I just wanted to share with you all some news about a personal project of mine. Over the last few months, I’ve been dreaming of starting a food blog. Yes, that’s right, I’d like to venture into a role traditionally dominated by married women in their mid-twenties to mid-thirties. But just think of the food!
Probably the biggest reason would be for the food photography, or the “food porn.” I mean, photography doesn’t get better than delicious pictures of mouth-watering, so-good-you-can-taste-it food!
Over the last week, I’ve been busy trying to figure out how to host my food blog, which basically resulted in days of going back and forth, doing multiple Google searches, and frankly, a lot of confusion. But those days are over (at least I hope)!
So what is the name of my new food blog? It’s…
Exciting, right? It’s a vegetarian food blog, which fits nicely with my weekday vegetarian eating philosophy. This is a renewal of commitment! A six-month reinvigoration that’ll last a lifetime! Or at least I hope. It’ll be really awkward if I’m writing a vegetarian food blog and not being the slightest bit vegetarian. But… the samgyupsal can’t actually be meat, right? Right?
I mean, the fact that I started doing “Foodie Friday” posts should have been a good clue towards my thoughts turning to food, right? Well, it probably wasn’t obvious then, but hindisght is 20/20. I put a lot of emphasis on food in my life, from wanting to eat organic, non-GMO food as often as possible, as well as healthier food. (The thought of eating pizza repulses me, unless it’s gourmet pizza without any meat!)
I’ve had so much fun setting up Bok Choy and Broccoli! It’s so much fun having so many options—so many more are available to self-hosted WordPress.org users compared to what I have here on WordPress.com. Plus, the logos are so much fun! I started to get carried away and created the logo in multiple languages—starting with Chinese, then Japanese, then even Filipino (although it wasn’t as exciting since I could only swap in “pechay” for “bok choy”).
I had to restrain myself to sticking with just three: the site header, a square image in English, and a square image where “bok choy” is in Chinese. Fun stuff. I thought that I could switch them up now and then, maybe throw in a different language or modifying them for certain holidays! (Chinese New Year, I’m looking at you.)
My parents weren’t actually big fans of these cartoon-looking vegetables… the ones with faces. Apparently, they looked weird and bok choy and broccoli don’t actually have faces. Well Mom and Dad, I liked them, so I’m going to keep them. I paid for absolutely everything so I feel like I’m entitled to at least using whichever logo I preferred, considering that I also made both versions. Well, the cartoon ones were made first, but I had to go back and take out the faces, which was a lot of work since I don’t have drawing software… just Paper53 on the iPad!
Anyway, Bok Choy and Broccoli is in the works! Right now, you can check out bokchoyandbroccoli.com to see a little “almost ready” message that will hopefully not be displayed for much longer. You can also like us on Facebook to stay up to date.
I hope to see you guys soon on Bok Choy and Broccoli—I’d love to bring you all along for the ride!
P.S. I won’t be done here either, sometimes (read: often) I have to talk about things unrelated to food! 🙂