Wowzers! It has been nearly five months since my last blog post! With nearly four months since my last recipe update! How did I become such a slacker? How did I manage to disown the blog-o-sphere for that extended period of time? What could have possibly contained my passionate FruitMonster tirades with such earnest restraint? Did you fear that I left my life of massive grapefruit juice consumption behind?
Well my fellow monster friends, I must admit that I have quite the excuse for leaving you alone for so long! These past few months have been insanely busy! I finished writing a Masters Thesis, graduated with a Masters Degree, did a 30 day smoothie fast (more on this soon!), sold off all of my belongings, put my poor confused dog in the cargo hold of a 747, snagged up my wonderful fiance and … moved to Australia! Oh yeah baby, the FruitMonster blog is headed ‘Down Under’ (thats ‘D-OW-n Un-duh’ for all of you back home)! And now, for the next few years, I will be sending monstrous updates out to fruit-lovers from a new hemisphere, a new perspective and a stomach full of all sorts of nature’s goodies.
Now let me tell you, as a hardcore frugivore, I’m excited about the juicy possibilities. Australia has a diverse set of climate regions for growing all sorts of fantastic fruity goodness. From fresh, sweet oranges in the southeastern groves, to a wide variety of luscious mangoes and mandarins in the north, through a ton of tasty tomato types and on into crunchy pears and apples by the dozens, there are going to be some great opportunities for me to chow down, juice away, and blend up an endless stream of new fruitmonster.com blog content. And I haven’t even begun to explore all the new foods to try. There are all sorts of new types of leafy greens and green veggies to throw into my green smoothies, including flowery endives, lots o’ lettuces (crisphead, cos, butterhead, oakleaf, coral), english and ginormous silverbeat spinach! And… I’m going to try to contain my excitement here, someone at my work told me that they organize mango purchases by the truckload during the summer! I’ll take two of those!
But perhaps what I am most excited about is that this new life of mine in Oz will bring with it plenty of inspiration for yumtastic recipes and blog posts, as well as a whole new audience of people to share this site with! And with 1 in 4 Australians obese, nearly 900,000 of them plagued with diabetes and cancer as the leading cause of death in the country, the more kangaroos kids that come hopping through this site, the better! Because spreading a healthy inspiration and bringing people the resources to fruit-up-their-life is what fruitmonster.com is all about!
Now go grab some fruit!
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