Today I am finally announcing some very exciting changes to Uforic Food. I started this blog two years ago to share my love for food and cooking through recipes and stories. Since then, Uforic Food has remained about food stories, but with a healthy twist as I have gone through …
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We all dressed in red – because red is for love <3 Cheers!! Spanish food would have to be the ultimate culinary experience if you want to bring people together. Quite often Spanish = tapas and what a great bonding experience it is to share food from plates dotted right …
Have you ever felt the need in this crazy, busy technological world to just unplug and get away from it all?
I didn’t realise I was going to take a break – but before I knew it – that’s what I was doing. No writing, no stalking Facebook and Twitter. It felt good. To just cook and not write down all the ingredients along the way while worrying about whether the meal would be “blog-worthy” or not.
It was nice to get back to just cooking every night for Matt and I. The other thing when you write a blog as frequently as I was is the capacity to repeat recipes is decreased. You can’t exactly cook the same risotto over and over and keep blogging about it. You’ve always got to be trying something new and experimenting. While I love to do this – I just wanted to cook old favourites for a while. So, I did.
And I amused myself doing other things – like going out and having the most amazing dinner for my birthday (thanks to Matt) and going for walks on the beach. Here are some photos of my adventures while I have been silent in the online world.
Over the past few months I’ve been trying to figure out what makes cooking such a challenge for people. Why don’t more people love compiling the evening meal as much as I do?
So, I asked a few of my friends on Facebook about what makes cooking challenging for them. Most of them said it was time that made it hard to get a meal on the table. Others said it was the financial stress of having to cook for a large family. Other said recipes had too many ingredients or were too hard to follow. All very useful things to know for a food blogger like me.
But, while I can create and write simple recipes that taste great and are good on the bank balance, like yesterday’s pasta with pancetta, olives and basil – I was wondering what I could do to change the mindset that cooking is just a means to an end – something that has to be done.
I’ve decided, it’s all about how you feel when you cook. Busy schedules, screaming kids – all while dealing with hot pots and timers and everything else that goes along with cooking. Yeah, that sounds terrible to me too!
So, I came up with a recipe to help you think of cooking as not only a means of feeding your hunger, but feeding your soul:
Today is Uforic Food’s first birthday, and as you can see, it’s the start of something new!
As a birthday present, the blog has received a complete makeover! What do you think?
Personally, I love it!
Over the past 12 months I have learnt a whole lot about blogging. I have posted more than 100 times and have a bunch of dedicated followers, who I thank so much for joining the Uforic Food community and the journey so far.
In the last year you have watched me dish out 30 Recipes in 30 Days – which was an awesome challenge – as well as share countless stories about my love for food, how it has grown over time and some of my family’s secret recipes.
But knowing that this big milestone was approaching, I have taken the time to think about where Uforic Food is going.
I decided the most important thing to me is to inspire people to cook, despite the fact that life is busy and hectic and crazy and there just aren’t enough hours in the day. I want to help you be a success in the kitchen.
When I first moved from Darwin to Victoria to go to university – I was stunned by the number of people who couldn’t cook for themselves – at all! Even though we got to eat in the cafeteria five nights a week as part of living on campus – that …
Today my wonderful friend Ruza and I decided to do something BIG! We are going to join foodie forces and apply to be on the next series of My Kitchen Rules. But, we need your help to get noticed!! Read our story below, and then we would be so grateful if …
Growing up, I always thought dinner parties were for “old people” – something your parents did with their friends on a Saturday night. I’d always spend the afternoon prior to one of mum’s soirees watching her bake, stir and stress. We lived in Adelaide in a house that was more than 100 years …
I hope I’m never in the position where I have to choose my last meal … but I have often thought about what the menu would be like if I knew I was about to consume my last dinner on this planet. I recently read an article in the UK’s Guardian newspaper, where …
Welcome to Day 20 of the Inspiration Challenge and the day I hope to get your thoughts on the foods of the world. Today I am going to pose a question – what culture most inspires you when it comes to food? Throughout this challenge I have had a few …