A year a go, I would’ve never thought of myself as a food blogger. In fact, I had no idea food blogs even existed. What I did have was a love for food & new recipes as well as a love for healthy living and exercise.
Once I discovered the food blog world, it took me six months to decide to start a blog. I attempted a few failed blogs before I settled in and decided it was something I really wanted to have as a part of my life. One of the main reasons I was hesitant to start is because I have a very busy schedule, and I get distracted easily: SQUIRREL!
But that being said, I started PhD Strides in May of 2010, as an outlet for me to share my love for food, exercise and overall healthy living while on a budget and time constraint. As such, I strive to utilize & create simple recipes that are delicious and wholesome at the same time. For example, my Summer Chicken Sausage Pasta:
Both which require minimal preparation, and minimal ingredients.
On top of being simple, my creations, and posts, are a personal reminder that when I put my mind to something, I can create something amazing – be it a delicious, but always simple, meal (Cuban Black Beans):
writing out matrices for problem in class:
or running a marathon (soon to be accomplished with Julia on October 17!:).
And that all of it can be done with a tight schedule and a money conscious lifestyle.
That being said, I’m a regular girl who loves to challenge herself in the classroom, kitchen, in a workout and just in life in general. It’s what my blog is all about – and its what I believe a food blog star should be”: Real and average, with a passion for food (and apparently odd shaped objects that make noise).
So, maybe not that average 🙂 But, you can work with me 🙂
Regardless, I blog to share myself, my experiences, love for food & passion for exercise to maintain a healthy life with friends (including bloggers and readers), my family and myself. Which, is why I would love to be the next food blog star.
If you blog, why do you blog? And if you don’t blog – what would you blog about if you did?! What would be your blog ‘mantra?’
Voting opens Saturday morning – look for my post for information on how to vote for me to be the next Food Blog Star via the Food Buzz Project Food Blog contest! (While you’re there – check out the posts by the other contestants, as there are some other fabulous food bloggers out there!)