The Year Ahead: 2009

Happy New Year!

I normally don’t make “resolutions” because large sweeping changes can be intimidating. I think it is more realistic to establish small goals which guide me in a specific direction. I look forward to sharing my progress with you throughout the year and will be posting to the blog each week on Monday through Friday. Taking the weekends off from blogging will give me more time to cook! Here are my 2009 goals:

1. Use more local produce. I love farmer’s markets and farm stands, but need to make more of an effort to buy and use local produce, especially in the summer and fall. This also includes fresh herbs.

2. Use more whole grains. I worked to incorporate many new grains in my diet in 2008, including barley, quinoa, and bulgur. But there are a lot of other grains out there which I have not tried yet such as amaranth, wheat berries, and teff.

3. Find more healthy recipes which are portable. Ideally, I would eat all my meals at my dining room table, but that is not realistic. I eat at my desk at work, in classrooms, and on the train. So I want to find more nutritious recipes that travel well and can be eaten anywhere.

It’s your turn now – you can share your 2009 cooking goals, or let me know what kind of recipes you’d like to see here.

3 thoughts on “The Year Ahead: 2009

  1. I love your ideas! I want to eat more “whole foods” trying to stay away from proccessed stuff, and being a working mom that is hard so I look foward to checking into your site for great ideas.


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