2012 was an amazing year for Healthy. Delicious. and I have a feeling that 2013 is going to be even better. Before that though, let’s take one last look at the recipes that 2012 brought. This is always one of my favorite posts to do, since it reminds me great recipes that I’ve forgotten about! First, lets start with your favorite recipes. These are the five recipes from 2012 with the most views (there are a few older ones that have more, but I limited this list to recipes that were originally posted this year.)
Summer rolls are the perfect light meal in this stifling heat. They’re similar to Chinese egg rolls/spring rolls, but are eaten raw instead of fried. They’re stuffed with thin noodles, fresh herbs, raw vegetables, and, optionally, a (cooked) protein like shrimp or sausage.
In my attempt to recreate the restaurant version, I made my own sausage. A google search resulted in tons of recipes, so I mixed and matched to get something that seemed right. The sausages themselves were really easy to make and tasted phenomenal. My version was a little more mild than what I had originally hoped for, but I’ll definitely make them again.
I try to find the time to plant a garden every year. It's hard, since May and June seem to fly by before I can blink, but garden-fresh vegetables really taste a million times better than the ones from the grocery store and the farmer's market can be kind of expensive (plus, well, I don't always feel like waking up that early on Saturday morning!
This year, we had a beautiful spell of weather in the beginning of April that got me thinking about this year's garden early. For once, I finally feel prepared!
When it comes to working out, I’m a classes kind of a girl. I can’t just go to the gym and do it on my own – I feel awkward and don’t really know what to do. Plus, even with an ipod loaded with great music, I find running to be completely boring. Classes keep me interested and never seem to get old – I especially love hula hooping, yoga, and dance classes. Unfortunately, class schedules don’t always work with my schedule. For some reason, places don’t like to schedule them after 6:00, which means if I’m working late, I probably won’t make it in time. Workout DVDs are good for filling in the gaps, but I get bored with them after 3 or 4 times (let alone sticking with them for the full 30 days that they usually say is needed to get results).
So when I heard about GaiamTV I thought it was a pretty cool idea – it’s basically like Netflix streaming for yoga and cardio classes.