Thanks for everyone’s very supportive comments on my career planning and my likely decision not to become an RD. It sounds strange, but when I got rid of the physical clutter in my house, my thoughts immediately turned inward and I started re-examining my life and my goals. I’m not sure there’s anything left in my life that hasn’t been picked up, examined and either thrown out or lovingly embraced. It’s been an interesting summer so far, to say the least.
So, I alluded in my last post about a project that can involve YOU. It’s something that’s been in the works for a few months now and is being spearheaded by Shelby at Everyday Vegan Girl (she has an awesome blog, so check it out sometime). Shelby approached me a while back and asked me to put together a new “blog party” idea she had. She also invited Gabby at The Veggie Nook (again, another fantastic blog that you must read) to pull it together, so the three of us have been working behind the scenes to make it happen.
The cool thing is that all three of us have a focus on recipes that are not only 100% vegan, but use whole food ingredients without a lot of salt, sugar or oils. After some discussion,we came up with the idea for Healthy Vegan Fridays!
If you’re not familiar with the idea of a blog party or blog hop, it’s a way for bloggers to share recipes on each other’s sites. If you’ve participated in the “What I Ate Wednesday” blog party, then you know how it works. For readers, it means that once a week you’re going to get links of the best, whole food, plant-based recipes from the blog world. For bloggers, it means you can submit your favorite whole food recipe from the week and drive more traffic to your site, make new blog friends and get inspiration for new recipes. It’s going to be so much fun!
Our logo looks like this:
Isn’t it so adorable? Julie at Savvy Eats designed it for us. For more info on how the blog hop will work, you can read more here. I’m going to try and get the guidelines on my site, too. We’ll be doing the first round next week: Friday, July 27th.
Don’t worry, I’ll be giving you more information about the process next week. To be honest, I’m still a little confused by the details because I’m not that tech-competent. For that reason, if you want to participate, I will do my best to explain it step-by-step.
Before I wrap this up, have I mentioned that I’m traveling to Portland, Oregon, Thursday through Monday? That means I’m leaving tomorrow, yikes. Alan is coming with me and we’re soooo excited to explore this awesome city again (the first time was for the Vida Vegan Con, you can read my posts about it here). We are going to meet up with some really special people, so stay tuned for updates on that as I post from the road.
Portland, aka “Vegan Heaven”, here we come!!!