Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Recipes (and Spring) are coming!

I have to say that I am disappointed at the lack of posts I have put out in the last little while, but life got in the way and now I am trying to get back to cooking and blogging. This blog has really helped me stay on track and has made it really easy for me to stick to my sugar-free goal so I think that it's important to keep going.

I have made a few interesting things in the last couple of months and I will start posting the recipes over the next week. One thing that I have really tried to do as of late is to reduce my meat consumption and explore vegetarian options. I don't think I could ever give up meat entirly, but I think I could limit my consumption to 1-2 times per week. As a result, I have been experimenting a lot more with tofu, tempeh and beans.

The inspiration for this challenge came from a really great restaurant in Toronto called Fresh. They really live up to the name of their restaurant. All the vegetables they serve taste fresh, crisp and full of flavour. They only serve vegeterian and vegan food and they try to accomodate most food allergies. Luckily, they have published two cookbooks full of recipe that are served right at the restaurant. Every item I have prepared so far came out really well and was surprisingly simple to make. I look forward to sharing these recipes on the blog.

Last weekend we celebrated my sister-in-law's birthday. I got creative and made a gift basket along with a homemade origami birthday card: