Foodbuzz is having a fun online competition called project food blog with close to 2,000 contestants. Isn´t that crazy to the core? Did you even know there were so many food bloggers out there? I find it absolutley delightful that there are so many of us cooking and writing and licking our fingers as we go.
For challenge numero uno I need to tell you why I have what it takes to be the next food blog star.
Does blogging while stiring a pot of beans and changing a diaper count? Gross, I know but that is the story of my life. I fell in love with food blogging close to three years ago, when my son was still a baby and my current baby wasn´t even a thought. I fell in love with the refuge it gave me while completing a demanding MA thesis and the joy it brought me as I documented my son´s life through food and cooking.
I am a mother first and a blogger second.
Now I am a mother of two and my cooking happens with my kids in the forefront. Literally. My 4 year old helps me cook and my 1 year old helps me have more things to clean up when I´m done cooking. I am constanly thinking about what meals I can make that will accomodate everyone´s needs and what cooking techniques I will use that will keep eveyone safe (I only deep fry when my baby is asleep) and will free me up quickly to get back to my kids.
My blog is an account of the recipes I create: tasty does not equal time consuming.
My cooking is a fusion of Brazilian and American food and my writing reflects my roots and my quest to learn more about new cultures and pass that knowledge and taste to my children. I didn´t marry someone from Hawaii for nothing. My husband and I travel a lot between the paradise beaches of the pacific and the incredible beaches of the Atlantic and we eat our way through both with our small kids in two.
I´m a foodie-mom-bogger. Feeding my kids is my source of inspiration and watching them grow in health is my reward. That´s why I enjoy sharing my recipes, documenting our eats through photography, posting about smart kitchen products, and kitchen toys, and holding weekly giveaways because you can never have enough reusable lunch bags.
I blog with my mouth full while taking care of my kids
and I love it.