Cookbooks and Gifts
|my sister made the pants and shirt :)|
I know I'm one of the few who love winter. Today, we have a dusting of snow that will not turn into rain. Outside temperatures are chilly and wonderful. This is what I daydream about during those hot humid days in late August and September. My RA loves the cold weather and dislikes hot humid weather. I'm lucky I live in four seasons and can appreciate each season!
|little tea light my aunt gave me for Christmas!! (I purchased the knit pottery at a festival)|
One of my Christmas gifts is the Fox kit from Posy gets Cozy. I'm planning to start near the end of January and then my rabbit will have a friend. Yesterday I read over what materials I need to purchase that did not come with the kit. I'll be dusting off my mother's sewing machine from 1957 (still works!) and hopefully sewing some wee clothes.
The Cookbook Roundup
I love the bowl cookbook - I'm definitely making lots of meals from this one. I've pinned a lot of buddha bowls over the past few months and when I saw this cookbook, I had to own it!
The Salad Samurai cookbook looks good but I'll need to draft a detailed list of ingredients to execute the recipes. I hope my lunch salads become exciting.
The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook is excellent. I own the first edition and cooked from it a lot. They've added more recipes and a few more sections. I highly recommend it.
The Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen is more for my husband than for me, but I'm excited to eat even more curries that I already do.
My diet is quite crazy in that I dabble in vegetarianism. I do not eat mammals by choice and I avoid dairy due to lactose intolerance. The lactose pills work only so much but I know my body love NO dairy. It's a slippery slope since eating cheese is yummy.... Both my dad and my sister have celiac disease and while I tested negative I believe I am gluten sensitive to certain grains.
I'm hoping with the new cookbooks that I get more ideas, more variety and improve my menu plan rotation. My overall goal is to eat lots of vegetables and introduce some stronger flavors. I tend to pick recipes that can be made within an hour. As you all know, I'd rather be knitting :)
|my cactus is still going strong :)|