My Top Fab 5 Bloggers + {FFwD – Asparagus, Bacon, Egg Salad}


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This post has a little bit of everything all rolled into one happy love-fest! 
First I  wanted to share my recipe that the French Friday’s with Dorie community made….well on Friday.   You know I never get my posts up on exactly Friday….

We made Asparagus, Bacon, and Egg Salad, and WOW was it delicious!   I loved how the soft boiled egg tasted on my salad.  I also loved how the egg, bacon, asparagus, and dressing complimented each other so perfectly.

I will be doing a cleanse starting the first of June from Glow Green Girl.  I am really excited to do the cleanse.  It will be a challenge for me, because it is mostly a gluten-free cleanse.  When I made this salad today, I then realized it would be a great gluten-free meal to make.

I will be blogging my experiences during the cleanse, probably on a weekly basis.  I will do it definitely for two weeks, but maybe for a full month.  So if you have fun gluten-free recipes, please send them my way.

I cannot share the recipe for the lovely salad.  BUT I can say you will love every page of Dorie Greenspan’s book Around my French Table.

Here is where the lovefest arrives…are you prepared for complete happiness?  Thank you to the Clever Girls for this opportunity to share my top five fabulous bloggers.

What does fabulous really mean?  For me, someone who shares there love for what they do with others on every level.  This means they share in their writing, along with reaching out in the community, or social media to help others.  They are supportive, kind, completely dedicated, and motivated to get what they want.

Picture taken by Nelly

The first, and top blogger in my eyes is completely fabulous on every level.  I met her a few months back, and we talk everyday now.  I love and adore her!  Nelly from Cooking with Books is new to twitter, and the blogging world actually.  She is a graduate of CIA in New York, and has such a passion for cooking, creating, and sharing.  She did not have a blog up when we connected during a Chef2Chef twitter chat.  I remember she was making a rainbow coconut cake, and I asked if she would be sharing the recipe… well she said no.  With all the lovely recipes she was making, I really encouraged her to get her blog going.

Today she has beautiful blog that shares recipes, tips, restaurant reviews, and trips to local plants, or farms.  You get a little bit of everything all rolled into one fabulous blog!

Second fabulous blogger is Teeg from Living in the (k)Now.  I met Teeg awhile back, basically during the beginning of my yoga journey.  She has the most amazing spirit about her, and she shares it in every blog post.  She is someone who is determined to get what she truly wants no matter what.  She is about to work on her Yoga Teacher Training, which will be the next chapter in her fabulous life.  I look forward to reading all about her experiences during the training, and what amazing experiences she will have after.  She shares wonderful yoga information, some food experiences, and her fun vacations (especially her trip to France!)

Picture from Teeg on her trip in France!

The third fabulous blogger is Robyn from Philosophy Fitness.  I very recently met her, and she is so looking forward to hearing about my first experience with hot yoga.  She shares health, nutrition, and her yoga experiences on her blog.  Right now she is just finishing up her Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica.  I cannot wait to read all about her amazing experiences.  She has such a love for life, and shares it in every post, tweet, or Facebook status.  She especially has a love for yoga, and has been one of my mentors during my yoga journey.

The fourth fabulous blogger is Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food.  I love reading her blogs!!! She shares such creative ideas, and some gluten-free recipes that look amazing.  I love how she shares so many recipes with almond flour, I really had no idea all the different ways I could use it.  She has shared tips, thoughts, and has been very supportive with my blog.  When she shares a blog post, she shares a story, you love to read everything she writes.  She is a fabulous blogger who loves creating new dishes, and some old favorites along the way.

The fifth fabulous blogger is Brian from A Thought For Food.  I love reading every blog he shares, and enjoying each picture.  I feel he is one of the reasons I have been improving my photography, his pictures are stunning.  Between fabulous pictures, and delicious recipes, this blog is one happy place to spend your time.  He shares recipes, and restaurant reviews, and my favorite – Silent Sunday.   He is definitely a fabulous blogger who shows his love for food on every level, and is willing to help others improve on their passion.

Thank you to the top five bloggers for making my days feel brighter, and more fabulous!  I really do read, and enjoy everything you share.

Don’t forget to enter the 50 Fabulous Wishes contest for a chance to win $1,000 to celebrate a friend with a refreshing attitude about looking and feeling fabulous. I was selected for this Tropicana Trop50 sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do. I received compensation to use and facilitate my post.

Who are your top five fabulous bloggers you read all the time?

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra


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  • And I want to thank YOU for encouraging me and just hearing me out when I need to ramble/rant!! You've become an amazing friend in such a short time! Love u darling!
  • That's really sweet to write about your 5 favorite bloggers! I should do that too. I will check out all their sites, and thank you for sharing them with the rest of us. :)
  • Yummychunklet
    Great post! Your salad looks delicious.
  • Oh my gosh, Terra, I think I might cry!  This is so sweet and I can't tell you how honoured I am to be among the top 5! Now, I am starting to think I may have to do this cleanse you were talking about.  I have been eating SO much these days...
    • Carolyn, sorry for my delay responding back to you.  You really are fantastic, and you share such lovely recipes with us.  I look forward to enjoying, or wishing there was a way to reach through my screen and grab some of your delicious treats!  I have your gluten-free recipes saved, and ready to try! The cleanse is fun, and really not difficult.  I have had some setbacks, but excited to get my habits switched around.  Sending hugs, Terra
  • [email protected]
    The salad looks fab!!!  Thanks for introducing me to a couple of new bloggers... will go and check them out soon! 
  • [email protected]’s Kitchen
    Several of your Top 5 are my favorites bloggers too! I guess there's a reason why they're so likable, precisely because of their character traits, recipes and love for life that you mentioned above. I also noticed your salad is full of asparagus, really like that!
    • How exciting that your favorite bloggers are most of my top five favorite bloggers!  They're pretty fantastic, and share such amazing recipes:-)  Thank you so much for stopping by! Hugs, Terra
  • Awesome post! How great to feature your fav. bloggers!
  • That asparagus bacon and egg salad looks amazing!  Love Nelly's blog too {thanks for the recommendation!}, and I will definitely check out your other recommendations.  If you need any gluten-free food recommendations let me know, and all of my recipes are gluten-free :-)
  • Belinda @zomppa
    Great to meet everyone!! The salad looks amazing - the eggs are done perfectly. I just finished a 7-day juice fast...if you want to read about the experience, come on over! Best of luck on yours!
  • I love how you share the love! And your salad is gorgeous! I've awarded you an Awards Galore award.  You can check it out on my blog!
  • Beautiful salad photo!!!  I was glad tomorrow's dish was SO easy! And how fun to showcase 5 fabulous bloggers!  Two I know and admire...and 3 I will become a fan of, I'm certain!  Thanks~
    • I hope you are enjoying my five top bloggers, I love enjoying their blogs!  Thank you so much for the kind words! Hugs, Terra