Project Food Blog: A Look Back.

As many of you already know, my Project Food Blog run came to an end this week.  If I am being honest, I was a little surprised when I first saw the results.  I thought my Pumpkin Pomegranate Cake was pretty badass.  But looking through all of the other entries, there was so much amazing talent in the top 24.  It was truly an honor to have even made it that far.

I started Project Food Blog way back on September 19th, and to tell you the truth I almost didn’t enter.  I have never been good at “putting myself out there” and I have a very intense fear of failure.  But even though I didn’t make it to the end, I still feel like it was a huge success.  Making it to the top 24 in a field that started out in the thousands was quite an achievement, and I found myself both personally and professionally challenged along the way.

For the past two months, my weekends and Sunday afternoons have been consumed by cooking, photographing, eating, breathing, and living Project Food Blog.  So for this Sunday, I thought we could take a look back…

Challenge 1: Ready, Set Blog

The Next Food Blog Star?

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Challenge 2: The Classics

Taking on Classic Thai Green Curry

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Challenge 3: Luxury Dinner Party

A Fall Farmer’s Market Feast (won the Reader’s Choice Award!)

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Challenge 4: Picture Perfect

Harvest Root Vegetable Pie

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Challenge 5: Recipe Remix

Indian Naan Pizza with Homemade Paneer Cheese (won the Reader’s Choice Award!)

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Challenge 6: Road Trip

Meze on the Mall

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Challenge 7: Video 411

Kale and Roasted Root Vegetable Soup: The Video

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Challenge 8: Piece of Cake

Pumpkin, Fig, & Pomegranate Upside-Down Cake (with Pumpkin Cinnamon Spiced Vegan Ice Cream)

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Looking back through all of the posts, it’s crazy to think that this has been a 12-week journey.  I can’t thank you all enough for all the votes, love, and support.  I am so glad that I decided to be part of Project Food Blog, and I can feel how much I have grown since the beginning of the competition. 

I’ve become a better cook, a better photographer, a better writer, and a better member of the food blog community.  In the end, I won a lot more than I lost.