30 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
Vanessa Mota | My Dominican Kitchen
Vanessa Mota is the founder of My Dominican Kitchen, a bilingual platform that helps busy parents put together tasty, traditional Dominican and Latin-inspired meals. Vanessa is passionate about creating quick and easy versions of the recipes she grew up eating. She loves to share them with those who want to cook meals filled with Latin flavors but that don’t take a ton of time to prepare. It is her mission to show you how to make great, flavorful dishes at home without spending the entire day in the kitchen.
41 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
Eric and Shanna Jones | Dude that Cookz
Husband and wife Eric and Shanna Jones are the creative team behind the Dude That Cookz food blog. Eric Jones is a Louisiana native and self-taught home cook. He shares Southern and home style recipes using simple, and approachable ingredients. Shanna was born and raised in Houston. She focuses on her passion for baking and food photography. The couple's first cookbook, Healthier Southern Cooking, is scheduled for release on February 15, 2022.
37 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
JinJoo Lee | Kimchimari
JinJoo Lee is a passionate advocate and resource for Korean cooking through her food blog, Kimchimari. JinJoo has a PhD in Computer Science and was a computer engineer for 15 years before starting her Korean recipe site Kimchimari in 2011. JinJoo has been blogging full time since 2015. She started blogging at the encouragement of her only daughter when she was going off to college and wanted her mom to share recipes of Korean food she knew she would be missing at school. JinJoo has always loved cooking and learning. She has taken a Culinary Techniques class from the French Culinary Institute, a class in Kimchi and Fermentation, and a two-month Korean dessert class from SookMyung Women's University Korean Food Institute, where she is also a Food Stylist Program graduate. JinJoo helps people get acquainted with Korean cooking by providing extra information on her website such as how-to's on making Gochujang, how to ripen Kimchi properly, the differences between Korean and US cuts of beef and pork, and more. It is her dream to write a Korean cookbook that will not only curate good recipes, but will also serve as a solid foundation for anyone who wants to learn about Korean cooking.
23 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Maria Doss | Kitchen at Hoskins
Maria Doss is the recipe creator, photographer, and writer behind Kitchen at Hoskins. Maria began her food blog Kitchen At Hoskins in 2016 to share easy baking, gluten free, air fryer, and instant pot recipes that are family friendly and loaded with flavor. Born and raised in southern India, today she lives in California with her husband, two kids, and a dog. Maria loves to create fusion recipes with innovative techniques. She is obsessed with eating healthy but loves to indulge in the occasional decadent treat.
25 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Amy Estes | Pinch me Good
Amy Estes is the owner of Pinch Me Good, a food blog where she shares easy, healthy-inspired, feel good recipes that anyone can make and everyone will love and want to eat. Amy is an experienced home cook who is obsessed with eating healthy food but who also loves a good brownie. As she says on her site, "life without dessert does not work for me"! She started her blog, Pinch Me Good, in 2017. Its primary recipes are focused on produce-inspired meals, snacks, desserts, and more. Amy's goal is to bring readers delicious yet very easy and simple recipes that they can make to feel their best everyday. Amy is also a certified nutrition coach.
34 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Pina Bresciani began her eponymous food and culture blog in 2015, focusing on authentic Italian cooking with a west coast contemporary twist. Since then, she has steadily grown her following and her audience engagement each year. Pina was born in Canada, but grew up in Canada and Italy, where she spent childhood summers in her mom's hometown of Sperlonga. Deeply steeped in Italian food, language, and culture, Pina's philosophy is centered around creating content that comes from the heart, with an aim to inspire her followers to try her recipes and share them with their friends and family. In addition to her growing recipe and lifestyle site, Pina has a well-established Instagram presence. She provides her followers with amazing food ideas intertwined with a personal touch through sharing background stories about her recipes, her family, and her favorite spots in Italy. Pina has been featured in major publications such as Buzzfeed and Popsugar. Many of her followers have written her to express gratitude that they could connect with her recipes and learn more about Italian cooking. Pina lives with her husband, Ben, in Vancouver.
