Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays as much as I did. After finally finding some time to sit at my computer, I need to catch you up on my holiday eats, so here goes.
Christmas Eve Chili with beans, butternut squash, carrots, corn, peppers. So good we even served leftovers for Christmas dinner.
Christmas dinner contributions – mashed potatoes
Shredded Brussels sprouts with cranberries and pecans (Alton Brown recipe)
Tuscan Braised Beans from Urban Vegan (completely awesome)
And treats – gingerbread men (from leftover house dough)
Cherry and Pecan loaf
Mint chip cookies (obviously not vegan)
Banana Oat Bundles (from Vive), half with dried cranberries, half with mini chocolate chips
And my New Year’s Day dinner – blackeyed peas with brown rice, bok choy for greens, and broccoli because I always eat broccoli for dinner.
I enjoyed way too many treats during the holidays and found myself in serious need of a sugar detox. So I signed on for a Seven Day Detox with The Raw Divas. I began Saturday and feel so much better – yay! I’m eating only raw fruits and veggies. It’s not difficult, but I do miss cooking. I moved my mixer off the counter and replaced it with the blender to make green smoothies. Oh, and salt. I do miss a sprinkling of flavored sea salt on my veggies. I mentioned on my last post that I got a new camera for Christmas. Now even my boring salads can look yummy.