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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Welcome to a first on Feast Glorious Feast! Instead of publishing a new recipe, this week I’m acting 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.
But first I’d like 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. Kismet of the best kind!
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Whats even more exciting is that I’ve taken everything that I’ve learnt putting this site together and started using that knowledge to help other food bloggers.
I’ve been working with clients on everything from migrating them to new email list providers, writing pin descriptions and scheduling pins, rewriting “about me” pages, creating graphics, making backend style changes to sites and putting old recipes into recipe cards to maximise their Google love!
It’s a very exciting time for me as I love what I do here and I’m passionate about helping others. If you want to find out more about the services I’m offering, head over to my dedicated Facebook page and check out the recent posts!
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 that now 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’s Coming Up
My plans for future content depend on you. I want to make more of what you like to see. Please hit the comments section and let me know what you think I should create and publish this year!
I can disclose that I’m working on writing up some more of my favourite roast dinner based recipes. Sunday Feasts are amazing and will include some colourful vegetables too. I promise!
I’m also going to be working on more Everyday Feasts. These are the small collections of recipes which are ideal for well, the everyday. I continue to firmly believe that we do not need a vast number of people, loads of time or a special occasion in order to have a feast!
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 this 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 this week. 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.
More Easter Bakes from #CookBlogShare
Whist it would have been remiss of me create another round up of Easter themed bakes after last week’s 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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How to Take Part in This Week’s #CookBlogShare
Scroll down to the linky widget and add your links. Make sure to read the rules so we can all share the love!
I’ll be commenting and sharing as many of the links as possible. They’ll also be pinned to the #CookBlogShare group Pinterest board.
For more love you can tag @recipescrumbs and @lostinf00d on Twitter using the #CookBlogShare hashtag for retweets. Use the same hashtag #CookBlogShare on Instagram too and you can post your recipes on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.
Scroll down to see what recipes have been linked up so far this week. Have a read and let us know what you think. Feel free to help share the love by sharing the recipes far and wide! You can also follow the #CookBlogShare hashtags on Twitter and Instagram to discover new and wonderful recipes.
- You can link up any foodie posts you have. Both old and new posts are welcome as long as they have not been linked to #CookBlogShare before.
- Link up a recipe or foodie post by clicking the blue ‘add your link’ button below and following the instructions. You can link up to 4 posts.
- Add a link from your post back to this post (so everyone else can find it and link up too!)
- Add the #CookBlogShare badge to your post (Code below – for WordPress copy and paste the code below into the text view of your post or copy and save image).
- Comment on some of the other recipes linked up here (at least 2 for each link you added but the more you can the better) and generally share the love with a bit of social media action!
- Plus comment on either this post or one of the posts labelled HOST in the linky.
- Have fun and get ready to Cook Blog Share!
Please note that by joining in, you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a roundup and on social media if your recipe is selected as one of our favourites!
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Thank you for taking part in #CookBlogShare this week. It has been a pleasure to host and I hope that you enjoyed my selection of recipes to create your own feast and the bonus Easter recipes!
This Week’s #CookBlogShare Links
#CookBlogShare Week 12
Next’s week’s link party will be hosted by Rebecca at the fabulous Glutarama. See you there!
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