Guys, I have exciting news!!
I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award!
Big thanks to the sweet Olivia, over at That Green Olive, for this nomination!
I was overjoyed that an awesome content creator such as Olivia, who has stunning photography and beautiful recipes, would nominate little old me for this super duper cool award!
Let’s get it!
What is a Liebster Award?
Liebster Award is an award given to bloggers by other bloggers. It’s kind of like a chain of love and kindness, where you can show support to your fellow beginner bloggers.
It’s a way to be discovered and also connect to other bloggers. And let’s face it, what’s more important in this blogging community than connecting and supporting?
I thought this award was the best idea ever, because if you know a little bit about me, you know I am all about helping each other and growing together in this beautiful community we are a part of!
You’ve been nominated!
So if you’ve been nominated for this award, you have a few steps to take in case you’d like to accept this nomination
- You must write a Liebster Award post.
- Thank your nominator and tell everyone why they’re awesome! (Hey, Olivia, you’re awesome!)
- Link to The Global Aussie post with the official rules of 2018 Award.
- Answer the questions your nominator has provided in their post.
- Nominate 5-11 bloggers you’d like to nominate yourself.
- Ask your own set of questions to the fellow bloggers you’ve nominated.
- Comment on The Global Aussie post (the link is the same as the official rules above) linking to your own Liebster Award post.
If you’ve been nominated, you have until dec 25th 2018 to write your nomination post.
That Green Olive
I met Olivia, from That Green Olive, on instagram. I immediately fell in love with her photography.
Olivia’s feed is one of those that catches your eye and makes you stop what you’re doing to scroll down through all of her beautiful pictures.
And you wouldn’t even believe she is only 15 years old. She could be a professional food photographer as far as anyone’s concerned.
Olivia posts plant-based recipes, with stunning photos and clever writing.
Have I mentioned her pictures are unbelievable??
And not only that, she is a consistent, solid, amazing content creator!
Thank you so much, Olivia, I am truly honored to be accepting this nomination from you.
My favorite recipe by her is a Peanut Butter Chunk Banana Bread, that I made for a celiac friend, who was in heaven! I remember reading her Instagram post about these peanut butter chunks in a delicious banana bread and couldn’t wait to check out this recipe that absolutely did not disappoint!
Now let’s get to Olivia’s questions!
What is your favourite style of music (also give a favourite artist and song if you’re feeling good!)
Rock. I think if someone told me I had to pick only one band that I’d have to listen to everyday of my life forever til the end of times, I’d pick Pink Floyd. So does that make them my favorite band?
My dad will be so proud of this answer, btw! Check out my son, Luke, wearing a Pink Floyd shirt!! He’s had several since he was born!
I fell in love with blogging because of Smitten Kitchen, as probably a lot of others have too. And, as I joined instagram and started to see beautiful photos by amazing photographers such as Bea Lubas, Dennis Prescott, Brooke Lark, I was hooked. I used to cook beautiful meals and bake delicious desserts, but my phone pictures were just awful and didn’t do justice to all the work and love I’d put into those recipes I created. I joined a facebook group created by Brooke Lark and that was really the biggest push for me to create my blog and improve my photography.
Pancakes or waffles?
Pancakes!! Blueberry ones!!
Tell me about one hobby of yours and why you love it so much!
Cooking is my ultimate hobby. The kitchen is my sacred space. It’s where I feel free and comfortable to make mistakes and create. I’ve always struggled with self-esteem issues, but when I’m cooking, I feel confident and positive that I can succeed and create wonderful things.
What is your life motto?
Never be daunted.
There’s nothing to be scared of. Just go for it! Make things happen! You have nothing to lose. Be brave. Be bold. Take risks! And if you fail, try again! It may sound like cliche advice but in practice, this is really really hard.
Name at least three things that happened today that you’re grateful for!
I got to make a beautiful cake!
My sister and dad are visiting from Brazil and I get to spend time with them.
My son ate the beautiful cake I made and he loved it!
What are you known for?
I’m known for cooking for everyone!
If you were a spice, which one would you be? Explain why!
Nutmeg! Nutmeg is pungent and sweet, yet its flavor profile bends beautifully depending on what you sprinkle it over.
Spill the beans on your most embarrassing moment!
Probably the day when I was carrying a tray of drinks at my waitressing job and dropped a cup full of soda off the tray. The cup fell standing up and splashed all over a family sitting at a table nearby. Oooops!
What is the ultimate dream for your blog? What do you want to get out of it?
