So… of all of the New Year’s resolutions that I made, which one am I failing at? Believe it or not, it’s the chocolate one! I can’t believe it, who would have thought that I would fail at that? It’s chocolate!

It’s probably to my advantage that Jim and I maintaining a pretty good diet and trying to maintain our exercise routine. Inspired by one of our favorite restaurants, Proper Eats, we have renewed our passion for whole foods cooking.


Quinoa and lentil pilaf with garlic vegetables. We were going for health and simplicity here and the quinoa and lentils were fine, but a little bland. I didn’t really plan ahead much in terms of making it interesting. Thankfully, the fresh and garlicky veggies swooped in to save us from a taste bud coma.

Drawing directly from Proper Eats menu, Jim decided that he was going to make dinner. Bestill my heart, I said Jim making dinner. As in real, honest-to-goodness food, not cereal. And he did a wonderful job, if I do say so myself.


Noodles slathered in a lightly spicy peanut sauce and some lime ginger tofu, with broccoli. Jim took the task of tofu marination very seriously, pressing it for over an hour the night before (not unattended, but actively pressing it) and then whipping together a marinade consisting of lime juice, fresh grated ginger, a splash of toasted sesame oil, and soy sauce and marinading it overnight. It was delicious fuel after our workout.

Linus, however, was not impressed.


Look at the disgust on that cat’s face! I swear, he is the most judgmental cat I’ve ever known. Thankfully, he’s a cuddle bug, so it all evens out.

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  1. Nora says:

    yummmm!! getting back to whole foods after stints of junk food veganism can feel really nice!

  2. Courtney says:

    Garlic makes everything better :o)

    Congrats on sticking with (most of) your resolutions! That is awesome! And your cat is totally adorable, by the way…


  3. Vegetation says:

    Haha, love Linus’ judgmental look! Charlotte is highly judgmental also and is forever giving us scathing looks (particularly if we wish to bother her from sleep for a quick pat).

    Mmmm love the tofu dish! And wow! What an awesome husband to stand and press tofu for an entire hour!

  4. DJ Karma says:

    Gotta love a man who can cook! And what a bad-ass cat!!

  5. Sandy says:

    super yummy! i bought a cast iron skillet. do you have one? if so, do you like?

    xo xo xo

    linus is such a cutie

  6. shellyfish says:

    Linus is so sweet! And hey, you can’t be perfect all the time – it’s a goal, not an absolute!

  7. Jim’s tofu dish looks right up my alley! So good!

    That Linus, he’s adorable, but a tough critic.