This month?s Foodie round-up is dedicated to the shortlisted blogs of the 2015 BiBs awards as they have been nominated by you.
As part of the judging panel for the first two stages this year it was very clear from the first click that the bar has been raised yet again and choosing the BritMums quota was not an easy task I can assure you. Stage 2 consists of 10 nominations, the five with the most nominations went through and BritMums chose the other five. Now it is down to you to nominate your favourite to go through to the finalists stage. A total of five will make the list; the 2 with the most votes and 3 chosen from the BritMums team. You have until midnight 15th May. VOTE HERE.
A Mummy Too
Emily is a regular to blogging awards and it?s very easy to see why. She also holds a weekly food Linky called Recipe of the Week and this week she focuses on Salads which is very handy as we make our way (hopefully) to warmer weather.
Eat Like You Love Yourself
The latest recipe up is one of my all time favourites and one I made myself whilst on the Costa Brava. Gazpacho. A cold tomato soup that is oh so much more than tomato soup. Take a look at the sidebar and find recipes to cook in 10 minutes, 20 minutes and 30 minutes. Nice idea.
Grace focuses on healthy, children?s food and on the bento style lunches she packs daily for her son. Her latest recipe is for Frozen pineapple ice pops I know my twins would love these.
Family Friends Food
Helen is a mum and she is also Jewish. Her blog is a combination of those two elements and focuses on kosher food. She does it very well and it is an excellent resource for anyone who also eats kosher. Her latest recipe is Easy sideways potato gratin and looks delicious.
Le Coin de Mel
As her blog suggests her name is Mel, she is mum to three and passionate about food amongst other topics she covers on her blog. Mel sometimes hosts Honest Mum?s foodie link up Tasty Tuesdays and on the last one she presented her No bake cranberry and white chocolate bars which I could eat in a flash.
Life is Delicious
Life truly is Delicious in Chris?s home as she presents her vegetarian recipes beautifully and each one with something a little bit different that you wouldn?t have thought of, like her Thyme for lemon cake, what a fantastic idea.
My Little Italian Kitchen
Of course I am in love with Alida?s blog as she takes me back to Italy every time I land on it. Take her most recent Blueberry Ricotta Cheesecake which is also gluten free. There?s plenty more so do take a look.
Sarah is a twin mum and you can find plenty of twin tips on her blog but also lots of food recipes. Her latest recipe is a Skinny Chicken Tikka Masala which is very handy as I am currently on a diet and in love with curry too.
The Crazy Kitchen
Helen is also a regular to the Food award ceremonies. She constantly comes up with innovative and excellent ideas, did you see what she did with chocolate cream eggs? Her latest recipe was to mark V Day and is a recipe for Woolton Pie but with a modern twist
The Foodie Teen
?Hi! I?m Alessandra, and I?m the teenage food blogger, recipe developer, food photographer, and writer behind this blog! I?m sixteen and have a passion for creating delicious, nutritious food using fresh, natural ingredients without the grains, gluten, dairy, eggs, or soy.?
I was hooked by the name of the blog and then when I landed I couldn?t believe my eyes. Alessandra?s latest recipe is Raspberry, pistacchio and coconut ice cream. It will blow your mind.
So there you have your amazingly inspiring shortlisted bloggers for 2015, take a look and choose carefully as the final five will be judged by a category judge and not the BritMums team.
The winners will be announced on Friday 19th June at BritMums Live.
About Marianne Weekes
BLOGS AT: Mari’s World; TWITTER: @maris_world. Mother of four and nana to three, Marianne Weekes has spent half her life in the UK and the other half in Italy. Blogging since Jan 2010, she finds it hard to drag herself away from her laptop. She likes to dabble in the kitchen, mess around with a camera, play at gardening, and she?s an expert in packing suitcases. She?d quite like to be an author translated into 25 languages but what she?s really good at is being a mum, a woman and a good friend.