Year in Review

Is this a crazy time of year, or what?!

I'm not completely sure what I was thinking when I decided to start my blog around the holidays. Not only is there Christmas, spending time with family and friends over the holidays, and New Year's...we decided to get married on 12/30, so we also have our anniversary celebration. 

We started a tradition of recapping our year on our anniversary. It's a great way to reflect on the year and start to think about the year ahead. Some of the things we record are vacations we took, major life decisions we made, our address, the kind of cars we drive, our jobs, and some of the things we have planned for the year ahead. It kind of combines celebrating another year of marriage while reflecting on the year along with some resolution setting. 

Since my blogiversary falls close to New Year's as well, I thought it would be fun to do a similar thing here. 

Blogiversary: 1 year

Where I live: Michigan

Most used piece of kitchen equipment: Lodge cast iron skillet

Favorite cookbook: there's not just one! Oh She Glows, all of my America's Test Kitchen books

Job: registered dietitian at an outpatient cancer center

Favorite kitchen purchase: salt cellar from France

Foodie highlights this year: 

             Sun Dance Film Festival: Stein Erikson

             Aspen: Cloud Nine

             Italy: all of it...especially our cooking class

             France: all of it...especially cooking with Yvon

             PPOD Conference: learning more about the benefits of a plant-based diet

             The Casual Veggie Cookbook: teaming up with 47 other bloggers to create a cookbook!

             Hosting Thanksgiving

            Joining the Recipe Redux and networking with other health-minded bloggers

Popular recipes this year:

Spicy Quinoa Soup

Mashed Parsnips           

The year ahead: post more consistently, finish recapping my highlights of what I learned in France, and share my favorite pizza crust recipe with you. 

This was such a great first year in the blogging world and I'm really looking forward to what 2016 brings. Until then, enjoy the rest of the holiday season and I'll see you next year!