31 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Jeff Hawley | Hashtag Jeff
Jeff Hawley is founder of HashtagJeff, where he and his team share a passion for developing tools to make SEO, digital content creation, and digital content management more successful for online publishers. Jeff has always been a free spirit. He realized early in life that he didn’t like to be told what to do without understanding why. That didn’t always go over well with a father in the military. As a kid, Jeff’s self-determination translated to an entrepreneurial mindset. He liked working for himself, and he was always looking for different ways to make money. By the time he went to college, he still didn’t know what he wanted to do, but he knew he wanted to own his own business. During his final year, he decided to learn as much as he could about digital marketing because he felt it would serve him no matter what business he pursued. Little did he know his future business would be digital marketing itself. Following college, Jeff worked for himself almost exclusively. He founded a small SEO agency that was acquired by a much larger agency, where he continued working for a few years to get experience with big businesses. In order to become as much of an expert in digital marketing as possible, he also joined a large auto dealership for a short time to gain experience with the paid side of search engine marketing. When Jeff started working with bloggers between 2016 and 2017, he quickly realized they were his tribe. Within a few months of auditing a number of lifestyle and food blogs, he began making plans to go out on his own again. Today, Jeff focuses 100% on digital publishers who primarily monetize from online traffic. They consist of food, DIY, travel, finance, and general lifestyle websites. Jeff performs site audits and teaches site owners and their teams how to incorporate SEO into their processes to increase site visibility and revenue. Jeff prides himself on making SEO more approachable for his clients.
35 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
Mirlene & AJ Andou | Savory Thoughts
Mirlene and AJ love to create delicious Haitian foods and international dishes they’ve enjoyed from other parts of the world. Their two-fold goals are to introduce their followers to Haitian recipes and to show how Haitian dishes can be used as part of other international cuisines. Both were born in Haiti, and they completed all of their schooling in the United States, where they have been blessed with careers that allow them stability and growth. But Mirlene’s dream and passion is to be at home in the kitchen, in her “own world,” sharing her creativity. This works out well for AJ, who loves to eat! Mirlene and AJ are avid coffee drinkers and foodies. They are also proud parents to four beautiful souls (one of whom is four-legged).
32 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Christina Shoemaker | The Whole Cook
Christina Shoemaker is the creator of The Whole Cook, a food blog that focuses on quick easy meals for busy weeknights. Christina’s obsession with food started from the moment she was born. Or so she imagines. She never misses a meal and spends an inordinate amount of time fantasizing about the next one. As a mom of two, she understands the desire to feed your family well without spending hours in the kitchen. It’s her mission to show that it can be done. Christina originally started sharing her family’s meals on Instagram without knowing whether there was an audience for them. Turns out there was! She then launched the website thewholecook.com as a place to publish her recipes. This food journey has since turned into a full-time job that she is immensely grateful for. Every day she is honored to share her passion for cooking with her community. At The Whole Cook you’ll find lots of healthy recipes for the whole family. Christina's recipes feature whole foods which means you’ll see fresh ingredients, no ingredients you can’t pronounce or that aren’t actually real food, and very little sugar. Christina is also the author of the Clean Paleo One-Pot Meals cookbook, which includes 100 one pot/pan meals that can be made in about 30 minutes.
32 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Monica Lensink | Nourish and Fete
Monica Lensink is the founder, recipe writer, and photographer behind Nourish and Fete, a website with fresh, fast, everyday recipes tailored for home cooks and busy families. Monica is a former diplomat and intelligence analyst who began blogging as a hobby in 2016. As her career evolved and her family grew, Monica transitioned her website from a casual "mom blog" to its present focus on food -- and got more serious about making it a professional source of income. The recipes at Nourish and Fete are designed for home cooks who value convenience and time, yet still want to create high-quality meals and love making things from scratch. One of Monica's core beliefs is that home cooking can be easy and rewarding, despite or even because of the crazy pace of modern life. Her goal for Nourish and Fete is to be a resource and inspiration for readers to eat well and celebrate the everyday. Born and raised near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Monica currently lives outside of Washington, DC, with her husband, two young children, and their beloved dog, Cookie. Her two grown step-children live nearby and are pescatarians, which explains the growing collection of plant-based and seafood recipes on her site.
