Today, I want to share some exciting news: FoodieCrush Magazine’s summer issue is here! Created by my talented friend Heidi, FoodieCrush is a stunning, free online magazine that “loves food bloggers, their recipes and photography.”
Heidi is an experienced art director, instructor, and longtime food magazine lover turned avid food blog reader. She decided to celebrate food blogging and all that goes into it by starting FoodieCrush, both the magazine and her frequently updated blog by the same name. She’s kind of my hero… and mentor, and friend. She’s the best.
When Heidi asked me to help her with a feature concept that came to be after a nice, long chat on Skype, I happily obliged. The feature, called Whole Foodies, highlights seven of my favorite whole food bloggers (and myself) who have backgrounds in art and design: Ashley of Not Without Salt, David and Luise of Green Kitchen Stories, Jeanine of Love and Lemons, Kelsey and Shaun of Happyolks, Sara and Hugh of Sprouted Kitchen, Melissa of The Fauxmartha and Sarah of My New Roots.
Each contributed a recipe and shared details about their artistic backgrounds to demonstrate “how artsy food bloggers have created a tempting new look for some of nature’s simplest foods.” In other words, these bloggers use their talents to inspire and encourage readers to eat healthy foods like kale and quinoa—a noble undertaking in a world where fast food joints and fad diets seem to proliferate daily.
I contributed a simple dessert of vanilla bean Greek yogurt topped with balsamic honey sauce (also seen on my strawberry basil panini), fresh cherries and toasted pistachios. Strawberries would be a fine substitute for the cherries, and I suspect those toppings would be even better on vanilla bean ice cream. Who wants to find out for me?!
To find my recipe as well as delicious salads, wraps, tacos and treats, be sure to check out pages 35 to 52 in FoodieCrush Magazine’s summer issue. I bet you won’t be able to resist poring over every other beautiful page, too.
Last but not least, don’t forget to click over to the other bloggers’ websites. If you like my recipes, I am certain you will love theirs. Many thanks to the participating bloggers for being a delight to work with and for making my job easy. We couldn’t have made this happen without you!