It’s that time of the year again, my friends! It’s time to talk about BOOKS!Read More
Let’s talk about one of my favorite things: books!
This is one of my favorite posts to publish every year because it gives me a good excuse to go back and remember all of my favorite reads from the year.
I read 55 books in 2022. I hit my goal (35) and managed to read just over “one book per week of the year,” which is kinda fun!
Reading gave me a lot this year. It quieted my brain when it needed to calm down, it brought me to different cities and countries filled with characters from different backgrounds, and it helped me facilitate some of my favorite moments of the past year –– aka me sitting on the couch with a book and my cat (Maya!) curled up beside me.
The list you see below are the best of the best (in my opinion) from the gaggle of books I finished this year!Read More
Let’s talk books!
I’ve been reading up a storm recently, and when I saw a few of my favorite online book personalities do the Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag, I knew I wanted to join in on the fun!
And I know what you’re probably saying: “A book tag?”
Yeah, tbh, I’m not 100% confident in this definition, but as I understand them, a “book tag” is a way to talk about books with different prompts. People come up with the prompts, typically around a specific topic (like Sci-Fi or Romance) or time (like summer or mid-year), and then people online who talk about books (like on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, podcasts, blogs, etc.) answer the questions based on their reading.
I found out about this one from Noelle on YouTube, but if you simply search “Mid-Year Freak Out Tag,” you’ll find loads of lists from different people! And the fun of it is that if you find some creators with similar book tastes as you, these tags are an awesome way to get reading recommendations.
To be honest, I started writing this post a few weeks ago, and I’ve read a few books since then. But I’m writing this as if I was in the past, so I think I was at 27 books read this year at that point. The prompts from the tag are the headings throughout this post, and you’ll find links to purchase the book at Bookshop and Amazon and to add it to your Goodreads account below.
SO. Without any further ado… here’s my Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag!Read More
It’s that time of year again! Aka the time of year when I gush about all of the fantastic books I read throughout the year. And oh boy howdy, were there a lot in 2021.Read More
2020 will go down as the year of many things, but one of the most important things to me is that it was the year that I fell back in love with reading.Read More
Hi, friends! It’s time for another cookbook review!
This is my very favorite semi-recurring series on the blog. I have a lot of cookbooks. But I don’t always remember to cook from said cookbooks.
Plus, it’s easy to get into a dinner rut. You know how it goes. Long week, busy day at work, need to get dinner on the table asap –– you resort back to a few of your old standbys.
But with this series, I’m trying to break out of my dinner shell (and inspire you to do the same along the way).Read More
Welcome welcome to Fooduzzi’s “A Week of Meals from” series! This is the second post in the series (check out the first one here!), and I’m v excited you’re here!
This little series is one of my favorite things, even though I’ve only done it twice.
And that’s because it came out of a need. A need to dust off the bajillion cookbooks I currently have strewn about my room. A need to get out of our dinner rut. A need to actually cook the recipes I find in cookbooks.
In this “A Week of Meals from” series, I find a cookbook, I cook a few different recipes from it throughout the week, and then I review it here! On Fooduzzi!
Today’s review: Love Real Food from the vegetarian queen herself, Kathryne Taylor from the wonderful blog, Cookie + Kate.Read More
Tell me if this sounds familiar…
You get this beautiful new cookbook. You flip through each page, dog-ear a ton of recipes that look “omg so good”…and then you put it on a shelf and forget about it.
Hi, my name is Alexa, and I never ever cook from my cookbooks.
I have so many cookbooks. Books from bloggers! Books from cooking show personalities! Books from random people I’ve never heard of before!
When I need a new recipe, I search online or make something up and go about my day. Or I resort to my old stand-by of brown rice, some sort of roasted veg, and chickpeas. aka. the meal I have approximately 5 times per week.
But there are pages upon pages of yum calling to me from my bookshelf, crying out, “EAT FROM ME!” and just waiting for their time to shine.
So! We’re starting a new series here on the blog called, “A Week of Meals.”Read More