39 minutes | May 12, 2021
Candice Walker | Proportional Plate
Candice Walker is the creator of Proportional Plate, a food and lifestyle blog that encourages readers to educate themselves about their food, learn what foods feel good for them, and to feel proud of the food choices they make. Proportional Plate doesn’t tell you what you should or shouldn’t eat: it tells you to listen to your body and learn what food choices are right for you. Author of the blog, Candice Walker, creates recipes for a nutritious and sustainable diet that inspires excitement, rather than guilt. Candice prioritizes fresh, locally sourced ingredients, seasonal produce, and cooking methods that anyone, regardless of skill level, will find accessible. Candice started Proportional Plate because she wants people to stop feeling guilty about their food choices. She began writing about food as a way to help her busy friends plan their meals, experiment with new recipes, and share knowledge about eating sustainably. Over time, she learned how to create and enjoy nourishing, delicious, seasonal, balanced meals that make her body and her self feel good. Proportional plate recipes are influenced by international and fusion cuisine. This is partly because travel has always been a big part of Candice's life, including a year traveling the world with her husband. It's also due to her heritage. Candice's mother's side of the family are Persian, and her father is Israeli, but his parents grew up in Eastern Europe and Cuba. Candice grew up with incredible culinary role models, blending traditional Persian dishes with Jewish and Eastern European recipes and fostering a love of experimenting and creating new things!
33 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Jenna Passaro | Sip Bite Go
Jenna Passaro is on a mission to help foodies cook up their wildest dreams — in and out of the kitchen. Years ago, Jenna ditched a predictable career path with very few vacation days to pursue a life of fun, food and travel. Along the way, she started Sip Bite Go and wrote The Home Chef’s Sous Vide Cookbook. Jenna also hosts the podcast, My Weird Food Obsession, which explores the fascinating stories behind people who pursue careers in peculiar food niches. Jenna is based in Portland, OR and is always in the mood for pizza.
27 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Lauren Vavala | Delicious Little Bites
Lauren Vavala shares a variety of recipes on her blog, Delicious Little Bites, to help families navigate a multi-diet home. Lauren is a former dental hygienist turned full time food blogger. She is currently attending culinary arts school. Lauren specializes in low carb and keto recipes, gluten free recipes and vegetarian recipes, but still loves to bake and indulge in a well-deserved treat every now and then. She also takes as many courses as possible in food photography with the hopes to eventually start to shoot food photos for local restaurants. She has been published in Delaware Today magazine, has appeared on local news segments and has been featured on many other online publications. After several years living in Utah and Colorado, Lauren is now back in Delaware, where she resides with her fiancé and two sons.
32 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Silk Road Recipes | Kevin O'Leary
Kevin O'Leary wanted to dedicate a blog that encompasses the food he loves but didn't quite fit in his popular blog Kevin is Cooking. His new blog Silk Road Recipes covers all the cuisine that can be found along the Silk Road. New blog, new lease on life Kevin O'Leary was bitten by the cooking bug as a teenager. He went on to work in restaurants and the catering industry but although life intervened, he never really stepped away from the stove. Now, Kevin lives the cooking life every day, inspired by his international pantry and by his ongoing effort to put a fresh spin on classic recipes. Kevin founded his first food blog, Kevin Is Cooking, in 2014 to share his inspiration and help busy people get that meal on the table. After Kevin realized that he was cooking and publishing recipes he wanted to instead of what his readers were gravitating to, which is Tex-Mex, Mexican, grilling and BBQ, he changed gears to give them what they wanted. But that left out a part of Kevin's culinary experience that he still wanted to express. So, after tossing around the idea for many years, Kevin decided to start his second blog in October of 2020. Silk Road Recipes focuses on recipes that he has always loved and has been making and perfecting for many years. Kevin got his inspiration from his many trips to a lot of the countries along the Silk Road and wants to excite others to enjoy the meals that he has come to love. From condiments, to spice blends, to appetizers, to full meals, Silk Road Recipes has it all. He's focused on expanding the content and helping his new readers find that cooking doesn't have to be difficult and life is too short to be bland.
