Month: January 2015

Healthy vegetable curry

healthy vegetable curry

I figured January called for a healthy recipe. After all, it is the month of resolutions and new starts. The problem is, because it’s cold, dreary and dark here in January, I never really feel like eating salad, or anything cold for that matter. Granted, there are so many things you can do with vegetables besides make a salad, but I’ve been lazy on the food front lately. But this weekend I felt inspired and on Sunday, I spent a good portion of the evening cooking. This healthy vegetable curry was, by far, the best thing I made that night. I also made a delicious beef and asparagus stir-fry for Matt, but it doesn’t really count as my recipe because I used Trader Joe’s Soyaki Sauce for the marinade. Guys, that sauce is so delicious. I rarely buy bottled sauces, because I like to make my own but, as I already mentioned, I’ve been lazy on the food front this month. If you ever need a quick dinner, marinate some meat or tofu in this sauce and stir-fry it with some veggies. It is so versatile and so delicious. But, back to the veggie curry, the star of this blog post. (more…)

Must read books

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about what I’ve been reading. In January of 2014 I set a goal that I would read 15 books. I love to read but I noticed, at the beginning of last year, that I wasn’t doing it enough. I was letting busyness (and watching TV) get in the way. Setting a goal was a way for me to be more proactive and intentional about making time for reading. I’m happy to say that I exceeded my goal and actually read 18 books in 2014. This year, I “upped” my goal to 20 books. I’m reading Wuthering Heights right now (yuck, so far) and have a lot of other books on my “to-read” list.

Throughout 2014, I posted a few times about the books I was reading. You can read about my thoughts on the books I read earlier in 2014 here. I kind of fell off the band wagon when it came to posting about the books I read, so I’m catching up now. If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for recommendations on good books to read. Here are my thoughts on some of the books I read later in the year. If you read a book that really spoke to you or have any recommendations for me, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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