Monday, April 21, 2014

Good News.

First off, I hope everyone had a lovely Easter.

Second, I have some good news to share.  For me, at least.

In short: I'm transitioning the blog from being an active space for new recipes to appear, to being a blog that is used purely as a resource.

There are many reasons for this transition.

Very basically, life is busy and the blog is not the priority it once was.

The blog has been active for about 5 years now, and the last 3 years it has been heavily plant-based and I have been very active in updating and maintaining it.  The fact of the matter is that it took me about 2 years or so to really figure out how to cook using only plant-based ingredients.  I'm done searching for new recipes and creating my own.  I'm actually going through all my wonderful recipes and trying to figure out which ones are our absolute favorites.

The blog has on it all the recipes that were destined for the cookbook and that was the goal a year ago.  That goal has now been accomplished and while I've so enjoyed putting all these recipes together and making sure they were on the blog, it's time for me to be finished with all this food blogging business.

So here's the plan.

1) I will post especially note-worthy recipes when I make them as long as they're recipes I've tweaked a considerable amount and the recipe is one I think others really need to know about.  This will happen rarely, I'm just warning you.  I encourage you, though, to follow some of the plant-based bloggers I do.  There is a list of bloggers I follow regularly under the "Helpful Hints" tab.

2) I have started to post 16 weeks worth of seasonably appropriate meal plans comprised purely of recipes from this blog.  I have a separate tab for those, and they will be labeled very cleverly.  Once all 4 seasons are completed the blog will be hands off where I'm concerned.  I'll maintain it, sure, but as for new content goes, there will be none.

3) I am going to attempt to double check and make sure all recipes are tagged as they should be and are in the recipe index so using those tools will not only be helpful, but easy.  I'm also going to attempt to revamp the index to it's easier to navigate and find recipes you're looking for.

And for you, reader, whoever you are.  Please, use this blog as a resource.  Look at it as an online, plant-based, cookbook. Use it to help you figure out how to eat healthier.  Use it to search for recipes.  Take note of the tabs at the top of the blog and explore them.  There are lots of great documents up in there.

Lastly, thank you.  Thank you for the notes and comments.  Thank you for your encouragement.  Thank you for understanding.

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