Veggie Questers! Oh, how I’ve missed you!
|These guys have missed you, too.|
I can scarcely believe how long it’s been since my last post. Please accept my apologies for the yawning gap in the veggie pipeline.
Victory over Defeet
I’ll spare you the gory details of the reasons for the Veggie Quest hiatus, but suffice it to say it involved developing bunionettes (they only sound cute) on both of my feet. If any of you dear readers have or have had bunionettes, you’ll know just how much they can cramp your style. Especially if your style happens to be, say, walking on your own two feet, or—heaven forbid—wearing shoes.
As it turns out, cooking and photographing delectable vegetables requires a lot of on-foot time. So, alas, Veggie Quest languished.
But no more! After staying (mostly) off my feet for months in an attempt to heal non-surgically, and then getting surgery on both feet at the same time, I am finally on the mend. And Veggie Quest is back in action!
In the meantime, I’ve decided to make some changes around here:
- Making future Veggie Quest recipes even more delicious and nutrient dense by using less fat and more flavor from—you guessed it—veggies (along with herbs and spices).
- Updating the blog’s tag line from “On a mission to try—and like—every vegetable in the grocery store” to “On a mission to try—and like—every vegetable at the market.” I know it’s not a huge change, but I’ve started buying most of my produce at the farmer’s market. Yes, I know it costs more, but the advantages can be tremendous: better flavor, longer shelf life, and greater nutrient density. Like everything in life, you get what you pay for. That said, I still buy plenty of vegetables at the grocery store; luckily the term “market” covers the supermarket too. Win-win!
- Providing not only nifty factoids about the veggies on your plate, but more information on their unique health benefits. So you can eat tasty veggies and give yourself a pat on the back.
I hope you’ll enjoy the new, improved Veggie Quest! As always, your input makes me smile, so leave your questions and suggestions—including any veggies you’d like to see featured—in the comments below.