Foodie Resolutions 2017

Every year the Food Revolution becomes stronger and reaches further. This year is going to be a big one – I can feel it. The number of concurrent initiatives combined with growing media coverage is helping us to build awareness. Every little action adds to the snowball effect that will ultimately turn the tide and deliver change.

So. For 2017, my resolutions are as follows:

  1. Carve out additional time for supporting the Food Revolution charity. I’ve found it quite challenging over the last year as I’ve been involved in more activities and events than ever before, but it never feels like enough. I want to do more, so I’ll have to develop a strategy for allocating time.
  2. Run. I honestly don’t think that there’s any other sport as accessible and ’rounded’ for mind, body and soul. I’m slowly returning from my running hiatus and I need to focus on getting out there as often as possible.
  3. “Why not?”. I love pushing the envelope and forcing myself into situations where I have to try something new, different or out of my comfort zone. Last year I made a list of specific ingredients that I’d work with and it was hugely satisfying. Whatever comes up, my initial response will be to ask myself “why not”. Relax and go with the flow; what’s the worst that can happen hey?!?
  4. Make more videos. Hmmm, see point 3 ref: comfort zone. Do I wish that I had more clips of events and moments from the last few years? Absolutely. Let’s be a bit brave and see how it pans out.

Now, when I suggested this monthly ambassador challenge to the team, I was feeling, like every year to date, quite optimistic and positive about what the following year may have in stall.. Little did I know that the world would be facing such troubling developments with potentially long-lasting and catastrophic implications.

Good luck all, I hope it’s a good one.

 

Why We Do What We Do

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and all that jazz.

Since changing jobs, I’ve been putting some effort into new initiatives to connect my day-job with the volunteering work for Jamie’s Food Revolution. Just little steps of course; wouldn’t want to bite the hand that feeds me..

Little tiny actions can really make a difference. The following is an email that I received yesterday from a colleague that really struck a chord with me.

“I’d just like to mention that due to your enthusiasm for eating well I have invested time in cooking again. I had got out of the habit of cooking meals from scratch and our evening meals had become quite boring. Whilst on leave I’ve cooked stews, chilli, roasts and curries and am really enjoying both the cooking and the eating.

Your positive messages on eating healthily have been very encouraging. I’m considering putting together a team recipe book and selling it for charity.” 

Now, that’s what I call success.