It has been a while. I mentioned in my last post that I’d be taking a hiatus from blogging for a few months. I’m glad to be writing to you again.
Taking a little time away has given me time and space to consider where I’m headed and what I’d like to focus on.
While I have enjoyed immensely creating and nurturing Bistro Katie over the past year and a half, I have realized that it is time to move on to other things.
You may be wondering, why can’t I just keep updating Bistro Katie in my spare time? My reason is that energy and time are precious commodities. One must choose wisely, and I feel that many other people are doing work similar to Bistro Katie with much more expertise and dedication, so I can step back from that.
Along those lines, I’d like to share some resources with you.
- I’m a big cookbook fan. There are so many plant-based / vegan cookbooks available now. If I had to pick my favorite, it would be The 30-Minute Vegan by Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray. The recipes are consistently delicious and, as the title suggests, relatively simple. Many of the recipes in the “Wholesome Suppers” chapter have become staples in my house. I highly recommend this book in addition to The 30-Minute Vegan: Taste of the East.
- If you want to dive even deeper into culinary endeavors, I’d recommend Peter Berley’s The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen. His recipes on average tend to be somewhat time consuming, but they are fabulous. The book has guided me through many delightful hours of learning and experimenting in the kitchen.
- When it comes to online resources, there are tons of plant-based / vegan blogs out there. While I don’t regularly cook from blogs myself, I feel confident recommending Susan Voisin’s Fat Free Vegan blog and Gena Hamshaw’s Choosing Raw blog. I’ve prepared healthy and delicious meals from both blogs, and I feel confident that you’ll be in good hands with them. The New York Times website is another good resource for vegan and vegetarian recipes.
As for BistroKatie.com, it will remain up indefinitely. All the recipes will remain, and I may spruce it up at some point to emphasize the recipes and deemphasize the blog format. So it’ll still be here for you.
It has been an absolute pleasure to connect with you. I can’t thank you enough for your support. I wish you all the best as you pursue your culinary and life adventures.