Just a quick announcement that this week’s Stuffed Nation Giveaway winner is Toni From Daily Bread Journal.

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If you have not read about the giveaway yet, please see this post!

It is a very important topic that food bloggers should be weighing in on! I am really hoping for some more entries over the next 2 months that we are doing this giveaway! For those of you who left comments on my post about the giveaway, I do hope that some of you decide to expand upon those comments and write a blog post about it! I would love to hear more of your ideas and thoughts, and I would love for more people to be eligible to win!

Now onto Finest Foodies Friday.

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IF YOU LIKE FOOD BLOGS, THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE EVERY FRIDAY!

As always here is what the FFF is all about. Finest Foodies Friday is a weekly Friday post featuring favorites from The Foodie Blogroll! We do this so we can share in the rich diversity of what The Foodie Blogroll has to offer by featuring some of our favorites and yours!

What is the Foodie Blogroll? It is the first and fastest growing free membership blogroll for food bloggers and has become a wonderful community to share ideas about all things food related. With a membership of over 5,000 food blogs, I am sure you can find much inspiration and new friends! :)

The only requirement to be featured here on FFF is to be a member of The Foodie Blogroll and be displaying The Foodie Blogroll widget on your blog. If you are not yet a member, but you have a food blog and would like to join us, please click here!

If you have a favorite foodblog on The Foodie Blogroll, that you would like to be featured here on FFF, please join us over on The Leftover Queen/Foodie Blogroll Forum, and post your favorite Foodie Blogroll foodblogs here.

Just Making Noise

Mare’s blog is one of my new favorites. We both share a passion for cooking nourishing meals for our families and like me she is often referring to the Nourishing Traditions cookbook. Mare has been cooking this way for her family longer than I have, and she has been very helpful with answering some questions for me recently. She lives with her husband Jon and their two beautiful daughters in Costa Rica. She says “My interest began innocently with High Fructose Corn Syrup and Hydrogenated Oils, then it snowballed into an avalanche of many other things. Like many mothers, I desired the best for my growing babies and that started the hard, long process of re-learning what a nourishing, healthy lifestyle really looks like. I was very “healthy” according to the American standards, but I had to re-define what the term “healthy” really meant.” I  and many of you, dear readers, I am sure,  can relate to this sentiment. For delicious and healthy treats, please check out Mare’s blog.

Going With My Gut

This blog is written by Wen. She and her partner Babs on on a year long sabbatical and honeymoon seeing and eating the world. They are learning everything they can about seasonal, traditional and organic eating and agriculture along the way. They are doing this by volunteering on organic farms, signing up for cooking classes, and harassing their relatives and relatives of our friends to impart their knowledge of traditional foods! Left to her own devices Wen can be found pointing her camera too close to her food, dawdling at farmers markets, and terrorizing crustaceans everywhere. Go join them on their journey!

Healthy Tasty Chow

This blog is written by Ann, who had to change the way she cooked to accommodate her husbands various food allergies. Along with that, she has a major sweet tooth and loves to bake. But what she enjoys most is experimenting with baking and trying to make healthier versions (than the original) of her favorite treats! She is of Italian and German decent, but she says she has always been loyal to the Italian side, because of the food! When it comes to Italian foods, she makes no exceptions – she loves it all! I am really looking forward to trying out her Baked Hot Wing Sauce Garbanzo Beans!

Nom!Nom!Nom! Blog

This blog is written by Kris who is a “vegan baking fool” living in Portland, Oregon. Like many food bloggers she grew up in the kitchen. Her foodie role models were her great-grandmother and her aunt. Her family life revolved around someone puttering in the kitchen while everyone else sat around chatting, laughing and sampling the cook’s inventions. That is why creating “mind-blowing” vegan food has been so important to her! She even has her own cookbook, 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes! So go check it out!

Look Who’s Cooking Too

The author says that she is an Open Book, and her food blog is a way for her to keep record of her trials and tribulations in the kitchen. A former kitchen “disaster” she shares on her blog the recipes that turned out alright! She always comes back to her blog to remind her that she is a decent cook, when things don’t turn out so well. In my opinion, it looks like she is having very few of those days! One of those classic examples of how playing in the kitchen can really expand your kitchen skills, and allow you to have fun while doing it!

That’s it for this week! I hope you enjoyed this week’s FFF. Remember, if you would like to see a blog featured here, who is part of the FBR please visit the forum and nominate them.

I NEED NOMINATIONS!!!!!! I know we all have our favorite blogs that we read everyday, and I would love to know about them. We have a very diverse food community, and I would love to see more of the blogs you love featured. We also have a lot of humanitarians out in the Foodie Blogosphere. If you think there is a food blogger out there that deserves a little recognition for their culinary skills, or what they are doing to help the world through the lens of food, please tell us about them!!! Please post your favorite Foodie Blogroll foodblogs here.

Also we all love to know how people came to find our blogs, so please visit all of our featured bloggers today and don’t forget to tell them that you found them via Finest Foodies Friday! They would love to have your feedback.