I’m Back!!

Hi Friends. I’m back!! Sorry for the serious MIA-ness. Life got crazy busy and woefully my food blogging by night got the ax. You know how you’re only suppose to take on one major life change a year?! I never seem able to follow that rule of thumb. 2013 became the year to just get it done all at once!

Here’s how it unfolded.

I left the corporate world (bye bye Nike & EA Sports).

I moved back to USA from Switzerland.

I decided to take 6 months off of working and went to culinary school in NYC!!

I moved back to Portland.

I reverted 10 years and became an intern again (in a kitchen!!).

I started my own digital and social media consulting biz.

My husband, Andy, convinced me we should get a puppy.

The craziest, most fun-loving puppy, Huck, aka Huckster, Huckaboo, Huckleberry entered our world.

My work took-off with super awesome clients.

We bought a house

We moved to the East side.

Oh and last, but not least, I got knocked up! Yeppers. I’m preggers. Andy and I are so looking forward to baby “June Bug’s” arrival somewhere in the vicinity of 6.4.14.

While I wasn’t blogging here at Freshabits, at least I didn’t leave you completely hanging! Hopefully some of you have been enjoying my regular recipe contributions featured every other Wednesday on summertomato.com.

Here’s the recipe run-down in case you too have some catching up to do in the kitchen…

Cannellini Bean and Tuna Salad with Giardiniera

Tuscan Red Lentil Soup with Kale and Farro

Southern Black-Eyed Peas with Collard Greens and Quinoa Salad

Maple Coconut Macaroons

Roasted Butternut and Leek Warm Winter Salad

Cucumber Wakame Salad with Oranges

Feta and Avocado Egg Scramble

Immune-Boosting 8-Vegetable Minestrone

Miso-marinated Ko Lan Grilled Chicken (or Tempeh)

Nutty Sunrise Granola

Kale + Radicchio Superhero Salad with Farro

Fabulous Fish Tacos with Fiery Peach Avocado Salsa






Baby bump + last minute Thailand adventure.baby bump Elyse in ThailandIt’s a girl! Its a girl Huckaboo!Puppy Huck

9 Responses to “I’m Back!!”

  1. Caren says:

    Quite a year and 2014 looks to be just as crazy! Love the recipes!

  2. Carol Marrazzo says:

    So Happy For You!! and Happy you are back.

    The shift in your live was a wonderful decision.

  3. Jon says:

    Congrats on all the news! I must also say that the recipes on Summer Tomato are the best I’ve tried and has gotten me excited to learn more about how to cook. The feta and avocado egg scramble is a definite favorite!

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