Blogger-rific Week: Tuesday

Day 2 of Blogger-rific Week, where I profile blogs of people I don’t personally know, but whose blogs and life stories bring me much joy and laughter.

Today’s Blog ‘O the Day:

101 Cookbooks

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How I found this blog:

I was originally turned onto this blog by Caitlin during my brief stint (30-day self-challenge) as vegetarian and devoted yogi (which I wrote about here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and finally here).

Subject matter:

(In her own words) 101 Cookbooks started in early 2003 when I looked up at my huge cookbook collection one afternoon and realized that instead of exploring the different books in my collection – I was cooking the same recipes over and over. I seemed to buy a new cookbook every time I stepped out the front door – always with good intentions. I would regularly go through my collection of books and magazines and carefully tag each recipe that piqued my interest. I ended up with shelves full of books brimming with Post-it notes and drawers full of recipes clipped from my favorite magazines – neatly organized by course, flavor, region, or ingredient.

I made a resolution (although it turns out that I wasn’t very good at keeping it). I would stop buying cookbooks, or at least scale back, and start trying new recipes. In the process I hoped to learn new techniques, explore unfamiliar ingredients, discover/keep track of new recipes, document my successes and failures, and hopefully inspire other cooks to do the same.

The site has evolved a bit since the early days. Now I choose and write about the recipes that intersect my life, my travels, and my everyday interests – often they are from my cookbook collection, sometimes not – they might come from a friend or family member, or I might write about a recipe I created myself. I focus primarily on natural, whole foods and ingredients. (Stolen from her Facebook page)

Why I love this blog:

It’s a blog about food! While not all her recipes are vegetarian, I found this website a great resource during my self-challenge.  From the links above, you can see some of the things that I made and my reviews of them – all were spectacular and pretty easy to make.  Her pictures are gorgeous, and they make me want to buy unique, neat plates and serving dishes.  This site is a great resource if you are looking to try something new and healthy!

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