So, I am changing the name of my blog … I really appreciate those of you that left messages on my facebook page letting me know that you love the 30 days of paleo name. I’ve been thinking about it and I don’t think the name is fitting to my blog anymore. I started this blog with the intention of only blogging for 30 days.
Like most people that discover paleo, I fell in love … I felt great, had tons of energy and lost those few pounds that I wanted to lose. Naturally, I couldn’t stop talking about it and everyone wanted to know about what I was eating on this new “diet”. I started this blog so friends and family could follow me for a 30 day cycle.
I ended up really enjoying blogging and now more than a year later, I am still doing it. Although, the 30 days name has some relevance (since this is the period of time that Robb Wolf recommends for people to give paleo a try), I don’t think it fully encompasses what I want to write about.
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1 – My diet has changed significantly since I first started this blog, I include some dairy fairly regularly, such as heavy cream and raw-milk. I also enjoy some white-rice from time to time. I want to go with a name that is a little more broad that doesn’t limit the type of recipes that I post, although they will still mostly be paleo, since that is how I predominantly eat.
2-I also want to expand my blog to include some life-style elements, such as trying new activities and making my own skincare products. But, it will still mainly be a food blog.
Why Rubies & Radishes
I kind of love them. Being Armenian, they are a standard on the dinner table almost every night. We eat them with everything, so I feel connected to this food and it represents a big part of my identity. If you know any Armenians, you know that we are super proud of being Armenian, so it tends to be a big part of our lives.
If you know me personally, you know that my wedding ring is a ruby. I’ve never been a diamond kind of girl, traditional culture and conventional thinking never spoke to me – hence my degrees in Gender Studies, American Studies and Sociology. Especially, after listening to a Sociology lecture about blood diamonds, I knew that I just didn’t relate to the concept and it didn’t represent the commitment between my husband and I. I am not putting anyone down that has a diamond engagement/wedding ring … It just wasn’t for me. I am also not unconventional enough to not get married, so I am just about as unconventional as a ruby wedding ring!
The name Rubies & Radishes represents a non-traditional, real-food loving, Armenian gal!
Thanks for hanging in there the last year and supporting my blog!