International Food Blogger Conference 2010- The Venue

Where have I been the past five days? Eating. Well, that’s not entirely true. Since moving to Seattle and beginning work at Foodista.com three and a half months ago, much of my time and energy has been planning the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC). The event is a weekend long exploration of food, writing, and…

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The Meatball Sub

In my kitchen. I bang pots, throw pans, tap spatulas with ladles in the air like drumsticks counting down before a particularly raucous set. I go wild. Learn my spices like times tables, read cookbooks like Bible passages, talk to my ingredients as I would old friends. “You look so good dressed in beurre blanc.”…

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Chocolate Toffee Almond Bars

I quit the gym on Saturday. Burst through my apartment door after one final round of Andrea versus the treadmill and told Daniel, somewhat proudly,  “I’m not going back there. Not for a while anyway. They made me fill out a form to cancel my membership and in the section where they ask why you’re…

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Becoming Outdoorsy

I wasn’t an outdoorsy kid. “Andrea, want to go outside?” Putting down the remote in a frantic motion, “Wha—is the ice cream truck out there?! Jesus I thought I heard somethi-” “No, just to play.” “Oh ha, no thanks. Blossom’s on in four minutes.” And so it went. Why go to summer camp when Salute…

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Healthy Living Summit

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I’m 30,000 feet above you right now, flapping my wings on a return flight from Chicago for a blog conference. The Healthy Living Summit was a weekend long event gathering passionate bloggers who write about health, food, and fitness. While I was thrilled on Friday to be headed east to meet the bloggers I’ve been…

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Vegan Black Bean Burger

I never understood why people ate veggie burgers. Until three years ago, I thought it odd that someone who didn’t want to eat animals would want to recreate a cow-flavored burger. I realize now that I was assuming all veggie burgers were posing as meat imposters. I was also making assumptions about why people chose…

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