Meet the Simple Bites Contributors for 2011

How many of you know that it takes a small village to put forward a well-rounded blog that covers a range of pertinent topics? I am so fortunate to have a strong team of regular contributors who bring their wisdom and unique voices to Simple Bites every week.

On the heels of winning an award or two, I would like to turn and pass along much-deserved credit to the people who contribute to the success of Simple Bites. A few work behind the scenes, a few are brand new, and the others have written some of your favorite posts in 2010.

I’m truly blessed to work with each and every one of them and am incredibly excited for what lies ahead in 2011.

None of us would be here if it wasn’t for Tsh, founder of Simple Living Media, Simple Mom herself, and a friend and mentor to me. Mandi Ehman from Life…Your Way also works tirelessly behind the scenes, spearheading Advertising Your Way, along with Terry Newsome.

I do the majority of the writing in this little corner of the blogosphere, but every Wednesday, eight contributors from all over North America rotate in posting. They each bring something different to the table, expressing different styles, voices and opinions on everything from menu planning to a balanced diet for kids.

Here are the contributors for 2011. These folks know their stuff, and I couldn’t be happier to be their editor.

Cheryl Arkison is a mom to two energetic and strong-willed little girls. It’s a good thing they already like her cooking. She blogs the family’s cooking and taste adventures at Backseat Gourmet.

Danny Bourque is a mechanical engineer who is known at both home and work as either “the geek” or “the numbers guy”. He is very methodical and genuinely loves to analyze almost anything that piques his interest – including food.

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Diana Bauman, as a first generation American, shares her family’s traditional Spanish and Mexican recipes at her blog, A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa. As a mami and urban homesteader she also writes about her faith, family, organic gardening, raising backyard chickens and preserving the harvest.
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Katie Goodman’s lifelong interest in food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. Katie Goodman is the cook, recipe developer, and self-taught photographer behind GoodLife Eats. It is there that she shares what she finds good in the kitchen and in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week.

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Lynn Craig is a mother of four (two out of the nest, two to go) who homeschools, bakes obsessively, quilts sporadically, and occasionally finds time to clean the house. She and her husband live in Bellevue, Washington where she chronicles her kitchen triumphs and disasters on her blog Cookie Baker Lynn.

Shaina Olmanson is the home cook and photographer behind Food for My Family, where she shares recipes, tips, opinions and her philosophy on food as she wades through the process of feeding her family, her friends and anyone else who will let her. She strives to teach her four children how to eat well: seasonally, locally, organically, deliciously and balanced.

Shannon is a mama to two hungry little boys and wife to her favorite recipe tester. While her background is in chemistry, she has studied sustainable living since the birth of her first child. She spends much of her time growing, seeking out, and preparing nourishing local foods . Between the laundry, dishes, and snuggles she writes about it all at Nourishing Days.

Final Thought

We were sorry to say goodbye to Cheri Neufeld at the end of 2010, as her gorgeous photography and practical posts enriched our content and inspired many. Cheri will be welcoming another addition to the family shortly, and we wish her all the best on that new adventure!

You can still follow her culinary creations over at Kitchen Simplicity. Cheri, thank you for being a part of Simple Bites in 2010. You’ll be missed!

Have a question for our contributors? Ask away!

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. Danny’s writing here? Awesome!

  2. Nice! What a great group to look forward to reading from.

  3. Wonderful list of folks… and such a beautiful and informative and important blog! Love all you do!

  4. Congratulations on the award. What a great set of contributors…wonderful!
    Happy New Year!

  5. A great list of contributors! I’ll miss writing for Simple Bites but I’m so excited to see what you all have in store for us!

  6. Aimee, I’m so excited to be a contributor! I’m so honored to be a part of such an incredible line-up! So cool to see a male involved as well!

    Looking forward to your posts, Danny! My husband, Gabe, will be sharing some posts at my personal blog as well 🙂

    Here’s to a fabulous year!

  7. Sad to see Cheri go, but so excited to see what’s ahead, from old and new contributors alike!

  8. An amazing posse! Can’t wait…

  9. Whoa, Danny’s in the line-up? That’s exciting! I’ll be looking out for his posts. Soon it’ll be N&M’s turns. And then you guys will be the blogging-moguls family! Haha, let me not age them prematurely…

    Happy New Year A, all the best for your endeavors on Simple Bites (and everything else)!!

    • I could do a mini-post just of Noah quotes. He’s so funny.

      I can’t wait to see what Danny comes up with as well. He’s very much his own person, so it’s sure to be interesting.

      Thanks for reading and Happy New Year, Sharon!

  10. Steph (The Cheapskate Cook) says

    Looks like you’ve got the dream team lined up for this year! Really looking forward to it.

  11. Congratulations to Simple Bites! I love this site and am so excited for whats in store for 2011!

  12. looks like a great line-up

    special request- my 2011 resolution is to make dinner when I make breakfast- tips on how to make this happen would be great! maybe even a post? 🙂

    • Awesome resolution! So like, cook dinner to completion, or marinate meat, add ingredients to a crock-pot, that type of thing?

      How much time are we talking? Ten minutes?

      I’ll get right on it. Lol.

  13. Congrats to all of the 2011 contributors! I’m familiar with about half of them already, and looking forward to checking out the blogs of the others. It looks like an amazing group, and I can’t wait to see what they have to share here!

  14. Great line-up! I’m looking forward to your 2011!

  15. Danny Bourque says

    I think I hold the honors of being the first Simple Bites fan, and am tickled to start seeing things from the other side of the admin panel. =)

    It’s good to see lots of encouragement for the lone male contributor. I hope you guys aren’t looking for too many recipes from my end, though! I’m glad to be accompanied by other great voices.

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