i've been making these nearly everyday. plus protein powder, flax seed oil, apple cider vinegar, more fruit, and occasionally, a bit of by nadia
nadia
nadia i've been making these nearly everyday. plus protein powder, flax seed oil, apple cider vinegar, more fruit, and occasionally, a bit of
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Cucumber Salad: apple cider vinegar, sugar, dill, salt and pepper. I've been trying to remember this since I lived in LA. by Giedre
Giedre
Giedre Cucumber Salad: apple cider vinegar, sugar, dill, salt and pepper. I've been trying to remember this since I lived in LA.
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Kung Pao Cauliflower: soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, crushed red pepper, wasabi powder, corn starch, coconut oil, garlic, onion, bell pepper by beulah
beulah
beulah Kung Pao Cauliflower: soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, crushed red pepper, wasabi powder, corn starch, coconut oil, garlic, onion, bell pepper
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Olive or Vegetable Oil – About ¾ cup White or Apple Cider Vinegar – About ¼ cup Just mix together and dip a rag into the mixture. Then, just wipe your furniture down with it. This will completely eliminate those nips and make the furniture look nearly new again. by SouthernDreamer
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SouthernDreamer Olive or Vegetable Oil – About ¾ cup White or Apple Cider Vinegar – About ¼ cup Just mix together and dip a rag into the mixture. Then, just wipe your furniture down with it. This will completely eliminate those nips and make the furniture look nearly new again.
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Coconut oil; my eyelash remedy ! Rubbing a bit on in the shower and keeping it on for five minutes gets rid of under eye darkness and circles as well as making my lashes WAYYY longer and thicker. Only three days I've been using it and I've already been getting compliments on my luscious lashes ! by TamidP
TamidP
TamidP Coconut oil; my eyelash remedy ! Rubbing a bit on in the shower and keeping it on for five minutes gets rid of under eye darkness and circles as well as making my lashes WAYYY longer and thicker. Only three days I've been using it and I've already been getting compliments on my luscious lashes !
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Coconut oil; my eyelash remedy ! Rubbing a bit on in the shower and keeping it on for five minutes gets rid of under eye darkness and circles as well as making my lashes WAYYY longer and thicker. Only three days I've been using it and I've already been getting compliments on my luscious lashes ! by waxhaw
waxhaw
waxhaw Coconut oil; my eyelash remedy ! Rubbing a bit on in the shower and keeping it on for five minutes gets rid of under eye darkness and circles as well as making my lashes WAYYY longer and thicker. Only three days I've been using it and I've already been getting compliments on my luscious lashes !
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#paleo Tortillas: ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons water; 2 eggs; 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil OR coconut oil; 1 ½ tablespoons of coconut flour; 2 tablespoons of almond flour; ½ tablespoon of ground flax seed; ¼ teaspoon baking powder by gayle
gayle
gayle #paleo Tortillas: ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons water; 2 eggs; 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil OR coconut oil; 1 ½ tablespoons of coconut flour; 2 tablespoons of almond flour; ½ tablespoon of ground flax seed; ¼ teaspoon baking powder
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#paleo Tortillas: ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons water; 2 eggs; 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil OR coconut oil; 1 ½ tablespoons of coconut flour; 2 tablespoons of almond flour; ½ tablespoon of ground flax seed; ¼ teaspoon baking powder by Logash
Logash
Logash #paleo Tortillas: ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons water; 2 eggs; 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil OR coconut oil; 1 ½ tablespoons of coconut flour; 2 tablespoons of almond flour; ½ tablespoon of ground flax seed; ¼ teaspoon baking powder
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We’re all about a great multitasker, and apple cider vinegar is no exception. This salad dressing staple has been linked to a healthier complexion, can help keep your home squeaky clean, could help with an upset stomach and bloating, and so much more! by AislingH
AislingH
AislingH We’re all about a great multitasker, and apple cider vinegar is no exception. This salad dressing staple has been linked to a healthier complexion, can help keep your home squeaky clean, could help with an upset stomach and bloating, and so much more!
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Whipped cream made from coconut milk. People, if you haven't tried it, you must!! I've been making this one for a while now and it's amazing! PS....you can also add a bit of cocoa powder to make it chocolate mousse! by Dittekarina
Dittekarina
Dittekarina Whipped cream made from coconut milk. People, if you haven't tried it, you must!! I've been making this one for a while now and it's amazing! PS....you can also add a bit of cocoa powder to make it chocolate mousse!
