7.28.2011

foodie fave- peas and crayons.

i am super excited to announce that july's foodie fave is jenn from peas and crayons! p&c was one of the first foodie blogs i started following a year ago. jenn is committed to healthy living and she gives great tips and recipes. bonus: now she's got other bloggers posting about their food and linking up on "what i ate wednesdays." i am excited to try out these veggie friendly recipes::
cranberry walnut croissant, quinoa fried ricepesto veggie manicotticreamy pesto shrimp wantons (i dont even like shrimp but these look too tasty not to try!)





What is your favorite meal of the day? Whatever meal involves company. Sometimes it's brunch, or a fun lunch date, and dinner with my husband is always a blast since there are equal parts eating and laughter. Good times =)


Favorite Dish you have featured on your blog?  Lately I cant get enough quiche.


Favorite Healthy Recipe: This healthy twist on fried rice is ridiculously tasty and super filling: quinoa fried rice


Favorite ingredient to bake or cook with: Garlic goes in nearly everything I make. It's a little flavor powerhouse!

New dish you're dying to try to make: Kale chips! They are all over blogland and I have got to try them!

Are there any special occasions or holidays you like to cook for? All of them!!! My party pants are always on ;)

What prompted you to start "What I Ate Wednesdays"? Food diaries and meal reflection were such a huge part of my career that if I wasn't reading a list of someone else's eats, I was writing my own. They get super tedious though and I thought a photo diary of random days would be fun to look back on. I started posted my photo food diaries on my blog every Wednesday and it became this fabulous way for me to reflect on my eating habits and spot out patterns, slip-ups, and successes! Before I knew it, I was inviting all of blog land to join me in this weekly food photo montage! I am super inspired by all the WIAW eats... ohmygosh I'm always trying new recipes and food combinations now... I love it so!

What is the most challenging thing about cooking for you? Baking makes me want to punch Martha Stewart in the face. I heart Martha... but she makes it look so easy when it is oh-so hard for me! I get flour everywhere and run around looking like Tyrone Biggums.

What do you like most about cooking? Its a fabulous way to indulge my creativity while nurturing my body! I know where my ingredients came from and where they'll end up. The cheese goes straight to my butt and the almonds go straight to my muscles =) In theory. haha


isn't she cute? check out peas and crayons for more healthy recipes and crafty tips! 

xo, 
jillian

ps interested in attending the rendez-vous: new england event in september?! be sure to reserve your ticket today!

40 comments:

  1. Jillian great interview, and I will visit her site!! Love her blog name!!

    xoxo
    Karena

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  2. Love this idea! Peas and crayons always has great recipe ideas!!! xoxo

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  3. Oh Boy, is it time for lunch yet? Thanks for showing us this new food blogger :)

    Much love from
    www.simplycamylla.blogspot.com

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  4. OMG the creamy pesto shrimp wantons look incredible and what a fun post. Im totally hungry right now:) Have a fantastic Thursday, sunshine

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  5. Love that it's yummy and healthy dishes!! Hopping over there to check it out now!

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  6. I love Jenn! She's actually friends with one of my best friends. One of my first "blog" friends. Those zucchini fries are the bomb! All of her things are so tasty. The Irish nachos? Get outta town!

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  7. OK, I just had breakfast but now i am ready for lunch. I've never craved peas so much!

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  8. Yay, a new food blog to follow. That quinoa fried rice had me immediately! Thanks for the suggestion. :D

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  9. Some delish new ideas! And I really appreciate her frequent use of panko...it makes all the difference!
    -Katie @ Haute Apple Pie

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  10. I adore Jennifer and her blog....she always inspires me with her creations.

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  11. The zucchini chees fries, easy salsa, cranberry walnut croissant look delish! I love new recipes!

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  12. I love Jenn! She's the best. Such a sweetheart, and get this - she's originally from a town just a few minutes away from where I grew up. Such a small world. :)

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  13. I am Pea's and Crayon's newest follower! Love all the recipes I'm seeing here. I will most definitely be coming back for dinner ideas in the near future.

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  14. yay for jenn!! love her. adorable interview :)

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  15. Oooh, she's definitely got a new reader. All of this food looks incredible! And actually, I went to a wedding last weekend where they served shrimp wontons; I'd never heard of them before & don't like shrimp, either, but they were DIVINE, so this post feels particularly apropos.

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  16. I can't get enough quiche, either! I love her recipes - so healthy AND creative AND delicious!

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  17. There's a reason I don't buy cookbooks. They make me soooooo hungry like these images. I'm going to try the salsa!

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  18. Oh my gosh, you're making me hungry. I want to order one of each of these !! creamy pesto shrimp wantons look delish!

    xoxo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

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  19. that is a really cute blog name- great interview and the food looks amazing.

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  20. I'm seriously bookmarking this right now. They all look delish.
    xo
    alexa

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  21. Those pictures look amazing and I will definitely be trying that quinoa fried rice! And I love garlic too! Great guest post!!

    Becca
    http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

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  22. oh my gosh i'm dying to eat right now! her recipes look a maz ing! thanks for sharing!

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  23. Great interview...I love Jenn and her amazing blog! I have been DYING to try her creamy pesto shrimp wantons!

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  24. This all looks amazing! Can't wait to follow this blog and try her recipes.



    flemingfiles.blogspot.com

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  25. yes Jenn IS cute!! :) and I have to thank her for sending me here - off to read YOUR blog now, doo doo doot doo doo...

    I never do this in the comment box, but I want to say hi since I'm new here and I can't sign in my normal way! :)

    Kristina @ spabettie

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  26. GAAH - the one time it works. now I'm embarrassed. ;)

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  27. Fabulous interview! She sounds like such a delight!

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  28. Holy yum! The veggie manicotti and pesto shrimp wantons are making my stomach growl right now.

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  29. I love Jenn! She is super sweet & her blog is amazing! BTW the Quinoa Fried Rice is soooooo good!

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  30. Super hungs now! Good thing my veggies are roasting as I type!
    xx
    Z

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  31. Oooo!!! I am such a veggie freak!!! I am sooooooooooooo hungry now :) And definitely craving that pesto veggie manicotti! xoxoxo brynn

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  32. Hai Dear

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  33. She is too cute and I like her wit. The food looks delicious. I will have to go check out her blog. xo

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  34. Thanks for the sweetest post ever Jillian!!!! you rock my world!

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  35. well i'll tell ya what....i'd push my peas into smiley faces over that adorable girl and her swell recipes! what a great feature. food & friends, makes me all kinds of happy! ♥

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  36. it's 1030 AM and I am now sooooo hungry, even after a huge breakfast.! great ideas, thanks!

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  37. This all looks so delicious! I wish I enjoyed cooking more (my BF is the chef in our relationship). I'm more of the observer who gets in the way and drinks wine.

    xo lamb loves

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  38. I love Jenn like it's my J-O-B :D, she also introduced me to your blog ;). Wonderful feature and of course Jenn is just full of charm.

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