"Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
~ Saint Francis of Assisi
It's that time of the year when we take time to reflect. For me 2011 was an action packed year! It began finding out my father had prostate cancer and making plans to move back home to get him on a vegan diet. That followed 2 exciting months in Bangkok, Thailand working on a Southeast Asian cookbook with May Kaidee (which has been put on hold unfortunately). Then in March I moved all my belongings to Texas and got my dad's health back on track. That in itself was a turbulent journey. He kicked and screamed at first, then really got into it, and now he continues a vegan diet all on his own.
At the end of August, my first book, Blissful Bites, was released and I toured around the country meeting so many wonderful people eager to learn about the power of plant-based foods. I got to attend the first ever vegan blogger conference, Vida Vegan Con, and met some of the most amazing and inspiring people. The west coast book tour that followed after that blissful weekend in Portland has to be one of my greatest memories of 2011. I had so much fun teaching and chatting with you all, and got to eat the most amazing food! Some photos from the tour can be found here.
It has been an amazing year and I look forward to 2012! I have so much to be thankful for and I'm happy to be in YOUR life! I want to say a big thank you to all my readers, all my blogging friends, and anyone and everyone that has shared my website, my blog or Blissful Bites with others. It means the world to me to have your support!
What are a few wonderful things that you accomplished this year? Do you goals or resolutions for 2012?
Starting off the New Year, the Dallas Farmers Market and The Blissful Chef will join forces to bring you weekly cooking classes! As the New Year approaches you might be setting new resolutions and intentions to be healthier and happier. I will show you how to make healthy, delicious meals without a lot of effort. Adding more plant-based meals to your repertoire that use locally grown and organic produce can be easy and rewarding for both body and mind. I can't wait for these classes!
Each 2 hour class is $45 and includes a recipe packet and samples of all the dishes we make in class. Payment must be made at least 3 days in advance. Space is limited so sign-up early. More details on classes and to sign up here.
Hope to see you in 2012! In March I'll be touring all over the east coast, so hope to see you there!