Thank you for reading The Food Monster Blog! Over the weekend, only after 19 days with the new name, we have passed 1000 hits. That is cause for celebration I think. I am glad it coincides so well with my vacation to the East Coast. I will be flying to the wonderful state of North Carolina for a wedding and a beach vacation with my girlfriend and her family. Nothing like a week at the beach. Now while I will try to post between now and my return trip, I will definitely be eating, cooking, enjoying food, and taking pictures as I go, so I can let you know how the food part of my trip went, when I get back.
As for the blog, to celebrate 1000 hits, I figured I should give some highlights of what we have seen so far. So, I give you the my 5 favorite posts from the past 20 days. As for the future of the blog, if you would like to see something specific, or have me review a restaurant, don't hesitate to email the Food Monster at, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading and enjoy!
- The Food Monster
5. Dark Chocolate Almonds
I really like the photo in this post. I am glad I teamed up with John David Devirgilis Food Photography. Also, the snack is amazing. I hope you find a Trader Joe's near you and can pick some up.
4. Avocado Salsa
There are not many things I enjoy more than a ripe Avocado. When you add fresh ingredients, you usually get something tasty and delicious. That is what happened when I made this Avocado Salsa Recipe, adapted from a Mango Salsa recipe that we make at camp. It seems Avocados are grown year round here in California.
3. Black Bean-Artichoke Hummus
Hummus, was a staple of mine while I lived in Wilmington. I was glad to use a few other flavors to create a different yet great dish. Perfect for the game in the Fall. Go Panthers!!!
2. Mega Bagel Sandwich
This was a really fun Sandwich to make. I was still in NY and had a bag full of Bagels from a breakfast at Credit Suisse. There were all sorts of goodies in my fridge and it came together really well. In fact, I recall eating this 3-4 times that week.
1. Watermelon-Cucumber Gazpacho
My first attempt at this cold appetizer. I enjoyed the whole process of creating a mixed recipe from what I thought would make a great Gazpacho. As well as adding in ingredients from various recipes and articles on the internet. It turned out to be a great way to cool off on a hot day.
Croissant Breakfast Sandwich - Buttery Flaky Croissant, lightly toasted Mayo Heirloom Tomato Half of Ripe Avocado Fried Egg Sharp Cheddar
5 years ago