Miss me? I took a much-needed break from the blog after realizing on my trip how glued I have been to the computer in my daily life. After lots of delays and snowstorms, we got back to New York on Sunday morning and I’ve taken a few days to think about where I want to go with the blog. I definitely missed writing and communicating with all of you — especially getting comments and feedback. But I didn’t miss the pressure of taking pictures and posting about every single meal. I think I’ve known this for a while, and I have hinted at it, but posting that way wasn’t working well for me- I don’t want this to be a diet blog — I never have. I want this to be a non-obsessive, happy, and positive celebration of food and health. So I think I’m going to begin posting differently…
I will post about a great meal I have out or cook at home, an article that I read about women’s health, a fresh market that I visit, and so on. The idea of posting every day, three meals a day just isn’t appealing for me anymore. I really enjoyed my vacation. I tried to stay active by walking a lot and swimming where I could, but we definitely all ate a lot of delicious food and we all gained a pound or two.
Being away from the blog helped me realize how much pressure put on myself to eat perfectly and stay at a “perfect” weight… and it just doesn’t always happen. That’s life. So, in trying to do what’s best for me and become my healthiest self, I want to continue writing and being a part of this blog world that I love so much but without the kind of pressure that is unhealthy for me (I don’t judge anyone else who wants to post things in a different way…). I hope you guys will keep reading because I so enjoy communicating with you about one of my favorite topics: food!
Argentina was an amazing country to visit and I had so much fun with my family eating delicious food, hiking in the mountains, exploring the city, and drinking lots of delicious red wine! Here are some highlights of the trip:
We visited produce markets in Buenos Aires,
And bought lots of good fruit for snacks.
There was delicious smoked salmon everywhere!
And very hearty bread…
lots of fresh vegetables and great salami and cured meat
And amazing, soft, flavorful cheese.
The hearts of palm were incredible — have you ever seen one so big?! (it’s that big white thing on the plate)
Our hotel had delicious homemade yogurt and museli for breakfast… with lots of fresh fruit!
The coffee was really good — I’m told — I don’t touch the stuff!
Argentina is famous for its awesome Italian food — and it definitely lived up to expectations!
Mmmm… Eggplant Parmesan!
We even had delicious sushi and Japanese food in Buenos Aires, which I guest-posted about on Karin’s blog. I was impressed!
Miso Salmon with veggies,
And a free dessert (some kind of custard)!
All in a very chic, simple, and beautiful Japanese restaurant.
The desert that we had for Christmas Eve dinner with the best thing I have ever tasted!
It was heaven: a thin crusted tart with vanilla custard, fresh blackberries, a raspberry purée, and vanilla ice cream. With a crunchy slice of apple on top.
Of course, yours truly found a juice bar with vegetarian wraps in Buenos Aires. Who knew? They were filled with humus and quinoa tabbouleh. Our vegetable juices were a crazy concoction made up of carrot juice and coconut milk. It was actually really good!
Of course, I also had plenty of good wine! This one was so spectacular that I had to take a picture.
Not only was it an amazing country to eat our way through, it was stunningly beautiful…
Lakes, mountains, and forests!
The city was also gorgeous…
As all tourists have to do, we saw an incredible tango show
It was steamy!
As usual, Loren and I were total dorks and went swimming everywhere we could. Don’t we look good? HAha.
It was a truly incredible trip and I had the time of my life.
Thank you, mom and dad for an incredible trip filled with beautiful moments that I will never forget!
And I will see you guys later for some (American) food recaps this week! Hope your holiday vacation was relaxing, fun, and, of course, DELISH!
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