New year, New adventures

Welcome 2014!!!

2013 was better then 2012 and 2012 was better then 2011.  So if I keep going at this rate then 2014 is going to kick ass! My year ended on a sad, challenging note but it has done nothing more then psych me up for one hell of a 2014.

On NY eve I participated in a mediation which included reflection on 2013 and setting intentions for 2014.  i have to say this is new to me.  Every year I start a large list of resolutions and goals, post them on the wall and challenge myself to stick to them for the entire year.  This time, there is no resolutions, there are intentions. Something I feel passionate about keeping and think it is a great way to start this year off.

So here are my intentions for 2014:

  • I am going to love myself for who I am.
  • I am going to live in love.  leave hate, anger and resentment in 2013
  • I am going to live in the moment. 

All of these are something i think i can live up to and am looking forward to living this life of love, happiness and in the moment.  I hold you to helping me live this life.

To begin the new year, I have decided its time to cook some food.  Its been over a month since I have cooked some good whole food,  and tonight I felt it was time. For my BF Pappy's annual Christmas eve dinner I cooked up some Brussel sprouts. Something I have despised my whole life.  But knowing they are so good for me; contains Vitamin C & K, great source of fibre, and are antioxidants, I wanted them in my diet. 

Heres my dijon mustard glazed brussel sprouts with yam and broccoli:

  • wash and cut yam, brussel sprouts and broccoli
  • in a mason jar mix dijon mustard, Olive oil and a bit of maple syrup (i don't measure, i just pour to taste) and shake the jar
  • in a bowl mix the veggies and the dressing together.  Place on a baking dish or baking stone (which i love) and bake for 35 minutes at 400 degrees

Add this to quinoa, steamed rice or on the side with a meat of your choice.

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Happy New Year!!! :)