New Years Foodie Resolutions 2014
With the new year usually comes the rejuvenating feeling of a fresh, clean start. This year especially feels like there are so many new and exciting possibilities, what with me entering my last semester of post-secondary education and all the changes that will be happening in my life this summer. Aside from my personal and professional goals for the year, I wanted to share with you my goals for 2014 in regards to food and cooking. 1. Try cooking and baking new things, and try making them more often
Whenever I have the time to cook or bake something, I usually fall back on the same old recipes because I know I like them and I know how they will turn out. This year, I'd like to be a little more adventurous with my cooking and try things I wouldn't normally attempt.
Last year, I made homemade pizza dough for the first time and it made me wonder why I had ever bought pizza before. Even something as well-known and loved as pizza is something I had never thought to make on my own and was so happy that I tried.
2. Perfect egg free royal icing
I really enjoy baking and decorating what I've baked. The one real problem with icing and decorating while having an egg allergy is that the icing doesn't hold together very well so I can't make all the cool designs I'd like to. But this year, this year is the time I want to finally figure out how to make a good egg free royal icing.
If anyone has any suggestions about egg free/vegan royal icing I would love to hear it in the comments!
3. Support local and community restaurants, coffee shops, markets etc.
Last year, I became really interested in the local and organic food movement and this year I would like to do my part in helping community food and coffee production. Especially in the city I live in, there are a lot of independent shops, and it is fairly easy for me to access local and organic products, and I want to really get into supporting people who really work hard for the community and the environment.
Have you made any food specific resolutions for 2014?