When the calendar flips to January 1, many people resolve to change their lives for the healthier. They munch on wheat toast for breakfast instead of donuts or lace up new running shoes after work instead of reaching for the remote.
If that’s you, way to go!
It takes courage and determination to modify any aspect of our lives, but by the middle of the month, most of us start to lose our motivation to stick to that new healthy lifestyle. To give us all a little inspiration boost, I’ll start a mini-series soon on sweet and sneaky ways to eat a few extra veggies every day. So stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out these other inspirational bloggers! Sara Ann at Act Like a Lady, Eat Like a Man nominated me for an Inspiring Blog Award, so I have the pleasure of passing the honor along to these wonderful people.
As for the rules…
Thank and link back to the blogger who nominated you.
Share 7 facts about yourself.
Nominate 15 bloggers.
1) My favorite color is purple. Any shade… Lilac, lavender, plum, eggplant, orchid, violet — I love them all!
2) When I was 7, I tried baking by myself for the first time. I surprised my mom with strawberry-filled muffins… Except the batter was raw! I wasn’t allowed to touch the oven, so she baked them for me. But we ate every last bite!
3) In 6th grade, I picked a stuffed animal bug as my White Elephant Exchange gift. Mr. Buggy still sleeps with me most nights of the week, and he always travels with me on vacations.
4) I climbed to the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia as a 13-year-old. We wore these rather flattering gray jumpers that allowed a cable to strap us to the bridge the whole time. Super safe, but extremely exhilarating nonetheless!
5) I’m allergic to my favorite vegetable, red bell peppers. So unfair! Also pineapple (very sad too), mushrooms, water chestnuts, and shrimp.
6) I bike to work most days of the week. (Unless it’s raining…) I pretend it’s a long enough ride each way to justify eating dessert after dinner every night!
7) I love crosswords. While the NY Times variety generally stump me, I really enjoy the slightly more manageable ones in the local paper or over at Stan Newman’s Crossword Land.
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Thank you for the inspiration!
If you’re allergic to pineapple, how come you make recipes with them? 🙂 Also, what a lovely lifestyle!! When I grow up a bit and move out of the family house, it’s my dream to:
1. Become an architect of engineer of some sort
2. Get married and have kids. Then I can start a blog, bake, and give them to my kids!!!
If I take an allergy pill or if the pineapple has been cooked (or canned/frozen), then I’m okay! And since it’s one of my favorite fruits, I’m completely willing to do that. 🙂 Those sound like incredible goals! Your future kids are going to be so lucky to have you as their mom. All of those delicious treats!
Hey, I loved your chocolate raspberry yogurt cupcake recipie! I’m going to use the frosting as inspiration for my gluten free sugar free chocolate beet cake recipe, which I’m making tomorrow.
I’ll post about it on my blog. So if you’re intrigued by the extra veggies check it out.
I also found this page on your facts… and I was very interested by your allergy list. all of those foods contain the same protein, theyre not unrelated. I as well can’t eat any of the foods you’re allergic to, and I’m allergic to more than that if you can believe it. It started with tomatoes, wheat and soy many years ago and has gradually increased. But I thought the foods were unrelated. Then in July the list increased suddenly, I was reacting to all these new foods, and that’s when I learned that I have latex-fruit allergy syndrome. See my post on it.
Anyway I’m not trying to be pushy. I just wanted to say that you’re blog is great, I find solidarity with your allergy struggles and rcooking/baking interest, and you should consider seeing a naturopathic doctor because allergies can be curable! My mom had food allergies for 45 years, got an antibiotic and now she can eat everything!
Have a good night.
Thanks for your kind words about my blog Michelle! I appreciate you sharing your insights into your mom’s and your own allergies. It’s great to hear what works for other people! 🙂 I hope you enjoy the frosting and your cake!
Hi Amy….. made these this afternoon and they turned out GREAT. Used Quest Cinnamon protein powder and Trivia brown sugar instead of cream stevia. They were FANTASTIC. I am a bariatric patient and this is a great way to get my protein and veggies all in one. I got 12 muffins out of them instead of 8. Did have one suggestion…. my mother’s zucchini recipe calls for 1tsp black pepper. Decided to add 1/2 tsp to 1/2 the batter. Makes a HUGE difference. Try next time to see.
oops- my comment was about the zucchini muffins. I guess I got too excited and read more about your blog….. Sorry – on track mind.
I’m so glad you enjoyed the zucchini bread protein muffins Jennifer! Thanks for sharing your tip about the black pepper! And I’m truly honored that you’re browsing around my blog — no need to apologize! 🙂