Sunday, January 30, 2011
One month in on healthy and fast cooking!
So here it is the end of Jan 2011. I made only two resolutions this year. First to strive for more balance in my life. My normal is to go all in, full tilt but this doesn't always lead to a happy life. Doing well on that one so far. Even took a few days off from Etsy.
Second resolution, learn to cook! I can spend 12 hours making soap but put me in front of the stove- and I get mad. So this is the year I stop using the tag line, "I can't cook" and do something about it. And first I had to find a style that works for me. It came in the form of two awesome cookbooks from Jessica Seinfeld. The Double Delicious series. What I love the most: healthy, easy and tasty food with the deceptive sneaking in of veggies.
I have pretty much cooked from these two books all month. I purchased a food processor and began making a collection of veggies, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, cauliflower and spinach. They are frozen and on the ready when I need them. I do most of my steaming on Sundays so its all done. Then away I go each day. We have only had a few boxes of cereal all month. I've made sweet potato french toast, applesauce muffins for breakfast. Amazing aloha chicken and even spinach brownies for dessert. Now the kids are finally on to all my deceptive veggies but they are getting into it too.
Thought it might be fun to share a post other than soap. Hope your New Year is off to a fun start.