Soup for the Soul

NYC finally received its first snowfall of the season, which meant it was finally time for me to indulge in a soup recipe. It’s not often that I come across a soup recipe that I don’t want to make, so yesterday’s decision was a tough one. I didn’t want anything to complicated, but I also wanted something that was really going to pack a punch and remain a go-to. I ended up deciding on loaded baked potato soup, and it did not disappoint.

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Instagram

Besides just revamping the blog, I have also decided to expand the reach of the blog with … Instagram! My personal feed is full  of other people’s tasty looking food, so my thought is other people may want to sneak a peak at my tasty food.

The blog will be reserved for mainly healthy food and things I make from scratch, but the Instagram will be everything and anything I eat (at least the food I manage to get a good picture of). Now I am by no means a professional photographer, and there are definitely prettier pictures out there, but that means there is room for improvement. You can follow it at @healthyasanewb or follow this link.

 

Research Day is Never a Bad Day

In between applying for jobs and unpacking my new apartment I have spent a considerable amount of time researching new recipes that I want to tryout and feature on the blog. I am always amazed that somehow one click on Pinterest ends up leading to hours of drooling over mouth watering pictures of food that I can only dream of making — I have to eat healthy at least some of the time, right?

Fortunately or unfortunately, NYC has been hit with a cold spell, which has put me in the perfect mood for a steaming bowl of soup. I am a sucker for a one pot meal or a slow cooker meal, and soup fits perfectly in that category.

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I’m Back!

After a very long hiatus and an unexplained absence, Healthy as a Newb is back! As a college student, I found that managing a blog was not as easy as it seemed, and thus a summer and a semester break ensued.

However, now I am newly graduated — with a journalism degree from Ithaca College — on the job search, and settling in to my new apartment in Brooklyn, N.Y.,ready to take another shot at this blog. Since starting my healthy journey almost a year ago, I can happily say that I have continued on that road. While, my eating habits are definitely not perfect (sometimes ice cream is all too necessary), I am still on a good path.

For the first time I have a full, while small, kitchen to experiment in — trying out new recipes and sharing my own. Not all the kinks are worked out to my new blogging plan, but I definitely plan on creating more of my own original recipes and talking about the food I love.

If you would like to see what I am up to out of my food world you can follow me here and here. Sometimes I can be kind of interesting.