I don’t know about you, but my last year was filled with stress, naps, comfort food, an earnest desire to sip a cocktail inside an actual bar, and many hours organizing drawers and closets. But a new year brings new possibilities! And when it comes to blog posts, my strategy is to focus on monthly themes to spark my creativity AND give you tasty dishes to explore. I even got my favorite artist to help me design a logo for the series.
Here’s the list, starting in February (sadly, I couldn’t get my act together for January, likely due to “pandemic low-energy syndrome”):
February: “Feed Your Feelings” (dishes to ward off the tough ones OR enhance the good ones)
March: “Power Snacks” (healthier alternatives to potato chips)
April: “Flavor Punches” (add more zip with salts/sugars, butters & sauces)
May: “Lovely Legumes” (recipes highlighting chickpeas, lentils, peas & beans)
June: “The Magic of Miso” (tasty ways to use more of this healthy stuff)
July: “Bowls of Happiness” (savory or sweet things served in a bowl)
August: “Breakfast Treats” (we could all use more of these)
September: “Alternatives to Meat” (no judgement here, just new possibilities)
October: “Nourishing Soups” (just in time for cool weather temps)
November: “Anything Goes” (from dog biscuits to transformed leftovers)
December: “Cookie Club” (we’ll wrap up the year on a sweet note)
Let me know what you think! And if there’s a recipe you think I should explore within a theme, send me a message or comment below. If I can do it, I’ll let you know 🙂
Happy New Year!
Great idea to do monthly theme! Looking forward to this year’s blog posts.
Thank you! I hope you find some new inspiration 🙂
Love the concept of the new monthly ‘Recipe Theme Series’, heck, I even love the logo you’ve created for it.
Thanks Joe! These days, I have to work hard to keep the creative juices flowing, but I’m really looking forward to the new series myself! Brendan and I had fun working on the new logo 🙂
Brilliant and creative!!!! I will look forward to Friday’s more than ever!! Love the categories!!!! Your level of creativity is truly a gift!!
Thanks Cindy! It’s not every day someone tells you you’re brilliant, so I’m going to run with that!
Looks like a great list, Nicole. I will especially look forward to the month of miso. I have struggled with trying to figure out how to use miso. Thanks for your great writing.
Thanks Carol! Miso is really versatile, so I’m also looking forward to new recipes in which to toss it.
I love the themes and look forward to seeing all of the recipes. Also love the series logo! Perfect!
Thanks Amy! Brendan and I had fun working on the new logo — he says I’m his favorite client, but I don’t think that’s true – I”m a bit ‘difficult’ 🙂