Saturday, May 5, 2012

it's may already...

Well, hello friends. It's been a hot minute since I've blogged, and I've spent a bit of time considering my future [or lack thereof] in blogging. I started this blog in the middle of grad school while knee-deep in crazy intense research to help me keep in touch with the practical side of nutrition. 

I've always promised myself that I would continue blogging as long as it was still meaningful to me and other people, and I've found that it doesn't quite have the same significance as it once did. All that to say I'm currently debating whether or not the health nut shall continue. Or if it might take a different direction...thoughts? What do you like reading about?

Anyway, lots of things since I last posted. My sister had an amazing poetry reading in Bloomington, as she finished her MFA at Indiana University!

I was sick the whole weekend with the spring virus everyone seems to be passing around, but it was fun to hear Bethany's poetry and be in B-town. I was able to get rid of whatever I had sans any antibiotics, so maybe that was thanks to a hefty dose of wheat grass

Lately I've been gravitating toward super simple one-bowl meals, such as this quinoa/roasted beet/cuke/avocado combination. Really good with red wine vinegar on top. Sometimes it's really difficult not to fall into eating the same things all the time, but I'm excited that more produce is coming into season pretty soon. 

And...I'll be participating in a community garden plot for the first time! I'm only a 25% gardener, which is probably a good thing since I don't have a great history with gardening.

This was taken pre-tilling...lots and lots of weeds. With a couple hours of hard work, things were looking more like a garden plot. 

So much better...we shall see what grows here. 

And May is National Celiac Awareness Month, so hopefully I'll be posting some gluten free recipes. I experimented with GF granola bars, but they still need some tweaking before being shared. Kudos to those of you who eat GF all the time-it's tricky business!

Happy Weekend...


  1. Well Emily, I know what you mean, blogging was once very meaningful to me, but I recently posted my last post (for the time being at least). Now that I can't talk about products, due to my job, it just wasn't the same.
    I can't wait to see your GF granola bar recipes. Maybe I'll make some at work!

  2. I was happy to see another blog from you! :)

    I always like when your recipes, nutrition info, exercise thoughts... everything!

  3. mmm i totally know what u mean about the blogging. looks like we are both repriortizing our lives! as for now, i'm going to try keeping up with it, but not blog as frequently. yay for GF goodies to come. :) that was one of the best decisions of my life! but i do miss those yummy soft pillowy bread treats like banana bread and cake and cookies. i've never participated in a community garden before, but we have one in our school! hope you are doing well~

  4. Oh! So fun, that community gardening project you are doing. I would love to join something like that if they had those around here. What they do have are big areas of town where you buy a TINY plot of land and have a garden that you visit daily or spend whole days there in the summer (there is usually a one room hut on it.)

    Peace to you!

  5. I can't believe it is May already. It's actually getting pretty toasty here and we are getting ready for the blazing hot summer :) I'm kinda feeling the same way about blogging, it doesn't seem the same for me at the moment either. Things have changed and evolved where I don't get to spend as much time as I would like to on it. Happy Gardening :)

  6. For my own selfish reasons, I hope you keep blogging, even if it's only once or twice a month! :) I really like your recipes (I actually made my own quinoa bowl last week with sweet potato, avocado, tomatoes, onion and cilantro, inspired by what I've been reading here!)

    I've found that your writing style is so easy-going... I'm always inspired to make smarter, healthy choices, unlike some "health" blogs that leave me feeling guilty. Whatever you end up doing, good luck!

  7. I hope you keep blogging if you find that it brings you joy. If it becomes another chore you can always take a longer break - we'll still be here. :)

  8. Fitting blogging into life can be very challenging. I've cut way back lately. I think it's important that you do what works for you. I enjoy your posts very much, but in the end, it really is about you...

    The community garden plot sounds great!


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