25 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
Growth with Tanya Harris
Tanya Harris is a former attorney who started her food blog, My Forking Life, as a hobby in 2016. Her goal is to provide her readers with quick and easy meals that are full of flavor. She wants everyone, even busy people, to be able to cook more often at home. Tanya posts a lot of gadget recipes, pressure cooker and air fryer recipes, because these have helped her get dinner on the table quickly. She has increased her blog traffic to over 100,000 page views in just a few months by providing her readers with content they need and enjoy. After her interview two years ago, she quit her full time job as an attorney in late 2019 and has grown her blog to over a million views per month. So, in this episode will discuss the growth with Tanya Harris.
12 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
What I Learned on Hiatus
This episode is to relay what I learned while I was on hiatus. It is my introductory episode that kicks off the new season which will begin on January 13th, 2021, so stay tuned. Hello everyone, it's Elaine and I am back at the mic. When I first announced that I was going on hiatus, I was feeling like all I did was toil away and didn't have a good work/life balance. So, when I announced my decision to 'go on hiatus', I actually didn't think I'd get back into podcasting. I thought that was it for me. Well, I was wrong. My last episode was published on December 20th in 2019 so, it has almost been a full year since I hung up my microphone and headphones. During that time, I learned many things. Let me start with what I learned regarding the podcast, which I found very interesting. After I pressed publish on that last episode, I danced around the house, feeling free and happy that I didn't have to reach out, schedule or sit down and perform those interviews. But even more exciting to me was I didn't have to edit the episodes. Because as I've mentioned before, it was extremely hard for me to let those "umms", false starts, sometimes-hard-to-follow sentences, and deep pauses just 'be'. My training as an actress, performer, and recovering perfectionist reared its ugly head and made me spend hours editing each episode. I tried to make both myself and my guest sound as good as I possibly could. But in the process, I sucked the fun out of podcasting. I loved chatting with my guests, but I was starting to dread the interviews. Not because I didn't want to talk to them, I just didn't want to edit the episodes. And I wasn't ready to hire someone to edit them for me since the show didn’t make me any money. So, after that last episode and my freedom dance party, I enjoyed the holidays and even enjoyed the first few months of the new year. We all know that the pandemic has been a big part of our lives, but I don't think it had anything to do with why I started to get the feeling that I should get back into interviewing other bloggers and experts. Those niggling thoughts By the time May rolled around. I was thinking daily about getting back into podcasting. But then I'd talk myself out of it by reminding myself how I felt the last few months of 2019. Then it occurred to me, "What if I don't publish episodes every week?" "What if I published twice a month or even better, ONCE a month?" I struggled with those questions because I've heard from many of my awesome listeners that though they understood why I stopped; they did miss the show. So, if I only published one episode a month, would people still want to hear the content? I asked a few bloggers their opinion and it ended up being a resounding yes. That made me happy. So here I am. I have rebranded the podcast from Dishing with Delishes to the Dishing podcast because, let's face it, I was trying to connect it to my food blog Dishes Delish and play on the word dishing as in chatting or better yet, gossiping (because I am nosy) and delishes to represent other food bloggers. But try saying that over and over and over. It's a mouthful. Those that helped me So, the podcast is now the Dishing Podcast. You can still get to the website through the old dishingwithdelishes url. Charles Smith from WPOpt.net has happily and efficiently redirected the site to the new url which is dishing.co. I also had Vladi of the husband and wife team from LIL Creative Digital Agency design both the artwork for apple podcasts and the logo for the website. The format for the show will stay the same - interviews with food bloggers and an expert or two, but I need your help. I’ll still ask the questions I’ve been asking my guests all along, but I’d also love to know