Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a great time during the holidays, spending quality time with your loved ones and having delicious vegan food.
We spent the month of December in Brazil with my family and friends. “Intense” could be the word to summarize it. It was the first time that basically everyone I know there (except for my mum) was seeing baby boy. It was his first Christmas and New Year and it was during summer time. He had such a great time and enjoyed it a lot. He turned 11 months there and now we’re preparing his 1 year old birthday party back in Rome. He’s learning so many things lately and he’s a healthy, happy and social boy. I couldn’t want any more from life.
We went to a vegan nutritionist there too and she’s happy with his health condition and development. She gave me some good tips but I was already doing most of the things she asked about (it made me so proud of myself!). She did a prescription for a supplement with iron and B12 for him and I will use it. I know many vegan babies and children don’t take them but I trust her judgment. About his meals, I will write a post soon about what she asked me to give him in a daily basis
So, you might be asking what we’he ate in Brazil for one month, right? Well, I have to say that, for the first time, we didn’t make a trip about food. We have simple meals most of the time, ate some stuff we miss here in Europe (like tapioca and acai), but I didn’t cook at all and – on a sad side – my city hasn’t improved in the aspect of eating out. To be honest, it’s worst now, with just one good vegetarian restaurant to go. The best meals we had were done by our friends and these moments were the ones I’ll take for me forever: being around my best friends, sharing food and having great talks. I miss that everyday.
Now we’re back in cold Rome and I have many plans for 2013. It will be hard to overcome 2012 (and I will write something about my year just to keep the tradition of this website) but I’m sure it will be great. We’ll make it great. And as I said before, we have many projects coming for the website and a lot of new content. Have you checked the interview with The Sexy Vegan? There’s a lot more coming up!