I am grateful I've had these past months free to reflect on myself and where I want to take my life. I have been giving a lot of thought to what I want to do with myself, career-wise, and think my true calling lies with holistic nutrition. I am so, so, so very passionate about healthy living and I am constantly seeking out more information to broaden my "health knowledge (not to sound douche-y!). If I don't get into the JET program, I think I am going to do a lot of research (what I do best!!) and seek out a program that suits me and charge ahead full force!
Anyway, last night I caught the baking bug and knew that the only way to get rid of it was to bake! I made this recipe I've been DYING to try from Ashley's Edible Perspectives blog, which I just love. The recipe is for gluten free/vegan cinnamon quinoa oat flatbread. It was beyond easy to make and it turned out WONDERFULLY. I have, like, 20 recipes from her blog I am waiting to make...
Aside from the baking bug I also got bit with the cleaning bug (darn those bugs!!). I started by cleaning out the *frightening* tupperware cupboard, and that quickly turned into cleaning/organizing basically the entire kitchen. It does look much better now.
Bird's eye view of my kitchen.
This photo was just an excuse to show off my Vitamix ;)
Just to put things in perspective, this is an improvement.
The organization is not solely limited to the containers but to their contents...
For dinner my wonderful mom surprised me with sushi. It was the perfect way to finish off the new year!
This week my goal is to tackle gluten-free/vegan Lofthouse-style chocolate-peppermint cookie. I think I can do it. Once I've made a batch that earn my seal of approval, I will post a recipe to my blog.
Until then, happy 2013! May you enter the new year with happiness, good mental and physical health, optimism and love.