Nutrition My 2012 kitchen-related resolutions

My 2012 kitchen-related resolutions

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Greetings, iRun Nation! I apologize for my long absence and delayed start to 2012. I made a few cooking-related resolutions for the new year so I thought I’d share them with you:

1 – Get back into the kitchen. Since Mr. Shuffler left for warmer climes last September (i.e., St. Catharines), I’ve been less motivated to cook so dinner is often a salad, sandwich or omelette. Tasty, sure, but not exactly blog material. So I’ve challenged myself to cook a “real meal” three times a week. I’ve got a folder full of recipes that I’ve been collecting and it’s time to try some of them out.

2 – Improve my food photography skills. Papa Shuffler kindly made me a light box so I’ll start by figuring out how to use that.

3 – Diversify/organize recipes on this blog. I was thinking of having theme weeks such as focusing on a particular ingredient, meal or style of cuisine. I am also thinking that weekly theme days would be great. How do people feel about “Meatless Mondays”?

4 – Figure out whether or not I like kale. Kale has been touted as a nutrient powerhouse, a veritable “super food”, if you will. I’ve had it a few times at restaurants and I’m still on the fence. I’d like to try using it at home and see how I feel.

5 – Find new and creative ways to harangue involve readers in What’s Cookin’, iRunNation? You can help me with this resolution by sending in your recipes! Whether your recipe is simple or complex, healthy or a “sometimes food”, we’d love to see them. Submit them here: http://irun.ca/contest.php?id=40 (Recipes involving kale would be particularly appreciated)

**Do you want a sneak preview of what I’m cooking before it hits the blogosphere? Follow me on Twitter @Shufflersunite for all the kitchen-related news that’s fit to print.**