Happy holidays from Fueling for Fitness!
Earlier this week, there was a bit of a situation in my fridge… on top of my regular organic produce delivery, my friend donated some of her own produce before she headed out of town. I won’t lie – I was a little worried about getting through it all.
But with a little bit of this,
Okay, okay, I may have taken a bag of carrots and a box of baby spinach to my parent’s place for the weekend, but I think I did pretty well for myself!
This morning, I treated my family to some oatmeal pancakes using an adapted version of this recipe. I used multigrain bread flour instead of AP, buttermilk instead of whole milk, and omitted the molasses because I forgot to add it in. You need to make these pancakes.
In anticipation for our big dinner, I threw together a light soup for lunch using an old favourite recipe – Spicy Kimchi Fish Soup. Instead of sole, I used a salmon fillet (I cooked it longer than the sole), added some carrots and some mung bean vermicelli. Another hit!
The rest of the afternoon was full of relaxing and cooking – including my mom’s incredible sticky rice (we eat it instead of stuffing). This year she let me take the reins so that I could learn to make this incredible dish.
As an aside, I got lots of amazing, thoughtful gifts this year. One that will directly impact Fueling for Fitness was the gift of a new digital camera courtesy of my parents! Yes, my friends, almost all of the photos for this site have been taken from my old digital camera that is more than 6 years old! I can’t complain too much – despite the fact that I spilled beer on it a few years ago, causing the lens to not close properly, and the fact that I suffered many frustrations with the amount of time it would take pictures sometimes, I have to say it served me very well!
But, change can be exciting and good – and in this case, it’s very very good!!
Lastly, I just wanted to thank all of you for reading, commenting and making Fueling for Fitness what it is today. When I first started this blog eight months ago, all I intended to do was keep track of my daily workouts and daily eats so that I could remember what worked and what didn’t.
Since then it’s evolved into so much more. It’s a place for me to share my dreams, experiences, failures and successes. It’s also become an outlet for my greatest (and sometimes worst!) kitchen experiments, and thanks to you readers, it’s a place for me to draw inspiration and motivation from despite the roadblocks I’ve come up against to date.
“When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality.”
(source: Dom Helder Camara)
Thank you for reading, listening, and encouraging me to follow my dreams.
I can’t wait for 2011, and most of all, I can’t wait to continue sharing whatever it brings all with you.
All the best for the holidays and Happy New Year!