Caroline has been writing her blog All That I’m Eating for over 10 years. While studying Nutrition and Food Science at University (which involved surprisingly no cooking) she discovered a love of food and cooking and her recipe experimenting began there. Caroline works in Sales and Marketing and loves (in addition to eating and cooking) gardening, walking and nature. Follow Caroline across social media: Instagram, twitter, Facebook, Pinterest.
What inspired you to start a food blog?
I started my blog as a way to share ideas for using seasonal ingredients. I was always looking for new ideas for what to cook up with ingredients from my (then) veg patch and thought I couldn’t be the only one after some new recipes.
What are your favourite ingredients to cook with (and why)?
Can I say vegetables? They’re so versatile and can be used in any way imaginable. One vegetable can be prepared so many different ways and the texture and flavour can vary so much. Getting a new box of vegetables delivered gets me thinking how I can use them which I love.
What social media platforms do you use most/find most successful?
I use Instagram mostly and it’s a fantastic visual tool for sharing recipes and seeing what everyone else has been up to. I like Twitter for the conversations you can have and I do like to put up a poll from time to time!
Can you share the three most popular posts on your blog?
They would be:
Can you share any tips for newer bloggers who would love to set up a food/recipe blog?
Find something you love, whether it’s beetroot, cake decoration techniques, cocktails or whatever, and write about it. It’s easier to write about the things you love and your passion will shine through so your readers will love to hear what you are saying.
If you could go back in time to when you first set up your blog would you do anything differently?
I think I would try to take better photos! I’m working through updating some of my old photos as they really are terrible!
Which blogs do you love to read for inspiration?
What are your blogging plans for the next 12 months?
I am updating some of my older photos as I mentioned and I would like to add more recipes to my ‘Quick Recipes’ section as anything ready in under 30 minutes is ideal for weeknights.
What would be your perfect meal?
Probably a smoked haddock, spinach and potato gratin with plenty of cream.