Author: Taylor, Brittany
Date published: October 1, 2011
A Flourishing Foodie
"I think I was born with a spatula in my hand!" says 17-year-old Ann Claire McBride. Focusing on healthy eats, Ann Claire's site Caflourishingfoodie.com) proves that living well doesn't mean nixing taste. "My food fuels the body while delighting the taste buds," she says.
ANN CLAIRE, 17
BIGGEST SECRET? "I never use cookbooks," she shares. It's all about experimentation for herí
FAVORITE FOOD? Blueberrles. "They're nature's candy!"
SIGNATURE DISH? When Ann couldn't find a packaged granóla bar she liked, she ditched grocery store grub for homemade munchies. Her cinnamon apple crunch bars are perf for breakfast or an after-school snack. Got a few extra sees? Try crumbling the bars over fruit and yogurt for a dressed-up parfait.
Adriana Smith's blog Cbittersweet-baker.com) started with a bake sale. Pretty soon, the 15-year-old had readers drooling over her sweet recipes for hot cross buns, blondies, biscotti and buttermilk biscuits. Yum!
ADRIANA SMITH, 15
BIGGEST SECRET? She always tests out new ingrethents. "I rarely make a recipe twice."
FAVORITE FOOD? "Ice creami It's really my favorite thing for dessert"
SIGNATURE DISH? Adrianafe chocolate chip cookies are always a hit but she tweaks them every time. Her best rendition yet substitutes crystallized ginger for chocolate chips. Add a scoop of her pumpkin orange ice cream for the perf ice cream sammie.
Little Girl in the Kitchen
At 10, Romilly Newman Clittlegirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com!) was making dinner for her fam. At 11, she took to the 'net to show other girls that they, too, can amaze in the kitchen. Now 13, she's got her eye on Food Network fame. Rom's cuisine is classic with a twist, to stay true to her updated cuisine.
ROMILLY NEWMAN1 13
BIGGEST SECRET? Romilly would love to have her own cooking show one day. Watch your back, Rachael Ray!
FAVORITE FOOD? Grilled fish with plenty of lemon juice and fresh herbs is one of her go-to dinner staples.
SIGNATURE DISH? Romilly's all about modern comfort food. For her family's Thanksgiving dinner, she'll take a seasonal favorite like sweet potato soup, then give it a fresh twist like a splash of maple syrup, a sprinkle of candied walnuts and a hint of chili pepper.
Get the recipes at girlslife.com!