Some people thought I was crazy, but the people who really know me thought it was the perfect choice. Despite being laid off, I never stopped working. Work just morphed into another form where I traded business casual wear for jeans and conference calls for networking lunches and restaurant openings.
Within a few weeks of being laid off, I started blogging for WCCO-TV (our local CBS affiliate) and then picked up projects as a recipe tester for Robin Asbell's vegan cookbook, a restaurant feature writer for Twin Cities Food Finds, and a blogger for the City Pages Hot Dish column. All the while, I kept trying to meet new people to become further immersed in food and media culture.
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Finally, I can talk about Open-Face Egg Salad Sandwiches:
…and Pear and Cranberry Fruit Pizza:
…and a whole ton of other recipes like Chopped Vegetable Pancakes and Impossibly Easy Ravioli Pie! Grab a copy at the grocery store (near the checkout) or in the magazine racks of your local bookstore. Heck, I've even seen copies at CVS or Walgreens. It will be on shelves until February 15th.
It was a wonderful project and I'm so grateful for the opportunity. I can only hope more projects like this will be in my future; I can't wait to see what happens!