January has been a little funky for me food wise. I decided to do my second round of Whole30 and within the first 7-10 days I became really angry at myself and kept asking - "why am I doing this? This doesn't make me happy. I want a beer. I hate everything." I had this weird internal chatter with myself about how I shouldn't give up on this, that I am giving up on a goal, that I am being"weak," I can do anything for 30 days... that this is healthy for me. Blah, blah, blah. Then I had this realization that I would be SO sad if I died tomorrow, there was a nuclear bomb attack, or something else crazy happened and didn't have a beer, glass of wine, or piece of chocolate before I left this earth. Told you my mind was doing weird things - it went to death and destruction.Read More
Podcasts are all the rage right now. They've been round for years, but I think they really spun off after Serial was such a huge success and I feel like this past year (meaning 2017) - it was the year of the Podcast for sure. I have been on and off podcasts for some time; this year being mostly on. I've been listening to every thing from my daily political news to murder stories to every day people stories. There are just so much good content out there that people are sharing and I can't help but listen to them as much as I can. So I thought I'd share what I have been loving with you. Here is a little run down of my favorites I've listened to this year!Read More
We are smack dab in the middle of flu season y'all. And several people I know are all sicky. Including half the population I work with on a daily basis. The hazards of working in health care, I tell ya. So I've taken matters into my own hands to keep this bug away from me.Read More
December! You crazy wild, month, you. So dang busy - but so dang good. I honestly can't believe the year has come to a close and we are starting all over again. I hope January brings you fresh beginnings and all the good things. But first, here's a peek into my December life. Cheers!Read More
Is any one else in deep denial that Christmas is this week? No? Just me? I am a total procrastinator this month, which is not my style. I did most of my shopping online this time around, but I love to make a little something homemade. I am hoping to crank out one or two of my favorites for my office staff this week, but I've got to get cracking. If anyone needs some inspiration...here are some of my favorite food gifts to give away - Cheers friends!Read More
Thanksgiving happened and it was, per usual, my Super Bowl of cooking. We went for a hike then I got busy chopping, prepping, and cooking up a storm in my kitchen. And eating it all for a week straight. Then, well then I was a little burnt out and didn't want to make anything in my kitchen for the next week straight.
Then I got the stomach bug for the first time, ever. A very bad one that I probably (maybe) would not wish on any one I knew. I'd probably wish it on a murderer, but no one I knew. And with that, there goes another week without cooking or eating much of anything appealing. Key word there is appealing since my diet was mostly gatorade and saltine crackers. And not only could I barely eat food, I didn't even want to see food on tv, social media, or smell it let alone pick up and start making anything.
Then this weekend - I was better. Much better. Solid foods; coffee again. Mostly back to normal. So I am back to sharing. I made these lamb meatballs before Thanksgiving and the plague of 2017. I have been craving lamb since IFBC in September. One of the first sessions I went to this year was all about lamb - and how totally underrated it is - which I agree. Lamb is so good! I used to think of it as fancy and only for Easter dinner or something, but it is perfect for an everyday meal or even a holiday potluck!
The session I went to a IFBC was about how to make lamb burgers. These meatballs were inspired by those burgers! I mean, meatballs are basically mini burgers any way. They are perfect for dinner, to throw on a salad the next day for lunch, or even on the side of eggs in the morning. And don't forgot the feta and mint - the make the dish for sure.
- 1 large shallot, diced
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 cup almond flour or meal
- 1/4 cup dried parsley
- 2 pounds ground lamb
- salt and pepper
- fresh mint and feta to serve
Hi and bye November! What the heck...wasn't it just Halloween and now I can't turn on the TV with out being punched in the face by Christmas commercials. Either way, it was a good month. Loads of food, birthday celebrations, bowling, and really good Colorado skies. No complaining here, but dang it flew by. So here's a little bit of my life for you. Cheers.Read More