Sunday, October 9, 2011

Liebster Blog Award!

So exciting!  GFG received the Liebster Blog award from Mrs. Ed's Research and Recipes blog!  The Liebster award goes to blogs with 200 followers or less and means "dear, sweet, kind, nice, good, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome," in German.  I am really honored that anyone at all takes the time to read my ramblings and even more so to get this fun award.  The best part is- you pay it forward!  Now I choose 5 blogs that I also feel should receive this award :)

Diary of a Nutritionist:  Lauren is a 20-something nutritionist navigating the world of healthy eating incorporating vegan, raw, whole, clean, and unprocessed foods.  She has an interesting perspective as she also prepares many meals for her family, who are not necessarily raw/vegan.  I like to read all kinds of different blogs, not only GF blogs, and I love Lauren's emphasis on fresh produce and fun, easy meals.

What Katie Did:  Katie is another fun blogger in her twenties who enjoys GF cooking, getting outdoors, photography, and all manner of healthy living.  She was also nice enough to tag my blog awhile back.  I think it's so important that bloggers focus not just on recipes, but what it means to lead a whole, clean, FUN, and fulfilling life.  Life is not ticking things off on a to-do list or constantly analyzing your diet.  It's about choosing nourishing foods AND activities that fuel your mind and body so that you can get the most out of every second.  And Katie is a great example of that.

What You're Missing KC:  Switching gears big time- my next blog is Sharmin's What You're Missing KC!  I am proud of my adopted home, Kansas City, and I am a big proponent of the burgeoning foodie community here.  I may not be able to actually eat a lot of what Sharmin talks about, but that isn't the point.  The point is that local cuisine here is going through something of a renaissance and I love that people are just as excited about as I am!  Sharmin is doing great things for the community (and we hope to lean on her once Kansas City Restaurant Week 2012 rolls around!) so big thumbs up to you Sharmin!

Paleo Parents:  This mom and dad team have undergone major transformations, including together losing over 200 pounds on the paleo diet!  They have successfully transitioned their whole family (3 young boys!) to a paleo lifestyle and make it look fun, appetizing, and accessible.

Vagablonding:  Switching gears again, to travel, my other passion.  Ariel is a young budget traveler from the Pacific Northwest who has documented her world travels with awesome photography.   She navigates the world on practically pennies a day, which reminds me so much of my experiences backpacking.  These days world travel isn't really on my radar, but a girl can dream right?

If you were tagged and would like to participate, here's what you do:

1. Mention who tagged you.

2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.

4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to others.
Thanks for reading, XoXo GFG!


  1. This is incredibly kind of you, thanks so much!! :)

  2. Thank you so very much! This was a very sweet surprise!

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  4. Thanks so much for the shout out! When not dining out I try to eat pretty healthy at home and love the recipes you share on your blog!

    Thanks so much!