A Blogiversary, and a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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As it were, this strange conglomeration of food and anecdote that is my blog has been visible to the public eye for two years now. Yes, it's the tasty tRuth's second blogiversary. How exactly does one celebrate a second blogiversary, you might ask? I certainly asked. I tried to remember what my own second birthday consisted of, and because I couldn't, I allowed myself to piece together a very touching imagine of baby Ruthie lovingly strapped into a high chair. I'm wearing a frilly pink outfit, ...

A Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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If you didn't know, the blogoshere exploded with an onslaught of pumpkin and apple recipes around the first of September. The new school year, the new month, and slight temperature changes rile up the seasonality in bloggers, and because fall is such a cozy month, we like to default to cozy, usually baked treats, as evidenced in my blogiversary apple indulgence and, more recently, pumpkin cornbread. But honestly, I wasn't convinced it was actually fall in New York City until earlier this week, at this moment, in ...

A Positively Golden Smoothie

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A week ago, I turned 23.  A week ago, I spent my birthday night at home, alone. Now, this post is not meant to be a self-pitying rant. No. It is meant to be a lesson on perspective. Because for a half a minute, I let myself wallow in a situation that did not call for wallowing. On Wallowing: There I was, miles away from close family and friends, getting older all alone. Though festivities would ensue the next day with my NYC friends, I couldn't help but think for ...