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  • #123507
    teatea
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    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

    Wow, I am so excited about this year! There’s a lot going on in the world right now so I think it’s important to remind ourselves of the positive things in our lives and what we aspire to.

    This year I would LOVE to focus more on my study load! I’ve been a little bit slack with my study routine, so I’d like to get back on track with it!

    What are your 2020 resolutions? Do you have any? What are you going to do to make sure you stay on track?

    Need ideas? Check out some of the threads I’ve linked to below!

    New Year’s Goals 2019 | New Year’s Resolution | Resolution for a better sex life

    #123528
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
    Moderator

    Happy new year @tea!

    I always think I don’t ‘do’ New Years Resolutions, but I always end up with a small list of things I want to do!

    This year it’s mostly meditate regularly, and add an extra day of exercise in my routine.

    At the start of the year I always like to make a like of the restaurants I’d like to dine at and the recipes I want to cook. I love food and cooking, so it helps me get excited for the year ahead.

    #123529
    sextronautsextronaut
    Moderator

    Happy New Year, friends!
    I’m very similar to you, @aunt_flo, I don’t really do resolutions either, just some gentle goals to better my life in the most no-pressure kind of way.

    Most of mine are around food this year too! I’d like to start eating seasonally and buying from wholesalers at markets rather than big grocery companies. I also have a whole bunch of recipe books that I never use, so I’d like to start making at least one new recipe a week to work my way through them.
    2020 is a big year of change for me, so I’m looking forward to incorporating new habits into my new life!

    #123630
    stephaniaaaahstephaniaaaah
    Keymaster

    Happy New Year!

    I love the food theme going here to which I will gladly contribute 🙂 This year I want to learn how to make from scratch – corn chips (my boyfriend eats SO much doritos), bread, curry paste (green curry, harissa, red curry etc.), kombucha and kimchi and other ferments.

    I reckon 2020 is going to be a good year!

    #123634
    EarthMamaEarthMama
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    I love all these ideas! I am also trying to not be too hard on myself in regard to resolutions as 2020 has not felt like the fresh start I was hoping for and I don’t want to add pressure- However! I really want to join a food co op this year in a way that is local and affordable and flexible. I want to focus on community living a little more because I think that makes me the happiest.
    I am also intrigued @stephaniaaaah about these homemade corn chips…please keep us posted!

    #123637
    stephaniaaaahstephaniaaaah
    Keymaster

    Sorry to hear that @earthmama – I hope you get that fresh start feeling soon enough but sounds like you are on the right track with not putting the pressure on!

    Yay! I used to love my food coop Alfalfa House before I moved away – such good community vibes and I loved the vege box for $25 which basically fed me for a week – such a great focus.

    So I’ve been using that lonely leftover couple of wraps or tortillas left in the packet and freezing them, once a month I’ve been chopping them up into strips, cover them in oil, salt and pepper and bake them – the TASTIEST chips ever. My aunty has a homemade corn chip recipe so I need to get that of her and let you know how they go.

    I guess my other focus is trying to be a bit more frugal to save more money 🙂

    #123644
    EarthMamaEarthMama
    Moderator

    I can’t believe you used to go to Alfalfa house @stephaniaaaah !!! That is the dream for me, however slightly too far away by foot… I love that it is run almost entirely by volunteers who then get a discount!? This is the way of the future! I have signed up for Divvy Box, which I will be trying next week and feeling quite excited about.

    That is SMART to use lonely tortillas, I’ve never thought of that!

    #123648
    stephaniaaaahstephaniaaaah
    Keymaster

    It’s amazing there! Volunteering is the way to go if you can find somewhere you like that’s close enough to you!

    Vege boxes are fun – they really push you outside of your cooking repertoire if there are some ‘weird’ veges. Let us know how you go / what you make

    #123658
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    Get those ferments @stephaniaaaah! You’ll have to let us know how your cooking progress goes – I’ve always wanted to make my own kimchi and kombucha, but I worry they’ll explode if I try!

    I’m really keen to work with yeast this year – I’ve got a recipe for cinnamon scrolls and one for pretzels that I’ve been eyeing. I also want to make more broths and soups when the weather eventually (hopefully!) cools down.

    #123678
    stephaniaaaahstephaniaaaah
    Keymaster

    Will do – my housemate used to make kombucha and no exploding happened there but I have had a bottle of the store bought stuff explode on me once! I’m really inspired by articles like this one and have been thinking about how I can use the scraps from things (that don’t fit into my worm farm) to make the ferments.

    Yes! I have absolutely no idea about yeast and how to bake. Pretzels sound amazing! Food scraps are perfect for making broths to freeze as soup bases – though google just told me that you can only store your vege stock for about 3 months @aunt_flo

    This is now the cooking thread haha

    #123716
    sextronautsextronaut
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    Yeesss I love this cooking theme. I saw this youtube video the other day all about new years resolutions, and how it’s more achievable to set yearly themes rather than resolutions. Maybe all your themes will be food!

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