Blogging 101 Day 9 – Inspired by the Neighbours

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For today’s assignment the idea was to get inspired by the blogs I posted about yesterday and write a new post about it. I actually would like to mention not one, but two blogs from yesterday. Both of them are about healthy eating, and I find that very inspiring because it is something I would like to incorporate to my cooking. I also feel I can learn a lot from these two bloggers, not only from their recipes, but also because they took the time to write very thorough answers to the questions I asked them. I would like to share them with you and see what you think.

The first blog I am referring to is One Happy Table – Vegan food for the family. I arrived to the blog because one recipe called my attention. It was a pasta recipe with a cauliflower and sweet potato cream sauce. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of recipes that involve cauliflower as a replacement for other ingredient and I am decided to try one of these recipes soon. The questions that I asked Lauren, the owner of this blog, were if she had a favourite post or recipe (she has been blogging for a couple of years now), and what was her best advice for new bloggers. I really enjoyed reading her response, and I have to say that she shared with me a recipe that I am definitely going to try! This is what she said:

“Thank you so much Monica! I’m thrilled you’ve found One Happy Table. Please stop by often! I’d say one of my favorite recent recipes is my Shiitake Corn and Leek Ravioli:
https://onehappytable.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/shiitake-corn-leek-ravioli-orange-butter-crispy-mint-almonds/

My best advice for new bloggers is to tell stories that allow readers to get to know you through your posts. Anyone can post a recipe for instance, but what does the recipe mean to you? Also, take photos in natural light. And finally, don’t be too hard on yourself. Fewer, quality posts is better than frequent posts with little impact.

Happy blogging my friend, and thanks again for visiting and commenting!”

The second blog I will mention is Mi taller de Bienestar. I like to learn about the benefits of different food and that’s how I got there. Lauri, the owner of the blog, had shared a beet smoothie recipe (“Me encantan las remolachas”) and listed 7 different benefits of this super easy to make and extra healthy recipe. I had to ask her if she had a favourite ingredient or super food, and if so, which one was it and why. The answer is in spanish but I still want to share her own words:

“Hola Monica, me alegra que te gusten las fotos! 🙂 a veces me paso horas para que queden bonitas, y cuando no tengo tiempo ya se nota, jajaja. Ante todo agradecerte por nombrarme en tu blog, soy nueva en este mundo, y poco a poco me voy enterando como funciona.

De los Super Alimentos algunos de mis favoritos son: la Levadura Nutricional sin gluten, la Hierba de Trigo, (que la cultivo yo misma), y el Reishi. Las semillas de chia, y las bayas de goji, también tienen un lugar especial en mi despensa.

Voy dándole a mi cuerpo lo que me pide, a veces descanso con algunos alimentos y sigo con otros. Es muy importante escuchar a nuestro cuerpo.

Un abrazo bonita, estamos en contacto! Lauri.”

I really want to take the time to learn from these bloggers and tried out their recipes as a way to cook healthier food. i found their blogs, pictures and writing very inspiring, hope you find them inspiring too.

Happy blogging!

About Monica Jimenez Sablich

Hi! I am Mónica, a peruvian artist, designer and food enthusiast. I want to share the joy and excitment that I find creating pretty, useful and yummy things. Are you interested in cooking, sewing, and doing beautiful stuff? Well, this is the blog for you then! Come and join me in this journey!
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2 Responses to Blogging 101 Day 9 – Inspired by the Neighbours

  1. There are so many lovely people in the blogosphere, its always nice to find like minded souls. I like your picture in the header of this post, it is quite lovely.

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