At this time of year, it’s almost impossible to escape Resolution Mania. Gym membership offers clutter your real and virtual inbox. Gone are the pins and images or of cookie plates and cocktails, replaced with beautiful images of salads and juice. Gloriously fit people start to pop up in your sidebar, magazine, and weekly ad trying to sell you that magically sweat-free, perfect-haired workout if you buy their moisture-wicking pullover to run miles and miles in those mountains conveniently located in your backyard….
I’ve noticed recently that I have an obsession with side dishes. Every dish that’s catching my eye in magazines, other blogs and Pinterest are salads or dishes overflowing with vegetables and interesting flavors. Most of what I make for myself are just giant side dishes with small touches of protein. Now that cooler weather is here, I default to thinking about all of the amazing vegetables I can roast up and easily enjoy….
There’s nothing I enjoy more than a food challenge. Someone not a big fan of vegetables? Big meat eater with a small serving of vegetables? Think healthy food tastes bad? I want to change their minds. Let me make a meal for them and I’ll convert them. I revel in that moment when a skeptical person tries healthy food and ends up finishing their plate or reaching for seconds….
Even though Fall is quickly approaching on the calendar, I’m still holding on to as much of summer (namely the summer produce) as I can. The weather also seems to share my same feelings with the current heat wave in Southern California and a lot of the country….
Every once in a while, its time to take a step back and look around. To check in with yourself and see how things are going. I recently stopped and realized that it was time to add a little more simplicity back into my life. Time to let go of certain expectations I’ve been putting on myself with a lot of things, even food. Food doesn’t have to have a million ingredients to taste good. …
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Roasting is one of the best ways to easily cook up any vegetable and up your veggie intake. It’s simple and a hands off method that can open up a world of flavoring possibilities with your food….