When I started this blog back in 2011, I wanted to share the diversity of recipes we enjoy every day and on special occasions, but I also wanted to leave some of the recipes written down for my daughter. However, life is not as linear as we like to believe it is. In the following years, I had to focus on a career change and there was just not enough time to pursue my hobby. Not to the extent that I wanted to. I did, however, continue to photograph the food we ate. It’s a little soft spot of mine: going back and seeing what we used to eat, say, five years ago. It is so different than what we eat today!
As expected, over the years, our culinary preferences have changed. Personally, I had to do some (involuntary) changes due to some health problems. And along the way (and one gruesome documentary later), my daughter also decided to become vegan. My husband, however, is the only one that remains faithful and open to all kinds of challenges and new recipes. You put it in front of him, and if it looks and/or smells appetizing enough, he’ll eat it.
Now, you might ask yourself “Why is she telling us this?” I’ve been asked several times over the years what prompted me to start this blog. As I mention at the beginning of this post, this blog was meant to be a digital cookbook for my daughter to use after I’m long gone. (Bit sentimental but also morbid, as she so often likes to remind me). But now, as I become more immersed in this lovely community of food bloggers, this blog has grown and transformed in more ways than I ever dared to hope. And it is all because of you, dear reader. Now, before we get teary eyed, let me just say a big, warm thank you for supporting me and joining me on my daily adventure with food.
Because this Sunday was closer to Valentine’s Day I wanted to make it a bit more special.
We started the morning with Peppermint Hot Chocolate while waiting for the waffles to be done:
Since my daughter turned vegan, we discovered Yves company with their vegan products. One of our favorite ready done meals are the kale – quinoa bites. We had them on the side with mashed potatoes and veggies. Here you can see my husband’s plate which is quite overloaded 😉
Now for dessert I decided to go for a Vegan Butternut Squash pie. Unfortunately, I made a vegan crust but I lost my courage when it came to the filling .. .However it turned out just as amazing as a pie should be 🙂
Wishing you lots of love and delicious food.
” Love is just a word until someone comes along and and gives it a meaning.” – Paul Coelho
14 thoughts on “Sunday’s Specials and lots of LOVE”
Love the quote about love. Great post and reflection. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks a lot, Chris. I am happy you liked the post.
You have a very interesting and inspiring blog that I am sure I will be visiting often 😉
I feel the same way! So nice!
I happy to hear that 😉 thanks a lot for visiting my blog 😉
Wow looks absolutely delicious! It’s a pleasure to read your recipes 🙂 By the way, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, which you can find here: http://bit.ly/versatileDTJ
Thank you so very much, Jess. I am honored. I will visit the link when I come back from work. Have a great day 🙂 Felicia
You’re very welcome! I hope you have had a lovely day at work 🙂
Hello!! 🙂 Your blog is so interesting, and those photos always make me feel hungry!! :)! I love it 🙂 That’s why I tagged your blog in “2016/2017 tag” >> https://lithuanianintheusa.com/2017/03/29/2016-2017-tag/ . Hope you will accept and participate in it. 😉 🙂
Hi, Liucija. I am so honored for your nomination, and I am so sorry I missed it. Well, maybe it’s never too late, and I will try to accept it 🙂
What a challenge to learn a new way to cook! It looks like you nailed it! Can’t wait to go through your recipes! Have a great weekend!
Diane thank you so much for your appreciation and kind words. I had a great weekend indeed working on some knitting/ crochet projects. I hope you did enjoy your weekend as well 🙂
Hey there there! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the The Versatile Blogger & Blogger Recognition Awards. I mentioned your blog on my latest post, xoxo
Thank you Nomiki. I am honored. I will step by and take a look shortly 🙂 😉