Friday Foodie Feature

I thought Friday would never come! This week I am happy to feature Jessie from The Happiness in Health, a blog I have recently started reading and totally loving. The title alone is great, and Jessie shares a lot of beautiful, healthy recipes despite her very busy schedule. I am looking forward to following her blog, and if you get the chance I hope that you too will check it out!


How long have you been blogging?

I’ve been reading blogs for a few years now, but I didn’t make the plunge until this January.  I’m glad I did, because I’ve met so many interesting people already.  I had fun reading blogs as a spectator, but I LOVE writing about my own experiences with food and cooking.  I look forward to blogging every day!

What is your favorite thing about blogging?

The Internet has so much confusing nutrition information out there, so I’m hoping that as a future Registered Dietitian I can clear up some of the “facts” floating around.  I try to cleverly insert food facts and nutrition tips into most of my posts – can you find them? ;)

Of course, I find connecting with visitors and other bloggers to be irresistible.  There are so many interesting and thoughtful blogs out there (of which TravelEatLove is definitely one :D ).  I’ve learned a lot about food and travel just by reading.

Least favorite?

I’ve been lucky enough in my tenure so far to have not encountered any of the bad stuff in blogging (except spam, of course).  I know, lucky, right? :)

What has been your most fun blog post to write?

Mayonnaise and salmon – a delicious combination! Not only did Peter and I sigh with contentment over this dish, I had a blast playing around with my camera to show off the food :)


Where do you see your blog this time next year?

I hope that readers will find the blog to be a comfortable place to ask questions and have great discussions.  I see myself cooking many more recipes and improving my photography skills.  Finally, I’m looking forward to traveling next summer and sharing my experiences with readers.

Is there anything else about your blogging experience you would like to share?

Writing about the topics that I love has been more gratifying than I could ever have imagined.  Blogging allows me to be both creative and informative (I hope!).  I love reading comments because everyone has their own perspective on any one topic.  It’s nice to know that people are actually reading and that I’m not typing to an empty cyberspace. J  But, even if I were, I’d continue writing because it’s been so much fun!

For anyone who’s thinking of starting a website or blog but who hasn’t gotten around to it yet: do it!  I spent a lot of time hemming and hawing and convincing myself I didn’t have time, but once I climbed over the initial hurdle of setup (Mac users, I empathize!), I found that writing was a blast.

Thanks to Meghan for this superb opportunity to reflect on blogging and cooking.  It’s been really fun to read about all her meals and travels, and I look forward to reading each and every one of your blogs, too!

Happy living!

Jessie :)

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  1. Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)’s avatar

    It’s definitely awesome to have an R.D.’s opinion on things — there are a lot of conflicting opinions and misleading information out there.


  2. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite’s avatar

    I am interested to know what you think the “hurdles” for Mac users are?


    1. Jessie’s avatar

      There aren’t serious hurdles for Mac users. My website took a while to set up because the host I was using didn’t have an easy setup for WordPress with a Mac, and I wanted to use my computer as a local host, too (protecting against crashes and Internet downtimes and so forth). Needless to say, I learned a lot of html in a short amount of time! :)


    2. Simply Life’s avatar

      so great to read about -thanks for sharing!


    3. Kelly’s avatar

      Thanks for introducing me to another great blog :)


    4. Jess (Fit Chick in the City)’s avatar

      I love the Friday Foodie feature!


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