It’s been way too long since my last chatty type post and even longer since I linked up with Amanda for Thinking out Loud Thursday. So, today I thought I catch you up on a little of what’s new with me.
New Blog Design!
Obviously, first up is the blog redesign. If you’ve been around the blog before, you’d have noticed that it got a bit of a facelift earlier this week. This has been in the works for AGES. I wanted a cleaner design and more customization than my previous theme allowed, and the Foodie Pro Theme was perfect for what I had in mind.
But, I have a habit of constantly changing my mind about the layout I want and I actually enjoy coding. So, except for the graphics in the logo, which Madeline of Grace and Vine Studios did for me, I decided to do the bulk of the work myself. It took really freaking long because I had to do it in bits and pieces whenever I had free time. But, I’m ridiculously happy with how everything turned out, so I can’t complain.
Now that I’ve got the non healthy living stuff out of the way, let’s talk food.
I’ve been sick on and off for the last couple of weeks and it’s thrown my eating patterns all out of whack. I was getting into a really nice smoothie groove right before I got ill, but I’m not a fan of super cold drinks when I have a sore throat, so I had to nip that one in the bud. Luckily, smoothies aren’t the only way I breakfast, so I’ve been enjoying all the oatmeal, along with the occasional weekday pancake breakfast, just because.
Despite having less of an appetite than usual, I still managed to snack quite a bit. My current faves include rice cakes with all the toppings, homemade granola and the slow-cooked coconut raisin rice pudding I shared on Monday (psst! Have you entered the giveaway yet?). I like to think that all those snacks were fuel for the seemingly endless hours of coding that went into the blog redesign. Jokes. I just really like snacks.
Plant Based Again?
Speaking of fuel, amidst the bazillion hours of coding and snacking like there was no tomorrow, I decided to give vegetarian eating a go again. I don’t have a deadline like I did when I went meatless for a week over summer, but I’m enjoying it so far. It’s amazing the flavour you can get out of plant based foods without meat there to overpower it.
Where’s the Pumpkin tho?
And, now that we’ve made our way to plant based foods, let’s talk about the elephant in the room, aka the lack of pumpkin on the blog so far. This year, I had the genius idea to hold off on buying pumpkin for a bit since I got fed up of it way too early last year. But, when I was finally ready to buy it, THERE WAS NONE TO BE FOUND!! The selves were bare. Like literally tumbleweed rolling past deserted.
Luckily I found some at a random grocery yesterday when I was out having lunch with a friend and promptly bought as many cans as my hands could carry. Also spotted at this grocery were 97 cent avocados. Since avos are usually $2.50 a piece I took this as restitution from the grocery gods for making me suffer without pumpkin, and bought way too many of those as well. Fingers crossed they don’t spoil before I can get to them all.
What about you?
- What are your thoughts on the website redesign? Anything you think I should change or add?
- Have you had pumpkin yet this season? What’s your favourite pumpkin recipe?
- Have you ever seen avocados for this cheap?!?!
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