The first time I read the Pinch of Yum food blog, I had my tiny baby cradled in my arms. I was a hungry new mama (hungry like only a mama can be when she’s exclusively nursing a tiny baby who’s gaining a pound a week!), and I was searching for easy, filling recipes. When I stumbled upon this site, I think I fell in love with it. I loved the idea of a successful blog full of delicious recipes and gorgeous photography and real people—who were totally authentic and inspiring. I don’t remember all of the recipes we tried (honestly, I don’t remember very much about those early days), but I do remember trying kale for the first time in this pretty tasty soup.
Even though many of the recipes don’t apply to my current diet, I’ve kept reading Pinch of Yum. (Sometimes I still miss their absolutely perfect chocolate chip cookies…) I was so excited when I read Lindsay and Bjork’s baby announcement last fall (too cute for words), and I was heartbroken when they lost their sweet baby Afton, who was born far too early and lived a short but perfect life. Reading Lindsay’s posts about Afton’s birth, his life, and the lives she and Bjork have bravely continued living in his absence always makes me cry a little. But it’s a good kind of crying—crying that honors and remembers life, that shares grief, that hopes for a kinder, more compassionate world.Read More