Recently, David and I had some guests over for dinner (David is my husband, for those who had forgotten during the hiatus). In true lazy fashion, I did not go to my two shelves (two shelves!) of vegan cookbooks to help me prepare. Instead, I made a "foolproof" non-vegan main dish and a handful of vegan sides. I realized a few things while preparing this meal:
- I love cooking, and I miss making delicious mad science in the kitchen.
- I have reached the point that I can no longer prepare non-vegan food without gagging multiple times. This means I need to make vegan food more often so I can feel comfortable doing so when guests come over, so that delicious and hearty meals can become the new "foolproof" favorites.
- This is the most important one: I miss this blog. Real Vegan Food has brought together two of my creative passions. Cooking and writing are both creative arts that require skillful preparation. This blog has given me a means to develop and hone these two skills at the same time, and I need to resume updating for that reason alone.
Over the coming weeks, there will be some new recipe content, but I intend to spend a little time in site design as well to make browsing more user-friendly. I have the time. I have no excuses. I need to do it.
Tomorrow is November 1, which means the beginning of National Novel Writing Month. I will be participating. In addition to writing gobs and gobs and gobs of fiction words, I plan to plunge back into sharing my vegan cooking adventures, as well. I have a few recipes ready (pictures and all), but I never sat down to write. Now, I have regained my motivation, and hope to regain my momentum once I get going again. I make no promises about update schedules. Life gets busy, and I would rather commit to producing quality over quantity.
Thanks for your patience, everyone. Again, I'm sorry for the unexplained absence. I'm also sorry if the writing quality is lacking in this entry. I should have been in bed three hours ago, and my vision grows blurry with sleepiness as I type this.
I will continue to strive to improve in my endeavors.
Keep it real,