Happy Monday guys! Today I want to cover one of my favorite things: food (duh). Over the last two years I've seriously gotten into cooking and baking in my downtime. There's just something about the sense of relaxation and zoning out it brings me. It's the perfect escape especially when you're dealing with stress. I'm also a pretty Type A personality who lives for order and precision so following a recipe to the T and getting those "nomz-worthy" results is bliss. However, when searching the web for new recipes or restaurant reviews there are a few things I look for that I wish all food bloggers did more of:
- 1) Keeping it simple & to the point: When I'm searching for a recipe, the first thing I'm looking for when I scan the blog is the actual recipe. I want to know the ingredients it calls for, especially so I know if I have them or not. I find that some bloggers give their entire life story and post the same photo of the item in 20 different angles before giving the recipe at the very bottom. I love when bloggers keep it simple and provide the recipe up front.
- 2) Appealing to the masses: Just because I'm a foodie doesn't mean I'm a pro when it comes to culinary terminology. I love when bloggers create content that caters to all; from a new chef in-the-making to a veteran mother. Some blogs complicate things so much with verbiage that goes over my head. If I have to google terms in the recipe instructions more than two times then you know the blog really isn't that user-friendly for all. One blog I follow that I absolutely love is Sep Cooks. Sep provides recipes for everything under the sun from green drinks to PB protein bars for foodies seeking health conscious recipes. SO easy to understand and execute. I make my green drinks in under 5 minutes every morning thanks to her!
- 3) Telling me what I'm in for: Details, details, details. Sometimes I have all my ingredients out and ready to bake a new cake recipe, only to realize it's going to take 3 hours. When bloggers give you the exact picture of how much work said recipe entails, it makes life a lot easier. Another one of my favorite bloggers is Sally's Baking Addiction. Click through to peep a dessert recipe I recently made that was to die for. She clearly points out how long it takes to make and a simple yet thorough description of the process.