by Petra Denk
Lots of spam, few real users and... radish spread with onion bread.
Today I'd like to present my summary of 57 days www.bestofrawandsuperfood.com. So how is the mood of the blogger? In principle, well - I like my blog, it's fun, I have a lot of ideas, but as you can imagine, some realism has come up. Although I have known before that to run a blog would mean lot of work, I couldn’t imagine how much it really would be… Beautiful photos were very important to me from the beginning - I have even attained a professional course at a food photographer in USA (though only online, but still - very intense ..) and I find more and more pleasure in photography. But: The photos definitely cost a lot of time and effort! In second place comes the text - as a former journalist that’s not very difficult for me, but in addition to the translation in English, it costs time, too. The pre-translation has Google already done for me, but unfortunately Google does not manage to do this particularly well, so I have to rewrite and to correct almost every sentence. And in the last time an increasing amount of time is occupied by social media management - like my presence on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, which also wants to be maintained regularly. Because I always claim a certain degree of perfection and I at the end of the day would like to get some reward for all my efforts (users, followers, many millions of euros – I am open for any of these options ;-)) - I have registered at the American Digital Media "Boot Camp" and also took an online-course from a highly successful food blogger couple ;-). I'll keep you up to date with what I'm going to learn – I’m looking forward with excitement to all this stuff…
What have I experienced in these 57 days? Well, unfortunately, a lot of comments are obviously generated and posted by machinery: Tons of Chinese steel processing, jewelry, generics, dubious offers, to bring my blog into the top ten on the Internet overnight, and other dubious offers, of which I'd rather not tell you , true responses are currently still seldom seen at my website. But as I have read, blogging claims a lot of patience and perseverance. And I have to tell you, that I’m glad about every single comment and every single visitor who finds the way to my blog in the www-jungle out
Regarding the topics, that people are interested in, it seems to me, that the “hype” around raw food maybe could have died down again. In the first month running my blog, I have got more questions about the effects of particular ingredients – this seems to be more interesting than the question whether it is raw or cooked. Why not? People want to feel fit, healthy and full of energy and fight extreme fatigue, tiredness or illness. If you can achieve this effect with food that also tastes delicious - what more could you want? I am therefore glad that I have set up my food blog theme broader than just raw food as originally planned. In the near future I will continue to keep my focus on the raw food diet, but sometimes present some cooked dishes, that contain Superfood ingredients as well.
What people are interested in, are also my photos – if I have bought them somewhere or how I manage to do all this stuff. So I want to continue with this quality level and try something new: I want a clear, simple setting, that puts the food into the centre. I tried this style for the radish spreads, as you can see. With fresh horseradish, a few radish sprouts and the already posted brilliant onion bread - an absolutely perfect raw food menu! If you want, you can of course also use normal bread and replace soaked sunflower seeds by Cottage Cheese. The seeds of the radish sprouts you have to order either via Internet or unfortunately buy the organic supermarket - but the purchase is worth it and not very complicated. Within a few days you can grow a large amount of sprouts in a glass. It tastes wonderfully intense after radishes (!) and keeps up to a week in the refrigerator.
- 1 cup sunflower seeds (soaked overnight in water, then strained)
- ¼ cup water
- 1 teaspoon salt, freshly ground pepper
- 3-4 stalks (pluck leaves and chop finely) fresh parsley
- ½ freshly squeezed lemon
- 2-3 tsp freshly grated horseradish
- (Cut 3-4 as a garnish in columns 5-6 pieces rub) 1 bunch of radishes
Process the soaked sunflower seeds in a blender, gradually add water and lemon juice until you receive a creamy mass. Add grated radish, grated horseradish and parsley, season with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh radish sprouts and radish slices.