Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Vegan, Gluten-free Recipes for New Year
Cucumber Chickpea Salad

I have really done it up this holiday season. Lots of treats, plenty of cocktails and very little self-control.

Should I keep the party going in the new year?

Should I craft a list of foods/ingredients that are now permanently off my menu?

Or might there be a third way?

Vegan, Gluten-free Recipes for New Year
Slow Cooker Vegan Soup

I don't do very well with the absolutes of resolutions. I might be able to cut sweets with refined sugar out for a month (a pretty good goal for this sugar-loving lady), but I think I'd rather approach the new year from a positive perspective, rather than a negative.

Vegan, Gluten-free Recipes for New Year
Blueberry Coffee Cake from Super Seeds

  • I will eat a wide range of fruits and vegetables and whole grains. 
  • I will include my little friends, the super seeds (quinoa, flax, hemp, amaranth and chia) into my diet on a regular basis. 
  • I will look to naturally sweet fruit to enliven my desserts (which I need to have!) and fragrant herbal teas to provide my afternoons with a treat.
Vegan, Gluten-free Recipes for New Year
Cocoa Dusted Pepitas

What will you do to ensure that you are eating healthfully in 2015? 

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My new book,  Super Seeds, is available now! You can also find tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.


  1. Kim, that sounds very sensible to me. Though I have had food allergies in the past (with a couple of near-deadly episodes of anaphylaxis), I no longer seem to have them. And I'm not celiac and don't seem to be gluten-sensitive, so I'm very fortunate. The downside is I don't have that strong motivation to avoid some things that aren't all that great for me! Oh well ... I prefer the positive approach you mentioned anyway. I'm not going to give up my desserts, so I just make them as healthful as possible (all organic, as little sugar as possible, no junky ingredients) and eat them in small amounts and not every day.

    1. Oh Jean, It is such a work in progress for me. Some days ... good choices, other days .... not so much, but I am trying to keep it positive and healthy, rather than focus on deprivation.