Happy New Year!

No matter how many times I tell myself that I’m not feeling the blogging “thang” I keep getting drawn back to your blogs and wanting to write a post.  What can I say, it’s a hobby that I just cannot give up.

How was everyone’s holidays?  Ours were great but I must say, my IBS was awful!  And, as much as I hate to admit it, I suspect the everything-tarian diet doesn’t work for me.  However, I’m feeling optimistic about 2011.  And since this is a food blog, I’m returning to showcasing a celebration of a mostly plant-based and dairy-free diet.  I’ve been inspired by my favourite digestive divas who seem to do well managing their IBS this way.  Are you bored yet of all my dietary swaps and changes?  I most certainly am, but I’m feeling good about this one.  And, as much as I love food, I love being relatively IBS-free more.

Onto the food.  Here are some of my 2010 faves:

LOVE apples.  I have no idea why, but they’re defo one of the best fruits…

Pukka teas.  I love their three mint tea as well.  I’m not sure if they’re available in the US but if they are I recommend trying them.


Sweets.  I have eaten ridiculous amounts of these!  I don’t think I’m going to have many teeth left by the time I’m 40!

So there we have some of my food highlights from 2010.

Here’s to 2011!  Happy New Year! 🙂


13 thoughts on “2011!

  1. Sarah, I was JUST thinking about whether you made it into the new year well and hoping that your new diet is working out for you, and there you are :-)!! Sorry to hear about the IBS issues – I’m checking out the links for sure – holidays are really difficult 😦

    I just bought the Pukka morning time, and it’s delish.

    Hoping for all the best for you in 2011 🙂


  2. My 2010 NY Resolution was to try and find a way to improve my IBS- it took me most of the year! I hope it doesn’t take you nearly as long and that the current attempt helps. I’m with you on the IBS free over food thing- I pretty much avoid most of my former favourite things but it’s so worth it. And I love apples too- I’ve just recently started eating them regularly again, so far so good (I try to eat no more than one a day, two tops). Do you have a favourite variety? I love anything russett or Cox’s, and Jazz are amazing too.


  3. Happy New Year! I’m sorry your diet experiment didn’t work out for you, it must be really hard to have to restrict and limit yourself. I hope that you manage to find a way to control your IBS.


  4. I don’t think it matters whether other people are ‘bored’ with you altering your diet. I know I often worry/worried on my old blog that readers would be irritated my my constant shifts in dietary focus and think I was fabricating my problems, being a liar in general. This was also complicated by a deep sense of shame about my dairy-related binges when I was ‘supposed’ to be vegan. But, at heart, veganism is for me and despite my complex relationship with it it will always play a part in my life. That’s not to say that something won’t get in the way, but if I choose to eat differently then I’ll still hold vegan-esque values.

    Same goes for digestive issues: sometimes a food bothers us, sometimes it doesn’t. There’s no need to feel pressured to ‘announce’ or permanently commit to being a certain way as an obligation to the blog. I read for the person you are, but it’s also intresting to see how you manage your IBS because from my perspective nothing seems to work for me long-term either, and I’ve been back and forth a million times too!

    Happy New Year 🙂


  5. yummy photos! i think it’s admirable you are willing to try new ways of eating when old ways don’t work…it’s a transition!

    may i recommend a great book? it’s called the yoga of eating: transcending diets and dogma to nourish the natural self, by charles eisenstein and it’s wonderful! so enlightening… i’ve been meaning to write a review but i’m not worthy yet, i guess.=)


  6. I think it’s great that you can talk about your dietary shifts and swings on your blog. It’ll help other people to feel that they’re not alone in the struggle, some might have suggestions to help you along, and probably you’ll gain some insight and clarity just from doing it!

    happy new year to you and good luck with all the developments.


  7. I think you are on the right path for your IBS!! Good luck friend! I have noticed my digestion has been off, so going to have to change somethings around.

    Happy New Year!


  8. Happy New Year!! I’m sorry I haven’t been commenting; something must’ve gone awry with my google reader because I haven’t been getting your recent posts. I’m excited for you in your quest to discover what kind of “tarian” makes you feel physically the bestest – and, most importantly, emotionally the bestest. Looking forward to following along in your adventures this year too!


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