Happy New Year’s Eve! I am having so much fun looking back and reflecting on this amazing year. I normally look back and say eh, it wasn’t so great, blah, blah, but I have such a different attitude this year. I really try to focus on the positive because why not? It just makes you happier and I’d rather feel great than down on myself, what is the point, right?
So to do one more recap of 2014 I am going to share some of my favorite meals for WIAW! There were a TON of great eats, so this is going to be tough!! This year I have developed a healthier mindset about food and eating. I eat pretty “clean” because it makes me feel good, but I indulge when I want, eat the yummy treats I bake, and try new foods! I think I have almost learned how to eat intuitively and listen to my body to it’s cravings and needs. I know what works well for me and what doesn’t and I actually think I eat a lot more than I have in the past because I have learned that we need to nourish our body and muscles, not starve them. I have also learned a TON about cooking and baking this year and I think that is the best part. I know (most of the time) what ingredients I am eating and I actually like my food more than some restaurants. 🙂 2014 was a great year of eating- here it goes!
A traditional Cuban breakfast from this tiny Cuban place in Miami. Egss, Cuban Rice, and Plantains for like $4. So simple, so good.
Chipotle Eggs Benedict from a Diner in Paramus after a 10 mile run.
Breakfast made by yours truly. Veggie Omelet with Sweet Potato Pancakes covered in Nut Butters.
Expensive Whole Foods Brunches after long runs in Central Park
Egg Baked Dish by my Dad!
My different Overnight Oats and Smoothie Recipes
Homemade Salads lounging by the Hoboken Waterfront.
Three Course Pre-fixe Lunch at Molos in Weehawken for Hudson Restaurant Week.
My Dad cooked us some amazing Native American food after his trip to Arizona.
Such a fun and delicious dinner at El Bandido!
Salad Pizza after the Brooklyn Half- ate the whole thing!
Dinner at Scarpetta in the Fontainebleau in Miami.
The most delicious veggie burger at Houston’s.
Italian Cooking night with my Dad!
Homemade Pizzas on Christmas Eve
Homemade Corn Chowder, Pumpkin Cornbread, and a Kale and Parsnip Salad.
All of my kitchen adventures in meal prepping this year!
Football Cheese ball for the Super Bowl.
Butternut Squash Dip for Thanksgiving.
Watermelon, Feta, Cucumber, Mint Salad made by me.
Best Iced Coffee in the world in Newport, Rhode Island.
Cookies and Cream Quest Bars
S’mores Quest Bars
Dates with Coconut Peanut Butter
Homemade Banana Ice Cream with Chocolate and PB Swirls with Hot Fudge from the Jersey Shore.
Doughnuts from Dough in Brooklyn
Chocolate Soft Serve with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Fro-yo from 16 Handles with a gorgeous view
All my different Arctic Zero creations
Favorite Baked Goods (baked by me):
Fun shaped cookies for my friend’s bachelorette party 😉
My first attempt at baking after winning my baking basket
Italian Rainbow Cookies
Italian Wedding Cookies
Pumpkin Pie on Thanksgiving
WOW! What a delicious year it has been! I’m sure there are some meals I am forgetting but I think this just shows how great a year it has been! Food is intended to nourish, celebrate, and be enjoyed and I did just that! 🙂
I hope you all have an amazing New Years Eve! I will be running at Midnight in Central Park!! Such a great way to start the New Year!!
Thank you all for reading and supporting my blog this year! I am looking forward to continue to grow and write more in 2015!
What was your FAVORITE dishes of 2014?