“Mostly, I’ve steered clear of items with blatantly added sugar content, which is challenging for this dessert girl!”
My “eating less sugar journey” started last year November – impeccable timing, I must say! I adopted the 80/20 approach as my guiding principle, which helped me ease into it and navigate through the Holidays. This allowed me to enjoy the delicious home baked treats that our customers brought in, for example (Yum, thank you!). Mostly, I’ve steered clear of items with blatantly added sugar content, which is challenging for this dessert girl. Carrying this commitment into 2024 as a part of my new year’s resolution has created awareness, also when it comes to our dinner choices. Generally our meals are pretty healthy but we all thought we could do better and take it up a notch. A few years back, I got this four season recipe book from Jeroen and found this interesting salad that we have made many times since. It has a unique blend of ingredients and we find it a treat of flavours. It includes some natural sugars which fit in my 80-20 rule.
Click below to download the Roasted Sweet Potato & Orange Salad recipe!
Several years ago, one of my Dutch besties surprised me with a visit in Bright’s Grove. For the first hour, I was left speechless, but then we effortlessly picked up where we had left off when we were still residing in the same town. We cooked, talked, shopped, laughed, explored, decorated and hiked, until unexpectedly, I ended up in the hospital. Of course I was sad, this didn’t fit in our plans, but afterwards I realized what a blessing it had been that she was here. She was home with the boys; she cooked, loved, cared, and enjoyed her purposeful time here. One of the recipes she left with us is this zucchini soup. It’s easy to make, has a beautiful silky texture, is healthy and very tasty! This soup always reminds me: “Good fiends, good food, good times!”
Try it for your self – and don’t forget to leave your tasty comments!
Click below to download Ria’s Zucchini Soup recipe!