Wednesday, March 3, 2010

One Year and Holding, Barely

Today, Healthier Kitchen is one year old. I had high hopes last month when I thought about an anniversary post. Maybe I'd create a really spectacular new recipe or even plan a dinner party filled with healthier recipes to blog about. The reality is I have nothing for you today.

All I can tell you is that, until last night, the last two weeks have been filled with restaurant food, carry out, a couple of old standbys, and ready to heat items from Costco and Trader Joe's. Last night I finally worked up a jambalaya using brown rice (I think no one knew), chicken andouille sausage and jumbo lump crabmeat, but I failed to photograph the dish and truly don't have the time or energy to write it up today. I owe you this recipe.

Instead, I thought I'd go back a year and remind you of some of my favorite recipes. In looking into the archives, I realized that the list of recipes I wanted to share today include just about everything I posted last March. I suppose this could be a seasonal thing - the foods I was cooking last March are just "March-ish" foods. On the other hand, it could be that I started the blog with a whole lot of energy in March, and lost creativity thereafter. Or, it could be that I'm too distractible by life's ups and downs.

At any rate, I invite you to revisit, or if you're new to the blog, visit, March, 2009. My very first post set out what I was hoping to accomplish with this blog and let everyone in on the unbelievably simple way to make irresistible cauliflower, as oxymoronic as that may sound. The salmon recipe is still my favorite. The mayo free cabbage slaw would be a great side dish for a St. Patrick's day dinner, and the banana-oat bread is just the thing for those softening bananas. I gave you my special, formerly secret, chili recipe. I also linked to Michelle Obama's healthy, faux creamed spinach. Perhaps my favorite post is the tribute to Laurie Colwin with the red lentil soup. This is the perfect time of year for that soup and anytime is a good time to read Laurie Colwin, particularly now, as her Home Cooking is about to be re-released later this month. To find any of these, simply check out the archives to the right in the margin and click on 2009, then look at March. You could also look for specific foods in the recipe index also in the margin on the right.