I’m always amazed at how fast time seems to move. I had this assumption that time would magically slow down once I left my full-time job. Boy, I was I sorely mistaken. 2014 is moving at lightening speed – how is it almost March already?!

This reflection on time is sparked by a momentous occasion that’s occurring today. It’s Peace, Love, and Food’s fourth birthday! Yep, on February 27th, 2010, I wrote my first blog post and shared it with the world, all the while worrying, “will anyone read it?” I still think back to my inspiration to start the blog and I think of my dear friend and fellow RD, Janel Funk, who spoke to the Massachusetts Student Dietetic Association about the benefits of blogging as a RD. She said (and I paraphrase) that social media is moving so fast, if you don’t start your blog now, you won’t be able to catch up. That was my wake up call! My motivation. I thought to myself, it’s now or never.

Four years later, my blog has helped me land two dream jobs, make long-lasting friendships, meet amazing colleagues, discover my love of writing and most recently, my passion for food photography. Gosh, I’m getting so sentimental writing right now. Thank you for following my journey over the last four years. I’ve come a long way and so has this blog.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at some of my first food posts and shots. Just remember, we all gotta start somewhere!


My fourth post: Vegify your chili


My second post: Tempeh…temp-huh?


My first ever blog post, four years ago today!

It’s timely that I’m reflecting on my blog evolution today as I am starting the process to give my site a makeover. That’s right, this blog and this girl is growing up so I’m taking the time to create a site that best reflects who I am today (and not the intern I was four years ago).

I’m really excited for this transition and can’t wait to share it with you once it’s finished. Thank you again for coming back, post after post, to read Peace, Love, and Food. It’s your ongoing support that inspires me to keep writing.

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  1. Jo-Ann Nelson

    Congratualtions KAra on 4 years! Love reading your blog! Keep up the great work!

  2. Happy Bloggiversary Kara! Here’s to many more years of blogging!

  3. Lucille Lydon

    Hi Kara

    Happy Birthday I enjoy ready your blog and glad I have a granddaughter who is so bright

    Love. Graml

  4. Aww Kara, thanks for the shout out! I remember the first time I met you in real life after chatting on twitter. Doesn’t that feel like a lifetime ago?!

  5. Happy blog bday! These photos are the best. When I look back at my blog too, I can’t believe how far food photography has come.

  6. What! I can’t believe it’s been four years. Congrats!