We 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. Â Now, we’re all settling back into our routines, including healthy eating. Â 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. Â And on the Asian recipe front, IÂ 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. Â For now, I’m feeling satisfied that my new year has included some fun culinary firsts! Â Happy New Year!