Turning Over A New Leaf

Dear Katherine,

I’m going to be starting on this new Food+Fitness (F+F) journey and I wanted to document it here. I want to share with you my struggles, my meals, things I make and do so that I have an outlet to write it out and see the changes I’m making not just in the kitchen, but in my life – from my workouts to scheduling in the time to write, even if it is for only 10-20 minutes a day. I’m setting a timer now as we speak and it took me only 15 minutes to write all this up to here, so far anyway lol. 

I was very tentative about it at first, but when we last communicated about Plate by State with the possibility that it might disappear, I couldn’t help but feel sad. *insert crying emoji here* I wanted to do something more with it besides recipes and I think I just had to tell myself to face my fears and jump into really tackling my lifestyle and food choices and document what I’m doing (actually doing) in my life and share it with you (and whoever else reads this).

Candied Sweet Potatoes + Mini Marshmallows!

There’s just something about a dish that’s both sweet and savory (but mostly sweet) that can be served as an appetizer, a main or a dessert that makes it so enticing. This might be too sweet to some, but it is perfectly appealing to me and I have always loved this dish since I can remember. I hope you love this classic dish too.

Spiralizing Zucchini + a simple sauce = NO COOK TIME

DISCOVER some easy ways to incorporate more greens & plants into your meals and CREATE easy base sauces & dressings to pair with any of your greens. If you need to find the perfect pairing with your meat dish… this is it!

Can’t bake? Just try this.

This breakfast dish is a mouthful to say: “Pumpkin Maple Bacon Rose Cheese Puff Pastry” but it’s definitely easier to make than to say. If you’re daunted by the name or the thought of baking, don’t be. This is not only super simple, it’s truly a delightful treat to make and eat. Don’t believe me? Try it out for yourself.

Potato Salad with a Tasty Twist

Potatoes are something I think about when I think of a hearty meal. I guess the potato is something that, in a sense, almost symbolizes home for me. I’m far from Irish, but my mom has thrown in several potatoes in so many Asian dishes like curry, stew, meat and potatoes, hash browns, eggs and potatoes, you name it, potato’s in it. I actually miss my mom’s Asian potato soup dish. It’s nothing like American potato soup, it’s a lot cleaner and not as creamy. Haha, I’ll have to share that recipe with you another day, but the day is not today.