See Ya 2014! Hello 2015!

Hello dear readers!

First of all, thank you for spending another year visiting with us! It’s hard to believe that has been around since 2007 and you all have been such amazing, loyal readers. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Things were a little slower this year on the blogging front. Lar spent a good chunk of the beginning of the year recovering from her surgery and I spent the last half of the year slammed with school work and stressing over being a new homeowner. You know how people always say they need a clone to get more things done? Well, I do too, but I have one! Lar has pretty much been running this site for the past 5 months and I’m so grateful for it. I have no idea how folks blog on their own. How do you do it without a twin?

Lar and I should be picking the pace back up in 2015. I’m only taking one class this semester and Lar is fully recovered and one of the healthiest people I know (seriously, she lives off of green juice). So all in all, we’re ready for the new year!*

AsianCajuns 2014 list

One of the best parts about 2014 was having Lar stateside for about a month in January. She and Matt were in Seattle for a few weeks right before her surgery. Troy and I got to visit them and finally introduced Lar to amazing sushi! Lar also came home for a visit in August, which was the last time we were together. Gah! Feels like years ago!

AsianCajuns together 2014

Now, let’s talk about food. We featured it a lot on this here blog in 2014. AsianCajuns has evolved from a fashion blog to a little-bit-of-everything-but-a-lot-of-food blog. How’s that for an elevator pitch? I want to add a bit more fashion/design back into the blog this year, but there will always be plenty of food pics, trust me!

AsianCajuns Eats 2014

I’m not an overly optimistic person, but I am looking forward to 2015. Buying a house and working my butt off in 2014 were both rewarding, but I’m ready to have a bit more fun. That being said. . .

*I’m starting 2015 like Lar did last year – with surgery. I know I briefly mentioned it before on here, but I don’t like going into detail because I’m not a big fan of feeling feelings and writing about emotional stuff (Lar is better at it than me). Long story short, I’m basically getting the same surgery as Lar did last year for Endometriosis. My case isn’t nearly as bad as her’s, but there’s a lot of unknowns. Basically the surgeon doesn’t know how bad off I am until I’m on the operating table. The good news is I have an amazing support system of friends and family in Atlanta and I feel really lucky about it all. I’m only mentioning the surgery because it might mean I won’t be blogging the first few weeks of 2015. Although I might try to take a stab at blogging a few days after surgery when I’m high as a kite on pain meds – could be entertaining!

I hope you all have some super fun plans for the evening (BTW, eating pizza with friends on the couch and watching the Times Square ball drop on TV does count as super fun in my book). Be safe and see you next year!

xoxo, Cath

17 thoughts on “See Ya 2014! Hello 2015!”

  1. Wishing you best of luck with the surgery and a speedy recovery!! I’ve been following this blog since 2010 and am looking forward to your 2015 posts.

    Happy new year!

  2. Happy New Year!!! My NYE sucked, have the flu, so stayed home, ate chilli and apple beignets before passing out on the couch (watching the nanny on netflix). Everyone lights fireworks here on NYE, so was woken up (several
    times actually, the bulk is at midnight, but the go off regularly from 6pm), calmed the cat down, called my parents, had some lemsip along with a splash of brandy, echinacea, extra lemon and honey and went to bed.
    On the plus side, I woke up feeling loads better, so 2015 FTW!
    Sorry to hear you’re headed for surgery Cath, that sucks. I hope it helps though and wish you lots of luck and a speedy recovery.
    I bought myself a slowjuicer recently and love it so far. I have a juice most mornings, usually prepare the ingredients the night before to save time so I just have to juice it all and clean the machine in the morning.
    The girl I bought it from (a colleague) admitted that she bought it a year before and only used it 3 times, so I am hell bent on making good use of it.
    Lar, what is your fave juice? Mine is:
    1 apple
    1 kiwi (optional, fine without)
    1-2 bell peppers, any colour
    Handful of kale or spinach (or any leafy greens really)
    3-4 brocolli florets
    1/4 cucumber
    1/4″ ginger

    1. Michelle, I’m so glad you’re feeling better. Lemsip works wonders. I wish we had it stateside.

      I have a juicer that I love, but I don’t use it as often as I would like to because it’s too big for my counter. So if I want to use it I have to pull it out and set it all up. I realize that makes me sound really lazy. I use my Vitamix a lot more, which I love, but sometimes it’s better to have a juice instead of a smoothie.

      Lar has definitely juiced a lot more than me. I usually make some version of Kris Carr’s Make Juice Not War green juice, but adding a kiwi sounds awesome. Totally going to try your recipe this week!

      Happy New Year!

      xoxo, Cath

    2. MIchelle, I’m so glad you are feeling better! I bet it’s your hot toddy that did it — genius! Or maybe it’s all the delicious green juice you make! Your recipe sounds delicious — I’ve never added peppers before, that’s genius.

      I totally understand wanting to use your juicer to the fullest. I’m really lazy and hate cleaning the thing, so usually Matt does the juicing for us and on the lazy days I make a smoothie (the vitamix is so quick to clean ;P). For our juice we usually do spinach, kale, celery, cucumber, apple, ginger and lemon, But now I totally want to add bell pepper too! When we do smoothies we usually make Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie (Cath made it for me a few years ago and I love it!) — it’s pretty much the same ingredients as the juice, but we add a frozen banana so it’s a bit sweeter.

      Hope you have a lovely 2015!


  3. best of luck to you with the surgery cath. please keep me updated! i was in the same boat as you.they didn’t know how bad mine was until i was on the operating table.lots of scary unknowns and false positives that had me beyond freaked out before i went in. *sigh* can we just cure endo already???

  4. Happy New year to the both of you!! Cath, you’re in my thoughts, hope you have a speedy recovery when it’s all done!!

  5. Just think how much better you will feel after the surgery is done! Here’s to you guys and a happy and healthy 2015!

  6. Happy new year to both of you!! I hope the surgery goes well and that you recover feeling better than ever! 🙂

  7. Good luck with the surgery and a happy belated new year to you both! Sending good vibes your way and wishing you an easy recovery from all that ails you! Looking forward to reading more from both of you in 2015 🙂

  8. happiest of new years ladies! may the year be full of good health, amazing travels, tasty treats [cos theres nothing wrong with a fashion-food blog!], and excellent hair!

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