Laura of Page & Plate


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2018 is so dead to me

2018 is so dead to me

Welcome to the wonderful world of 2019, where the government’s still shut down and the National Parks are filled with literal sh*t, but everyone’s filled with a tiny glimmer of hope for the future (we think. It also may be a little bit of leftover champagne.).

I hate the whole concept of a new year. It bothers me that a date on the calendar is a reason for people to feel like they need to start fresh, and I’ve probably never kept a resolution. But this year feels different. For one, I didn’t cry on New Year’s Eve for the first time in probably five years. Admittedly, this was because I was sleeping so I could wake up very, very early to go watch some hockey at the Winter Classic, but I’m still going to take that as a sign from the universe. For another, I’m surrounded by amazingly positive people all working toward their own resolutions and goals, and I’m getting a lot of energy from them. And so, I present to you, with little to no fanfare, a roundup of 2018 and some vague things I’d like to accomplish in 2019 that definitely aren’t resolutions.

Best Books of 2018

2018 was the year non-fiction rocked my world. Memoirs like Priestdaddy and Black Klansman made me laugh, cry, and revel in some crazy good storytelling. I learned even more about food than I already knew or didn’t know I didn’t know in Butter and The Third Plate.

If you’re really not into non-fiction, I’ll throw you a bone and suggest The Power . But really, get a life. And read I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. It’s basically fiction. Just crazier because it’s true.

Best Recipes of 2018

2018 was full of cooking and baking (mostly baking). Here are three of my fave dinners I cooked and three desserts I’ll be baking again in 2019.

And now, 2019:

I’m going to be cooking vegan because as Juliette Majot points out in this summation, which was edited by my friend and fellow food lover Anna Walsh, who once did a guest post here, reducing dependency on meat and dairy really does make a difference. I’m also going to be trying more ~out of the box~ things from scratch. Think kombucha. And crepes. And miso soup.

Reading wise, my goal is just more, period. I mean go look at my friend Ryan Pait’s list. It’s expansive and inspiring.

What about you? What are you planning on reading? Cooking? Any new fad diets I should know about? 2019, let’s do this.

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