Happy 2015!

healthy_harvest_310968We had a wonderful winter break that included R&R, visits with family and friends, and a quick trip to a mountain cabin with great views and proximity to excellent hiking.  Now, we’re all settling back into our routines, including healthy eating.  The transition coincided with record low temperatures for our area, so I’ve been focusing my cooking on soups and spicy Asian dishes.

The highlight of my soup-making has been the discovery of an incredible vegetable soup recipe.  And on the Asian recipe front, I recently made some authentic Thai recipes using banana flower and green papaya for the first time. I’m writing a separate post about those recipes and the new produce items.  For now, I’m feeling satisfied that my new year has included some fun culinary firsts!  Happy New Year!