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June 22, 2010

A month in review, a year in review: part 1

Well, hello there, I believe we have some catching up to do around here! A whole month worth of catching up in fact. They should lock me up and charge me with neglect for ignoring my blog-baby this way. I mean, I didn't even wish her a happy first birthday a few weeks ago!

Shameful.

Well, that's not entirely true. I had a 1-year-of-blogging celebration with one of my favorite things in the world: brunch. And a tasty brunch it was: tofu 'n' greens quiche with millet crust, sage and garlic sweet potato homefries, roasted asparagus, and fresh berries. I recommend this quiche, which is a combination of the crust from Ricki's quiche and the fillings from Lindsay's quiche - perfection!


Looking back on this year o' blogging I am pleased to realize that I have accomplished even more than I had hoped to. I always loved cooking, but being self taught I had limitations. The first year of this blog is largely a documentation of many firsts in my kitchen. Some of my favorite firsts were exploring Indian cuisine (and traveling to India!), making vegan cheese, simmering from-scratch soup (and subsequently many many more soups), discovering my obsession with butternut squash, and cooking with a pressure cooker.

One year later my kitchen is a totally different place. The most unexpected side effect of blogging was my decision to go vegan in January of this year. If you would have asked me a year ago if I ever thought that I would become vegan, I would have said no way. One day it just clicked, and I can no longer make sense of eating any other way. My new cruelty-free diet is so fulfilling and brings me so much happiness!

Looking to the year ahead, you can expect to see a few changes around here. First off, to reflect the big changes in my kitchen the blog title and url will likely be changing as well. I am still thinking this through, but don't worry, you will be the first to know if I decide to make the move. I have been doing a lot of cookbook cooking lately which I feel is worth sharing, so I plan to start including some cookbook reviews from time to time. Other than that, this site will continue to be a place for vegan recipes, and the documentation of many more "firsts" of mine.

I owe a big thanks to all of my fellow food bloggers for the daily inspiration. I have so enjoyed reading all of your lovely blogs and cooking your wonderful recipes. Thanks also to all of my readers, I am so honored that you choose to spend time with me in my kitchen. I should mention that any readers out there that have your own food blog but never chimed in to say hello here, please do, because I would love to read your blog too!

I will be back with part 2 tonight to catch you up on all of the goings-on of the very eventful month I spent away from blogging!

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I am really happy I discovered your blog.

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  2. OMG - that quiche looks divine. Recipe??? So glad you're back in action. Happy anniversary!

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  3. Oh, and ignore me with the recipe request - if I paid better attention, I would have caught the link.

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  4. congrats, girl! i love your blog- and that quiche looks incredible!

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  5. I love your blog! Its awesome! Happy 1 year!!

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  6. Happy blogaversary! The tofu quiche looks amazing. I have had a tofu quiche in a long, long time. Well, not since January anyway...that's way too long.

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  7. I am glad you are back Sarah. I have missed you being around. Happy Blog Birthday :)

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  8. Happy 1 year! Can't wait to see all the great stuff you have planned ahead!

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  9. thanks for sayin hi today!

    love your journey w/ your dietary path. I went veg to vegan about 4-5 yrs ago by cutting out dairy once and for all. Dont miss it!

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  10. happy 1 year anniversary! that quiche looks delicious.

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  11. Happy 1 year of yumminess. Looking forward to lots more! :)

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  12. Happy 1 year anniversary. It is nice to have you back. The quiche looks amazing. Thanks for sharing it.

    Ali

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  13. Congrats on your anniversary, I always look forward to reading your stories, recipes, and photos!

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  14. Reading along with your food journey always amazes me. I learn so much from you on a regular basis! Happy blogoversary! :)

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  15. Congrats on surviving the first year of blogging! You're blog is so lovely and such a pleasure to read. I'm sure we have so much more to look forward to. Some cookbook and recipe reviews would be welcome :)

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  16. Congratulations on your 1 year blog birthday! :)

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  17. Congratulations, I've just had my blog's first birthday in May!

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  18. Congratulations! delighted for you. Your blog is absolutely wonderful and I'm so happy your vegan life is going so well - it's inspiring in many ways.
    Aoife x

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