We started off our 2013 by eating some black eyed peas for dinner. Legend has it that these little beans are supposed to bring prosperity and good luck to the New Year. We had both been struck down by the flu for the past week and were finally on the mend and we wanted to keep it simple; black eyed peas that we had soaked over night, quinoa, shreds of cheddar cheese and a splash of hot sauce. Nothing fancy, no frills or much finesse. It was just a simple meal that was comforting in all of the right ways. Nourishing, hearty and satisfying and setting the right tone for this year: keep things simplified and to enjoy.
|Milk Bar Cookie Party!|
Now that we're back and the holidays are over and the new year has officially begun, I'm so excited. Personally speaking it's a big year for us for obvious reasons but I'm also really professionally looking forward to this year. With each year that goes by, I get more and more confident in my skills and knowledge and plan to focus my energies on getting to know new ingredients and playing with different combinations of flavors to create new dishes. It's going to be a great year, so happy 2013 is here!