As a food blogger, I come into contact with a variety of recipes and recipe writers on the daily. It’s actually one of the best parts of being in a community like this is drooling over food for my “job.” There is so much talent in the culinary world and I am constantly impressed with the creativity of my cohorts when it comes to inventing grain-free, dairy-free edibles.
But every once in awhile, somebody comes along and really captivates me. A person who is not only talented but truly authentic in preparing whole foods without being too co
ntrived. Cue ZENBELLY (aka Simone). I am lucky not only to call her a fellow blogger (except that she’s also a ridiculously talented REAL chef) but also a friend. I am not sure how someone can be that gifted with culinary skills AND personality AND beauty AND humor, but I guess some people just really got it goin’ on – and she’s one of them.
Her new book “The Zenbelly Cookbook” is like a beautiful picture book, the kind where you start flipping and get lost in the captivating images of delicious food images. But then you realize, “Oh wait, there’s recipes too? As in, I can make them also?” – and that’s when things really get exciting. One of my favorite details is how Simone photographs the ingredients before making the full dish, so you’ve got a great before and after spread. This to me is really unique, not just in seeing what is going into the recipe, but also seeing that you don’t need 5489023467 ingredients to make flavorful and gorgeous food.
Here are a few teasers for you to wrap your head around: Maple-bourbon bacon jam, ginger scallion pork meatballs, cilantro-lime roasted shrimp. I mean, if your mouth didn’t water, we need to chat!
So here’s the best part: not only do I get to share a recipe from her fabby new book, but I also get to GIVE ONE AWAY!!!! If that didn’t make this humpday a little friendlier I dunno what will! So enjoy this recipe for SILVER DOLLAR PANCAKES WITH BLUEBERRY COMPOTE and enter down below to get your hands on this beauty!!
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