Weekend links and Phase 1 of our redesign!

On Friday I roasted a chicken on a bed of lentils with a few wedges of lemon for a simple and satisfying supper. Then Danny made us two coffees and we settled in for a long night of work on this blog.

Have you noticed? We’ve spruced things up just in time for spring! There is still lots to do (including a brand new, easy to navigate recipe index), but in the meantime, you can browse my new FAQ page or reacquaint yourself with what we are all about.

And if this is your very first time to visit Simple Bites, welcome! We have a page for you too, and I share some of my favorite posts from the archives, too. A big thank you to Brian and Rafal from Copyblogger, and to Tsh, for all the behind-the-scenes work.

Now, that’s it for housekeeping today. Here’s what caught my eye around the web this week.

chicken with lentils

Have a sunny weekend, all!

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. I do love the new design, so bright and fresh. Looking forward to browsing around a little more. Kudos to you guys!!
    I was hoping you would post a recipe for the chicken and lentils after I saw it on instagram, I love lentils but don’t always know how to use them. =)

  2. Congratulation on all the new looks! Love it! Good work! …and have a blast in Vegas!

  3. A BIG thank you for the recipe index!

  4. If this is the result of having roast chicken on a bed of lentils with some wedges of lemon… then guess what we are having for dinner!!! Your new look is fab!!! And your best food blog award – awesome!!! Totally loved the Farmers Market Questions!!!

  5. Looks so good!!

  6. Love the design, friend! This has been a big week for you!!

  7. Oh I am really liking the new look! And, I always love the emails helping me choose a more healthy lifestyle! Thanks ever so much…
    Beth P

  8. Aimee,
    I really like the redesign–very nice work! If I sat down to do something on a Friday night, with my Friday night adult beverages, the result would be . . . not a thing like this, that’s for sure.

    Thank you for the farmer’s market link–I sent that along to my old CSA farmer, as they would definitely get a kick out of it.

  9. Love the redesign! Great job. 🙂

  10. I love the redesign! Spring cleaning is the best 🙂 Keep up the excellent work!

  11. Love the new look, so fresh and easy, and I really like that Saveur badge, so thrilled for you! Thanks so much for the link love, I’ll make you ham to stand up for anytime. XO

  12. I’m loving the new look 🙂 the chicken looks delightful!

  13. I’ve definitely been MIA – when I came to your blog, I was like “woah!” but in a very good way! I LOVE the redesign and makeover! It’s so fresh and clean and I love all the transitions when you hover over stuff 🙂 xoxo

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