Food Blogger?Posted: June 20, 2011 | |
There is no way I could be a food blogger. It isn’t that I can’t cook. I can. It isn’t that I don’t love food blogs. I HEART them. The big problem is really that good food bloggers are always AMAZING photographers. Let’s face it. Point n’ shoot cameras kinda suck at capturing the deliciousness of food.
My favorite food blog is Smitten Kitchen. I went through a phase where I cooked one of her recipes pretty much every other night for a few weeks. Delish, but it is hard for me to find recipes on fancy food blogs that aren’t completely intimidating.
When I have a specific ingredient that I want to use or a certain kind of recipe I am looking for, I always go to Foodgawker. I really love just clicking through page after page on FG even when I’m not looking for something. It is really inspiring. It has also made me super aware of food trends. You know something’s up when there are 3 “cake in a jar” recipes each day for a month.
I can sometimes just spend hours clicking from one food blog to the next, but the blog recipes that get put to use the most in my kitchen are from healthy living blogs. I have tried a few Crockpot recipes from PBfingers and I often try salad ideas from CarrotsNCake and HealthyTippingPoint. However, my FAVORITE blog recipe is definitely the flourless cookie recipe I found on CarrotsNCake.
Makes 6 cookies
3/4 cup Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
2 Tbs. Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Natural Peanut Butter (creamy or crunchy)
1/4 cup Egg Whites
1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350*F. Mix together first three ingredients. Add remaining ingredients and combine. Have a taste!! yum. Spoon 6 heaping tablespoons onto a cookie sheet. No need to grease. Bake for 8-10 minutes depending on your oven.
Best enjoyed with a friend, or a movie, or ice cream, or straight off the sheet!
I topped mine with 3 marshmallows each just for fun one night, but they are perfect without them.
Brendan and I have these about three times a week, or whenever we don’t go out for ice cream. I love that the recipe only requires a bowl, measuring spoons, and the 1/4 cup measuring cup. It makes clean-up way better, but it also makes it really easy to memorize the recipe. I forced Brendan to memorize it early in my obsession with the recipe in hopes that he would want to make them for me. Too bad I always start making them before he even feels like dessert!