After a good, long break and a few discussions, I decided I wasn’t ready to abandon this blog after all. I want to work on some changes, that’s for sure, but mostly this is a good outlet for me in a way that not having a blog isn’t.
For one, it’s a great way to document little-big events I’ve been part of. Like this (vegan) brunch fundraiser I did yesterday. We made so much food! Savory Tomato-Rosemary Scones (from Vegan Brunch), blueberry muffins, carrot-pecan-coconut-pear muffins, curried and Italian-spiced tofu scrambles, roasted root veggies, coconut milk teff pancakes (based on a this recipe, only subbing coconut milk for the juice and adding a bit of agave), straight-up vegan pancakes, Costa Rican-style beans and rice with Red Chili Sauce and Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (all from Viva Vegan!). And coffee, tea and mimosas of course!
I like to make food that I like to eat, but I realize I have some pretty different taste buds from years of not eating a lot of animal products and getting into more wholesome foods, so it’s pretty awesome to get compliments from a big group of people who aren’t vegan. So much so that I’m plotting a little recurring food event project that I’ll be sure to document as it happens.
And when I’m not cooking for a bunch of people? Mostly I’m making smoothies, revisiting my cookbook and e-book collection for new ideas and flavors, and replacing coffee with Dandy Blend. It’s so great, because you can make instant hot or cold “coffee” and use it to make delightful shakes. I don’t think you’re going to fool anyone into thinking it’s “real” coffee, but it has a satisfying boldness that is stronger than tea and it doesn’t give me stomachaches and headaches like coffee has been doing lately. I have the most gigantic bag of it; it should last me a good while.
While I’ve got some revamping ideas and some other things in mind, I definitely would love some input from any readers about what kind of content you’d like to see here. As much as this is for my whims and interests, I know I wouldn’t write it without an audience in mind. So requests, recommendations, and ideas are welcome. Leave a comment. Send an email. I’m totally into it.