At long last, a post from me. You might be wondering why I haven’t been posting regularly on Spanglish Spoon lately. Trust me, it isn’t because I choose not to. Nor is it because I’ve lost interest in experimenting and cooking in the kitchen either. The opposite has happened in fact. Beginning in July of this year, I started writing recipes for LatinaMom.me and Pillsbury.com.
(picture me jumping inside like a little girl who just got a $2000 gift card to American Girl)
Dude! You have no idea how liberating it is to know that my work is actually good enough to be on other, BIGGER brand sites. And Pillsbury??!!!! Double whaaaaaat?! That’ll be another post for sure. The recipes I’m sharing today are just a few that I’ve contributed to Latinamom.me since July.
Arugula Salad with Caramelized Fig and Queso Fresco
I’ve never been
good at comfortable with applauding my own accomplishments, or believing I was worthy of doing this professionally. My curse of not having the courage to let go and not care what anyone else thinks, always holds me back from allowing myself to see my own self-worth. Over the years as I’ve grown and become a Mother, a little of that self-doubt and reservation has shrunk, but it’s still there. Knowing that there is some worth and value to what I have come to love doing, helps chip away bits and pieces of that self-doubt. And it makes me so happy.
Lord knows I do my best to please the eyes of those who come to my blog, and satisfy the bellies of those who actually test my recipes. Thank you for that by the way! But to share that with a larger audience makes me feel like I am where I belong. It is hard work you guys! But I will not give up. Not on the only job I’ve ever felt I had a purpose. You can count on that.
So at the end of the day, when the sink is overflowing with dirty dishes, the dishwasher is full, my hair is a mess, and tomorrow turns into another day of testing because something didn’t go right…, every single ounce of my being tells me I am right where I should be.