There are so many things that happen outside of the walls of Living Lou that I thought it would be fun to try a new monthly feature called The Month in Moments. A little behind-the-scenes peek into my life and what it’s like to be a 21 year old, city-dwelling food blogger and film student (well, I’ll only be a student for another month!). March was exciting and filled with thesis writing. I think that snapshot of my desk really shows what the majority of my life is these days.
March 2015 Recipes
Let’s start out with a recap of the recipes I shared in March, I shared five new recipes with you and they are some of my favourites I’ve ever created. Moroccan Couscous and Chickpea Salad, Spicy Ginger Scallion Soup, 5 Ingredient Honey Almond Granola, Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Puttanesca, and Six Vegetable White Bean Pesto Soup.
I’ve been publishing recipes for almost five years, so I thought I would include a little throwback section to highlight some of the recipes I posted two, three and four years ago in March.
March 2014: Moroccan Vegetable Soup
March 2013: Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce
March 2012: Coconut Crusted Chicken Strips
March 2011: Living Lou’s Chicken Wings
Lou Around the Web
I write and publish recipes on a couple of other sites. I’ve started a new Cooking for One series with Carly over at The College Prepster and in March, I shared three new recipes: Egg Drop Soup for One, Rice and Beans for One and Spicy Mushroom Marinara Sauce for One. Be sure to check them out.
As part of my job, I’ve been writing weekly blog posts on Chatelaine.com, here’s what I wrote about in March.
March started out with an appearance on Jr. EcTV which was so much fun – check out my interview to hear my thoughts on food and food blogging. I also moderated the food panel at the RCWIB conference. We had such a great audience of students with fantastic questions. My biggest takeaway was that if you’re going to work in in the food industry you need one thing: passion.
Later in the month, I headed to a fascinating talk from National Geographic live with my sister and friend. It was such an inspiring evening! I’ve added the word “adventure” to my bulletin board.
Usually my food blog life is pretty separate from my everyday life, but it’s always fun when I get to combine the two. I headed to the premiere for Super Snack Bros. on Food Network with one of my great friends. We had a blast!
The month ended with a great evening learning to make donuts with Mardi and Bonne Maman jams at Le Dolci in Toronto. After a couple hours of donut making and quite a few laughs, I made a bunch of my film-student friends happy because I may have dropped by with a box of warm homemade donuts.
What’s coming in April
April is the month of dinner on Living Lou. In my poll you said you were looking for more simple and healthy dinner recipes so that’s exactly what you’re going to get! You can see a little preview of some recipes you’ll be seeing around here over the next few months, but get ready for some simple dinners for April. Let me know in the comments if there are any specific dinner recipes you’d like to see.
Favourite Reads around the Web
I love reading articles online, here are a few of my favourites I devoured in March.
The Egg Personality Test (Poached are my choice).
Thought provoking piece on C-suite men stepping down for “work-life-balance”.
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love an afternoon nap. 5 easy tricks to maximize your nap thank you very much.
A great read for any other bloggers: How to blog with focus.
Well, there you have it! My first instalment of The Month in Moments. I’ll be back to regular scheduled programming next week with a couple delicious recipes.