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Why did I start this blog of mine? Well, thanks for asking!
Back in 2014, I decided to write a personalized cookbook for my
boyfriend husband Chris. I started cooking my favourite recipes and took pictures of almost every home-cooked meal. It was supposed to be a birthday gift but took me almost a year to finish (55 recipes!) so it turned into a Christmas gift. After finishing his little cookbook, my family and friends were asking me about the recipes and everyone wanted to get their own personalized cookbook. As a result, I thought it would be fun to start my own blog. I was also inspired to start Lemon Thymes as a creative outlet to make more time for some of the things I enjoy most. Over the last few years, I’ve been so busy that I often forgot to make time for myself or I kept postponing things: “I’m going to cook tomorrow.” … “I’m going to finish sewing this dress next month.” … and so on – you get the idea! Although I really enjoy cooking from scratch, it’s just so SO tempting to get takeaway on the way home instead of making the time to cook after a busy day at work. But then, when I do have the time, I love the whole process: the cooking itself, the get-together with good conversation, a glass (*cough* bottle) of wine, and – of course – the eating part. Actually, cooking and sewing were the two things that kept me sane while completing my Ph.D. (and wine… lots of it!). On this blog, my main focus is on food since it’s still waaay quicker to cook a meal from scratch than to sew a garment from scratch BUT there will be plenty of sewing projects along the way.
All of my recipes are labeled with easy-to-navigate food and nutrition labels. Most recipes are vegetarian, with options to make vegan and gluten-free versions by omitting or substituting individual ingredients. Many recipes are under 30-minutes to make and use simple ingredients that you are likely to have in your pantry. If you’re new to Lemon Thymes and don’t know where to start, check out these recipes:
- Choco Crossies (Copycat)
- Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup (Copycat)
- Baked Camembert with Rosemary & Thyme
- Healthy Zucchini Fritters
- Best Ever Ambrosia
- Mulled Wine aka Glühwein
- Easy-Peasy Almond Butter
- Vegan Banana Bread
Connect with me
If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message via my contact form, email me at [email protected], or simply leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you and I’ll do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. Also, don’t forget to connect with me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Bloglovin’. Alternatively, subscribe for email updates (post notifications/newsletter) to keep in touch and never miss a post. You will get the newest recipes and sewing projects sent directly to your inbox (make sure to check your spam folder!). Thank you for stopping by and I hope you stay a while!