|Mini raw pies from my upcoming pie cookbook|
My health improved after my surgeries. I remain in a solid, wonderful relationship with the proverbial man of my dreams. After my health-induced hiatus, I am more in love with running than ever – I even set PRs in every race I ran this year. I wrote another cookbook – one that I am especially proud of – and F-stop photographed it – fun! We traveled to St Martin twice. I finally remodeled my kitchen. Truly, I am blessed.
Happiness is finishing another cookbook then cooking recipes from someone else's! BBQ Black-Eyed Peas Collard Rolls from Veganomicon
Of course, 2012 had it's bad points, too. Buttons has been getting up in years and her health has been declining [but I never underestimate my little tuxedo waif kitty: she is powerful]. I learned that friendship can be as fickle as the weather – and in other cases, stronger than time. My love of running led to an overuse injury (IT band syndrome). But life is in balance.
I'm a bit stuffed after all the holiday feasts, so instead of sharing a recipe, I thought I'd recap 2012 by sharing a few, random "behind-the-scenes" pictures that didn't make it to blog posts. Happy 2013, amigos!
Pablo grooming little Buttons.
Pablo and Bossa Nova cuddling. Pablo loves everyone. Bossa, not so much!
Me, PRing in the Rothman 8K, chip time, 39:10, 7:52 pace. 7th in my age group! It was very cold that day. I ran for Team Vegan Philly. We raised money for the Humane League.
Me and my Cioci Regina at her 90th birthday party. She does not look [or act!] 90. I hope I inherited her genes. Her young spirit is inspiring!
My favorite 2012 Philly vegan breakfast dish out: vegan French toast at Green Eggs Cafe.
F-stop and I spent a weekend in Cape May but the weather was so bad, we left early. This was the storm before Sandy, extra drama courtesy of Instagram. What a year of weather.
[This is MY photo, by the way, Instagram. I took it. I own it. So there.]
Happy, healthy 2013!