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whipped cream made from coconut milk. People, if you haven't tried it, you must!! I've been making this one for a while now and it's amazing! PS....you can also add a bit of cacao powder to make it chocolate mousse!!! YUM by nellie
nellie
nellie whipped cream made from coconut milk. People, if you haven't tried it, you must!! I've been making this one for a while now and it's amazing! PS....you can also add a bit of cacao powder to make it chocolate mousse!!! YUM
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whipped cream made from coconut milk. People, if you haven't tried it, you must!! I've been making this one for a while now and it's amazing!!!!!!!!! PS....you can also add a bit of cacao powder to make it chocolate mousse!!! - whipped cream made fro by nellie
nellie
nellie whipped cream made from coconut milk. People, if you haven't tried it, you must!! I've been making this one for a while now and it's amazing!!!!!!!!! PS....you can also add a bit of cacao powder to make it chocolate mousse!!! - whipped cream made fro
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Whipped cream made from coconut milk. People, if you haven't tried it, you must!! I've been making this one for a while now and it's amazing! PS....you can also add a bit of cocoa powder to make it chocolate mousse! by nellie
nellie
nellie Whipped cream made from coconut milk. People, if you haven't tried it, you must!! I've been making this one for a while now and it's amazing! PS....you can also add a bit of cocoa powder to make it chocolate mousse!
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A Honey Mustard Apple Cider  Vinegrette - Whisk together 1/2 tsp honey, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 sm minced shallot, juice from 1 lemon juice, 1 tsp mustard powder, and 1/2 tsp dried basil.Slowly pour in 3/4 cup olive oil while whisking to emulsify.Season with salt and pepper to taste.Pour into jar with lid and refrigerate. by jewel
jewel
jewel A Honey Mustard Apple Cider Vinegrette - Whisk together 1/2 tsp honey, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 sm minced shallot, juice from 1 lemon juice, 1 tsp mustard powder, and 1/2 tsp dried basil.Slowly pour in 3/4 cup olive oil while whisking to emulsify.Season with salt and pepper to taste.Pour into jar with lid and refrigerate.
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Grain-free Almond Flour Bread: ~2 1/4 cups blanched almond flour 1/4 cup ground flax seed 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3 large eggs 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar sliced almonds, optional by vanessa
vanessa
vanessa Grain-free Almond Flour Bread: ~2 1/4 cups blanched almond flour 1/4 cup ground flax seed 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3 large eggs 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar sliced almonds, optional
feast of life
Matcha Smoothie- 2 bananas, 1c nectarine, peach or mango, protein powder, 1 scoop flax seed, 1 t matcha, 1 1/2 c coconut milk. Matcha(green tea powder) benefits include clarity of mind, energy boost, powerful antioxidant(20 times more than blueberries), contains a powerful antioxidant known as catechins - cancer fighting properties by eve
eve
eve Matcha Smoothie- 2 bananas, 1c nectarine, peach or mango, protein powder, 1 scoop flax seed, 1 t matcha, 1 1/2 c coconut milk. Matcha(green tea powder) benefits include clarity of mind, energy boost, powerful antioxidant(20 times more than blueberries), contains a powerful antioxidant known as catechins - cancer fighting properties
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Ingredients: (for chickpeas) medium curry powder, chickpeas, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, unsweetened plain nondairy yogurt, olive oil, garlic, onion powder.  (for dressing) tahini, unsweetened plain nondairy yogurt, water, lemon juice, olive oil, red onion, garlic, salt, pepper.  (for sandwiches) shredded lettuce, pita bread, tomatoes, fresh parsley, lemon wedges. by susana
susana
susana Ingredients: (for chickpeas) medium curry powder, chickpeas, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, unsweetened plain nondairy yogurt, olive oil, garlic, onion powder. (for dressing) tahini, unsweetened plain nondairy yogurt, water, lemon juice, olive oil, red onion, garlic, salt, pepper. (for sandwiches) shredded lettuce, pita bread, tomatoes, fresh parsley, lemon wedges.
