So the holidays happened and the New Year rolled in. I swore once again I would AVOID the gym for ALL of January, because resolutioners. Not that I have anything against resolutions, but more because the pressure of another year ending with not enough “shoulds” having been done. And too many people setting up too many “shoulds” for the future, ending in disappointment when they don’t achieve (unrealistic) goals. And the craziness that becomes the gym when everybody shows up all at once, en mass.
Okay, so not everyone fails and I’m being a bit of a pessimist. But deciding to do something just because it’s a new year is not a good enough reason for me to do anything. Deciding to do something because of an intrinsic motivational factor is. So when I feel inspired to change something, or break a habit everything has to do with ME and not a date on the calendar when the numbers change. So my new year’s resolution is always to avoid the gym in January. And please note…I’ve already failed (I think failure happened at week two of the new year, oh well).
My meal plans continue weekly even when I don’t share them here. And this week is looking exciting! Some new recipes and CAKE even! (Sorry for all you “I won’t eat cake/sugar/sweets” resolutioners. This is ah-mazing! And what’s life without balance?)
- Vegan Spagetti (Easy pleasy! And also good with some non-vegan parmesan on top!) See recipe below.
- Slow Cooker Enchiladas. I am in need of making use of this ugly slow cooker I own…but finding vegetarian recipes that are healthy and tasty are hard to come by. (Meat seems to be a main ingredient for getting this bad boy to work, much to my disappointment.) This is a new recipe. Anyone out there with good veggie slow cooker ideas??
- Spinach-Potato Tacos. Also new! Only instead of following the recipe exactly, I plan on using hard shell corn tacos and wrap them with soft shell tortillas. YUM.
- The BEST Chocolate cake ever. With layers of buttercream icing of course. Now of course we’re not having this for dinner. But we are bringing it along to a dinner party. And it’s my husband’s birthday Yeah!! So with the best cake ever it instantly becomes the best birthday ever (right?!!) I will try to take a picture and post later. But it might just all get eaten before then…
And then the big “thing” I alluded to in my previous post. I printed a cookbook for my family for Christmas! So exciting. All my favourites, in one place. Although I am constantly changing and altering recipes, I can’t claim many as original. Therefor you won’t be seeing this bad boy out in stores. But I do endorse all the original recipe chefs because they are amazing. And without them, I’d be eating mostly porridge. Seriously.
So also this week I’ll be making the Vegan Spagetti and my most favourite Masoor Dal with cauliflower yogurt and naan bread. Both in the book. The Cook Book. My most favourite.
So here is to wishing you all a great start to the new year. And if you made resolutions, I wish you luck (really I do!)
And in the meantime I’ll be back blogging weekly. And I’m also on instagram @backyardyogalove following my yoga path daily.
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