HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I hope everyone had a fabulous time ringin’ in the new decade – I personally brought my grandma-ness to a whole new level, but more on that in a bit…
Yesterday, I slept until ALMOST TEN IN THE MORNING! Ummm…last time I did that I am pretty sure I was hungover from my 21st…or was it 22nd birthday? Maybe it was after the post-college graduation drinkfest celebration? Whenever it was, it was clearly a LONG time ago.
Since I had a lunch date with my friend Amy at 11:30am, I just had a small bowl of Kashi Honey Sunshine (a.k.a. healthified Cap’n Crunch) with organic skim milk before I headed off to the perfect place to ring eat in 2010…WHOLE FOODS!
Best. Hot. Bar. I. Have. Ever. Had.
That would be more than one pound of…
- cinnamon-roasted butternut squash
- carrot-potato veggie latke
- blue cheese + walnuts + green bean salad
- Thai noodles + grilled teriyaki tofu
- butternut squash spaetzle
And the best part? No grossness or feeling nauseaus after. Just pure, delicious food :).
Ran some errands…cleaned the flat…put together a box of Goodwill Donations…and did my snacky thang, which was about 1/2 – 3/4 cup Chobani Nonfat Greek yog + crumbled Clif Z-Bar in S’mores (yes, it only took me about three months to find the dang flavor).
After some more organizing, I got a jump start on my 2010 goals!
Yep, for the New Year, I kicked things off by whipping up a brand new recipe from the cookbook CLEAN FOOD, which I received as a birthday present. Nutritious eats + seasonal recipes = a winner in my book (if I had a book…).
This recipe was clearly calling my name…
Toasted cashews, red curry, tempeh, roasted red pepper… twas’ delicious! Especially since it was served over cinnamon-cumin brown rice with cilantro (inspired by another recipe from the book).
Let me preface this by saying, I HATE NEW YEAR’S. It’s usually either drama-filled, drunken-filled or worse – both. Also, this past year has been a lot about me. I’ve kind of needed to be selfish in order to grow, deal with some issues, focus on improving myself and just take the time I need to do what is best for me. In a lot of ways, ending the new year solo was extremely appropriate (and may I say…totally enjoyable!).
Yes, I had multiple offers to hang out with friends, and I totally felt bad turning them down. However, it felt nice to just sit back, reflect, find some peace and enjoy a double feature while doing so. After some thought, I think I am going to add another thing to my list of 2010 goals…work on opening myself up to people and giving to others more.
Consider it added. Tangent over.
Thank you to the fabulous Russkie Sarah, who sent me the sweetest birthday gift which contained perhaps one of the best cards I’ve ever received, raspberry M&Ms, hazelnut M&Ms (a.k.a. Nutella M&Ms!!!) and an awesome babushka magnet. Thank you my dearest!
This morning, I awoke to the new year with FABOOSH brekkie…
toasted jalapeno cheddar focaccia
two organic, free-range eggs
1 pepperjack cheese stick
3 cups of coffee (w/ organic skim milk)
The jalapeno cheddar focaccia is beyond words. I never used to love the spicy…I guess I have this girl to thank for helping change my tastebuds :).
Alright my kiddos, that’s probably enough from your neighborhood everythingtarian for the day. I want to hear about your new year…how did you ring in 2010?
Love, happiness + peace to you all!