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::
pesto veggie manicotti, creamy pesto shrimp wantons (i dont even like shrimp but these look too tasty not to try!)
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!
ps interested in attending the rendez-vous: new england event in september?! be sure to reserve your ticket today!