Sunday, January 31, 2016
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Happy 2016 everyone! Another 365 days went by just like that and this blog has been up and running for 7 years now!! Always so thankful for the support of my family, friends and readers. I hope you have been continuing to enjoy the posts.
Being that the New Year is often a time to reflect and also to look ahead, I thought I'd do just that in this post! 2015 was one of the busiest and best years that I have had professionally and creatively thus far. My blogging led way to some amazing opportunities. I continued to enjoy working with the National Cranberry Institute and posting on their behalf and also took part in many more monthly Recipe ReDux challenges (creating recipes for that group always keeps me on my toes!) I also teamed up with Nuts.com, Chobani and Quaker for some fun posts as well. Gabby and I kept up her Gabby's Eats segment , which included a lot of cooking together as a result of her multitude of ideas for recipes. The two biggest developments of 2015 were creating an eBook with Gabby, containing all her recipes that she has developed so far with all proceeds going to the Food For the Hungry Charity and....publishing my own Diabetes Cookbook after being approached and given the amazing opportunity by Adams media. All in all it was quite an eventful year and I feel blessed.
So what's in store for 2016? Well, I will certainly will be keeping up with the Cranberry and Recipe ReDux posts for sure. Gabby and I also plan to create and cook many more yummy recipes this year and I hope to team up with some great sponsors and organizations for a variety of fun posts too. Beyond that I look forward to more surprises of what's to come in 2016 and I am glad you will be with me along for the ride!
Btw, before I forge ahead, here are my fav recipes from 2015! Enjoy :)
Monday, December 28, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
The Recipe ReDux for December is "Grab a book and cook". To celebrate the 54th month of Recipe ReDux's existence, we were asked to choose a recipe from a random cookbook and "redux" the recipe on page 54 or page 154. I happened to have The Book of Tofu (by William Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyagi ) handy, which is a very comprehensive book about tofu with a ton of recipes. A section about deep fried tofu was on page 154. Though delicious, deep fried tofu is QUITE high in calories so I decided to do a pressed, baked version instead. I also coated it in a simple honey mustard sauce to give it more flavor since I would be omitting most of oil that is used in deep frying. The result was simply delicious and I enjoyed this tofu atop a bed of greens for a great source of healthy protein. I hope you will give it a try and also check out all the awesome recipes submitted by the Recipe ReDux group. Happy Holidays too!