Happy New Year! It is 2017 and the holiday season has officially come to an end. I’m a little bummed that the magic of the season is over, but excited for what’s to come in the new year. After all, 2016 was a good year filled with a lot of love, and even though there were losses, those losses reminded me even more of how important it is to focus on loved ones. 2017 can only be better, right?
This season I spent a lot of my time away from my computer and with my family and friends instead. I thought that I’d be posting more on the blog since I was on break from work, but alas, there was precious grandma granddaughter time to spend as well as making time to see family, friends, etc. My days have been packed with various activities and I swear it’s only in California where you can go skiing one day and then hike through redwoods, see waterfalls, and hang out at a beach the next day.
Along with all of the activities and lovely time spent with my favorite people, I’ve been eating a ton of this Japanese curry that my mom is so good at making. Seriously, I’ve been eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner with brown rice for the past few days. It’s just crazy how perfect the texture of the rice melds with the soft vegetables, and how flavorful and delicious this dish is. Not to mention that it’s also pretty nutritious!
If you don’t have access to the Golden Curry Sauce Mix, you can get it here.
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- ½ cup green peas (frozen preferred)
- ½ pound green beans (cut half length)
- ½ cup edamame beans
- 1 big potato (large cubes)
- 1 medium carrot (large slices)
- ½ onion (cubed)
- 3 sweet potatoes cubed or 2 cups chopped pumpkin (large cubes)
- ½ bell pepper (any color)
- Golden Curry Sauce Mix (half the box)
- 5 cups water
- In a pot, heat oil and add the potatoes, carrots, and sweet potatoes. Sautee for 5 minutes, add the rest of the veggies. Sautee for another 5 minutes, add the water and curry sauce mix. Cook for another 10 minutes or until all of the vegetables have softened to your preferrance.
What are your New Year resolutions? I don’t make New Year resolutions because my goals tend to stay the same: be more kind, thoughtful, and efficient. If anything, I really want to spend more time with my loved ones because I’ve come to realize that you never know how long you’ll have them for.
Below are some of my holiday snippets of time well spent in 2016 and well, here’s to making 2017 AWESOME! After all, life is only as good as you make it, right?
My mom at Rancho and very excited about the deer.
A cozy Christmas dinner with a happy grandma.
Woke up at 3:30 AM, drove 4 hours, and hit the slopes at Sierra before heading home.
One of the many beautiful photos from Big Sur!