Christmas is over. New Years Resolutions are being set and we are entering a time of year where it can feel like we are inundated by an onslaught of messages about how we should be losing weight, striving to be our best, fittest, happiest selves or using post holiday guilt to motivate ourselves into various levels of self improvement.
Now don't get me wrong, I think it is fantastic when people get excited about their health and wellness, but the pendulum swing that happens between January 1st and January 15th of radical diets, gym memberships, new fitness routines and an endless parade of workout gear clad bodies and green smoothies are not signs of health and wellness. If you were not a kale eating, quinoa cooking, marathon running, buddhist practitioner before the holidays, it is likely that you will will not transform into one at midnight on the 31st, and that's okay!!
Let's all take a breath and worry a little less about what we should do and and move a bit closer to what we want to do and how it makes us feel good, particularly when it comes to food. Let's set out to nourish ourselves, not deprive, limit or restrict ourselves. I invite you to enjoy yourself, celebrate yourself and set your own ideas of what the transition into a New Year means to you.
With that, I offer you a deliciously delectable dish that lingers with the reminiscence of the holiday season through a celebration of colours, textures and tastes that will nourish AND satisfy the most resolute of NY resolutioners at your dinner table!
New Years Vegetable Roast
People often ask me what my cooking 'style' is and I always struggle to explain it because it is so broad. The best summary is that I will cook anything as long as it is delicious, healthy and wholesome. That means free of chemicals, preservatives, additives, and byproducts. It also means everything in moderation, just because coconut oil is healthy does not mean we should add it to everything! Just because honey is a sugar does not mean we can not have it once in a while! You will not find any dry, bland, cardboard reminiscent food here, healthy can still be crave worthy! There is everything from gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, organic, local, and season recipes here, I hope you find something tempting!