HypeFoodie and the Liebster Award

It’s taken over 4 months, but today I proudly and humbly accept my Liebster Award nomination from NickelFoodAllergy.com.

The purpose of the Liebster award is to discover new blogs. It is given from other bloggers to blogs that are still small but growing in followers. It’s been a phenomenal year for hypefoodie.com, and although I’m a little late in responding, I want to honor my nomination and pay it forward to other bloggers.

The Liebster Awards work like this – After you receive a nomination and you must accept the award by:

  • Answering the 11 questions designated by the blogger who nominated you
  • Nominating 11 other new bloggers for the Liebster Award
  • Giving your nominees a list of 11 questions they have to answer

So here are my answers to the questions that NickelFoodAllergy asked:

1. How did you decide on the title of your blog?
HypeFoodie is a word I made up to describe my post-food allergy culinary preferences. I’ve always been a self-identified Foodie. The Hype entered my culinary world when I started to modify recipes to be allergy-friendly, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free and nut-free. Hype stands for hypoallergenic and hyperbole.

2. What is one word that sums up the heart of your blog and why?
Family. Our entire food allergy journey began with my son’s diagnosis of multiple food allergies and continues because we are committed to eating as a family.

3. What’s your favorite pastime other than blogging?
Grocery shopping alone. Honestly. I can spend hours walking up and down the aisles looking at new products. It’s my form of retail therapy.

4. What is your favorite aspect of blogging?
I love being able to share the things I have learned during my journey as a parent of a child with food allergies.

5. Where does your blog inspiration come from?
Everyday life. My family was thrown into the world of food allergies completely unprepared, and a lot of changes and research was needed to move forward. I write about the things I’ve learned to help people that are in similar circumstances.

6. Which of my blog posts would you most like to try yourself or which blog did you most enjoyed reading?
I loved your post on Nickel free wedding rings. There are some pretty cool rings featured on that post, plus I’m a romantic and was happy to see your wedding pic.

7. What is one country in the world you would like to visit and why?
I would love to visit them all. The world is large and my family is young, so hopefully we will have the chance to see most of the world all together.

8. How has blogging positively influenced who you are now?
Blogging has provided me with a creative outlet and a new hobby in photography.

9. A long lost relative leaves you a large sum of money. What do you do with it?
I would invest in allergy-friendly products, bakeries and restaurants.

10. In your opinion, what is the best blog post you’ve written so far? (Include the link)
This is a tough one to answer, because I enjoyed writing many of my blog posts and recipe transformations. I’m not sure if it’s my best, but one of the most difficult and personal blog posts I’ve written and shared is The FEAR of Anaphylaxis.

11. What is your favorite food?
I’ve recently rediscovered my love for brussel sprouts.


Cue the fanfare …

The HypeFoodie nominations for the Liebster Award are:

My questions for you are:

1. How did you decide on the title of your blog?
2. What is your favorite meal?
3. What did you want to be when you were a child?
4. In your opinion, what is the best blog post you’ve written so far? (Include the link)
5. What are your 3 must have kitchen appliances?
6. What is your favorite season?
7. If you were the main character in a movie about your life, which actor would you want to play your role?
8. What is one of the most awesome things we should know about you?
9. Name one of your pet peeves (ridiculous or not)
10. What is your favorite way to relax?
11. What’s the best food you’ve ever had?