Leslie Green, creator of The Hungry Housewife, considers herself a Frazzled Housewife. However, after discussing her blog, her work, and her passions, this hungry housewife seems to have it all together. Her blog is comprised of amazingly beautiful and tasty recipes that your whole family will truly enjoy. Green’s life has been surrounded by food, and she’s taken this family passion and knowledge and transferred it into an online source for quick, easy, and delicious meals that aren’t out of reach for our busy lifestyles. Ranging from Sausage Pancake Bites to Chicken Zucchini Roll Ups, you’ll find an endless supply of great meals. Her success story is truly an inspirational one, as a small blog has grown to a brand that has worked with national brands, television pilots, etc. Green lives by the saying, “Do what you love and good things will happen.” To find out more about The Hungry Housewife’s success, click here.
- What inspired you to start writing your blog? I started writing my blog out of boredom at night. My husband was gone almost every night remodeling his mothers home and I had nothing to do with my time. I had always loved to cook and also had a passion for photography, so I decided to chronical my life in food!
- What is your favorite aspect about being part of an online blogging community? I have met soooo many amazing people and have formed wonderful friendshipe with people who share the common interest of food. I have also had the opportunity to work with some fabulous national brands as well.
- What is your favorite topic to blog about? Food, food and more food.
- In your opinion, what is the best feature on your blog? My “realness”. I am constantly getting emails letting me know how much my honesty is appreciated. I think my readers relate to me.
Where do your recipe ideas come from? Mostly from my head. I also get inspiration from my ever growing cookbook collection.
- What advice do you have for busy moms and women that don’t have a lot of time to get a balanced meal ready every night for their family? My advice is don’t do PRE PACKAGE meals. I know they are convenient, but lets face it, you can’t even read half of the ingredients on the label. I think people start getting unhealthy in their cooking when they are not prepared. Meal Planning is a great way to save time and money. I go to the store on Sunday, with my list in hand and only get what is on my menu for the week. I never freeze my meat. How many times have you gone to cook dinner only to realize you forgot to thaw the meat? Again, it’s all about planning. You can cook a healthy meal in just about as much time as it takes to make Hamburger Helper.
- What is your favorite dish? I would have to say, right now I am obsessed with my Egg and Avocado Breakfast sandwich. I could have it for breakfast, lunch AND dinner.
- What is the one spice or herb everyone should have in their cabinet? Coarse Kosher Salt.
- What is your favorite cooking appliance? I favorite appliance in my kitchen is my Blendtec Blender. I have a smoothie every morning.
- What is your go to dish when hosting a party or attending an event? I would probably get stoned in town square if I didn’t make my Famous Beer Cheese Dip for a party.
- If you could eat one thing everyday without worrying about your health, what would it be? Bread, butter and chocolate. In my opinion bread is just a vehicle for soft salted butter. And chocolate…well, I don’t think I need to explain that one.