what YOU want me to ask them. Please share your questions for food bloggers and food blogging experts with me at elaine @ Dishes Delish dot com. I can’t wait to hear from you. Blogging thoughts and ideas Now, to talk about what I've learned about blogging. When you first start out, everyone will tell you that you need lots of content. But I’ve learned that’s not always smartest move. What you need is quality, not quantity. And even though that’s what I was learning as a member of Food Blogger Pro, I still decided to pump out as much content as I could because I was excited; I knew one of the recipes was bound to go viral and I’d start making money. I do wish I hadn’t gone that route and had been more selective with what I published. But I was on learning and on a mission. When I first started, I published 2 food posts a week. A month or two later I made one of the smartest moves for the blog by adding a cocktail post to the weeks publishing schedule. Once I did that, I started to see growth on the blog. So, I published 3 posts a week for three plus years. Then in year 2, I started a podcast called Maturepreneurial to help individuals over 40 to either start or succeed in their businesses. During that time, I made my mistakes and learned what I needed to learn in order to feel comfortable enough to launch the Dishing with Delishes podcast in year 3, which was the podcast I really wanted to do. As you can see, I love piling more things on my plate. After I started the Dishing with Delishes podcast, I decided to stop the first podcast, which I eventually sold to a lovely woman who has integrated it with her own podcast. But even with one less podcast, it was still a lot of work – three recipes a week on the blog and one episode on the podcast. For at least a year, but probably more, I kept saying I was going to go down to two recipes a week – one food and one cocktail. But I was afraid that my growth would stagnate. I was also nervous about taking time off and in a day or two here and there or a two week vacation where I didn’t do anything for the blog. I felt if I did, my traffic would plummet. I finally asked friends, guests on the show and members of Food Bloggers Central whether any of them who cut back on publishing new content saw an adverse result on their blog. Surprisingly, the majority said no. If anything, they saw an increase in their traffic when they stopped posting as often. Or took time off. Everyone needs time off And sure enough, that’s what happened to me. You need the time and space to rejuvenate, reflect, to have ideas germinate without the constant thought, “I’ve got to publish a post.” And even if your traffic went down a smidge - though I did not see that on my site - it will bounce back when you either start publishing again or your audience settles in with your new schedule. And isn’t doing some self-care worth the risk of a small impact, if any? So, after 3 ½ years, I went down to two posts a week. Before I reduced my schedule, I had my audit with Casey Markee and Casey’s advice was to work on either shooting and re-writing the recipes or culling them by no-indexing or downright deleting them. I had created close to 425 recipes in those 3 ½ years. That’s a lot. Too many, in my opinion. Now, I understand why people tell you to pump out the content, but just know that it might not be the best thing for you. You have to work within the limits of the time you have in a day, in a week and in a month and so on. You also have to consider all the things you have to do around the post, like social sharing, while maintaining quality content and having the time to enjoy living your life. The appeal of touching a unicorn One other thing I’d like to relay, and this might be a little controversial - although experts are experts and know more than we do, we still have to trust our own intuition. I remember reaching out to someone about a post that was a unicorn because I wanted to insert some process shots. I already knew what this expert would say, which was “do not touch a unicorn.” But I wanted to touch that unicorn, horn and all because sometimes you have to buck the system and see if your intuition is right. So, I decided to do some testing, even though I realized it could impact that post. So, when I republished this post with new photos including process shots and updated the copy, I watched it very carefully on Google. I actually tested this with two posts. Both posts had been in the search results carousel and week by week, they remained in the carousel, even after I touched them. I’m not saying experts are wrong and we shouldn’t listen to them. What