the last twelve months.

I’ve now had a blog for one. whole. year. It seems kind of crazy to think about last year when I decided to start a blog – I had no idea what I was getting myself into and absolutely no clue how I would feel about this new-found community. I certainly did not expect to be going on internet dates all over the country 😉

When I started my blog, I didn’t even read any “health or food” blogs, which looking back, was a good thing. I wanted to write about new foods that I find, health & wellness topics, and healthy recipes. I think for the most part this is what I have done. I may have gone a little over-board on recipes and I really can’t claim that they are all healthy but that is the direction it has kind of gone in and I’m ok with that.

I love all of the time, pictures, typing and thinking it takes to prepare a post but there are certainly days when I wonder what I’m doing and why I even bother. Throughout all of that, you are the reason that I blog and I want to thank you so much for reading and eating along with me!

Here are some of my favorite meals, foods and posts from the last 12 months:

One of my favorite veggies: artichokes

Is anyone perfect?

Coconut Ice Cream

Adventures in Spring Rolls

The Perfect Snack

Mastering the Art of: Eggs

Restaurant: NOLA

Apple Bread Pudding with Brandy Sauce

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta & Parmesan

Haiti: The People

Thai Coconut Lime Soup with Chicken

Zucchini & Corn Quesadilla

Soba Noodles with Shrimp & Cilantro



Filed under blog friends, great meals, Uncategorized

19 responses to “the last twelve months.

  1. Dan

    Well its been a joy for me to read your blogs partly because the food always looks and sounds so good and I’ve had the privledge of having some of them prepared for me. But mostly its just the way you put a smile on my face when I read them. Congratulations! and thanks for a wonderful year. Love Dad

  2. YAY! CONGRATS EMILY! i cannot believe it’s been a whole year of these wonderful blog posts. i honestly don’t know what i would do with out your posts and wonderful recipes. keep them coming. i’m looking forward to everything ahead in the next year.

    p.s. your dad’s comment is so sweet!!

  3. Emily Ryan


    Congrats on 1 year! I just started receiving your email updates a few months ago and love them! Thanks for all the ideas.

    Happy Bday…saw on FB that it is right around the corner!


  4. Congrats on your blogiversay! I have loved all of your mouth watering posts!

  5. Internet dates all over the country, I love that! Congratulations! I feel the same way about my blog. I didn’t read many before I started mine either. It has evolved in all different directions. I think that is the beauty of it. That, and the amount of people and resources it opens you up to around the world. Have fun celebrating!

  6. Congratulations on one year! I didn’t realize it had been that long!!

  7. Yay! Congrats to your one-year anniversary!

    I can’t wait to read more 🙂

  8. Congrats! I love reading your posts cause the food always looks so good.
    Are you planing on making something special for the anniversary?

  9. actorsdiet

    i love your blog and am so glad you’ve been doing it! happy “birthday.”

  10. Kate

    happy birthday!

  11. Happy 1 year! that is so exciting. I love what you do with your blog and reading all of your recipes! 🙂

  12. patti newell

    Dear Emily,
    Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary!! I just starting reading your blog and do enjoy it very much. You make the food sound so good and the pictures are amazing. Keep up with the fine work as long as you are having fun. I will keep reading so that I feel up to date with my cousin! Take care and see you in June. Love Patti

  13. Happy One-Year Blog Anniversary! You are such a wonderful addition to this crazy lil’ community, and I love reading your blog for all the great recipes and tips you put together! Love ya lady!

  14. Amy Gallagher

    I love your blog, Emme!!!!!!! And the Taster’s guest blogs, too. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge and experiences with us.

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