March is one of my favourite and least favourite months. I love it because it means dreadful February is finally over, but I hate it because it can be such a tease. I just want the warmer weather to come for good! But even though the weather was disappointing, I still had a great month on and off the blog. Let’s catch up:
// Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen Recipes
I think I got prematurely excited for spring when I posted this broccoli and radicchio salad with apple cider vinaigrette. March was definitely more of a stew and casserole month than a salad month. I’ll definitely be breaking it out when the warmer weather arrives though!
I make the same ol’ plain hummus several times a year, so I decided to switch it up with this miso edamame dip I posted this month. It’s a keeper!
St. Patrick’s Day means green foods galore across the Blogosphere. My contribution was this matcha chia pudding with sweet dukkah. You probably wouldn’t want to bust this out at a party or anything (you’d definitely earn a label as the weirdo), but it’s a great anytime snack, St. Patrick’s Day or not!
If you’ve been looking for a way to jazz up your tacos and falafels (or alternatively if you’ve been wanting to find a way to scare off your enemies with garlic breath), this garlic yogurt sauce is it!
// Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen Blog Posts
This year’s Nutrition Month theme for March was eating well at work, so I wrote this post about packing a healthy lunch. It has some great tips and ideas to make packing a lunch less tedious!
After reading the book Salt, Sugar, Fat, I shared my reflections on it in this post. If you’ve read the book (or even if you haven’t), I’d love to hear your opinions on the subject of the food industry and nutrition.
To celebrate Dietitians Day on March 18, I shared this post busting the common misconceptions about dietitians. We’re not as old school as you might think!
Perhaps a controversial post, but one that I have had swirling around in my head for a while: Have food blogs lost their passion?
Blogging moved to the back burner a bit this month, so I didn’t have a chance to do as much behind the scenes work on it. I did spend quite a bit of time practicing photography though. You may have noticed this month was full of darker, moodier images (or at least my amateur attempts to create them). These pictures were inspired by some fantastic photography tutorials I read this month: shooting moody images, creating dark backgrounds, how to use backlighting.
// Off the Blog
The biggest thing to happen off the blog this month though was starting my new job and moving to Waterloo! Hello adulthood. Good bye lazy mornings, free time, and sleep. Just kidding, I’m kind of obsessed with my job and wouldn’t trade it for anything!
March was also the month of eating out. Some of my meals were flops, but I did enjoy a few good dishes as well as some fantastic company! At the beginning of the month I met up with some of the girls I did my dietetic internship with at Paradiso for their restaurant week tasting menu (the roasted vegetable spanikopita entrée was delicious!). I also went to Eatalia with one of my oldest friends for some much needed catching up and girl talk – and wine. My entree (bacon wrapped quail over lentils) was nothing to write home about, but this salad with oven roasted heirloom tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella was great – although entirely out of season.
Then after I moved, I wasted no time checking out the restaurant scene in my new city. After a long afternoon of moving we were too tired to grocery shop, so we went to Watami for some decent sushi. And this past weekend we went to Proof Kitchen and Lounge to celebrate my first week at the new job. My antioxidant salad to start was good, but the real highlight was this shrimp pappardelle! The dulce de leche cheesecake was good too, although it was a bit too tart.
// Favourite Links
These waffles were divine!
Love this list! #1 may be my new favourite movie of all time.
Cookies for breakfast!
I’m kind of obsessed with my new Pinterest board.
This guide to baking with white sugar alternatives.
What were the highlights of your month?