On Saturday morning, I'll be presenting the following ideas and resources as well as a recipe, for CBC's Weekend Morning Show with guest host Laurie Hoogstraten.
The lovely grass-fed beef short ribs are available at Wildfire Farms. They will be at St. Norbert's Farmer's Market on Saturday, January 2nd, if you are interested in the following healthy living resolutions.
1. Enjoy making food. For yourself or for others. By yourself or with others. I love it, but so many do not. By enjoying the planning and making of your meals, you are cooking with love and you will taste the difference. For friends and families, it can be an important time together, learning and celebrating.
2. Try a new food at least twice a week. Either in preparation or when dining out. Look up recipes, use your cookbooks to try something new. Go to our amazing restaurants that you hadn�t considered. Try making different soups or pastas from around the world.
3. Buy local. If you can�t afford a whole share of a CSA, buy a half share or go into a share with other people. http://csamanitoba.org/. You will meet some great people who grow your food and other members buying the food. Go to the Farmer�s markets. http://fmam.ca/.
4. Plant a garden/plant something. If you can and have space, plant a garden. Plant a tomato in a pot. Grow some wonderful culinary herbs. Join a community garden group or allotment gardens. http://www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/parksandfields/CommunityGardens/communitygardens.asp
5. Cook together. Food costs are rising. A cooking club can bring down your food costs, get you out with great people, learn new skills, and can be made to your needs. http://www.urbanfarmonline.com/sustainable-living/urban-community-building/community-kitchen.aspx
You will have your own resolutions. These are part of healthy living in that it isn�t only about a diet.