Happy New Year!

For the new year 2004, I became vegetarian, making that New Year’s Eve my last taste of meat. By that time, I was mostly vegetarian, eating the occasional meat when someone else made it for me. I was at a party at a friend’s house, and noticed somewhere around 10PM that I hadn’t had any meat all evening, and if that was going to be my last night as a meat-eater, I might as well have something. I ate some meatballs. I think I might have spit them out- they weren’t very good at all. I haven’t looked back since!

(It took me another 3 years to get to veganism, which was much harder, but I’m glad I did).

2011 has been a tough year for many, but I’ve been blessed to have mostly good fortune.

I’ve chosen a post from each month of the last year to highlight how my year has been!

Vegan Pizza Day, January 2011. Looking forward to another one in a few weeks!

Southeast Asian Vegan Banquet, February 2011. The first class I took at Natural Gourmet Institute!

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The Green Smoothie Experience, March 2011. I started using my VitaMix for what I actually bought if for!

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Box Office Cafe, April 2011. It’s a terrible picture, but it’s a great reminder of spending time back home, as well as reconnecting with the music therapy community at a conference held there.

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Could You Eat Real Food For 100 Days? May, 2011. May was a slow month on the blog, but it got me thinking about what read food actually is, and how I haven’t done the best job of eating more whole foods. It’s a goal for the next year, for sure!

Brunch at Kaya’s Kitchen, June 2011. It’s only available during the summer, and I’m not near them every weekend, so it’s really a treat to be able to have brunch at Kaya’s.

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Mini Chocolate Raspberry Cake, July 2011. My birthday is in July. Of course I’d pick that as my favorite…

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Vida Vega Conference, August 2011. This not only was the best vegan blogging conference ever, it was also my first trip to Portland. I couldn’t just link to one post!

Health At Any Size? September 2011. I talk about health a lot on this blog, and I hope that no one is offended, because one of the topics I often post about is weight. I think you’re beautiful as you are, and being skinny isn’t the point- but I want all of us, and the generations to come be as healthy as possible. Look for more health topics in the new year!

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VeganMoFo, October 2011! My fourth year of MoFo participation. Again, it’s hard to pick just one post! I look forward to this every year. 🙂

In Depth Herb & Spice Class, November 2011. The fifth class I took at NGI. I have learned so much about food this year!

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Christmas, December 2011. So that was just last week, but it was a really nice day. Here’s to many more!

I hope that everybody has a happy, healthy and safe 2012, and may things only get better from here!

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