For the month of January, I am going to be experimenting with new recipes that are healthy and nutritious, but do not compromise on flavor. I personally feel physically bogged down after Christmas, mostly from too much rich food. I want to make consistent, healthy eating a way of life for myself and for my family. I want to try various recipes that are not necessarily mainstream, and use atypical ingredients and spices. I would like to master the art of Thai cooking, for instance, and I will post what I learn.
I have many other goals set for myself that are not related to cooking. Some of these are along the organizational/home-improvement lines. Gil and I want to build a home gym in our basement and we also want to build an outdoor kitchen. He will, of course be doing the building. I will assist in the design and the finishing-touch decorating. We are both pretty avid about tackling projects ourselves, and we make a good design team because our taste is very similar. I want to present each project in a step-by-step, how-to fashion, in hopes that it will be helpful to you. Even though I will be working on various new schemes and exploits in the month of January, it will also be an exceptional time to relax and detoxify. I plan to include some fun projects such as homemade soaps and bath salts, to make for yourself and/or as gifts, as well as other uncommon ventures.
I'm looking forward to a wonderful new year, full of fun and great surprises! I hope you are, too!