Winter is the Real Spring: Make the Life You Want

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Happy first day of December to you! I can’t believe 2014 is almost over, can you? It seems like only yesterday I welcomed the New Year declaring the theme in the La Domestique kitchen,


“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” 



My passion for helping you cook deliciously healthy meals has only grown since then. It’s fed by everyday conversations when you tell me over and over again, “I really want to eat healthy food at home but I just can’t seem to make a habit of it. I just don’t have enough time.”

I want you to know I’m listening and I really want to help. 

It’s been a bit quiet around here because I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. I’m working on something big. Something that could really help you make a fresh start in 2015.  

As the cold, dark winter days draw in I feel a great sense of energy, like a seedling sprouting under the frozen ground. It made me think of the words of Irish author Edna O’Brien,


“Winter is the real Spring– the time when the inner things happen,

the resurgence of nature.”


Winter is especially good for thinking and planning, for dreaming and wishing. I’m still trying to get where I want to be, how about you? It’s time I shared more of my personal journey with you, so that you will know we’re in this together. I’m not perfect. Some nights I’m too tired to cook and instead order a pizza. After celebrating my 32nd birthday I realized my body may be slim but neglecting to exercise was taking its toll on my health. There are times when I feel paralyzed by anxiety and stress. I won’t be defeated though, and neither should you. The life we want is right in front of us for the making. 

So what is this big thing I’m planning? It’s a program to help you (and me) build the very best habits for 2015. It’s all the recipes, meal plans and shopping lists you’ll need to cook simple deliciously healthy meals at home without having to think about it. 

I can’t wait to tell you more about it. Soon…


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  1. This sounds very exciting and interesting Jess! I’m looking forward to your big reveal :-)And I love the idea of winter being the real spring…

    • Thanks so much friend, I could feel you cheering me on as I wrote this post!

  2. Great teaser ;).
    I am starting to believe that health is really a life long journey thru which u never really “arrive”. Making healthier choices and becoming the best u possible, mostly for yourself and also for those you love. A new favorite quote “I love the woman I am because I fought to become her” and another “what if I fail? Oh darling, what if u fly?” I am looking forward to the new journey u will take with your readers :) it’s beautiful how this blog can be and is such an inspiration :)

    • Thanks sis– I love it– “life is a journey through which you never fully arrive.” Beautiful!

  3. You read my mind Jess, it’s planning season in my head too! ;)Looking forward to hearing more of yours.

    • Thanks Jayne, I can’t wait to see what we’ll achieve together!


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