I introduced Veg of the Week to my blog on January 8th, 2012, and it excites me to post about it every week. Read on to see what I said when I introduced it, and what it is all about. The introductory post had everything I want to say, so I won't reinvent the wheel. Here it is:
I have been casually thinking lately about how to incorporate food into my blog in a more structured way. "Should I change the name of the blog?"...no. "Should I start a separate blog?"...no. I finally told myself if I keep trying to think so much about changes to the blog, I'd never come up with an idea I like. I decided to just "let it marinate" in my subconscious for a while.
Then... Today i had this idea while driving to the grocery store to exchange the moldy gluten free bread I bought yesterday (hmpf). I thought ...I still want my blog to be about the pooches, but I'm really enjoying blogging about food and the journey (it really is a journey!) of having a vegetarian or vegan diet. Like I have said, I am not a vegan, but am vegetarian and enjoy vegan options. A hand giving a peace sign and how that looks like the letter V popped into my head... Then I thought how that's what "vegetarian" and "vegan" start with. Often times when I think about these words I do envision the hand-peace sign, because that's what those types of foods make me feel in addition to the V similarity. Peace...calm...joy. That's how I feel with those mental images.
So...what I am going to start doing is having a "Veg of the Week" post about the food or related products and discoveries that I am having fun with, that are either vegetarian or vegan. It may be once a week, I may post more than once a week, depending on what comes up! Let me say also that i am a novice cook, so the food on here is usually from a recipe some very talented person thought of... I'll always tell you were they came from to give proper credit, and in the instance where I do make my own creation one day, I'll document as so. And then of course there will be simple food that doesn't really require a "recipe," so i guess there will just be a little bit of everything! The name "Veg of the Week" feels right to me for all the reasons I've mentioned above, and also because you can "veg out" while checking out the "Veg of the Week!" and the letter V is just a fun cool letter anyway.
I try not to take it all too seriously- I don't measure every gram of protein I eat or the exact ratios of protein-carbs-etc etc etc. That's what I mean when I say it's a journey- I just want to have fun with it all!
I hope you are as excited about Veg of the Week as I continually am. If you have any questions just drop me a comment! Thanks for stopping by,