Ricotta-Pistachio Toast

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DSC_8632(small)January is a month for reflection. Looking back on things past, and looking forward with hope and optimism to what lies ahead. For many of us, January 1 brings a laundry list of changes: new diet, new workout routine, newly organized pantry, closet and desk, etc. Then by January 31 few of any of these changes have become permanent habits.

Why? I think it’s because we’re too hard on ourselves.

We want to make that perfect version of ourselves a reality overnight, all at once, when the true reality is that baby steps toward our goals are much more likely to have lasting impact. And we don’t need to wait until the start of a new year to do something that we know will make us happier, healthier, or more prosperous. Each morning is a fresh beginning.

Which is why I am a huge proponent of eating a healthy breakfast…how can you expect the rest of your day to go well if you start with bad fuel or no fuel at all?

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Bacon Pate Toast Stack with Poached Egg Yolk

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I was honored when Natasha of 5 Star Foodie and Lazaro of Lazaro Cooks! recently invited me to take part in February’s 5 Star Makeover (a huge thank-you to Natasha and Laz!), and then when I found out that the theme was “Bacon and Eggs” I was thrilled beyond words.  Initially I didn’t know if I wanted to go the sweet or savory route for my dish, but after much brainstorming (to name just a couple of my ideas, how good does Herbed Choux with Bacon Custard or Savory Custard with Sweet Bacon Tuiles sound?), I decided on savory.  Not only that, but I decided […]...

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