Happy New Year 2008 From Off The Broiler

2007 has been a big year for us — Off The Broiler really hit its stride, and was nominated for Best Food Blog in the 2007 Weblog Awards. Although we didn’t win, I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment that we were recognized for making significant contributions to the Food Blogging community, with only two years under our belt (okay, not counting my previous accomplishments) compared to some very veteran bloggers. We had a lot of good posts, and ate a lot — emphasis on the “lot” — of really good meals.

2008 will mark a significant change in the way I’ve been approaching food writing and dining for the last decade or so. As you can see from our posts in the last two months, we’ve already begun the changes, and so far, Rachel and I have lost more than 50 pounds between the two of us. With will and determination, and with no less creativity and deliciousness, we will continue to strive to bring you the best food blogging content possible, but oriented towards eating and dining healthy.

Tonight, our New Year’s meal — while a bit of a splurge — was an embodiment of this new mission. We started off with a Raw Veggie Crudité accompanied Red Pepper Swirl Hummus, followed by grilled Alaskan King Crab Legs, foregoing the butter and eaten only with squeezes of lemon, and Caribbean Spice Rubbed Center Cut Boneless Pork Chops over Garlic Sauteed Spinach and Brown Basmati Rice.

We wish all of you a Happy and Healthy 2008, and look forward to posting more delicious content in the year to come.

Jason and Rachel Perlow

12 Responses to Happy New Year 2008 From Off The Broiler

  1. Rich W says:

    Congratulations and best of luck on your journey towards improved wellness.

    Happy New Year!


  2. =R= says:

    Congrats to both of you and good luck with the effort, going forward. I wish you nothing but the best in 2008. Here’s to a healthy and happy new year!


  3. David says:

    Congrats to losing a combined 50+ pounds!!!!

  4. NancyH says:

    Congratulations on the weight loss! Wishes for a happy and healthy New Year to both of you.

  5. Christine says:

    Wow! 50 lbs! Terrific!

  6. David P says:

    You guys are an inspiration. Keep up the great work — on the blog AND on the weight-loss quest!

  7. Sandy says:

    Congratulations to both of you and best wishes for a happy and healthy new year.

  8. Speaking of splurges, I’ve become fond of FAGE Zero Greek yogurt, with no fat and just 80 calories in a 7 oz. serving. It is rich, has great mouth feel, and a nice acidic taste, a bit like creme fraiche. Add fresh fruit and a few walnuts and it makes a filling and satisfying breakfast. It’s great on steamed sweet potatoes too.

  9. swetherell says:

    Congrats on your nomination! I look forward to reading more (and will add you to our blogroll!) Cheers and good eats!

  10. Liz says:

    Happy New Year to you two! Congratulation ~


  11. Bonnie says:

    Wow, congrats to you and Happy New Year! Actually, broiled food can be healthy….definitely preferable to fattening sauces and stews. I’m looking forward to your posts. Losing that amount of weight is quite an accomplishment, great way to start the new year.

  12. lancastermike says:

    Many kudos on the blog. It is hard to believe any one else does it better. Also, happy to hear about the weight loss and the healthy lifestyle changes for you and Rachael. I too am on a campaign to loose some weight. It is never any easy thing. As an aside it is my opinion that EG has been a less friendly place to many since you departed. Many of us who still post there miss your posts and you leadership

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