(flowers on the coriander that went to seed in our garden. so delicate and pretty)
Happy New Year! I'm back. I hope you've all had a delicious, relaxing Christmas holiday and are ready for the new year. I am easing my way into it, reflecting on 2013 and then leaping all the way ahead to 2015. In doing so I am beginning with the end in mind, imagining it is the end of 2014 and wondering what I would like to accomplish this year. Here's a list of things brewing:
- complete my ebook (most of the chapters are written - hooray! - and my aim is by the end of January to have the recipes finalised, tested and photographed, then in February it will down to editing, proofing and designing. Simple really. Ha!)
- write at least 3 articles about our travels later this year up the east coast and down the centre of Australia
- get to know the intricacies of the functions on my camera
- cook with ingredients I've never tried before
- cook at least one recipe per week from the stack of cookbooks I have and never cook from!
- make sauerkraut
- daily yoga and/or walking
- reduce grains in my diet
- increase range of vegetables in our diet
- set up online shop to sell the pile of children's pants I have sewn that are just waiting to be played in
This is just the beginning. I am sure more ideas will brew. How about you? What's on your 2014 wishlist?
As for my blog dreams for 2014 my aim is to serve you up:
- at least one recipe per week
- a new series called 'Ask the Expert'
- more wholefood/healthy book reviews
- another new series called 'In My Kitchen' where we peek into people's kitchens and hear their stories
- and the series I am most excited about is wholefood step-by-step where I will post one simple step each week that you can take to transform your diet. By the end of the year with 52 steps taken you will be in a new place with feeding your family and no one will feel like drastic changes or sacrifices were made. Good?
Feel free to make requests, I'd love to hear what you have enjoyed about my blog over the past year, and if there are any particular things you would like some extra help or inspiration with when it comes to eating well and feeding your family well.
I've made a list of links to wholefood/health pages that I like and think will inspire anyone looking to have a healthier, real food year. There are about a bazillion more! Please add any you like in the comments.
Natural New Age Mum
Bitter Sweet Sour
Changing Habits, Changing Lives
Food Glorious Friendly Food
My New Roots
The Wellness Warrior
Facebook page - Real Food Real Change
Facebook page - Chef Pete Evans
Apples Under My Bed
Michelle Schoeps Organic
There. That should get you off to a good start. Now don't spend too much time though in front of the screen; moving your body, fresh air and sunlight are just as important as the quality of food you eat.
Here's to 2014 dream big and make it happen!