JEZE July 2013 : Page 78

Blog nutshelled: “I share recipes for the food I really eat, not the food I want people to think I eat. My cooking style tends to be modern in fl avor and technique, yet still Southern at its core.” Fave post: The blog’s namesake, Dixie Caviar— black-eyed peas, corn, onion, peppers and Italian dressing Blog dream: To publish a Dixie Caviar cookbook Bookmark it: Nealey doesn’t sell ads; blog posts and recipes are from the heart. Plus, the incredible photography has us salivating at our keyboards. Fave local resto: Floataway Cafe Fave post: Healthifi ed birthday cupcakes (chocolate blueberry banana with peanut butter frosting—yum!) Blog roll: Yummy Mummy Kitchen, Eat Yourself Skinny, Healthy Living Maintenance Bookmark it: McNitt’s personal weight-loss story (check out her before and after pics) is inspiring, and her recipes make healthy eating easy—her 41,000+ Twitter followers obviously agree with us. Fave local resto: Ray’s in the City Undressed Skeleton MONICA BOSCO PHOTO BY MINHNUYET HARDY; NEALEY DOZIER PHOTO BY WALTER THOMPSON meet + greet meet + greet meet + greet meet + greet 78 Blog Lovin’ Get the dish on three of ATL’s hungriest food bloggers. By Kelsey Bjelland Local Italian Plate Monica Bosco @locitalianplate ’Hood: Brookhaven Day job: Real estate associate, professional home stager Blogger since: 2012 Three words: Saucy, authentic, fun Blog nutshelled: “Eating my way through the language of love, food and wine” Fave post: Spicy red pepper and garlic shrimp—her dad once packed a 3-foot braid of garlic in his suitcase on a return trip from Italy, and it miraculously made it home. She used it to make the recipe! Bookmark it: Coming from a big Sicilian family, Bosco says Italian food is the only food worth eating—and her recipes just may have us convinced. Fave local restos: Sotto Sotto, Sapori di Napoli, Toscano & Sons Italian Market Dixie Caviar dixiec Nealey Dozier @dixiecaviar ’Hood: Brookhaven Day job: Recipe developer/tester, Sur la Table class instructor Blogger since: 2008 Two words: Always hungry... Taralynn McNitt @taralynnstweets ’Hood: Norcross Day job: Online marketer Blogger since: 2010 Three words: Adventurous, artsy, proactive Blog nutshelled: “Healthy recipes and meal ideas for people who love to eat, but are trying to reach or maintain a healthy weight” meet + greet meet + greet meet + greet meet + greet

Blog Lovin’

Kelsey Bjelland

What three local food-bloggers are whipping up online

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