I’m saying is, my instinct was telling me to update these posts with process shots because it would be better user experience. And thankfully, I was right. They are still in the carousel and haven’t budged. In fact, the original unicorn moved from #3 in the carousel to #1. I have since found out about the Limit Modify Date plugin which allows you to update a post without a change in the modified date. Now whether this stops the powers that be from knowing you made updates, I don’t know. I’m thinking their crawling bots can see the changes anyway. But for whatever reason, my test posts weren’t affected. Back to my publishing schedule After seeing that reducing the schedule didn’t affect my growth, I decided to reduce it even further. Now I’m publishing one post per week and that has given me the time and mental space to do other projects. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating for you to go down to one post a week: I’m advocating figuring out (and doing) what’s right for you. I’m excited for the coming year and can’t wait to see how it plays out. It feels like it’s going to be an expansive year. Here’s to a fabulous new year with incredible growth for everyone. What's next Thank you for listening and stay tuned for my next episode on January 13th when I re-interview Tanya Harris from My Forking Life. I decided to interview Tanya again because she has had explosive growth in the two years between my first interview and the new one. She went from 100k pageviews a month to over 1 million. How’s that for growth? Tune in on January 13th to hear how she did it. Until the next time, this is Elaine Benoit signing off.
6 minutes | Dec 20, 2019
Hiatus Announcement | Elaine Benoit
I wanted to publish this episode to let you all know that, after long and careful consideration, I have decided to take an extended hiatus from the podcast. Here are my reasons: This has been a passion project for me and, although I thought I might someday make money from it, I realize now that probably won’t happen. So, it’s time for me to focus my attention on my true money maker, which is my Dishes Delish food blog. Dishes Delish has grown leaps and bounds since I started this podcast. I attribute that growth to a few things. The first was my audit in June of 2018 with Casey Markee. That was the catalyst. I had interviewed Casey before that but at the time I decided to move forward with my audit, the blog had only five thousand sessions a month. Mind you, I had been blogging for almost 3 years. Casey helped focus me. He taught me to not pick keywords like “dark chocolate caramel marshmallow cashew butter cups” Yes, I actually used those keywords in a post. As you can imagine, it gets 0 monthly searches. But I’m the reigning champ of that keyword. I am in the carousal and #1 in Google search results. And that’s only one of my really long keywords. Casey also got me to write for my readers and help solve problems. That was a game changer for sure. Another game changer was the viral moment I had in September of 2018. The HBO show Camping mentioned a jelly donut shot in one of its episodes and at that time, the monthly viewfor those keywords was only 330. But here’s why I had that viral moment. My Jelly Donut shot was already #1 in search results, so everyone and their brother who watched that episode of Camping clicked through to my website. That shot is still #1 and now has a monthly search volume of 4400. That shows you how something can grow just by having exposure. And that exposure was also a growth catalyst because, as with all such exposure, having people look at my jelly donut shot brought them back to the site to see other content, which gave me even more sessions. By October of 2018 – and remember: in June of the same year, I had only 5k sessions a month – I qualified for Mediavine and in November their ads went live on my site. Fast forward 6 months, when I was lucky to have another viral moment. My pistachio cookie recipe became my top post, toppling my Cadillac Margarita from 1st place. The popularity of this cookie post allowed me to apply for (and join) AdThrive. Now remember, to join MediaVine, you need 25k monthly sessions. AdThrive requires 100k pageviews. Now, I tell you all this for two reasons, first to explain why I’m placing the podcast on hiatus. I need to focus on the blog to make it even more successful by adding various income streams. Secondly, I am hoping to inspire you by letting you know that you can do it too. Don’t get me wrong, it takes a lot of work and sometimes a little luck. But you don’t have to have a viral moment to succeed. Many of my guests