This post is going to be quite different from my usual "here's a recipe, I hope you try it" posts. I didn't even know how to title it! You see, I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about what this blog means to me and where I see it going. About 2 ½ years ago, I started blogging under the domain "Savor the Rainbow" (anyone still following me from back then?), and as I reflect, I realize how much my lil' space on the web has changed.
Sure my collection of recipes has grown and my food photography has improved drastically (lots of dedicated time for sure), but somewhere along the way, I lost my voice. After much pondering, I came to the realization that while I used to love writing about my thoughts and how I do life, as the number of visitors on my site increased, so did my insecurities and self-consciousness. As long as I only shared recipes, I was "safe." Safe from what? That I haven't exactly figured out yet. Perhaps judgement? Loss of followers? I want everyone to like me! (The Hungryman is rolling his eyes right now).
Don't get me wrong. I love to cook and show people how easy and delicious healthy meals are, but I also don't want to be just another food blog. Some of my favorite bloggers are those that are authentic and relatable, and I desire to develop that kind of relationship with you all.
So I've decided... I'm returning back to the beginning when I used to share openly about my life - fertility issues, my 4-legged best friend Kona, recent travels, etc. It sure was fun for me to read through all these old posts!
From this point on, you'll find me sharing more about my daily happenings, eats, fitness routine, meal planning, spirituality, struggles, etc. Also as a registered dietitian, I'd love to share with you up-to-date nutrition tips and advice and what my approach to eating and well-being looks like.
It's time to get real ;). Hope you guys are ready for it.
What will remain the same is there will always be pictures of food because that's just what I do 😉
My recent eats...
Microwaved Simple Smoked Paprika Salmon // Regan Jones @ Healthy Aperture Blog
Salad with Cilantro Dressing //Deanna @ Teaspoon of Spice
Vegan chickpea and cauliflower soup w/grilled cheese
Slow Cooker Beef Tacos // adapted from Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum's Skinny Chicken Enchiladas.
I was too lazy to fill, roll, and bake the corn tortillas so I simply put all the ingredients she suggested (used beef instead of chicken) into the slow cooker and served it with some cheese, guacamole, and cilantro. We enjoyed the leftovers for days! To keep it exciting, I served it over rice (reminded us of a Chipotle burrito bowl) as well as a bed of greens.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! I'm going to spend it with my family in Houston. My little nephew is turning 3!!! What?!?! Stop growing...