Sunday, August 17, 2008

Holy Michael Phelps, It's Been a Long Time!

It's official: my nearly 3-month-long hiatus from Veggie Terrain (coupled with a recent 4-day "complete blog shutdown") has finally ended!

But as much as I've truly missed blogging, I'm proud to say that I accomplished a lot during my absence. During the past few months, I graduated from law school, completed an undeniably hellish Bar-prep program, and ultimately sat for the Bar Exam, itself. And although I won't know whether I passed until the 2nd week of October (talk about traumatic), I'm trying to be as positive as possible, and to take comfort in the fact that I've never worked so hard at anything in my life...

So, with that little bit of Bar Exam talk out of the way, let's get to the new - and hopefully improved - Veggie Terrain!

I've spent the past few days completely overhauling my blog: revamping the layout and background; tidying up the sidebars; reorganizing my blogroll; and even adding a new set of "WordPress-ish" links to the top of the page.

However, in order to make all of these repairs, I had to completely shut Veggie Terrain down for a few days. Thus, if you recently tried to visit and were denied permission to do so, I sincerely apologize! I didn't want people trying to view the site while it was under construction and quite disorganized - I'm a bit of a perfectionist that way. And, although my so-called blog improvements are basically finished now, I'm sure that I'll find a few more things to tweak over the next couple of days...

Also, please take note of the following 2 things:
  1. If your blog was listed on Veggie Terrain before, don't worry, it's still here! A few exploratory clicks will lead you right to it...
  2. If you previously subscribed to VT (or would like to do so now), please re-subscribe asap. During my blog reorganization, the FeedBurner link was lost, so all of my subscribers got dropped - sorry! However, two brand new links are currently up and running. To subscribe, you can either enter your email address in the sidebar box, or simply click the link that says "subscribe in a reader." Make sure you take advantage of the opportunity to have FREE recipes delivered directly to your inbox!
Now, here's a little bit of food porn to tide you over until my next full post (and to thank you for your patience during my lengthy absence).


veggie burger w/ avocado + lettuce & tomato

vegan pizza w/ potatoes + rosemary & arugula

V-Con's Snobby Joes w/ steamed broccoli + cauliflower & red pepper flakes

penne pasta w/ sun-dried tomato pesto

veggie sandwich w/ yellow peppers, red onion, tomato, avocado, lettuce, & basil pesto

a summer fruit bowl of cherries, raspberries, & blueberries

a simple salad w/ homemade Italian dressing

homemade garlic + olive oil potato chips (baked, not fried!)



    Congratulations on all of your accomplishments; and hooray for all that delicious food!! Yum!! :0)

  2. you are back! finally!
    the new layout is beautiful, and you are my hero for having graduated from law school. fingers crossed until you know the results.

  3. Hooray for surviving law school and the bar. It's hard to quit blogging, but somethings are more important (e.g. your future). Welcome back. :) I love the new layout.

  4. Congratulations on finishing law school and writing the bar exam! And all that food looks really yummy.

  5. SO glad you are back!! The new blog layout looks amazing...

    And wow, you've done a lot the past few months. I'm sure you're bar exam results will reward you for all your hard work!!

  6. It's great to have you back! I bet it's a huge sigh of relief that the bar is over, but making you wait until October to hear the results is just evil of them.

    The new layout is great, and thanks for the food p0rn. :)

  7. Mmmm, give me that pizza. I love arugula.

    I like the design of your blog. Very clean and slick.

  8. Wow, you really HAVE been busy since you last posted. Congrats on graduating from law school, especially!

  9. The bar is over! Law school is over! I hope I can one day say the same for myself! No matter the results, you've already accomplished so much. So yay for that!

    And my don't those potato chips look tempting... perfect studying food..

  10. Welcome back! Your new layout looks terrific. Congratulations on graduating from law school and taking the bar exam.

  11. Welcome back - I love your new layout!

  12. Congratulations on your graduation.Loved your new layout looks good :)Looking forward to the recipes for all of that yummy looking food,especially your baked potato chips,I recently tried microwave potato chips and it worked out very well,but your chips with garlic intrigue me....:)

  13. yay! you're back! congrats on the graduating law school and what-not. :)

  14. Congratulations! The chips are calling my name.

  15. I want to eat your blog for lunch. hehe

    YAY snobby joes!

  16. gosh i love the layout & design of your blog! great pictures! definitely looking forward to reading your future posts!

  17. Welcome back! I can't believe they make you wait that long on your exam scores! That should be illegal. (sorry for the cheesy pun)

  18. Just found your blog, and just in time! I've recently gone veg, and am always looking for info + recipes. Have subscribed to your feed... so good to go!

  19. jd you're terrible you should be arrested for shamelessly soliciting so ;) love the yummy spreadssssssss


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