Times, they are a’changing…
You may have noticed that my blogging output has slowed down somewhat. This has been for a number of reasons. Time, work, motivation and interest.
This has lead me to reassess why I blog and to embark on a new direction.
Why? There are a few reasons, the main being a financial imperative, as my partner and I are trying to save for a house, so my habit of expensive dinners needs to cease. The other reason is about health. I need to lose weight. I’ve packed on the kilos since I’ve started blogging, and it’s time to send them back to the restaurants from which they came!
From 1 January 2010 I am going to set myself a challenge: Reem’s Cookbook Challenge!
If you take a look at My Bookshelf, you’ll notice I have an extensive and growing collection of cookbooks, from fast after work dinners, to the most amazingly evocative, technical and beautiful cookbooks from Masterchefs, and everything in between. Some of these books I’ve never cooked from. Ever.
So my challenge is to cook at least 1 dish from each book (if it has recipes, some books listed don’t and will be excluded) each week.I will attempt the recipe on a Sunday and post it by the Friday of that week. During the week I’ll be on my healthy eating plan, and trying to shift the kilos.
My first recipe will be this Sunday 3rd January 2010
I hope to improve my cooking skills, lose the kilos, save some cash and actually use my books for the purpose for which they were intended…
Wish me luck!