I mean, not like Gaga playing Madison Square Garden made it, but you know — the rough equivalent in the world of food blogging. Or something. Sort of. You’ll have to excuse me. It’s been a long week. I blame donut brain. And donut tell me that isn’t a thing, because it totally is. It can happen when you eat roughly all the donuts in two days, supplemented only by thick wedges of key lime pie. To keep the scurvy at bay, of course. That’s real life.
Around these parts, #SoLetsPigOut week has been off the chizzain. It started with introducing all of you to my co-host Gina from So…Let’s Hang Out. (She’s the one on the right up there with the unmistakably how the eff did I agree to this look on her face.) We’ve spent the past four days grilling up chicken wangs, sipping on mocktails, steaking over your salad and sneaking superfoods into your sweets, all in the name of summer — and it’s only gonna get better.
In a #SoLetsPigOut Summer Potluck grand finale of sorts, we’ve invited 25+ bloggy friends ‘over’ to share their favorite summer recipes and they are majorly blowing my mind in a way that commands all the confetti pops that ever were. I mean srsly, if you’ve got a shareable-eats shindig on your schedule this summer, BOOKMARKING THIS PAGE IS PROBABLY A GOOD IDEA.
But first! If you’re just now joining us, over the course of the week Gina and I have hooked up FIVE exciting giveaways in honor of #SoLetsPigOut — for everything from sustainable kitchenware to swanky olive oils and even a mini-shopping spree. Pop on over to these pages and throw your hat in the ring before it’s too late!
Day 1: $225 Potluck Set from Mighty Nest
Day 2: Two (2) $50 Mini Shopping Sprees from iHerb.com
Day 3: Olive Oil Gift Set featuring Award-Winning Olive Oils from California Olive Ranch
Day 4: Sambazon Prize Pack (Smoothie Packs, Wooden Bowl, Recipe Book) AND California Almonds Gift Tote (Snack Almonds, Baking Almonds, Almond Flour + More!)
Enter by Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:59pm PDT.
All entered up? Great. You’re totally gonna win. I can feel it.
ON WITH THE POTLUCK!
Aida Mollenkamp – Peach Melba Coconut Cream Soda
Cake Over Steak – Blueberry Mojitos
The Pig & Quill – Fizzy Herbed Pineapple Limeade with Basil + Mint
What’s Gaby Cooking – Strawberry Jalapeño Mojitos
A La Main – Almond Hummus + Crackers (Gluten-Free)
Loves Food, Loves to Eat – Smoked Salmon Dip
Predominantly Paleo – Caramelized Onion Buffalo Meatballs
Rubies & Radishes – Paleo Coconut-Lime Fruit Salad
So…Let’s Hang Out – Sticky BBQ Korean Chicken Wings
Tasty Yummies – Roasted Grape & Rosemary Savory Goat Cheese Mini Tarts (Grain-Free)
Earthy Feast – Chicken Fried Tofu Sliders + Spicy Peach Slaw
Fix Feast Flair – Norimaki Mochiko Chicken Bites + Quick Pickles
Naturally Ella – Grilled Halloumi + Peach Skewers with Basil Jalapeño Sauce
The Pig & Quill + So…Let’s Hang Out – Grilled Thai Beef Salad with Sesame-Lime Vinaigrette
80Twenty – Herby Wild Rice Salad with Roasted Cherries (Gluten-Free + Vegan)
Beard & Bonnet – Grilled Watermelon + Halloumi Salad
Gluten Is My Bitch – Mexican Corn Off The Cob
i am a food blog – Banh Mi Fries
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen – Thai Chicken Slaw
A Little Saffron – Peach + Plum Crisp
Dunk & Crumble – Marionberry Pie
EGD – Cider-Poached Peaches with Whipped Ricotta
Fix Feast Flair – Mini Matcha + Butter Mochi with Adzuki
Live Simply – Peach + Rosemary Crisp
So…Let’s Hang Out – Stone Fruit Cobbler with Lime Coconut Cream
Texanerin Baking – Raspberry Coconut Cupcakes (Grain-Free)
The Pig & Quill – Sinless Devil’s Food Donuts (Grain-Free)
The Sugar Hit – Toblerone Ice Cream Cake
Will Frolic for Food – S’meaches (Gluten Free + Vegan)
Wit + Vinegar – Raspberry Fluff
With Food + Love – Banana Cupcakes with Black Tea-Infused Sweet Cherry Frosting (Gluten-Free)
Tremendous thanks to the overwhelmingly talented group of friends that joined us for this event. I’d love nothing more than to pig out with all of you live and in person any ol’ time.
Cheers to the second half of summer, everyone!
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