Food, et. al

Hello again….months later. Honesty time: recently, things have been hard. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like this. Stuck. Unmotivated. Unhappy. Wondering what the heck is going on in the world. The pandemic, with all of its ugliness, has made it hard for me to keep doing the things I love (like this blog!). Even writing this, I’m feeling uncertain about re-starting this blog. As I bet many of you can relate, I put a lot of pressure on myself to succeed. To present myself and my projects perfectly. That’s part of why I took a step back from this blog – I was so wrapped up in how to make it perfect that I forgot to make it something I enjoyed. Food has always been my biggest comfort and my greatest escape, so I couldn’t stay away for long! So I’m back, on some slightly new terms…

I won’t be posting only recipes now – anything food related that sparks joy or curiosity or creativity for me, I will put on here in hopes that it will do the same for you too. There’s parts of my relationship to food that I haven’t explored on here that I’d like to delve more into: why there are no ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods, how we can use food to nourish our communities, the importance of creating more sustainable food systems, and so, so much more. I will still share many recipes (and, because I’m no longer vegan, some will include egg and dairy), but I want this blog to be about more than just how to make cheap food taste good. I have a lot to say about food and our food systems, and my hope is for you to listen. To share with me. And for us be nourished together.

Mushroom Wellington!

And now, a slight update on what you’ve missed in my life re: food. I’ve sought nourishment in many forms over the last few months. Food is always better when it is shared, and I’ve had some very fulfilling potlucks with the friends I live with in our apartment over the last few months. More will come later on some of my tips for how to have the best (COVID-safe, roommate) dinner party and how to cook for a crowd, but hopefully these pictures give you some inspiration and some places to start.

Cauliflower Gratin!

I also take great joy in creating new words and making the perfect sandwich, so I leave you with my ultimate comfort food from the last few months: The Bacrese. More to follow on this one later, because it’s simply so good it deserves its own post. But for now, bask in this picture of the Bacrese in all its glory. Go make your favorite sandwich. Give it a fun name. Share half with a friend!

This is a long-winded way of saying hello, again. I’m back. Going forward, I will be keeping myself to a content calendar, and you can expect a post every Sunday! I’m going to be flexible with myself and write about what food really means to me. Not just how I like to eat it. I’m excited to reconnect with you all, and I hope to grow this little corner of the internet into a place that is nourishing for all. I’m already looking forward to my next post on Sunday and narrowing down what I’d like to share about. Please, please let me know if there’s anything you’re particularly interested in hearing about! Until then my friends.

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