Last week I had the chance to sit down and chat with one of my favorite veggie loving bloggers, Liz Thomson, the talented blogger behind I Heart Vegetables. I mean, have you see her Instagram?
Those beautiful pictures?
I would be vegetarian if I could get her to prepare my meals each day! Wow!
She was exactly as I pictured her…warm and kind and passionate about food, her blog and RVA. Liz started her popular blog back in 2010 when she moved to Richmond as a way to connect with new people, explore her new city, and share her love of trying new recipes.
Photo by Alexa Marie Photography
“I prefer simple recipes that anyone can make, rather than the complicated, fancy stuff.” Which is exactly why I love her blog! Her blog inspired me to try a smoothie bowl and my family loved it!
Liz and her husband, Alex, love all of the wonderful outdoor activities that RVA offers – biking, hiking, exploring the James, outdoor yoga and some fun cycle and bar classes throughout the city. They love exploring RVA’s assortment of Farmer’s Markets and especially love Mrs. Yoders Donuts at the South of the James market. I have to say I’ve never tried these but our family is obsessed with donuts so I’ll have add this to our must-taste list.
Liz and Alex live in the Museum District and enjoy walking through Carytown, grabbing dinner with friends at The Daily or Kuba Kuba.
Not only does she manage I Heart Vegetables and come up with lots of new, exciting recipes regularly, but she also works full time as a Social Media Engagement Manager at Capital One.
Liz and a friend, started Virginia Bloggers in 2012 as a way to connect Virginia bloggers, share best practices and offer all kinds of support and resources. She would like to expand it as a go-to resource center to help bloggers reach their goals.
This girl is busy!
And her recipes are delicious and easy.
Liz’s favorite thing about her blog has been connecting with people she wouldn’t otherwise connect with. “It’s definitely been a labor of love.”
Photo source: I Heart Veggies
My favorite thing about her blog (besides the blogger herself) is the simplicity of the recipes. Once a recipe starts listing too many complicated ingredients that I wouldn’t normally have on hand, you’ve lost me. Now a simple, easy recipe that I can make at home, that looks good AND is healthy…sign me up!
I loved meeting Liz and am excited to collaborate with her this summer so be on the lookout!
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