I hope you all had a safe, happy, fun, tasty & peaceful New Years. Did you write down any resolutions? I did not, however I do have day to day benchmarks I strive for. Mindfulness, health, happiness, accessibility, openness, adventure seeking, love & honesty are a few key words that govern my life. Daily. Not just because it is a new year.
We had all of these family portraits taken quite a few months ago by a local photographer named Sadie Olive. I have been wanting to post these & so many opportunities have passed me by. The plan was for Christmas, but then I let my sister in law’s Red Velvet Cake & my kids in holly trimmed wagon sidetrack me. So here they are, just in time for new family portraits to be taken!
If you have been visiting the pages of this blog for a while you would know that my focus is to inspire the home chef to create healthy, whole food meals from scratch. My mission is to inspire healthy living through eating REAL FOOD not FAST FOOD & never DEPRIVE. Life is joyful when we fill it with flavor, nutrition & the best ingredients we can comfortably afford to buy.
Here are a few of my families favorite slimming foods that taste great & maximize healthy weight goals. Throughout the year I will provide you with tasty recipes that will help you achieve a trimmer waistline. Don’t forget to add in exercise too. Even a 1/2 hour brisk walk each day will clear you head, make you feel brighter & burn a few calories. Light weight lifting will help maximize & hasten those results.
My 2011 is being kicked off with a great adventure – Food Blogger Camp in Cancun, Mexico. There is an amazing agenda lined up. Some of my best buddies will be there & I can’t wait to meet new folks too. I am rooming with one the greatest gals I know, Deliciously Organicwho I met early 2010 atHelen DuJardin’s (Tartelette) photography workshop in LA. More great buddies that will soaking in the sun with me areWhat’s Gaby CookingFood WoolfThe Urban BakerLadles & JellySpoons. I am so excited to bulid new memories together in this brand new year.
A quick thank you to my camp sponsor Bard Valley Medjool Dates. You will be hearing much more about caramely sweet dates in the upcoming weeks. I am so excited to work with these growers of one of my favorite, all natural sweet treats. A few of the recipes I have posted with dates include these & stay tuned for more!
Such a wonderful year it has been. I have made amazing new friends from all over the globe. We reach out to each other 24/7. Let’s make a resolution to continue to work together, cheer each other on & support one another. You guys rock & I am so very grateful for your friendships, determination & drive.