Happy New Year! 2019 is upon us an that means a fresh start; sometimes that’s in the form starting a new diet, or picking up a new hobby, maybe even abandoning bad habits, whatever your resolution might be January is the perfect time to get a fresh start. January (in Latin, Ianuarius) is named after the Latin word for door (ianua), since January is the door to the year and an opening to new beginnings (If in any way that trivial fact leads you to a win on Jeopardy, I hope you’ll give a plug to CIK ??).
Anyways, this Charred Brussels Sprout Salad has made its way onto my menu twice already in the new year, and in all honesty it should be making an appearance on yours too.
Personally I’d be hard pressed not to love a dish that has bacon, cojita cheese, and pickled onion, but that’s not even the star of the dish! The charred brussels sprouts are really what brings it all together and makes this recipe a cohesive meal or side dish. I love when brussels sprouts get a little charred, especially when they are mixed with the smoky deliciousness of bacon.
My approach to new years resolutions is a tad bit different than most, instead of trying to institute big sweeping changes all at once on January 1st. I try make 12 resolutions to adopt throughout the year on the first of each month, that way I can focus on a single change and put all my energy into making that habit stick before moving on to the next one. On the slate for this year ( in no particular order) I’ve got: start meditating, learn the play the harmonica, become fluent in Spanish, plus more.
Starting my list for 2019 is to eat a healthier version of keto, the holidays have come with a lot of keto-approved sweets and many meals/days have consisted of meat and cheese with minimal veggies. Traveling in a RV full-time makes it tough too, but I’ve recently started shopping at Sprouts Farmers Market, and found it to be a complete and total lifesaver. They’ve got more than 300 store in 19 states, which besides probably being close to you (the reader) it’s really convenient for the RV lifestyle.
I love so many things about this company, all the way from their mission statement, “We believe healthy living is a journey and every meal is a choice. We love to inspire, educate, and empower every person to eat healthier and live a better life” to their partnerships with awesome non-profits like REAL School Gardens, Vitamin Angels, and Autism Speaks. I also love I can walk into any of the stores across the country and find an array of fresh produce, quality meats, and a plenty of keto-friendly, gluten-free, non-gmo products at a much more reasonable price than some other grocery stores I’ve encountered.
So here’s to you starting fresh in the new year, and I wish you the very best in all that you do in 2019!