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New Year’s Musings…And Brownies

The Flexible Foodie

It’s the start of a brand new year, and I’ve noticed that along with the same old declarations of losing X amount of weight, or going to the gym, or the myriad work-out/get in shape/get your life in order resolutions that people are announcing, there’s also a certain sameness to so many of our collective well-intentioned statements.

Out of curiosity, or perhaps frustration, I looked up the antonyms for resolution and one word jumped out at me: flexibility.

I realized that in many ways, that’s a huge part of what being an evolved foodie means to me, the ability to be more flexible in my goals or self descriptors or recipes and food plans. And it’s not black and white for me to swear off a so-called bad ingredient in favor of a good one, or eliminate entire food groups from my day just because it’s trendy to do so. So while I might invoke things like macros or talk about Paleo, kosher or gluten-free, that isn’t my focus. It’s all just part of the culinary journey from eating what’s packaged or pre-prepared, to literally mixing it up on a daily basis. Going out and socializing is still part of the plan, but I’ve found a different way of enjoying even the eating out experience.

It Isn’t A One Size Fits All Experience:

Being an evolved foodie means creating  more elastic descriptions of what preparing and enjoying food means or involves, along with its place in my life and what it means to me at this particular point in my journey. And while I intend to share the things that brought me to this place, and while I really hope some of it resonates with you, I can’t presume to know all of your sensitivities or proclivities.

What I do know though, is that food isn’t intrinsically bad or good. And the food that’s good for your gut might wreak havoc on my own – and vice versa. For that reason, I try to share what works for me and the things I like or have learned to love. And recipes and posts are labeled or shared in a way that I hope is both entertaining and helpful. And even if it’s not food you can eat or choose to eat, I do hope you’ll find some food for thought. But I won’t presume that any of this on its own can change your life in any way- only you can do that. I’m glad to share my journey with you though! And I hope you’ll stick around for a while.

But First, Brownies:

And so gentle reader, my first recipe of the year will be for decadent brownies. Because life can be uncertain, and while it’s always a good idea to eat smarter and better and healthfully, I believe that all that and delicious desserts don’t have to be mutually exclusive!

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