How I Grew My Blog with Food Blogger Pro!

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I have a confession to make. When I started my food blog, it was a mess. I had great recipes, but I wasn’t getting any traffic. I was treating my blog like a hobby without any strategy. After a couple of frustrating months of low traffic and low engagement from readers, I decided to get serious. I knew bloggers were making money, but I had no idea how.

I spent a lot of time researching blogging techniques, but I found myself totally overwhelmed. Information overload is real! I had so many questions, but I didn’t know who to ask. Imagine my relief when I found Food Blogger Pro! I was so happy to find a website that covered all the fundamental principles I needed to grow my blog.


What is Food Blogger Pro?

Food Blogger Pro is an awesome website that teaches you how to start, grow and monetize your blog. It was founded by Lindsay and Bjork Ostrom, the couple behind the very successful food blog Pinch Of Yum.

Food Blogger Pro has over 300, easy to follow tutorial videos and a very active community forum. The videos make it super easy to learn technical skills and apply them to your blog. The community is a great place to get individual attention from industry experts and other bloggers.

What did I learn?

I worked my way through the site systematically using their course tracker. This helped me know which areas to focus on. There were some things I could skip because I had already started my blog, but they do cover everything from the very beginning.

These are some of the key things I learned that really helped me move my blogging career forward:

  • How to build traffic using social media, food sharing sites and Search Engine Optimization.
  • How to take drool-worthy photos in natural or artificial light.
  • How to edit my photos using Photoshop and Lightroom.
  • How to monetize my site using ad networks and affiliate partnerships.
  • How to use plugins to improve my blog and add functionality to my site.
  • How to create an e-book and sell it online.
  • How to use social media and email marketing to improve my traffic and engagement.

Learning all this was not the only benefit of joining Food Blogger Pro. I also made friends and connected with a bunch of amazing bloggers and industry experts in the community forums. If I’m ever stuck pulling my hair out over a technical problem on my blog, I can pop in the forums and someone will have some advice for me. How great is that? Bloggers helping bloggers!

So, is it worth it?

Absolutely! In my opinion Food Blogger Pro is one of the best investments a blogger can make when they are getting started. Think of it as rocket fuel for your blog. If you watch the courses and follow the steps, you will see results. You won’t have to waste time digging through all the random information online. It’s sooooooo worth it!

I’m interested, how do I sign up?

Signing up is easy, but you have to act quickly. The Fall enrollment is only open from November 1st-10th.

Visit this link to join for Fall 2016: Sign up for Food Blogger Pro

I missed the enrollment dates, what can I do?

If you missed the enrollment dates, you can join the waiting list by filling out the form on the homepage here: Join the Food Blogger Pro Waiting List!

You can also download these free e-books to enjoy while you wait for a spot to open up:

10 Mistakes that Bloggers Make Free eBook The Number One Thing Free e-book







What are you waiting for?

If you’ve been thinking of starting a blog, or want to take your current blog to the next level, I strongly suggest you give Food Blogger Pro a try. It’s a wonderful resource and community. I’ll see you in the forums!

– Jasmine

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Roasted Veggie Pitas


These pita sandwiches are stuffed with roasted veggies, spicy chickpeas, and a cilantro & cayenne tahini dressing. Perfect for lunch or dinner, and they make great leftovers!

Roasted Veggie Pita Sandwiches

spiced-chickpea-vegetable-pita-wraps-recipe-4115 DESCRIPTION: These pita sandwiches are stuffed with roasted veggies, spicy chickpeas, and a cilantro & cayenne tahini dressing. Perfect for lunch or dinner, and they make great leftovers!

  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 45m


for the veggies:

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 small zucchini
  • ½ red onion
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 10 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • ¼ tsp salt

for the garbanzo beans:

  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

everything else:

  • 1 recipe cilantro & cayenne tahini sauce
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions (dark green parts only)
  • 8 whole-wheat pita breads


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF and grease a 9x13\" baking dish.
  2. Slice the bell peppers, zucchini, and red onion into ¼\" strips. Place in the baking dish and drizzle with the olive oil. Use your hands to evenly distribute the oil.
  3. Cut the eggplant into ¼\" thick bite-sized pieces* and slice the mushrooms. Add to the baking dish along with the salt and toss with the other ingredients. Bake for 35-45 minutes until everything is soft, stirring once.
  4. While the veggies roast, prep the sauce.
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My Very Basic Post

I learn in this letter that Don Peter of Arragon comes this night to Messina.

He is very near by this: he was not three leagues off

How many gentlemen have you lost in this action?

But few of any sort, and none of name.

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Test Recipe

Below is a test recipe:

Test Recipe!
This is a test recipe
  • 1 small head cabbage
  • 1 small head cauliflower
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. Combine spices. Heat in a pan until fragrant. Add 2 Tbsp olive oil, then the cabbage and cauliflower.
  2. Sautee until tender.
  3. Eat!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 250 Fat: 4g Sugar: 2g Sodium: 150mg


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