Chocolate PB Raspberry Chia Loaf

Happy First-Week-into-New-Years, everyone! How’s everyone holding up? How’s that gym membership going for ya?

I’m very excited for 2015, but that’s only because I love odd numbers and I love the way 2015 looks, compared to 2014. I liked 2013 too, but 2015 looks nicer. Okay. My weirdness is showing.

Although I’m sort of wary of all the gimmicky things you’ll see around New Years– ads selling things with the promise of a better, new you; vitamins and supplements all shifted to the front of stores– I do appreciate this time of year, because it gives us a chance to breathe and reflect. New Years = a big stop sign in our lives. We stop, and realize another year has passed. We stop, and think about what we’d do differently. And yes, most of the time you may not carry through with your resolutions, but honestly, they don’t need to be impossible goals. Start simple, and go slow. Continue reading →

Fig Blueberry Crisp

It’s funny how tastes can change. I remember when I was younger and my dad was making us sandwiches for lunch, my choice of spread was Cheez Wiz (I know. I’m cringing too), while my brother’s was peanut butter. And I remember how sometimes for breakfast, my dad would make savory things– noodle soups, cheese-topped tomato macaroni– and I would gladly eat it.

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