Catalogue of Food Blogs (Volume 3)

As the weather is becoming warmer (which for the first time I think in my life I'm actually happy about) the abundance of food options open up tremendously! Now this is not to say that you (or even I, because I don’t) only eat hot wings, pizza, and po’boy sandwiches during the Spring/Summer time. That would be ridiculous! 

Everyone knows that during the Spring and Summer seasons an abundance of light, exotic, and beautiful ingredients are typically on every restaurant menu. During this installment, I am going to share with you all two blogs that I adore immensely.

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Half Baked Harvest

Half Baked Harvest is a 2014 & 2016 Better Homes and Gardens Blogger Award winner and is one of the most light-hearted, yet bold food blogs I read. Tieghan is the mother (if you will) of this amazing piece of the blog world. Her history of food and blogs came pretty early (around the same for myself) at 13 when she began reading and 15 when she stepped up to the realm known as the kitchen. 
    
First impressions are pretty important to anyone eating food. As you can tell from the screenshot above, Tieghan’s style of food, styling, and photography includes very bold and bright colors elegantly. When I read through the recipes on here, I feel as if I am going through an upscale restaurant’s kitchen and menu. Currently I have been craving a lot of seafood and the Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl (Video) has intensified that craving even more. The video is 2 minutes and 50 long, which is definitely worth watching and trying at home (and I will). 

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101 Cookbooks

101 Cookbooks is one of the blogs I started out reading when I was beginning my journey into the kitchen as a kid now Chef. Once I got over the hump and fascination of Food Network, I knew that there was more to discover. I actually owe Heidi Swanson so much gratitude for helping me make decisions on books and inspiration for dishes I cooked in culinary school for tests. 

In addition to showcasing recipes from her favorite cookbooks (which in college I compiled a list of her favorites, went to Tattered Cover, and spent over $200 with other friends), she also has books and recipes of her own. I highly suggest that you all purchase Heidi’s books Near & Far, Super Natural Every Day, and Super Natural Cooking. Even though I have this seafood infatuation, Heidi doesn’t play by the same carnivore rules, nonetheless, light, vegetarian food is still amazing to enjoy! Food does not need to be complicated to be delicious. One recipe that I love and will try to eat at least once a week is one of the classics from her blog post Egg Salad Sandwich (the only one I’ll eat) Recipe.

Hopefully you all enjoyed this week's volume of food blogs and add them both to your reading list if they are not on there yet. Let me know what food blogs you are currently reading at the moment!