As guest host I’ve chosen 4 recipes to showcase from the #CookBlogShare community to create an Easy Everyday Feast. There are gorgeous pulled pork buns with spicy wedges and an avocado salsa plus a stunning coffee cheesecake for dessert. A definite feast! Plus there is a bonus selection of Easter bakes!
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This post was a first on Feast Glorious Feast! Instead of publishing a new recipe, I acted as guest host for the fabulous #CookBlogShare link party. I’ll talk more about the party and the wonderful recipes that I’ve chosen to showcase a little further down.
I have since hosted again, this time curating a Summer Picnic Feast and also featuring some extra fab sweet treats that you could also take on your picnic!
But first I took the opportunity to thank everyone who has visited the site, tried a recipe, left feedback, pinned my recipes onto their Pinterest boards, tweeted them, shared them on Facebook and just generally been lovely about it. Without you, I’d be crying into a bag of grated cheese wondering why no one wants to read my stuff!
Some of my biggest supporters, mentors and friends have come from joining the Productive Blogging Community which is a group set up by Eb Gargano to complement her ridiculously useful Productive Blogging website. Everything I have created and achieved has been a result of clicking on a random retweet from Mandy at Sneaky Veg just over 20 months previously. Kismet of the best kind!
So What’s Hot at Feast Glorious Feast?
I get great joy from reviewing my site statistics and seeing which posts and recipes are the most popular. So I thought this was a great time to reveal my top recipes! Brace yourself, it’s an eclectic mix!
In summary, you guys are really big fans of beige food! Beige food is tasty food so I’m with you!
Sunday’s bring me an entirely different selection of top posts. My British readers will be fairly unsurprised that they’re all super traditional fayre.
Wow the beige obsession is real!!!
What is #CookBlogShare?
#CookBlogShare is a wonderful way for a wide range of food writers, recipe creators and bloggers to come together and share each other’s recipes.
Each week the host chooses a selection of recipes which have been submitted during the previous week to showcase. Check out all of the 2020 collections so far:
- Week 1 – The Peachick Bakery – Love Your Leftovers
- Week 2 – Lost in Food – Meat Free Recipes for Veganuary
- Week 3 – Cooking with My Kids – Delicious Lunches & Brunches
- Week 4 – Recipes Made Easy – Winter Soups
- Week 5 – Crumbs & Corkscrews – Valentine’s Day Treats
- Week 6 – Lost in Food – Simple Side Dishes
- Week 7 – A Strong Coffee – Perfect Pancakes
- Week 8 – Recipes Made Easy – Brilliant Bakes
- Week 9 – Apply To Face – Spiced Recipes
- Week 10 – Lost in Food – Tempting Easter Baking
I can’t lie, it will always be a thrill when one of my submissions is picked to be featured!
4 Recipes for an Easy Everyday Feast
I simply couldn’t resist the idea of rounding up 4 recipes from the week’s submissions to create a gorgeous everyday feast menu. I’m always looking for new recipes to combine into easy menus and this week is no exception!
Here I’ve included a pulled pork burger, spicy potato wedges and an avocado salsa all followed by a healthier take on cheesecake. I’m pleased that I didn’t resist!
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork from Apply To Face Blog
Here’s the hero of the meal!
Jenny over at Apply to Face is one of my favourite bloggers, she’s lovely, funny and makes the most amazing food. I’ve suggested more than once that I’d happily apply any of her recipes directly to my face!
Pork will forever be one of my preferred meats and it’s the only one that I don’t mind being cooked low and slow. So this recipe is perfect for my tastes.
Simply add a toasted brioche bun and your sauce of choice to complete the first stage of this everyday feast. If you don’t fancy a brioche bun, try making Breakfast Biscuits, warming them a little, buttering and then adding your saucy pulled pork.
Baked Chipotle Wedges from Curly’s Cooking
Every burger need chips! Or wedges!
With no peeling potatoes and no frying involved, Cat’s fab looking wedges with sweet and smoky chipotle seasoning are the perfect accompaniment to any burger, meat or bbq meal.
I know Cat’s a big pork fan just like me and we’ve bonded over a love of Korean Pork. In fact, this side dish was specifically designed to accompany slow cooked pork buns. I’m so pleased these recipes were linked up on the same week.
For an alternative side, you could try my Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes instead.
Avocado & Olive Salsa from Farmersgirl Kitchen
Up the veg content of the meal by turning a chunky salsa into a side salad.
With perhaps a little shredded lettuce too, this super simple but oh so very effective salsa will complement the pork and wedges brilliantly. Avocados and tomatoes are both natural bedfellows with smokey sauces, meat and wedges. I’ll leave it up to you whether you want to add tortillas to your feast or not (I say do it).
As an alternative, you could turn Janice’s crispy tortillas into a fab nacho dish. Simply layer the salsa and tortilla chips up with pulled pork, sour cream and melty cheese. I get hungry writing this stuff, but it’s a cross I must bear.
Blender Coffee Cheesecake from Everyday Healthy Recipes
Gotta have dessert!
I thought I’d seen every cheesecake recipe going until Monika linked up her Healthy Coffee Cheesecake!
This unusual version which is made almost entirely in a blender is packed full of dates for sweetness, cashew milk for creaminess and a traditional biscuit base for crunch. It just looks so smooth, I’m totally beguiled.
It might be cheesecake on the healthier side but I’m not sure that would still be true for me because I’d be eating at least 3 slices!
There were lots of other fab dessert recipes linked up. Peppermint Crisp Tart from Foodle Club looks super intriguing. This Gin and Lemon Tart from Only Crumbs Remain looks like perfection and this Easy Rhubarb Bakewell Tart from Farmersgirl Kitchen is ideal as we come into the season.
For a snackier sweet treat you could try these Date Slices from Lavender & Lovage.
More Easter Bakes from #CookBlogShare
Whist it would have been remiss of me create another round up of Easter themed bakes after this fab post from Lost in Food, it would be equally remiss of my not to include some of those that were linked up this week. Because there are some stunners!
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It was a pleasure to host #CookBlogShare and I hope that you enjoyed my selection of recipes to create your own feast and the bonus Easter recipes!
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