Back to Basics

At the start of the new year, getting back to basics has many meanings. Refocusing on health and diet, refocusing my blogging objectives, and refocusing my well being with friends and family are central topics for me. My health certainly is in my mind these days. A few too many days of vacation and a few too many times of not quizzing waitstaff has made me feel awful. I forget that I’m not invincible and the sly crumbs of gluten have knocked my flat on my back for several days. I can only associate it with jetlag, a head old, and pure exhaustion wrapped into one. As I’ve eaten cleanly (ie. at home) for two days already I’m counting on feeling better tomorrow. There’s too much to be done to go down the black hole if gluten for too long. And yes, it does make me re-access my eating and focus on food. Maybe I shouldn’t be so excited over eating out, maybe not eating toasted GF bread else where is the way too go. I’m not saying I’ll be perfect but this week has been a wake up call as to honing my dining out interrogations.

So as we are snuggled up today in below freezing weather that has over taken most of the country, I’ve thrown together a soup to sit by the fire and sip while playing a game on my iPad. Yes, I’m addicted to hidden object games-don’t judge. It’s based on a Cook’s Illustrated recipe but as you’ll learn I always throw my own twist on things-much to the chagrin of Meyer.

Broccoli Cheddar soup with roasted garlic mustard.

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All I can say is wow the Vitamix makes it awesomely smooth!

Ok. Time to rest by the fire and think more on those other topics. Family, blogging, health the important things of 2014.

Xx,
Violet

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