I do exist.
Ever since I started blogging, even in Africa with hardly any internet, I did my best to be consistent and post as frequently as I could. Not necessarily because I was making a single cent off of my blog or because anyone was waiting with bated breath for my next scintillating update, but it was more for me—blogging is something I do to really have a record of my life, shared with the world. And for the last month, radio silence. Why? I’ll cover that in another post.
There is far too much to catch up on today but I’ll share a few highlights in my worlds of food and running:
I’m running again! Okay, not completely, but I can run about four miles at a time. It’s been a LONG time off so I’m getting really winded very quickly, but still can at least get out there and run with my buddies.
I had to miss the Oakland Half Marathon, but I handed my bib over to a friend and I still got to go and cheer them on. : )
I traveled to LA for my best friend’s bridal shower (!!!). That will be a post in itself.
I’ve gone on some SF adventures. More on that to come.
I’ve also been eating well—very well. I recently received a free sample of an Alexia Foods product via the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program and totally neglected posting about it on time with what’s been going on, but I figured better late than never. I love French fries, especially sweet potato fries, so I was excited to try their sweet potato julienne fries.
The premise is very simple: slap them on a baking tray and throw them in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
It actually couldn’t be easier, and coming from someone who has made her own fries in hot oil before, it definitely feels much better for you! I threw mine in for over 25 minutes, probably 28, for them to be extra crispy. With oven fries, if they’re soggy or limp you might notice the difference, but crispy fries are delicious either way.
These are lightly seasoned with chipotle/salt; sodium freaks like me can add some more salt or seasoning, but they have a lot of flavor as is. And of course, mustard makes everything more delicious. I am excited to have a whole bag of these in the freezer to enjoy. I definitely recommend them if you want a healthier, unique fry fix.
And how adorable is this apron?
Lots of things going on this week for me, but I’m really excited to get back to a normal blogging schedule (at least every other day minimum). P&P has always been something I cared about very much but that occasionally has to take a backseat to professional and personal life—though I’m definitely going to work on spending more time on the activities I love that make me happy.
And signing up for things that scare the sh*t out of me.
More to come this week. Have a great day!