Try Something New in 2016

The New Year brings on new ideas and goals for improving our lives. In some form or another we may want to eat healthier, exercise more, improve relationships, be more organized, etc. It can be overwhelming to have these expectations without measures. Over the break I read a book by Brené Brown entitled “Rising Strong”, many of you might have seen her Ted Talk on “Vulnerability”. This is the third book I have read by Brené Brown and I am reminded that aiming for perfection will never make you happy because it is not attainable. She writes “A 20 minute walk is better than a 5 k run that never happens. You are good enough.” It is unrealistic to think that we can make and enjoy a healthy meal with family every night of the week. What we can do is have smaller measurable goals like trying one new recipe each week or get your kids cooking or helping in the kitchen one day per week. Making Chicken Taquitos and then eating them in the car on the way to hockey is okay; pat yourself on the back you tried something new. Picking up a lasagna up on the way home from work and getting your kids to prepare a salad is okay too. You are good enough.

If you find yourself in search of some new tried and true healthy recipes you can sign up for one of my upcoming cooking sessions. You and 3 other moms are invited to participate in a session making Chicken Chimichangas or Chicken Pot Pie in my kitchen. Try it and see if you want to start a cooking club of your own. Sign ups are on a first come first serve basis. The cost for the session including food is $50 payable by cash, cheque or credit card and in return you will enjoy 2 hours of socializing while preparing your meal to bring home to your family – whether or not you are eating in the car that is up to you 😉

Sign-up to learn and prepare a new recipe:

For Kids PA DAY Friday Jan. 22 2:00-4:00 Pantry Chili.

Wed January 27th 1:00-3:00 Chicken Chimichangas.

Monday Feb 1st 1:00-3:00 Chicken Pot Pie.

Call Alison at 647-299-3173 or email to register.