Before I even jump into today’s post, I want to express my sincerest thanks for all of your comments on the vlog that I posted Friday. I cannot even tell you how hesitant I was to share it, and then how much I dreaded my decision in the few hours after. Where you all called me “cute” I saw myself as “flighty.” Where you said that I seemed so “relaxed” and “real” I thought rather that I was “rambling” (as I appropriately indicated in my post title for the day). I still think that most of you were just being nice, but all the same I appreciate you taking the time to watch it. I have no idea when I will make another or IF I can even gather up the courage to make another, but I’m glad I bit the bullet and did a second one (my first was all the way back in October 2012, more than a year ago!).
Also, another note before sharing some delicious food pictures with you all, I’m going to be blunt and admit that I have no idea how much time I will be able to spend blogging this semester. Right now in fact I should be reading for one of my classes but that will come in due time and staying up just a little bit later is definitely worth it.
At the start of 2014 I had all of these big plans for Eating 4 Balance including finally getting a self-hosted site, upgrading to a new theme, working on more professional pictures/recipes. Yada yada yada. Oh, and being more faithful with comments too. I know that January is not even half way over yet, but can I just say MAJOR FAIL? Sorry everyone. I’m going to do my best. It’s not really an option for me to quit entirely or take a break because blogging IS MY BREAK. Really, reading blogs and blogging is my relief from college life and classes. Take that away and you have a Madison ten times more strung out and scattered than you saw in my video (I think beginning to refer to myself in third person may be a sign that the craziness has already begun? Is there no hope of turning back?!!! 😉 ).
With those hundreds of words put out there, this WIAW will be probably less wordy and more picture-heavy than normal.
I called this post “Yours, Mine and Ours” to represent the variety of food that I made over the holidays and am about to unload on you. There are some pictures of food that I made for my parents and/or brother (theirs), some food that I made for myself (mine*), and the food that I made for both (ours).
*Although as noted on Friday, I have basically backed off of trying to add anything new. Simple is the name of the game once more as I try to go back to how I felt before the holidays. Meat and veggies here I come… Already feeling much better though thankfully!
Gluten-free buckwheat pancakes inspired by Gluten-Free Goddess
Homemade macaroni and cheese
Whole wheat pasta, organic cheese and milk
Pumpkin oatmeal with granola and almond butter
Oatmeal with pears, almond butter and maple cinnamon pecans
Quiche inspired by Meghan
Made with an almond flour crust, eggs, milk, cheese, seasonings, onions, squash and broccoli
Puppy chow for my brother’s New Year’s Eve party
Gluten-free and vegan biscuits
Oh so moist, flavorful and crumbly!
Homemade ice cream with goat’s milk and stevia
Gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free pancakes
Sweet gluten-free and vegan pancakes made with potatoes
Potato pancakes topped with New York maple syrup
Whole Foods salad bar: red quinoa, grilled chicken and cucumber slices
Chocolate pudding: cocoa powder, pumpkin puree, tapioca starch, water, stevia and frozen blueberries… yum!
Goat’s milk yogurt with stevia and frozen blueberries
Alright, so we didn’t actually share THAT much food-wise over vacation
Paleo pumpkin chocolate chip cake with a chocolate frosting (I just ate some of the frosting. It was amazing and tasted like a rich chocolate pudding.)
I do have plans to share some of these recipes eventually, hopefully sooner rather than later! 🙂
Questions for you:
- Can you guess what inspired the title of this post?
- Do you make food that is just for someone else, yourself, or even both?
- What is your favorite food to make? Obviously mine is pancakes!