I’m back after the roller coaster that was moving this site to a new host. Still working out little issues here and there, but so far so good and I am beyond impressed with the WordPress support of my new host, DreamHost. I decided to take on the move myself after reading countless articles and how tos for moving the WordPress site files and database. Well, this blog is over 6 years old, it’s large and has been through a lot of changes. Exporting and importing the database for it was anything but standard and I’m not a database admin! On top of that, when I was uploading the data to the new host, our usually reliable Windows 10 desktop decided to install updates and reboot while the upload was still running. And the updates caused it to start blue screening sporadically and reboot a few more times after interrupting the file upload!
The pups were really frustrated with me for spending so much time in the office over the weekend, but DreamHost’s support fixed the database issues really quickly when I was ready to throw the towel in.
Things started going downhill months ago when the old host started sending me emails about the CPU usage on my site being too high which was baffling to me looking at the traffic – how could that be? After months of research, modifications, optimizations on this site, frustrating emails, reading the experiences of other past customers, and suspension threats from their support – it was time to move! And that was a process! But overall a good learning experience and great to know the new host is much more supportive and optimized for WordPress.
Friday I took hubby to Baagan for lunch and discovered a new favorite item – the nori veggie wrap with olives and jalapeno.
It’s light, spicy, tangy, yet hearty and satisfying. And he got a jalapeno-loaded kale salad that was beautiful and also delicious.
Over the weekend, he surprised me with a treat during the site move stress – Coconut Bliss Salted Caramel Chocolate Bars.
Oh my! These are dangerously amazing, the savory caramel with sweet creamy is just perfect.
A little odd that only 3 bars come in the box, we’ll probably be fighting over the 3rd bar this weekend! Because these type of treats are occasional weekend food.
I also threw together this salad for a simple dinner one night with pre-washed organic greens, home grown mung bean sprouts, and this Carrot Miso Dressing from The Full Helping.
It’s such a simple and tasty dressing that you could easily swap out the sesame oil with tahini or even peanut butter if you’d like.
We also had this hearty, protein loaded spaghetti with marinara sauce, green beans, and a hemp seed nutritional yeast “parm” blend using Explore Asian’s high protein soy bean spaghetti.
I am a fan of the soybean spaghetti, I like the texture and that it’s simpler to cook compared to traditional pasta – great, easy source of fun protein after a busy day.
There was also this oil free miso stir fry with more home grown sprouts and tofu.
And a kicky curry stew with veggies, a bean blend, and brown rice.
I simmered 1/2 cup of fast cook brown rice and 1/2 cup of a plenty blend of dried lentils in a wok with just enough water and seasoned with a spoonful of Maesri Prik Khing Curry Paste because a little bit of that goes a long way! And great with coconut milk!
Running is going, only logging about 12 miles a week currently with other cross training since I won’t start race training until late summer and it is really hot now with more triple digit heat next week. It’s even tough to run on a treadmill in an air conditioned gym when it’s that hot for me. But a good opportunity to build endurance and play with varying pace a bit.