didn’t have one, and yet they are successful; it just takes years and hard work. So, keep at it and don’t give up. Write for your readers, help them solve a problem and create quality content. I also want to say that it is not always necessary to pick keywords that have a high monthly search volume. Some of my more popular posts have under 1000 monthly searches on Google but they do really well on Pinterest. So I would have missed out on this if I’d listened to the experts and neglected to follow my gut. Experts are great and can be a big help but you also can rely on yourself by doing what you think is best. You can also help yourself by joining Facebook groups like Food Bloggers Central. Ask questions, learn from other bloggers mistakes and if you’re wanting some inspiration, visit Dishing with Delishes and re-listen to interviews with food bloggers who forged their way before us. You can also listen to experts like Casey Markee, Andrew Wilder, Matt Molen and Grayson Bell just to name a few. Now you’re probably wondering if I’ll be returning to the podcast. My first instinct is to say no, because I need the break without having to think about the show, interview future guests or edit episodes. Last year, I started publishing the podcast in seasons thinking it would give me a break but, I never really felt like I had any time off and believe me, I need that time for blog growth endeavors. But you never know. I will miss chatting with other bloggers and learning more about their journeys. Don’t be a stranger! If you see me on social media, say ‘hi’ or drop me a line at Elaine @ Dishes Delish dot com. Because, as you know I love chatting with bloggers and would love to hear from you. Okay, it's time for me to sign off. This is Elaine Benoit from Dishing with Delishes and Dishes Delish. I enjoyed this fun ride and thank you from the bottom of my heart for listening in. Happy New Year, everyone! I wish you a prosperous 2020.
31 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Marye Audet-White | Restless Chipotle
Marye Audet-White is a long-time food writer whose work and expertise are featured in cookbooks, websites, magazines, TV programs and her food blog, Restless Chipotle. With a 40 year focus on the importance of family and a passion for southern comfort food, Marye Audet-White has become an expert in melding the two together effortlessly. She's a NY Times Bestselling author with 10 cookbooks under her belt and her recipes have been featured in Good Housekeeping, Country Living, Today, House Beautiful, Texas Living, Food & Wine, and many more. Marye also works to help other women learn the craft of blogging through courses, coaching, and mentorship programs. Her ultimate goal is for women to be able to provide for themselves and their families while being able to work from home.
31 minutes | Nov 20, 2019
Dennis Littley | Ask Chef Dennis
Dennis Littley is a retired chef, live stream show host and producer, social media consultant, and speaker who can be found at his food and travel blog, Ask Chef Dennis. Dennis is a retired chef and culinary instructor who enjoys life by traveling and eating his way around the world, sharing his recipes and adventures along the way. A native Texan who spent most of his life in greater Philadelphia, Chef Dennis now resides in Kissimmee, Florida with his wife Lisa. During the newest phase of his culinary journey as a food and travel blogger, Chef Dennis has amassed an impressive following, including 950K+ social media followers and 80+ million impressions monthly.
31 minutes | Nov 13, 2019
Suzy Karadsheh | The Mediterranean Dish
Suzy Karadsheh (ka-RAH-chee) is a true daughter of the Mediterranean. She was born and raised only two blocks from the Mediterranean shore in Port Said, Egypt; a quick boat ride from places like Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, and Italy. Proximity to the sea’s riches, combined with her family’s fondness for big gatherings, turned Suzy into a passionate cook who lives by the values of the Mediterranean diet. She is all about easy, wholesome recipes with big Mediterranean flavors! To fully leverage her delicious heritage and big Mediterranean personality, Suzy established The Mediterranean Dish, a leading food blog and online resource dedicated to Mediterranean recipes, diet and lifestyle. What started as a hobby in 2014, has become a multi-faceted business including an e-commerce site that offers quality Greek olive oils, all-natural and organic spices, and more! For people seeking a healthier lifestyle and a taste of the Mediterranean, there is no better place than The Mediterranean Dish.