Oh man do I ever have great news for everyone reading this - Bailey sent us a bunch of recipes she made up and recipes she reviewed, including a few of mine! I've taken the liberty of splitting Bailey's recipes into "five posts-post-Christmas". Can I tell you how nice of a surprise this was? This email from Bailey snapped me out of my winter funk.
We're probably all feeling it a bit now here in Ontario. The only way to make it through is the company of friends and family, with copious aid from warming devices (I'm living under an electric blanket and use this microwaveable neck and shoulder wrap my mom put in my Christmas stocking about three times a day). Sweating at the gym makes me forget about winter for an hour, too - and the company can't be beat - though, Bailey, if we have to do the "Fight Gone Bad" workout every month on the 24th (see dates of photos above and below) I might have to call it quits.
Winter has finally arrived and it is cold….like actually, really cold. But I’m still riding high on a buzz from the holidays, which were among the most enjoyable I can remember. Maybe because 2014 veered towards the side of ‘difficult’ for me, I was on a mission to spend some time this holiday catching up with myself and enjoying some laughs with my loved ones.
Here are some of the best recipes I made this holiday that have continued to show up in my menus since. As usual, my cooking is heavily inspired by Robin and her wonderful blog AngellFood, and I’m so happy to share these recipes with you here.
For the first post-post-Christmas, my true love sent to me...
Paleo naan bread
I spent several days over the break at home cooking, going to the gym at noon and catching up on TV. While searching for healthy snacks to accompany this behaviour, I came across this 3 ingredient paleo naan bread from My Heart Beets. It is super easy and feels like a major splurge.
I added rosemary and salt to my batter for extra splurge factor. An important note: pour the batter very thinly in the pan. Make a half batch, use two pans or do multiple batches if you need, but don`t pour the batter too thick or it will get goopy and not crisp up. So tasty for eating all by itself or stuffing with chicken or eggs for a wrap!