Saturday, April 30, 2011

Passing on Food Blog Awards

And the winner is...
Last week I was honored to receive my first food blog awards. Yey! There are a whole bunch of them: the Sisterhood of the world bloggers award and Group of Awards including The Stylish blogger award, Kreativ blogger, Lovely blogger yummy recipes award, You are the best blogger, One lovely blog award and Lovely blogger award. And to make it even nicer, the awards were passed on to me by Gourmantine who has a beautiful blog that has been an inspiration to me ever since I’ve discovered it. Some of her recipes on my wish list to make are Macarons, Panna Cotta and Ice-cream Coffee . And there are many-many more delicious posts and photos. If you have not seen her blog, you must check it out :-).

Now following the award-winner tradition, I need to name 7 things about myself. So here they are:
1. I am one of those people who remember places they visit by the food they had there.
2. I started cooking after a summer-long trip to France, where I absolutely fell in love with French food and the whole ceremony and presentation around it. When I got back home I could not eat my mom’s food for a while – it was not plated nicely enough for me. So, being a student who could not afford dining out in French restaurants every day, I was forced to start cooking for myself.
3. Not surprisingly, I guess, French is my favorite cuisine to this day.
4. If I could change one thing about food that would be taking out the calories… A girl can dream…
5. A couple of years ago I managed to lose 55 lbs in 7 months (check out my Weightlossophy). Ever since, I have kept my weight around the “normal” mark. This has been a hard task with all these amazing recipes on my wish list.
6. Two years ago I started baking bread thanks to the amazing book “Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day” that I strongly recommend to everyone interested in bread baking. Now I rarely buy bread.
7. I love being a messy diner. I even came up with a personal motto: “First eat with your eyes…. then with your hands!” And don’t forget to lick the fingers :-).

And now to the best part: passing on the awards! This has been a really difficult decision – there are so many amazing blogs out there. But after long deliberations, here’s a list of the wonderful food blogs that I have the honor to pass the awards to (in alphabetical order):
P.s. Not quite related to the above, I finally managed (or so it seems) to upload my blog to Facebook.
So, in the style of the Cardigans: “I cry and I beg for you to Like me, Like me, say that you Like me” … :-) on Facebook (Cook book of trial and error)

18 comments:

Feast on the Cheap said...

Thanks so much, we're thrilled!

Christine's Pantry said...

Congrats!

Miriam said...

Just saw this site thanks to FoodBuzz - love the awards...and the Cardigans lyrics :) can't wait to read more!

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Cooking Rookie, congrats on awards! And thank you for passing awards to me. I'm very honored. :-). I was so impressed by your great weight loss. I read your old posts about it and it encouraged me a big time. I have to lose 10 lb (to pre baby body) and it's been really hard. Tomorrow is May 1st and it will be my day 1! I'm going to keep a diary also. Long time ago I did that and it helped (and you mentioned the same). Thanks for your great motivation!

Parsley Sage said...

Congrats on your awards! Well deserved, dear :)

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. said...

Thank you so much! Congrats on your awards! This is new to me so I really appreciate it

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

Congratulations on the award and thank you so much for passing it on to me, I'm honored. I'm with you on #1 and #4, there's got to be a way to remove those pesky calories, they just spoil all the fun!

Chef Dennis said...

Congratulations on your award! I know this is the first of many and what a great bunch of bloggers you have passed the award on to!
Cheers
Dennis

Deeba PAB said...

Congrats on the treasure trove of blog awards. So thrilled for you; you deserve each one of these. I am honoured and feel humble that you thought of me. Thank you form the bottom of my heart! That's a great list of delicious blogs! Hugs!!

Magic of Spice said...

Congratulations on all of your awards...they will not be the last I am sure :) And thank you so very much for thinking of me, I am very honored! And what a line up of blogs you have chosen, all wonderful!
P.S. Love #7 :)

Angie's Recipes said...

Congratulations on your awards!
Thank you for passing on to me!
Angie

Gourmantine said...

Thank you so much for the kind words, I'm really humbled and quite certain these awards are the first of many to come :)

Torviewtoronto said...

congrats on the well deserved award

Delishhh said...

I have been gone two weeks on vacation and come back to this - THANK YOU! What a great honor!!!

Carolyn said...

I am so honoured to be among your awardees! And I think your personal food philosophy is wonderful...I love eating with my hands.

Hannah said...

Thank you so much for the award- It means a lot just to get a mention! I'm very honored and humbled to be recognized among such good company. :)

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