Monday, April 15, 2013

Sweat = Results

Everyone has their preference on when they work out. Find a time when you feel your BEST and own it. That's one of the keys to success when it comes to getting on-board a regular schedule and making fitness a lifestyle, not just a chore.

Once you start seeing results - however minor or major - you will not look back. Guaranteed. It becomes a part of you. And you wake up in the mornings,  excited to see what the day's gym session shall bring. So here's to you and whatever your fitness goals may be. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

'Buttermilk' Pancakes

  I'm not a fan of buttermilk usually, going on record to say Americanized buttermilk tastes fake. My preference stems from an early childhood of European dairy products and fresh french bread baked daily. Hence when I discovered this Buttermilk Pancake recipe, I substituted fresh Kefir for processed buttermilk, making for the most fluffy, satisfying pancakes I've had in a long while!
(note: I cut the recipe in half (makes ~12 bun-sized pancakes), I also added vanilla extract to wet ingredients & after pouring batter into pan, i pressed a few berries on top and lightly covered with surrounding batter. This ensured my batter wasn't discolored and the berries stayed intact.) 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Relaxing, Reading...and Rationalizing

With the sun shining, the birds singing, and the promise of what summer shall bring, one cannot help but sit out and just smile with happiness.

That apple pastry is a weekend treat from my sister. I enjoyed every delicious bite and am pleased there are bakeries nearby where they create such treats made from scratch! :) :) :)

On a side note, I've found this food advocate writing position that I can't get out of my mind. True, I love to write, am an activist of pure ingredients; sustainable living; farmers markets; and going back to the basics where food is concerned. Do I have it in me to take it upon  myself to join the hundreds of other food activists in the fight to preserve what little good remains of our food system? It's so overrun with organizations that are money driven and with governing bodies that have more loopholes than should ever be allowed. Yet is this a bigger undertaking than I can imagine? I'm curious... And curiosity means I can't not think about it. So I wonder...I wonder if I should give it a shot...