This is my 50th post!

When I started this blog, I told myself that I would try to create 50 posts before the end of the year.  It’s only October and I’ve already done it!

To commemorate this occasion, I wanted to take a look back at the way I was cooking and eating a year ago, before I made a commitment to get healthy, and before I was inspired to create this blog from reading other wonderful healthy living blogs.

I used to keep a recipe blog, also called Thyme Bombe, so I was already taking pictures of my food regularly.  Here’s a peak at some of the things I was cooking and baking back then:

Scallops sauteed in butter with smashed sweet potatoes and roasted carrots

Pulled-pork tostadas with cheese, guac, and sour cream

Roasted vegetable tagliatelle in pistachio cream sauce

Panko crusted pork tonkatsu

Chocolate and candied bacon bark

Cheddar crackers

Nutella cookies

This stuff is not terribly unhealthy, albeit a bit rich.  The problem was that I was eating rich meals every day and baking sweets once or twice a week.

I used to get really excited about roasting a whole lamb shoulder and making gravy out of the pan-juices (sorry, no picture!), now I get really excited about this:

That is a salad with sliced avocado, golden raisins, dulse, pistachios, carrot miso dressing, sesame seeds, and seaweed flakes.  YUM!

And that’s the real difference; that I’m now excited by healthy, whole, nourishing foods as much or more than I ever was about meat juices and cheese sauces.

That doesn’t mean I never eat rich food anymore, (I’m posting the recipe for those Nutella cookies at some point cuz they’re insane!!), I just make more healthy choices more regularly.

What do you think, can I get 50 more posts up by the end of this year? I accept the challenge!