Pizza, moussaka, tabbouleh and pork steaks – all classic dishes…but these versions are all a little bit different from the usual… Check out these 4 Classic Recipes with a Twist, for some great foodie inspiration. Plus, some exciting news from me. And, of course, the linky for #CookBlogShare Week 23…
Eeeek! It’s go live day!!!!
If you’ve followed me for a while, you will almost certainly know what I am talking about…as I have been going on about it for months…
But for those of you who don’t know…
I’ve just launched a new blog! Whoop whoop!!
Introducing… (insert your own drum roll here) www.productiveblogging.com
What is productive blogging?
Productive Blogging is a blog for bloggers who want to BLOG SMARTER NOT HARDER. Full of blogging and productivity tips, Productive Blogging is for anyone who wants to start a blog, grow their blog and monetise their blog, without feeling overwhelmed and stressed out.
On productive blogging, I’ll be sharing tips on things like:
- How to get more done in less time on your blog
- How to organise your blogging week
- SEO tips and tricks
- How to start and grow your email list
- How to write a successful blog post
…and so much more!
I would love you to hop over and join me on this exciting journey – please do hop over to www.productiveblogging.com and let me know what you think!
I’d also be HUGELY grateful if you would be kind enough to follow me on my new social media channels (and thank you to all of you who already have!!).
You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+ (and if anyone wants to write me a guest post on how to be successful on Google+, I’d be super grateful as I STILL don’t get it!)
Last but not least, I’ve written a book! It’s called BLOG SMARTER NOT HARDER. It’s a step by step productivity guide for bloggers with a couple of super helpful worksheets too, and you can get it for FREE if you sign up for my Productive Blogging mailing list! More details here on my BLOG SMARTER NOT HARDER sign-up page.
OK enough about Productive Blogging, let’s crack on with #CookBlogShare shall we?
4 Classic Recipes with a Twist
Last week Kirsty over at Hijacked by Twins hosted the #CookBlogShare linky…and I was spoilt for choice. There were so many fab recipes I could have featured. But the ones that caught my eye were all clever twists on classic recipes. So, if you are feeling a bit bored with the same old, same old then, this week you are in for a treat! (and by the way they get progressively more unusual – the last one is almost unbelievable – but I so want to try it, just to get my head around it!!)
If you are not a #CookBlogShare regular and are wondering what an earth I am going on about, #CookBlogShare is a place for bloggers to share their recipes. If you are a blogger and have a recipe to share, you can link up your post by following the instructions below. If you are not a blogger, but love food and cooking, do check out the recipes that will be appearing below. If this week is as good as they usually are you will find some awesome recipes – the #CookBlogShare bloggers are very good at what they do!
Ultimate Vegan Moussaka
First up we have moussaka… but not the standard recipe with lamb, this one from Kate at The Veg Space is totally vegan! Her Ultimate Vegan Moussaka features gorgeous layers of roasted aubergine, a red wine and lentil ragù, thickly slice potatoes and a creamy vegan béchamel. I am salivating just thinking about this. It’s not the speediest recipe (moussaka rarely is) – but I reckon vegans and non-vegans alike would think it’s worth it!
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Next up we have this delicious pizza, made not with the standard dough, but with a cauliflower base. Not only has Angela from Only Crumbs Remain used a slightly unusual base for her Cauliflower Crust Pizza, but she has also chosen unusual toppings: roasted butternut squash and goat’s cheese. (And she also shares an alternative in her post of beetroot and goat’s cheese.) What I find particularly impressive is how well these pizzas went down with her carb-loving, slightly sceptical husband – apparently Mr E loved them so much they have had them several times now!
Cauliflower Tabbouleh with Pomegranate
Another twist using cauliflower – Monika from Everyday Healthy Recipes has used cauliflower instead of the traditional bulgur wheat in her Cauliflower Tabbouleh with Pomegranate recipe and she has also chosen to use pomegranate rather than tomatoes. She describes it as it is “a deliciously tangy, fruity salad, great with all sorts of dishes, Middle Eastern and beyond”. It is also gluten free and vegan. I love tabbouleh, cauliflower and pomegranate seeds, so I can imagine I would LOVE this recipe.
BBQ Percy Pig Loin Steaks
I was going to keep this roundup vegetarian, but I just could not resist including this quite bonkers recipe from BBQ Percy Pig Loin Steaks from Claire at Foodie Quine. Those of you who are familiar with Claire’s blog will know she is a fan of unusual and slightly off the wall recipes (especially involving Irn Bru and Tunnock’s Teacakes!) but I think she has outdone herself this time!
This recipe features juicy tender pork loin steaks topped with sticky caramelised Marks & Spencer Percy Pigs…I’m speechless. But very intrigued – I know Claire is a good cook, so they must taste good – but I just can’t quite get my head around this one… Claire says they are like gammon steak with pineapple – only better! Sort of feel I need to try this recipe to see if she’s telling the truth…or if she’s telling porkies (sorry, I couldn’t help myself!!).
#CookBlogShare Linky Week 23
And so we come to this week’s linky. You can link up any foodie post that you have – both old and new posts are welcome. All you need to do is:
- Link up a recipe or foodie post by clicking the blue ‘add your link’ button below and following the instructions (maximum of 4, please).
- Add a link from your post back to this post (so everyone else can find it and link up too!) and / or add the #CookBlogShare badge to your post (you can find the code below).
- Comment on one of the host’s posts and a minimum of 2 other posts linked up here, and generally share the love with a bit of social media action!
If you wish, you can tweet a link to your recipe to me @easypeasyfoodie and also (if you have room on the tweet!) my co-hosts Kirsty @k_phillipson, Jacqui @jacdotbee and Monika @MonikasRecipes, using the #CookBlogShare hashtag and we will retweet them. You can also post your recipe on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.
Need some help on Instagram? You and me both…so let’s help each other! Whenever you post to Instagram, use the #CookBlogShare hashtag, then quickly hop over to the #CookBlogShare feed, liking as many as you can and commenting on any that particularly catch your eye. Not a big job at all, but if we all do it, it would make a BIG difference!!
I will comment on a selection of my favourite posts this week and pin them all to the Cook Blog Share Pinterest Board. I can’t wait to see what you’ve all been making!
Just to remind you, by joining in, you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a round up and on social media, if your recipe is selected as one of our favourites!
Next week #CookBlogShare will be hosted by Jacqui at Recipes Made Easy 🙂