Today, I'm interviewing Rebecca Blackwell, the blogger, recipe developer, and photographer behind Of Batter and Dough, a blog that focuses on making everyday baking simple, fun, and delicious. Rebecca has been writing about and taking pictures of food since 2013 when she launched her blog. Of Batter and Dough contains hundreds of tested recipes all designed to best suit your needs, whether you're having a fancy party or an afternoon treat. In 2018, she launched her second food blog, A Little and A Lot, which is devoted to meal plans and dinner recipes for every night of the week. In this episode, we talk about being a full-time food blogger, delicious baked goods, and simple things you can do to make your weekly meal prep quicker with just a little extra effort.
Today I'm interviewing Tanya Harris, the creator of My Forking Life, a food blog that specializes in quick, easy and flavorful recipes. Tanya started her blog in March of 2016, while working as an assistant public defender. Her passion for cooking started when she fell in love with the cookbook. She now owns more than 200 cookbooks and strives to learn new methods and techniques to make her favorite recipes. In just three years, My Forking Life has become so popular that Tanya has been able to quit her job in order to blog full-time. In this episode, we talk about Tanya’s journey from lawyer to full time food blogger, unexpected dishes that air fryers cook perfectly, and how to elevate any dish with the proper use of salt.
Today, I'm interviewing Aneesha Gupta, the blogger behind Spice Cravings. Aneesha originally started her blog as an online recipe book for her twin teenagers, so that they could be empowered to cook for themselves. Aneesha's blog now serves as a peek inside her California kitchen where she creates quick, easy, and healthy global recipes that are low in effort and big on taste. With step by step instructions, pictures, and videos, these recipes are weeknight friendly and perfect for busy families. All of Aneesha's meals are inspired by her love of spices, her North Indian roots, her global travels, and her life as a working mom. When she's not cooking, Aneesha can be found either on travel with her family, or watching a classic romantic comedy with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. In this episode, Aneesha talks to us about Indian comfort foods that you can make quickly and easily in the Instant Pot, her journey to becoming a food blogger, recaps the Everything Food Conference, and teaches us a simple way to plan our weekly meals.
Today I'm interviewing Chef Marlee Brady, the blogger behind I Just Make Sandwiches. Marlee's blog focuses on helping home cooks elevate their meals to restaurant quality by teaching them chefy secrets. Marlee was classically trained in culinary school and spent nearly 10 years working in restaurants. As a young chef, she competed in an international competition hosted in Austria. Marlee's goal is for home cooks to seek inspiration on what to make for dinner, gain knowledge on how to cook from scratch and become confident in the kitchen. In this episode, Marlee shares on the importance of and how to use different varieties of salt to flavor your food, integrating blogging into her culinary journey, and how to plate your food like a five-star chef
Today I'm interviewing Cassie Heilbron of Cook it Real Good. Cassie’s blog focuses on quick, easy, and healthy recipes with some indulgence sprinkled in between. Cassie is a self-taught cook who focuses on food that is fresh, fast, and flavorful. She cooks with every day ingredients and uses as little dishes as possible because she hates washing dishes. Cassie started her first blog, Be Forever Healthier, in January of 2017 which featured healthy recipes, tips, and exercise advice, but over time Cassie realized she was far more interested in recipe creation and food photography. Since then, she's moved her focus solely to food and rebranded her site. In this episode, Cassie shares about her journey to becoming and evolving as a food blogger, info from this year’s Everything Food Conference, how to make salads that excite, and tips for easy yet delicious meals you can make tonight.