As summer ended, I found it difficult to stay motivated and stick to my exercise routine and diet. Lacking energy, craving sweets, and as a result, not getting all needed nutrition made me feel even more powerless and guilty. The way to fuel my body and keep my cravings under control was out there somewhere—I just was not able to see it. Then, completely by mistake, I soaked dates instead of dried figs to make my favorite stuffed figs candies. Obviously, I had an urgent need to use them somehow—and this recipe came alive.
The very first thing sports trainers and dietitians teach their clients who want to lose weight is to cut off sweets, which makes total sense. Nevertheless, not every one of them suggests the alternatives that can actually satisfy the cravings and have some healthy impacts on a person’s look, physical and mental wellbeing.
I love when my friends from out of the state come to visit. First of all, it is ‘long time no see’ kind of excitement, a lot of giggling, sharing, food tasting, and walking. Second, and just as much enjoyable, I have a perfect excuse to do things that the locals barely do: visit the city’s most known places! Those who live near the ocean will understand me because, against the common belief, they enjoy ‘beach days’ pretty rarely, just as those who live near forests and national parks barely hike the same trails over and over again. I think it is due to the lack of time, the desire to find new attention-grabbing spots, and the need to avoid crowds. I definitely can add one more reason: getting used to seeing the same thing (even a truly fascinating one) makes its charm faint. So every time I go up the Space Needle is really special because I do it so infrequently.
I am asked these questions very often: “Where do you find time for cooking? Do you really enjoy it? Wouldn’t you rather be spending time doing something fun than chopping and baking?” I wish I had a dollar every time I tried to explain that making dishes can be fun and relaxing and that it plays such an important role in my family’s physical and mental health. Check it out yourself!
Today I am so happy, guys! My day was amazing! I spent hours writing, editing, reading, had a long walk through the downtown, a cup of steamed coconut milk latte and, last but not least, I cooked the dinner that surprised even me. Being honest, it does not happen very often, I am too exacting a cook. Nevertheless, today’s success made my day.
I do not know maybe it is a recent weather or just me being moody but this week I have decided to share a very unusual piece of writing with you guys.
I hope this post is going to find you, guys, healthy and happy. My days have been busy and loaded with writing, taking classes, tests prepping, picture taking, reading and, of course, cooking.
Even though today’s recipe calls for almost the same set of ingredients as the previous one, I decided to post them consecutively to show you how easily you can spoil your families with yummy dishes, having the same vegetables and spices in your fridge.
So excited to share my first recipe with you! Yay! Can’t believe I made it to the point where you, guys, can try things out and enjoy the dishes my family loves and cooks on a regular basis.
Today we are going to make Eggplant Rolls With Beetroot Salad. It is a great appetizer or a side dish that can be served warm or chilled, easily adjustable to anyone’s taste and is packed with healthy foods.
A long time ago, when I started changing my habits and thinking about the future I was going to have if I continued eating randomly, I needed such a list so badly. I did not know where to start from, where to begin. Putting all found pieces of information together, I finally came up with 5 must-haves for a successful transition from eat-it-all to eat-what-makes-difference diet. Some items from this list will help you to create delicious recipes and/or will improve your skin appearance, hair and nails condition as well as overall wellbeing.
Oh boy! Time does fly by fast. Hard to believe it’s been almost … two weeks since the Memorial Day weekend! I hope you all guys had a great three-day break! I had an amazing one! In fact, the long weekend made me think about something very important, something that I do not think about enough. Appreciation.