Project Food Blog





Foodbuzz, for whom I am a featured publisher, is sponsoring a contest called Project Food Blog in which nearly 2,000 food bloggers are "competing in a series of culinary blogging challenges for the chance to advance and a shot at the ultimate prize -- $10,000 and a special feature on Foodbuzz.com for one year." Sounds like a pretty tasty reward to me! For the first challenge, bloggers are asked to write a post about "what defines you as a food blogger and why should you be the next food blog star."

My New Year's Resolution for 2010 was to eat fewer processed foods. For January, I made it a goal to not eat any processed foods at all (or in the very least, eat foods that were only minimally-processed) -- as the months have passed I have become a little more lenient in what I eat, but the goal remains the same -- to reduce the amount of processed foods in my diet and increase the number of natural ingredients that I use and eat each day. I decided to start my blog as a way to keep track of what I was eating and hold myself accountable to my resolution.

Here's my first post about my plan here:

I was a (lacto-ovo) vegetarian for about a decade. In the past few years, I have slowly (and conscientiously) added meat back into my diet. To learn more about my thoughts on eating meat, check out this post here:

Monday through Friday I post an article about a recent meal I've eaten -- either one I've eaten at a restaurant or one I've made from scratch (or nearly from scratch!). Here are a few of my favorite posts:









Local food, farmers markets, organic, free-range, and sustainable farming practices are just a few of the buzzwords floating around the foodie world these days. As it happens, these are all very important things that I take into consideration when deciding what to buy at the grocery store or what to order at a restaurant. As a food blogger, my hope is that I can make eating fewer processed foods a goal that can be easily attainable by any of my readers by showing what works for me, through the ingredients and tools I use and recipes I make. Thanks for visiting!

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  1. Thank you for sharing your life with me. I am really excited about hearing everyone's stories. I am going to publish my food buzz challenge tomorrow. If you get a chance stop by and check it out and let me know what you think. Have a great day.
    Ashlee
    www.ashandlewplus2.com

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  2. You and I are on similar wavelengths - I don't eat overly processed food either! I try to stick with minimally processed foods and without a lot of preservatives and junk in them. You have my vote! Good luck!

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  3. I love your perspective - it is one I try to follow, myself!! I've found that food is so much better made from scratch anyways...and the feeling of health and satisfaction is so worth it :)

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  4. Great post. Your photos are really lovely. You got my vote ! =)

    good luck!

    check out my PFB post: http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/1/view/503

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  5. Looks delicious!! You've got a vote from me!! You can check out my entry http://tinyurl.com/2ec2hlq Thanks! Good luck!!

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  6. I love cooking from scratch! Can't wait to continue reading your recipes.

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  7. We are on the same page with food. You have my vote and good luck with PFB!

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  8. Great post!! So nice learning more about you through this competition!! Best of luck! Voted! :)

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  9. I've been trying to make more things from scratch lately, in the end it feels so much better. You've got a vote of ours!

    Lick My Spoon

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  10. what a great blog! glad i stumbled upon it via project food blog. good luck!

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  11. I've been trying to work out processed foods as well... and eat as local as possible. You've got another vote. I hope you check out my blog as well!

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