One of my favorite parts of blogging is that I get to connect with so many lovely people every day. Lovely, like-mind, food-loving people like you! The food blogging community really is the best. It was a quite unexpected bonus for me when I started blogging – I had no idea how much I’d love that part of it.
One of my great food-blogging friends is Julia at The Roasted Root. Have you checked out her beautiful blog? Julia always has something clever to say, and something delicious to feed you. Something delicious and sneakily healthy, I might add. She’s pretty much the best.
So I was thrilled when Julia asked me to be one of a series of guest posts on her blog. And today is the day! I’m posting over on The Roasted Root, hijacking Julia’s space to talk about Indian food.
It’s been a while since I made you any curry or the like, so I’m pretty excited about this one. Chicken tikka masala has always been my favorite Indian dish, and I have fond memories of ordering it for takeout along with a big side of fluffy naan. And when I recently decided to make masala with cauliflower and coconut milk instead of the ol’ chicken and cream… whoa. Worlds collided. This Cauliflower Coconut Masala was born.
Head over to The Roasted Root to check out the recipe!
This is up there with the longest post titles I have ever published. Let’s just go with it, though, because it’s a special occasion.
One year ago today, I posted my first recipe on this blog. The site wasn’t beautiful, the recipe wasn’t great, and the food photos were taken with my iPhone on my living room floor. But I posted it anyway, because I knew I had to start somewhere.
I actually registered this domain name and published an introductory post almost 2 weeks earlier. But then I was kind of… paralyzed with fear. What should I write about? Should my first recipe involve quinoa? Crap, I don’t even know how to develop my own recipes – I always follow other people’s! So my little blog sat with no content for a while, until I figured it out. And that’s why I’m considering the date of my first recipe post as my blogiversary – the day I decided to put my food out into the world and see what happened.
I knew that a year later, I might not be blogging anymore. And if I was, I would be embarrassed to look back on my first posts. I knew there were thousands of other bloggers out there who would always do it better than me. I decided to be OK with that and just take baby steps.
So here I am, a year later! The proud mama of a little toddler one-year-old blog. Happy to say that I am still blogging and that yes, I am embarrassed of my first posts, especially the pictures. But also that I know I have a loooot further to go… and I fervently hope that a year from now, it’s these pictures I’ll be embarrassed of, because I will have progressed that much further. There are still thousands of bloggers who do it better than me, and I’m still OK with that. Because the truth is that I love creating recipes and sharing them here with you all. It’s the best creative outlet I’ve found, not to mention such a great community. That means YOU! Thank you so much for reading this food-related mumbo-jumbo that I post here. Every comment and email means so much to me – seriously. I feel so lucky to have you all as readers and invisible internet friends.
But enough of the mushy stuff. Let’s eat dessert, shall we?
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Greetings from the East Coast!
We just got back to my parents’ house outside of Boston after a wonderful weekend in Maine. Our friends Ali and Ken (hi Ali!) got married at Bowdoin College, where they went to undergrad with Nate. It was so much fun to be back up in Maine (where I also went to college), reunite with all Nate’s Bowdoin friends, and celebrate Ali and Ken, who are two of the sweetest people ever. Such a happy weekend!
Now that we’re back in Boston, I’m looking forward to relaxing with Nate and my parents, working remotely for a few days, meeting up with friends, and going to some of my old favorite places! I’m thinking that it will be a pretty low-key week, which to be honest is exactly what I need after any wedding weekend. Sometimes I think I require more sleep than the average human.
But let’s talk about these tarts, shall we?
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