My ultimate dream for my blog is to have it be my main income source. I guess that’s probably one of my dreams for Pies and Tacos. My ultimate dream is probably to be known and recognized as a great baker, cook, recipe developer and food photographer, which are the things I most love doing in my life.
My Liebster Award Nominees
White Blank Space
My first nominee is one of my very favorite bloggers and instagrammers ever.
Hee Jee is the creator of White Blank Space, a blog about tasty little bites with little ones.
In her blog you can find toddler and family friendly recipes, beautiful lunchboxes and absolutely breathtaking photos!
Hee Jee’s dedication into making beautiful and healthy food for her munchkin daughter is simply inspiring.
Take a look at White Blank Space and allow yourself to be motivated by all the love and care Hee Jee puts into the content she creates. Also, make sure to check out her beautiful Instagram feed.
Between all of her beautiful recipes, one of my favorite ones are these Easy Rice balls with Turmeric Mayo Chicken YUM!
Lana is a American blogger currently based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She is a wonderful baker and her blog Lana Bakes features amazing recipes such as these tantalizing Chocolate Cupcakes. Check out her Instagram feed, also for some more yummy pictures and recipes!
Come on in my kitchen
Stefanie is a German blogger with stunning photos and delicious recipes such as this Broccoli and Mangetout Salad with Goat Cheese. Her talent is truly inspiring! You will fall in love with sweet Stef’s blog, Come On in My Kitchen, and also with her Instagram page.
Crumb Top Baking
Leanne’s beautiful blog, Crumb Top Baking features quick and easy clean eating recipes, with the occasional treat such as these amazing Cranberry White Chocolate Breakfast Buns. This is where you can find her on Instagram to see some more delicious recipes.
Nourish and Fete
Monica is an American, Belgium based writing-baking-cooking-entertaining working mama blogger over at Nourish and Fete. Between so many beautiful recipes and photos, her Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes are some of my favorites. Check out her Instagram feed for more yum pictures!
Sugar Salt Magic
Marie is a talented cook, baker and blogger. Her recipes will make you drool! Literally! It was hard picking just one to share here, but my choice was these gorgeous Funfetti Vanilla Easter Fudge. If you want to check out her Instagram feed, you will immediately have a craving for something sweet and delicious!
Wild wild whisk
Wild wild whisk will have you hooked from jump! Trang is a talented blogger and photographer, full of spunk and energy that will inspire you. Her Chocolate Chip Macadamia Shortbread Cookies will have you on your knees. Ps: she also has dog treat recipes in her blog! Check out her Instagram feed and be impressed by her beautiful photos!
Easy and delish
Denise is my compatriot and she’s the face behind the blog Easy and Delish. Her recipes are full of soul and color. One of my favorites is the delicious looking Dulce de Leche Churro Trifle. Denise is great at supporting her fellow bloggers by sharing some of their beautiful work on her Instagram feed! Be sure to check it out!
Caitlin is a talented private chef and healthy food blogger over at Food Infinitude. Her recipes are as stunning as her pictures. You will fall in love with her work, and also her picture perfect Instagram feed. Check out her beautiful Plantain Pizza with Beet Hummus and Avocado!
Sheryl and I share the same love for desserts, which is one of the reasons why I love her blog Sherbakes so much. Her recipes and pictures are truly mouthwatering. She makes a drip cake like nobody else. Her Instagram feed will make you drool all over the place (and probably go raid your fridge a little bit).
Veggie World recipes
Last but not least, we have Veggie World Recipes Gaby is a sweet girl and a talented cook. Her blog features vegan recipes and tempting healthy treats. My ultimate favorite are these Healthy Fudgy Brownie Truffles. I actually want to stop writing this post to go make them because just by starring at them just now it’s making me crave them like crazy!! Check out Gaby’s Instagram page for some more yummy pictures!
Here are my set of questions for my nominees!
Have fun, everyone!
1) What is the best kitchen purchase you’ve ever made? What is the worst?
2) What’s the one word most people that know you would probably use to describe you?
3) What dish would you cook if Gordon Ramsay was coming over for dinner?
4) If you could go back 10 years in time and give yourself one piece of advice, what would that be?
5) You’re an UFC fighter, what’s your entrance song?
6) How are you giving it back to your community? Or how would you like to give it back to your community?
7) What can you never have too much of in your kitchen?
8) Tell me one of your short term goals. And a long term one.
9) What would be your claim to fame?
10) Describe a perfect day in your life.
Thank you for reading, everyone! Let’s keep the love going!