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Averie’s 2 Minute Peanut Sauce (Garlic, Added Salt, and Soy Free!)   1/3 C Peanut Butter  1/4 C Maple/Agave Blend (in whatever ratios you have/prefer)  1/4 C Sesame Oil (this is the Key Ingredient.  Do not skimp on this!)  1/4 C Apple Cider Vinegar ACV (if you don’t have ACV, use orange juice or regular vinegar)   1 Tsp Ginger Powder (optional) by lucinda
lucinda
lucinda Averie’s 2 Minute Peanut Sauce (Garlic, Added Salt, and Soy Free!) 1/3 C Peanut Butter 1/4 C Maple/Agave Blend (in whatever ratios you have/prefer) 1/4 C Sesame Oil (this is the Key Ingredient.  Do not skimp on this!) 1/4 C Apple Cider Vinegar ACV (if you don’t have ACV, use orange juice or regular vinegar) 1 Tsp Ginger Powder (optional)
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No-Bake Energy Bites. I took 2 great recipes and made 1 amazing one. Mix all in 1 bowl: 1 cup dry oatmeal, 1 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup ground flax seed, 1 scoop protein powder, 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips. Chill for 1 hour. Make into little balls and eat. They are so good I ate 3 while making them. by cecilia
cecilia
cecilia No-Bake Energy Bites. I took 2 great recipes and made 1 amazing one. Mix all in 1 bowl: 1 cup dry oatmeal, 1 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup ground flax seed, 1 scoop protein powder, 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips. Chill for 1 hour. Make into little balls and eat. They are so good I ate 3 while making them.
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20 Natural Pain Killers - 1 Ginger-muscle pain 2 Apple Cider Vinegar-heartburn 3 Clove-toothache 4 Garlic-earache 5 Cherries-headache/joint pain 6 Fish-stomach pain 7 Grapes-back pain 8 Yogurt-prevents PMS 9 Oats-Endrometrial 10 Salt-foot pain 11 Pineapple-digestive upsets 12 Peppermint-muscle pain 13 Turmeric-chronic pain 14 Flax Seed-breast pain/soreness 15 Horseradish-sinus 16 Tomato Juice-leg cramps 17 Blueberries-bladder infections by wendy.grieshaber
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wendy.grieshaber 20 Natural Pain Killers - 1 Ginger-muscle pain 2 Apple Cider Vinegar-heartburn 3 Clove-toothache 4 Garlic-earache 5 Cherries-headache/joint pain 6 Fish-stomach pain 7 Grapes-back pain 8 Yogurt-prevents PMS 9 Oats-Endrometrial 10 Salt-foot pain 11 Pineapple-digestive upsets 12 Peppermint-muscle pain 13 Turmeric-chronic pain 14 Flax Seed-breast pain/soreness 15 Horseradish-sinus 16 Tomato Juice-leg cramps 17 Blueberries-bladder infections
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Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac can ruin a great day spent outdoors. Coming in contact with their toxic leaves, stems and roots can give you a horrible itchy..possibly oozey rash that can last 1 to 3 weeks   ***  The above pictures are left to right…Poison Ivy – Poison Oak – Poison Sumac ***  Learn to identify and avoid these toxic enemies…  Poison Ivy - Poison Ivy has 3 leaves on a single red stem and grow on a vine. New leaves are light green and have scalloped edges.  Poison Oak – Poison Oak also has 3 leaves  and grows more shrub like. Leaves are similar to those of an Oak tree.  Poison Sumac -  Poison Sumac grows as a shrub or small tree with groups of 7 or more leaves with pointed tips.  The sap contained in this plants…Urushiol Oil…is evil element that causes your misery.  Urushiol oil is released when the plant is damaged in some way.   You can come in contact directly with the plant or indirectly via a pet or clothing that has been exposed. A rash will form within 12 to 48 hours after exposure.  If you develop a rash & / or weeping blisters…as hard as it is…try not to scratch or rub the affected areas. Doing so can cause the rash to spread and possibly cause infection.  Here are a few remedies that may help…  Rubbing Alcohol – Apply rubbing alcohol to your skin to dissolve the urushiol oil. The oil seeps slowly into your skin…rubbing alcohol will help prevent spreading. Cool Water – Rinse your skin with cool water..never hot or warm! Hot / warm water opens your pores allowing more toxins into your skin. Nails – If you’re scratched or touch the leaves of the plants…scrub your nails clean with a nail brush to remove any residual oil. Throw away the nail brush when you’re done!! Chilled Fruit Rinds – Apply a chilled watermelon rind or banana peel to the infected area if possible. The banana will be soothing…the watermelon stays cold longer for extended relief. Tea – Draw a coolish bath and add 12 Chamomile tea bags to the bath water. Chamomile has anti inflammatory properties and will soothe the itch. Apple Cider Vinegar – To