the table.)

There’s typical cafeteria style lunches at school but the cool girls dine on yogurt, oranges, water, orange juice, and Italian roast coffee.   There’s a bit of body angst as the teenage girls sometimes refer to themselves as “such a heifer” after having “two bowls of Special K, three pieces of turkey bacon, a handful of popcorn,  5 M&Ms,  3 pieces of licorice.”   Oh, and btw, there’s LOTS of diet coke in the film.   There’s also some references to “herbal refreshments” with a bit of a double meaning.  Cher and Dionne are referring to herbal tea.  Tai, the new kid, is wanting something a bit stronger.

Other food appears:

  • Tea with orange (delivered to Dad’s study)
  • Turkey sandwich with mayo
  • Low cholesterol cookbook “Nice family dinner”
  • Calorie fest at the mall— bread sticks
  • Chocolates
  • Midnight snack:  coffee, sandwiches, Lays, Doritos
  • Bowl of Cheetos
  • Slice ‘n bake cookies roll (unsliced)
  • BlowPops
  • Lots of bottles of water
  • Snackwells
  • Pickles
  • Two “Mochaccinos”
  • Cereal out of the box
  • Assorted canned goods  including caviar, sorted into entrees and appetizers (Pismo Beach Relief)
  • Coffee
  • Wedding Cake

Since Cher was so desperate for her dad to eat healthy and I saw a few lunches where she and her girl posse were eating yogurt, I decided to just do a healthy and simple breakfast.

Greek Yogurt with Pomegranate, Honey and Cinnamon


Easy, healthy and delicious.


  • 1/2 c. Greek non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/8 c. pomegranate seeds
  • drizzle of honey
  • dash of cinnamon


  1. Place yogurt in serving bowl.
  2. Add pomegranate seeds, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Stir and eat.

Yield: 1 serving

Serve with a Diet Coke.  As if…

I know this is super simple but it is mighty delicious and I crave it every morning.  I have got to take advantage of pomegranate season!

If you haven’t seen Clueless in a while, stream it this holiday season.  That young Paul Rudd is “Kind of a Baldwin.”

I’m also linking up with  Fandom Foodies (also hosted by Heather this month).


Stay tuned….I have grandiose ideas for the holidays here at EE.

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