Weather: 39 degrees, cloudy
What I’m listening to: Vultures, John Mayer
Last week marked the third anniversary of the day I first mustered the courage to hit the publish button and put this unexpected and wonderful thing called Alaska from Scratch out into the blogosphere. To celebrate three years and over 400 recipes, I took a spectacular little vacation from all things blogging and social media. I kept the computer closed and silenced my phone. Because one thing I’ve learned since I became a food blogger is how important it is to maintain perspective, keep your feet firmly planted, and regularly remind yourself why you love to do what you do. I’ve been working on remembering that in order to continue nourishing others through my passion and my work, I have to begin by nourishing myself. The latter has never come naturally or easily for me; it is a constant challenge for this girl. I am deeply thankful for the people in my life who lovingly remind me when I forget to take care of myself, who put on their bossy pants and demand that I acknowledge my own needs.
I’m also incredibly grateful for you, my many readers all over the world, who keep coming back again and again and who have made Alaska from Scratch a part of your lives, your kitchens, and your tables. Thank you a million times for making food memories with me.
This month, I had the distinct and humbling privilege of being featured in Alaska Innovator Magazine. If you have a spare moment, I’d love for you to give it a read.
This salmon bowl is a quick, healthy go-to meal for busy days. It’s also packed full of deliciousness – fresh vegetables, soy, brown sugar, sesame, ginger, garlic, and fiery Sriracha – all over steamed rice. Grab your chopsticks and go to town.