Archive for December 19th, 2011

December 19, 2011

What do dreams know of boundaries?

Oh, hi there! How’s it going?

What a week, er…month!

I spent last week finishing up my Bachelor’s degree, preparing for Christmas, cooking for friends and family, and enjoying some beautiful weather here in South Dakota!

Tomorrow I’ll share with you what sort of Christmas fun we’ve been finding, but today I want to show you a couple of our favorite kitchen creations from the past week.

Baked tilapia with Roasted Veggies.

This was an amazing meal, and sooo easy!

Winter Vegetable Pot Pie

Jenna over at Eat Live Run never gets it wrong, and she hit it out of the park again with this recipe!

Christmas Cookies

Bacon-wrapped Partridge with Butternut Squash Fries

Drizzled with herb garlic butter, wrapped in bacon, and baked in a bath of beer.

A couple people have asked me where the partridge came from…

…The Sweetheart and our Sweet Boy, of course.

Good job Fellas!

This leads me right into the only New Years Resolution that I plan on making. I’ve already been working on it this last week!

After watching films like Forks Over Knives, and reading countless books and articles on the state of our nation’s health, I have come to the conclusion that there is much more than simple correlation between the food we put in our bodies and our health. I believe that what we are eating, specifically the meat that we are eating, is causing many of the chronic illnesses that plague our country.

I’m a baby-step kind of gal, and I know if I decided to eat a vegetarian diet right now, it would not work for me. However, I have decided to change my diet. Henceforth, I want to know where the meat I eat has come from, how it lived, what it ate, where it was killed, how it was killed, and how it was processed. This will obviously limit the meat I consume, but it will also ensure fresh, hormone-free, free-range, and humanely-killed meat.

My goal in this is simple.

I want to live a long time…and I want to feel good doing it.

So many people I know live with constant pain, illness, and disease, and believe that it is simply a result of getting older, or genetics. While both play a role in the life cycle, I believe we give both far too much credit. I believe we can change how we feel, no matter our age or genetics…and I believe it starts with the food we put in our body.

What do you think?

On a non-food note. I just checked my academic progress report through the online portal at my university. I’ve been waiting working my tush off for it to say one word for the past 10 years. Today, the work paid off.

COMPLETE

I finally earned my outfit from last May!

Way to go Momma!

“What do dreams know of boundaries?” Amelia Earhart

A BIG Happy Birthday to the Sweetheart today! Cheers!


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