expedite healing…apply vinegar to the infected area with a cotton ball…leave on for 20 -30 mins. then rinse with a mixture of equal parts cool water and apple cider vinegar. Pat to dry….do not reuse towel without washing it!!! Oatmeal Bath – Oatmeal has soothing and calming properties and will help give you relief from the itch. Be sure not to bath in hot water!! Cold Compress – A cold compress can instantly soothe irritation and itching. Vicks Vapor Rub – The thought of this may make you cringe…but it works like a charm. It can dry up your blisters and promote healing in no time. Dab…not rub…vapor rub on your infected skin using a cotton ball. Cover with gauge or bandage….repeat 2 to 3 times a day. Hemorrhoid Ointment – This will give you relief from irritation, swelling and itch. …. by Widmerpool
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Widmerpool Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac can ruin a great day spent outdoors. Coming in contact with their toxic leaves, stems and roots can give you a horrible itchy..possibly oozey rash that can last 1 to 3 weeks ***  The above pictures are left to right…Poison Ivy – Poison Oak – Poison Sumac *** Learn to identify and avoid these toxic enemies… Poison Ivy - Poison Ivy has 3 leaves on a single red stem and grow on a vine. New leaves are light green and have scalloped edges. Poison Oak – Poison Oak also has 3 leaves  and grows more shrub like. Leaves are similar to those of an Oak tree. Poison Sumac -  Poison Sumac grows as a shrub or small tree with groups of 7 or more leaves with pointed tips. The sap contained in this plants…Urushiol Oil…is evil element that causes your misery.  Urushiol oil is released when the plant is damaged in some way.   You can come in contact directly with the plant or indirectly via a pet or clothing that has been exposed. A rash will form within 12 to 48 hours after exposure. If you develop a rash & / or weeping blisters…as hard as it is…try not to scratch or rub the affected areas. Doing so can cause the rash to spread and possibly cause infection. Here are a few remedies that may help… Rubbing Alcohol – Apply rubbing alcohol to your skin to dissolve the urushiol oil. The oil seeps slowly into your skin…rubbing alcohol will help prevent spreading. Cool Water – Rinse your skin with cool water..never hot or warm! Hot / warm water opens your pores allowing more toxins into your skin. Nails – If you’re scratched or touch the leaves of the plants…scrub your nails clean with a nail brush to remove any residual oil. Throw away the nail brush when you’re done!! Chilled Fruit Rinds – Apply a chilled watermelon rind or banana peel to the infected area if possible. The banana will be soothing…the watermelon stays cold longer for extended relief. Tea – Draw a coolish bath and add 12 Chamomile tea bags to the bath water. Chamomile has anti inflammatory properties and will soothe the itch. Apple Cider Vinegar – To expedite healing…apply vinegar to the infected area with a cotton ball…leave on for 20 -30 mins. then rinse with a mixture of equal parts cool water and apple cider vinegar. Pat to dry….do not reuse towel without washing it!!! Oatmeal Bath – Oatmeal has soothing and calming properties and will help give you relief from the itch. Be sure not to bath in hot water!! Cold Compress – A cold compress can instantly soothe irritation and itching. Vicks Vapor Rub – The thought of this may make you cringe…but it works like a charm. It can dry up your blisters and promote healing in no time. Dab…not rub…vapor rub on your infected skin using a cotton ball. Cover with gauge or bandage….repeat 2 to 3 times a day. Hemorrhoid Ointment – This will give you relief from irritation, swelling and itch. ….
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Spinach-Strawberry Salad:  Delectable Dressing:  2 tablespoons each: olive oil, apple cider vinegar, organic sugar,   1 tablespoon each: sesame seeds, tamari (or soy sauce), orange juice,   ½ tablespoon poppy seeds,   ⅛ teaspoon paprika -     Salad:  One 5 oz. bag of baby spinach,   1 pint strawberries, trimmed and thinly sliced -   Topping:  ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted -- LOVE MAKING MY OWN DRESSINGS THANKS TO MY MOM! NEVER BUY THEM! by C@rol
C@rol
C@rol Spinach-Strawberry Salad: Delectable Dressing: 2 tablespoons each: olive oil, apple cider vinegar, organic sugar, 1 tablespoon each: sesame seeds, tamari (or soy sauce), orange juice, ½ tablespoon poppy seeds, ⅛ teaspoon paprika - Salad: One 5 oz. bag of baby spinach, 1 pint strawberries, trimmed and thinly sliced - Topping: ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted -- LOVE MAKING MY OWN DRESSINGS THANKS TO MY MOM! NEVER BUY THEM!
