Dear Foodie Friends,
During my several years as part-time blogger on FuriousGrill, I have met and create a lot of friends in the food blogging community.
With millions of food blogs out there, finding a good site and recipes is pretty hard. There are a lot of new blogs who are created each day and every recipe can be found in several sites.
While most of the people create new blogs, there are cases where the founder of the blog doesn't have time and resources to maintain the ongoing of the site. That's what happened to FastFood2FreshFood.
FastFood2FreshFood was started in 2012 by Melanie and since then, it has provided delicious and homemade recipes for its readers. She has tried very hard to post recipes regularly which will inspire you to cook at home and not use fast foods.
She started it as an ultimate destination for food lovers who are looking to make the switch from unhealthy fast food recipes, to fresh, and more healthy ones. The blog has provided delicious and easy-to-follow recipes, that mainly use fresh ingredients, which anyone can find and replicate.
Whether you're a student on a budget, a busy person who doesn't have much time to cook a long and complicated recipe, or simply are looking to improve what you eat, FastFood2FreshFood got you covered. She will teach you how to simply swap your un-healthy favorite fast food-style recipes, into fresh, healthy meals that will benefit your body and also satisfy your cravings for un-healthy foods.
But, after she announced that she will no longer maintain her blog, I decided to acquire it and merge with FuriousGrill since both sites share a lot of similar recipes.
So, we are really excited to announce that our food blogs are finally joining forces to create a whole new culinary food blogging adventure!
Starting next week, FuriousGrill, the go-to source for grilling and outdoor cooking, and FastFood2FreshFood, the food blog that celebrates the flavors of the season, will be merging into one single amazing destination for all things food-realted.
This merger brings together two groups of passionate food enthusiasts, each with its unique flavor and style. FuriousGrill has long been known for its expertise in grilling and outdoor cooking, with guides & recipes, such as Steak Cooking Guide, Brisket Cooking Guides, Complete Ribs Smoking Guide, Several Chicken Grilling & Chicken Smoking Articles etc.
Meanwhile, Melanie's Fresh Food Blog has always celebrated the importance of using fresh, organic ingredients, with a focus on seasonal products and ingredients, to provide sustainable, quick and healthy recipes for everyone.
Together, we believe that our food passion when combined will give us the ability to create a whole food blog that is truly exceptional.
We'll bring you even more mouth-watering recipes, like Making Beef Sausages at Home, Smoked Chicken Leg Quarters, How to Make Capicola, How to Make Summer Sausages etc.
We will bring in-depth cooking guides, such as How to Smoke Brisket, Which is the Best Steak for Stir Fry, Grass Fed vs Grain Fed Beef etc., which will all help you take your culinary skills to the next level.
And with our shared passion for food, we'll be exploring new flavors and techniques that are sure to excite your taste buds, whether you're an experienced grill master or just starting out in the world of cooking.
We hope you'll continue to enjoy reading our articles for this exciting new chapter of ours. We plan to be sharing recipes that are perfect for outdoor cooking, as well as fresh and healthy dishes that celebrate the flavors of the season.
We think that the merging of FuriousGrill with FastFood2FreshFood will benefit everyone, since we also plan to eventually introduce a new section with video recipes, cooking reels and cooking challenges for everyone to follow and even more.
And if you are wondering what are the similarities and how can we make the switch from the recipes Melanie was publishing at FastFood2FreshFood to FuriousGrill's outdoor cooking style recipes, here's a few rules we plan to interlink together:
- Plan Your Meals - Planning your meals in advance and always make a shopping list of healthy ingredients for your next recipe will give you the ability to cook healthier meals.
Usually, outdoor grilling meals will require some planning ahead, since meat and other ingredients need to be bought and brined for several hours to get the best results.
By doing so, it will help you avoid the temptation of fast food and ensure that you have every ingredient before, so you can prepare the recipe.
- Choose Lean Proteins - When outdoor grilling, you mostly go for lean proteins meats such as chicken, fish, turkey etc.. All these types of meat are low in fat and high in protein, which will help you feel full for a long period of time.
- Use More Vegetables - Grilling your vegetables will make them taste great and are a healthy and delicious addition to any outdoor meal. You can choose a variety of colorful vegetables such as bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, and onions to put them on the grill and use as side dishes with steak, chicken or any other grilled meat.
- Go for Healthy Brines/Marinades - Instead of using high-fat, sugary sauces, try making your own marinade/brine by using more healthy alternatives, made mostly with olive oil, vinegar, and herbs. This will add flavor without adding extra calories or un-healthy fat.
- Go for Smaller Proportions - Even healthy foods can contribute to your weight gain if you eat too much of them. Use smaller plates and pay attention to your portion sizes to avoid overeating.
I know that there are a lot of other tips which can help you incorporate wholesome recipes with outdoor cooking.
By following these tips, you can easily make a healthy switch from fast food style recipes to healthy outdoor grilling ones.
With a little bit of effort, not only will you be eating healthier, but you'll also be able to enjoy the fresh air and the company of friends and family while cooking and eating outdoors.
Thank you for your continued support, and we can't wait to share our passion for food with you!
If you have any questions or recipe idea in mind, feel free to comment it down below. I will make sure to cover it in my upcoming articles.
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