Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

No, I’m not breaking up with veganism.

But last month, vegan boyfriend broke up with me.

One of the hardest things for me to do has been to blog, because he was such a part of all this. He was responsible for the re-design of my blog, and importing it over from Blogspot- I never, ever would have been able to do that on my own without majorly messing things up or having to do an obscene amount of work by hand, but he knew just what to do to make it as easy as possible. He taught me how to use many of the features that make my blog look as nice as it does. He bought me fancy camera equipment to help my indoor photos in my present apartment look just as good as some of the earlier pictures I took when I lived in my last place and had great light.

He and I met just a few months after I started this blog. Much of what I wrote and posted was inspired by him. There were posts that were just plain ol’ flirting with him, when I was trying to get him to be mine. And then in the nearly two years that we’ve actually been together as a couple (two years of friendship before that), many of the posts are things I made for him. Not just the birthday cake or sushi, but more things on here than I could possibly link back to.

I did have a few things that I made for him that I hadn’t posted yet…


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Cacao Nibs.


Chocolate Cherry Almond Cupcakes

Both types of cupcakes were fabulous, but he liked the peanut butter ones more. I never posted the pics before because I just hadn’t figured what I was going to say about them, but there they are.

Then there was the last meal that I made him. We were in a long(ish) distance relationship, and only saw each other every other weekend. Typically, when he came here I cooked for him, and when I went there, we ate out (mostly at Kaya’s Kitchen, and sometimes The Cinnamon Snail). I’d been wanting to try my hand at veggie burgers, so the last time he was here, I made sliders.


Sliders, with roasted fingerling potatoes.

I think my saddest food memory will always be that the last meal I made for him didn’t come out so well. They weren’t bad, but they definitely didn’t top anyone’s list of favorites.

I don’t know how much blogging I’m going to do in the future- it is so inextricably linked with vegan ex-boyfriend, that it’s painful writing here. That, and I haven’t been doing much cooking. I do have at least one or two more posts that I had already planned that I may still do, but you’ll have to bear with me for now. This blog might not survive.

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12 Responses to Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

  1. Oh, I ‘m so sorry. Sorry about the break-up, sorry that it might silence you on the blog, just sorry that you’re going through a tough time.

  2. bitt says:

    Break-ups suck! His loss because you are awesome!

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  4. I just wanted to say how sorry I am. I know how tough this can be, and I hope you know that the internet will be here waiting for you, if you decide to leave for a while and come back!

  5. jodie says:

    Thank you all.

  6. Journaler says:

    breaking up is ha-a-ard… ha-a-rd to do (I’m dating myself hearing Neil Sedaka in the background.) But something about throwing out babies with bathwater also comes to mind. Your blog is great. We learn and hopefully are left with some good things from past relationships, your blog certainly could be one of those good things. I know I’ve really enjoyed reading it, it would be a shame to lose it.

  7. *big hugs* Take your time considering the future of your blog. We’ll be here rooting for you! πŸ™‚

  8. Lori says:

    I have a feeling you will be back. Inspiration will come in different forms, probably places or from people you least expect. You are so good at what you do and hopefully soon you’ll realize that you yourself were the inspiration after all. Some posts will be painful, but over time it will get easier. Anyways, I just wanted to tell you that you’ve inspired me and probably a lot of other people out there on the internet. So, be well and take it slow.

  9. Lindsey P says:

    So sorry to hear that you’re having a hard time! These things are never easy. I think it’d be cool though to continue your blog and work through the kinks on your own- declare yourself as an independent woman! πŸ™‚

    It takes time though, you have to eat some tofutti’s and watch some girly movies first- know we’re here for ya!

  10. cake girl says:

    I came upon this blog looking for a vegan ham recipe but I’ve found more then a recipe. You are a diamond. Don’t allow this tragic inferential that you wont even look back upon 10 years from now interfere. With your amazing talent. Keep cooking.

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  12. Johan says:

    Wow! Amazon cupcakes!
    And looking at The burgers makes me Want to make them for dinner tommorow πŸ˜€

    take a break and go do what you Want.
    Come back with more stuff soon πŸ™‚

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