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Nightly routine for a smooth tomorrow .. 1tbsp cod liver oil, 1.5 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, a few swigs of straight cranberry and a truck load of B vitamins! You will tell a difference in your skin, hair, appetite, and energy. Perfect combo for making good fuel out of your food and clearing up the system- without getting too holistic by beth
beth
beth Nightly routine for a smooth tomorrow .. 1tbsp cod liver oil, 1.5 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, a few swigs of straight cranberry and a truck load of B vitamins! You will tell a difference in your skin, hair, appetite, and energy. Perfect combo for making good fuel out of your food and clearing up the system- without getting too holistic
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These look super yummy. Also think about all the different kind of jams and jellies you could use... Apple with a little bit of cinnamon or caramel (YUM!). Of course I would substitute apple sauce for the oil (since that's what I've been trying to do when baking these days) and it doesn't seem like such a bad for you recipe. by brookeO
brookeO
brookeO These look super yummy. Also think about all the different kind of jams and jellies you could use... Apple with a little bit of cinnamon or caramel (YUM!). Of course I would substitute apple sauce for the oil (since that's what I've been trying to do when baking these days) and it doesn't seem like such a bad for you recipe.
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Raw Vegan Garlic Herb Vinaigrette - 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon mustard, 2 medium cloves garlic minced, 3 tablespoons fresh herbs (any combination of diced chives, oregano or thyme), ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt, Freshly ground black pepper to taste. Stores in fridge for 3 days. by kinda.conger
kinda.conger
kinda.conger Raw Vegan Garlic Herb Vinaigrette - 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon mustard, 2 medium cloves garlic minced, 3 tablespoons fresh herbs (any combination of diced chives, oregano or thyme), ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt, Freshly ground black pepper to taste. Stores in fridge for 3 days.
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BBQ ribs I made, with YUMMY keto sauce I made up!        Sauce:  Caramelize one onion.  Add:   2 tsp liquid smoke  1/2 to 1 tsp garlic salt  1 small tomato paste can  1 can of good diet root beer  2 tsp mustard (yellow)  1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce  1 shake of cloves  1/2 tsp cayenne   1/2 tsp hot pepper seed/flakes  2 tsp Splenda  2 tsp or so cider vinegar    Mix it up and I cooked it a bit to thicken more.  Slather it on! by alba
alba
alba BBQ ribs I made, with YUMMY keto sauce I made up! Sauce: Caramelize one onion. Add: 2 tsp liquid smoke 1/2 to 1 tsp garlic salt 1 small tomato paste can 1 can of good diet root beer 2 tsp mustard (yellow) 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce 1 shake of cloves 1/2 tsp cayenne 1/2 tsp hot pepper seed/flakes 2 tsp Splenda 2 tsp or so cider vinegar Mix it up and I cooked it a bit to thicken more. Slather it on!
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Butterbeer
Adapted from Huffington Post

Yields 4 servings

1 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup heavy cream, divided
Four 12-ounce bottles cream soda, chilled

In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar with 2 tablespoons water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F (115 degrees C) on a candy thermometer, stirring occasionally. If you don't have a candy thermometer, bring to a gentle boil and turn off the heat after about a minute of cooking.

Turn off the heat and add the butter, salt, vinegar, and 1/4 cup heavy cream. Stir until smooth. Cool mixture to room temperature before using.

In a medium bowl, beat together the remaining cream (1/2 cup) with 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar syrup.

In each glass, mix together 1/4 cup brown sugar syrup with 1/4 cup cream soda. Pour in the rest of the cream soda until it is nearly to the brim of the glass. Top with whipped cream.

Serve immediately! by ruthie
ruthie
ruthie Butterbeer Adapted from Huffington Post Yields 4 servings 1 cup brown sugar 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 3/4 cup heavy cream, divided Four 12-ounce bottles cream soda, chilled In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar with 2 tablespoons water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F (115 degrees C) on a candy thermometer, stirring occasionally. If you don't have a candy thermometer, bring to a gentle boil and turn off the heat after about a minute of cooking. Turn off the heat and add the butter, salt, vinegar, and 1/4 cup heavy cream. Stir until smooth. Cool mixture to room temperature before using. In a medium bowl, beat together the remaining cream (1/2 cup) with 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar syrup. In each glass, mix together 1/4 cup brown sugar syrup with 1/4 cup cream soda. Pour in the rest of the cream soda until it is nearly to the brim of the glass. Top with whipped cream. Serve immediately!
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Copycat KFC Coleslaw  1/2 cup light mayonnaise   1/4 cup buttermilk (or milk plus 1/4 tsp lemon juice; let sit 5 min before using)   1 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar   2 Tbsp lemon juice   1/3 cup sugar   1/2 tsp salt   1/8 tsp pepper   1/2 tsp celery seed or celery salt   16oz shredded bagged cole slaw   Whisk everything but the cole slaw mix in a bowl. Add cole slaw cabbage mix & stir thoroughly. Let cole slaw chill & break down in the fridge for a minimum of 2-3 hours. by becky
becky
becky Copycat KFC Coleslaw 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 1/4 cup buttermilk (or milk plus 1/4 tsp lemon juice; let sit 5 min before using) 1 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp celery seed or celery salt 16oz shredded bagged cole slaw Whisk everything but the cole slaw mix in a bowl. Add cole slaw cabbage mix & stir thoroughly. Let cole slaw chill & break down in the fridge for a minimum of 2-3 hours.
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I had been meaning to update this recipe for a while. Whenever I teach  Intro to Sichuan cooking classes, we focus on simple and easy-to-love  stir-fry dishes such as Kung Pao Chicken, Mapo Tofu, and Dan Dan Noodles.  But anyone who has spent enough time in good Sichuan restaurants is bound  to eventually try a dish listed as Chongqing chicken, Sichuan chicken with  chilis, wok-fried chicken, or a number of similar names. (Lazi jiding is  the name in Mandarin.) And inevitably in every class, when I go around the  room during the intro ice-breaker and have students list their favorite  Sichuan dish of all time, at least one or two will mention this dish.  When a student in a private class I recently taught requested we work on  this dish, it reminded me of how long it has been since I made it at home.  And so I decided to update this, making it extra crunchy with the method I  developed for dishes like General Tso's Chicken and Chinese Lemon Chicken  in my cookbook.  Lazi jiding (辣子鸡丁) is like a more sophisticated version of kung pao chicken . It's smokier, spicier (a lot spicier if you chop up the chilis), and only  a bit more complex in its preparation. (The way I make it is more like  shallow-frying. I use about 3 cups of oil, and dredge the chicken in a  cornstarch-salt-pepper mixture beforehand.) Few fried chicken entrees are  enveloped by such a succulent tongue-tingling sauce. by nanette
nanette
nanette I had been meaning to update this recipe for a while. Whenever I teach Intro to Sichuan cooking classes, we focus on simple and easy-to-love stir-fry dishes such as Kung Pao Chicken, Mapo Tofu, and Dan Dan Noodles. But anyone who has spent enough time in good Sichuan restaurants is bound to eventually try a dish listed as Chongqing chicken, Sichuan chicken with chilis, wok-fried chicken, or a number of similar names. (Lazi jiding is the name in Mandarin.) And inevitably in every class, when I go around the room during the intro ice-breaker and have students list their favorite Sichuan dish of all time, at least one or two will mention this dish. When a student in a private class I recently taught requested we work on this dish, it reminded me of how long it has been since I made it at home. And so I decided to update this, making it extra crunchy with the method I developed for dishes like General Tso's Chicken and Chinese Lemon Chicken  in my cookbook. Lazi jiding (辣子鸡丁) is like a more sophisticated version of kung pao chicken . It's smokier, spicier (a lot spicier if you chop up the chilis), and only a bit more complex in its preparation. (The way I make it is more like shallow-frying. I use about 3 cups of oil, and dredge the chicken in a cornstarch-salt-pepper mixture beforehand.) Few fried chicken entrees are enveloped by such a succulent tongue-tingling sauce.
