To a brand new year

I have been enjoying time with my family immensely.  The first night back my mom made a delicious vegan meal of barbecue seitan.  She even made the seitan herself (she’s a pretty awesome woman).  Our lovely spread included green beans (with s&p, and butter optional for the non-vegans), butternut squash fries (courtesy of me), various rolls and breads for the barbecue, and of course the barbecued seitan itself.  I opted for the “flax and fiber” bread, which my brother discovered recently.

We ended up not going into the city (NYC) in order to spend more quality time at home.  Maybe next time!

I’ve made a few new years’ resolutions.  Among them – be happier with whatever comes my way, listen to my body, and stop obsessing over details.

I’m no longer going to be logging everything I eat every day because it hasn’t been that beneficial for me recently.  Perhaps in the future I’ll go back to it.  For now, I’m going to focus on blogging about good meals and good health and of course, good yoga.

Happy New Year my lovely readers!  I am so grateful for all that blogging has brought me in the past year and I have all of you to thank for it.  Thank you so much again.  I’m am so lucky to have found this niche.  Be safe and be well.

21 Comments on To a brand new year

  1. VeggieGirl
    31 December, 2008 at 5:44 pm (8 years ago)


    Great blogging goals too!!!

    Happy New Year!!

  2. HangryPants
    31 December, 2008 at 6:22 pm (8 years ago)

    Wow I am so impressed that your mom made seitan. I’ve heard it’s really hard. I bet it was delicious!

    Happy New Year!

  3. Biz
    31 December, 2008 at 8:25 pm (8 years ago)

    Love when Mom cooks!

    Glad you are well – blogging is a personal choice, and if it feels like a chore, just do it when you feel like it!

    We’ll be here, don’t worry.

    Happy New Year!

  4. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    31 December, 2008 at 9:16 pm (8 years ago)

    Yum – butternut squash fries. 🙂 That was so sweet of your mom…seitan from scratch? Impressive! Thanks for sharing your resolutions. Happy New Year!

  5. Pearl
    1 January, 2009 at 2:05 am (8 years ago)

    Happy new year!

  6. Sammie
    1 January, 2009 at 5:10 am (8 years ago)

    Happy New Year!!

  7. Jenn
    1 January, 2009 at 7:52 am (8 years ago)

    Your resolutions are beautiful :)! I think it’s great you’ve decided not to blog everything you eat if that’s what you feel is best for MAGGIE.. you go girl! Hope you had an amazing new years 🙂

  8. Madison Song
    1 January, 2009 at 7:58 am (8 years ago)

    glad to hear you’ve been enjoying family time =)
    have a happy new year!!!

  9. Lindsay
    1 January, 2009 at 8:32 am (8 years ago)

    i love your resolutions! very doable 🙂

    have a great new year!

  10. Melissa
    1 January, 2009 at 9:42 am (8 years ago)

    Happy New Year!! Hope it’s great!!

  11. Sharon
    1 January, 2009 at 10:23 am (8 years ago)

    Sounds like a great plan. Happy New Years!

  12. Melissa S.
    1 January, 2009 at 10:41 am (8 years ago)

    Great goals! sound a lot like mine, so keep me in check!

    Hope you had a great night!

  13. Sagan
    1 January, 2009 at 11:11 am (8 years ago)

    Happy New Year! Listening to the body is such a good one.

  14. Sally Parrott Ashbrook
    1 January, 2009 at 6:14 pm (8 years ago)

    Those are great resolutions. Happy new year!

  15. Erin
    1 January, 2009 at 7:00 pm (8 years ago)

    Good for you for making the choice to blog healthfully and not obsessively. 🙂

  16. Meg Wolff
    1 January, 2009 at 7:14 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Maggie,
    OMG, home made seitan. Lucky duck. Sounds like you had a great time. Best wishes for the New Year!

  17. eatingbender
    1 January, 2009 at 10:22 pm (8 years ago)

    Happy New Year, Maggie! Here’s to an even better 2009!

  18. Meghann
    2 January, 2009 at 9:18 am (8 years ago)

    Happy New Year!!

  19. zestycook
    2 January, 2009 at 11:48 am (8 years ago)

    Happy New Year Maggie! You can never beat when Mom cooks!


  20. Brittany
    2 January, 2009 at 1:08 pm (8 years ago)

    Happy New Year Maggie! Great goals for 2009.

  21. allijag
    2 January, 2009 at 1:34 pm (8 years ago)

    Happy New Year! Can’t wait to read all about your 2009! 🙂