UPDATED January 19, 2017:
I’ll be honest, I decided to re-post this blog from last year verbatim, because I don’t have time to write a brand new one as I am about to go back to France to visit my Mom and won’t have access to my computer. I just didn’t want you to wonder why I “disappeared”! Everything I said last year holds true so if you have the time, I think this would be a nice opportunity to take stock of what recipes you liked (or loved) this last year and organize them for yourself, if not in your recipe box, in your mind! I find that helpful, especially for those of you who are with me on this journey of staying (or getting) healthy, concentrating on the simplest recipes in my cuisinicity repertoire. It might help to go back or check out for the first time some of my little 4 or 5 minutes video clips in my kitchen to incite you to make something you thought would be too difficult but is not (you know me!!). This way, you will be sure to have all those simple wholesome ingredients on hand in your pantry, and stay on track! I would love to come back to an inbox full of your comments and questions, so I welcome you to my kitchen, even while I’m gone! For the rest of you, à bientôt…
This week, I will be visiting my beautiful mom in Montpellier, in the south of France, and will mostly be out of touch (I’ll try to post photos on instagram from my cell phone)–My mom is still of the old world and has no internet access! So, I have a suggestion for you about what to do in case you miss me while I am away!!
It occurred to me that this may be an opportune time for you to collect and organize your favorite recipes of mine (and others too) into a recipe box of sorts, a digital one that is!
Have you heard of Yummly yet?
I just recently added the Yum button at the top right of each of my recipes. Whenever you want to save a recipe you like, just click “YUM”! It’s like Pinterest, but just for recipes!
You can add healthy recipes from other sites you love too. All you have to do is sign up (it’s free and they don’t spam you), click the plus sign and add the “bookmarklet” to your bookmarks bar. Then whenever you’re on a site with a recipe you like, just click “YUM” to save the recipe!
I created my own Yummly page too, if you’d like to check it out (here) !
What’s so nice about Yummly is that you can change the recipe serving size to fit your particular need. You can also view the recipe in the metric system with one click, if that’s what you prefer (we already have a few tailor-changed over by our own Culinary Nutrition Consultant, Linn Steward—see here–but this is systematically calculated for all of them). You can even get an idea of how many calories there are in each portion (although I find that they sometimes make mistakes with that–once they calculated the total calories for my whole vegan genoise as one single serving–I had to call that one to their attention, so be wary of that one!). They also have an app that allows you to create custom shopping lists and even helps you find recipes that are tailored to your particular dietary needs.
How awesome is that?!
Literally (or actually digitally) you have the whole world, not just my little Cuisinicity kitchen in your recipe box!
So while I am away, catching up with my mom, talking a mile a minute (in French of course!), cooking up a storm in her kitchen (I am going to leave her freezer full!), and just enjoying the Mediterranean sunshine with her, I would LOVE for you to start your own recipe box! You can peruse my recipe index or go to my links on the left sidebar for Beans, Wholegrains, Legumes, Nuts & Seeds, Fresh Veggies, Fresh Fruit, to get started.
If you are with me on this, share which ones you picked as your favorites, I always love to know!