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While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to  blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up  with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post  ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and  keep them coming back for more.     1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone       loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of       things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did       this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a       little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect       with you.    2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative       process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out       how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog       series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for       readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and       customers.     3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like       finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find       interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts       that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to       connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers       refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!)        Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups.    4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success       story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here.       Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you       started. And on that note...    5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which       resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep       all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers!    6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of       reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date       with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that       you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity.    7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's       content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your       blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting       a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.     8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in       your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd       and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that       you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not       promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a       way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some       great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing       for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business    9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is       20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes.       Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first       started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy,       photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.    10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful       people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into       too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose       does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my       favorite posts.   11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.        We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other       people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to       highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You       could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and       do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for       guest posting on theirs.    12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers       love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your       blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or       not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one       of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback       about it!   13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in       #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what       you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the       blog! Here's my example.   14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love       to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this       will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback.   15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.        Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few       months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments!       Your readers will love reading about your experience and the       workshop/conference may even share your post, too.   16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.        Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do.       Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I       was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but       I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback!   17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always       good to have a reason for people to get excited about your       blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring       them on the blog!   18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are       straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into       a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The       meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.)   19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or       business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for       us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by       their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them,       and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business       partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date.   20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's       always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For       example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of       the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know"       items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit.   21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer,       write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about       your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs       you use for project management and accounting. People are always on       the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with       them.    22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've       spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share       them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end       of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with       my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to       waste.    23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto       something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old       blog post and make use out of that content again.   24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that       you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make       some revisions and post it again!   25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your       blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and       everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your       favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your       blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on        Instagram and Pinterest.   26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question       that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into       a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content       actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple       readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who       would love to know more about it, too.   27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy       being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this"       story? Share it on your blog!   28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are       you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips       for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you       an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and       designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful       for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in       your field who are just getting started.   29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why       we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to       share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly       Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)    30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.        There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a       writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a       fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog       friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The       possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something       distinctly you!   31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with       step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my       favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a       client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about       it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go.   32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it       to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your       business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to"       post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem.   33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more       interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't       able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your       field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with       the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and        the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next       idea...   34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the       results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like       to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and        Young House Love always do this well.    35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post       on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what       you do? What motivates you?   36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people       use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject       differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding        after I officially launched my design services this past summer       to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on       your field? Share it on your blog!   37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a       million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with       something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and       Awesome and Clara Conversations.   38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition       or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would       probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by       Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.    39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from       sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that       it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my       experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll       have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great       insight and information.    40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on       Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves       learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make       before.    41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there       things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't       accurate? Address them in a blog post!   42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let       your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this       with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them       to vote on which design concepts they liked best.   43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on       blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post       distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month       in Today's Top 3.    44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in       your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some       examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for       creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on       organizing their email inbox.   45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received.        This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.    46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your       blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for       your audience.   47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use       it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it       fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if       potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free       advertising for your portfolio.    48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your       experience with another professional or a clients' experience with       you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement.   49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden       talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to       highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and       although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my       personality outside of blogging and designing.   50. Create a long list of something specific to your       trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point.   That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any  suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have  mentioned? by Joao.Almeida.d.Eca
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Joao.Almeida.d.Eca While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and keep them coming back for more. 1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect with you. 2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and customers.  3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!) Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups. 4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here. Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you started. And on that note... 5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers! 6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity. 7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.  8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business 9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is 20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes. Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy, photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.  10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my favorite posts. 11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.  We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for guest posting on theirs.  12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback about it! 13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the blog! Here's my example. 14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback. 15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.  Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments! Your readers will love reading about your experience and the workshop/conference may even share your post, too. 16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.  Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do. Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback! 17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always good to have a reason for people to get excited about your blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring them on the blog! 18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.) 19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them, and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date. 20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know" items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit. 21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer, write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs you use for project management and accounting. People are always on the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with them.  22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to waste.  23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old blog post and make use out of that content again. 24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make some revisions and post it again! 25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on Instagram and Pinterest. 26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who would love to know more about it, too. 27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this" story? Share it on your blog! 28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in your field who are just getting started. 29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)  30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.  There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something distinctly you! 31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go. 32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to" post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem. 33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next idea... 34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and Young House Love always do this well.  35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what you do? What motivates you? 36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding after I officially launched my design services this past summer to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on your field? Share it on your blog! 37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and Awesome and Clara Conversations. 38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.  39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great insight and information.  40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make before.  41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't accurate? Address them in a blog post! 42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them to vote on which design concepts they liked best. 43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month in Today's Top 3.  44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on organizing their email inbox. 45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received. This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.  46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience. 47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free advertising for your portfolio.  48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your experience with another professional or a clients' experience with you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement. 49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my personality outside of blogging and designing. 50. Create a long list of something specific to your trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point. That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have mentioned?
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