Happy Anniversary to Me!
It’s officially been 1 year and 3 days since I started Cultivated Wellbeing, and my, what an amazing year it’s been!! I’ve learned so much in this past year — about blogging, about myself, about the type of work I really want to do, about the community of bloggers I’m so excited to be a part of, and about the wonderful people reading, commenting, sharing, liking, and responding to the work I’ve brought to the blogosphere and social sites.
I am so grateful to everyone who’s been instrumental in the growth of this blog, especially my husband and biggest fan Loren, my friends and family who are always encouraging, and Meghan Ward of Writerland.com, who taught an awesome class for new bloggers last summer at the Grotto in San Francisco, helped me find my voice, and showed me that html is not impossible to figure out and tweak here and there. Her class opened my eyes to the possibilities of what I could accomplish in addition to exposing me to new opportunities and networks like BlogHer. All the wonderful women at the BlogHer14 conference — the speakers, the presenters, the workshop leaders — they were all amazing and inspiring. The sky really is the limit for these women, and I felt lucky to be in the presence of such talented and driven people.
Let’s Celebrate with a New eBook!
In celebration of CWB’s 1 year anniversary, I’m putting out a new eBook! We harvested a whopping 13 pumpkins from our front yard garden this year (are you sick of me telling you that yet?), and being surrounded by pumpkins inspired an influx of new recipes from my brain. I’ve done some simple roasts, both sweet and savory, desserts, a smoothie, soup, chili, and more. While some of these recipes are new twists on old favorites, I tried to bring as much creativity to the table as possible, both to show you that cooking winter squash can be as simple or as involved as you want it to be, and to give you some fun examples of healthy dishes that will please every palate. Each one is absolutely fool-proof-delicious and actively good for you, and while you might find something similar on a different site, it won’t have the “Toni touch” that these 10 beauties do. My goal in creating each of these sweet, rich recipes was to combine happiness and health, flavor and phytonutrients, nourishment and nutrition.
Healthy food can be delicious AND filling, and these 10 recipes are proof!
All recipes are gluten-free and vegetarian with very easy adjustments to become vegan if they aren’t already (probably with the exception of the custard). They all include pumpkin or pumpkin seeds, both absolute powerhouses of nutrients. Pumpkins are rich in vitamin A and beta carotene, a full array of antioxidants, and fiber. The seeds are a great source of minerals, especially phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc and iron. They’re also a great source of monounsaturated fat and amino acids, including l-Tryptophan, which promotes a balanced mood and restful sleep. Both the fruit and the seeds are low-glycemic foods rich in antioxidants and vitamins. The other ingredients in these recipes were chosen with nutrition and flavor in mind, each full of herbs and/or spices to enhance the micronutrient content and flavor profile. I used real maple syrup to sweeten when necessary, also rich in micronutrients and minimally processed.
How do I Get this eBook?
If you have already subscribed to my monthly newsletter, then you likely have the eBook in your mailbox right this very minute. If you haven’t, then it’s time to sign up! You’ll receive a reply email with the eBook inside once you complete the sign up process.
Get excited to access these 10 delectable pumpkin recipes with the click of a button!
The line up:
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Pumpkin Pie Pancakes
- Sugar and Spice Smoothie
- Vegan Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Fried Sage
- Roasted Pumpkin and Braised Red Cabbage
- Toasted Zesty Pumpkin Seeds
- Pumpkin and Black Bean Chili
- Dessert for Dinner Sweet Roasted Pumpkin
- Raw Pumpkin Cheezcake Bites
- Pumpkin Coconut Custard
Sneak Peak Photos of What You’ll Find in this eCookbook: