Happy New Year! I can’t believe that 2015 is here. 2014 has been a pretty great year, but I am even more excited about what 2015 has in store. Before we start on our healthy new year resolutions, I thought I would leave you with one last cookie recipe. Because you really can’t start your new resolutions on a Thursday. That would be weird. Resolutions, healthy habits, diets – all of these things start on Mondays, right? So for now, we can continue to eat cookies!
Thanks to my friend Jill, your search for the best cookie on the planet can now end. This is the perfect cookie for the person that can’t decide on peanut butter vs. chocolate vs. oatmeal. NOW, you don’t have to! We didn’t even stop at one kind of chocolate chip because that would be way too boring. These treats have six, yes six kinds of chips.
I swear, if I eat another cookie, there is a really good chance that I might turn into one. I have talked endlessly on PP about how much I love dessert. Honestly, there isn’t a dessert I’ve met that I haven’t really liked. But cookies are pretty much my weakness which makes this time of year both dangerous and delightful.
Happy Cinco de Mayo! It’s already Thursday, can you believe it? I must have been in a Royal Wedding daze or something. Where did this week go? What an eventful one it has been already! And I’m not talking about the news, people; This is not that kind of blog.
So on Monday, I had the bright idea to try to be a part-time vegan (no weekends, those are always eat out days). I decided going vegan was a good idea—even though the texture of tofu, the essential protein of veggies and vegans, sort of weirds me out. The idea sounds nice though doesn’t it? So that was Monday. I bought almond milk and tofu (I know!) and Earth Balance butter. Baby steps!
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to Jessss-ssssieeeee, Happy Birthday to you! Today, April 11th, is my little sister’s 27th birthday! That’s right. We are getting soooo old! And that’s not all party people, today is my half birthday. As I’m sure my sister fondly remembers, since we are exactly 18 months apart, I always insisted on celebrating my half birthday on Jessie’s real birthday. It took a few years, but she soon realized that she could celebrate her half birthday on my birthday (October 11th, mark your calendars) so it ended up being pretty fair, really.
Happy New Year! I am going to be honest. 2011 has gotten off to quite the rocky start for yours truly. I’m really not sure where things went wrong. 2010 ended quite nicely and BOOM. January hit with a vengeance. And so I have decided (as of twenty minutes ago) that instead of letting things spiral out of control and pout about it, I am going to take matters into my own hands. So there 2011.
It seems that every year, the entire world decides to become “healthy” in January. The gym is suddenly full of exercise fanatics which can be quite frustrating to the perpetually late gym class attendee who can’t find a place for her yoga mat (I’m not bitter or anything). All of the foodie websites are filled with “healthy” recipes, and Food Network is all healthy resolutions all the time. I confess. I get swept up in these “healthy eating, work out more” resolutions, too. I mean, I have been making green smoothies for breakfast all week long (and wow, they are pretty freaking delicious!). You can imagine my delight when I came across Kim Boyce’s Good to the Grain underneath the Christmas tree this year. I had been saying for the entire month of December that I would start eating healthfully again after Christmas (I say this every single year).