Blogging etiquette

by Khushboo on July 28, 2014

I’m sure fellow bloggers would agree that blogs serve as a great platform to share a variety of subjects, be it recipes, workouts, opinions and so forth.  A blogging highlight for me is when someone tries out one of my recipes..even better if they enjoy it.  Unfortunately the downside of sharing your recipes online is the potential of someone else passing it off as their own..either exactly as it is or after merely changing or adding in a couple of ingredients.  File that under “Violation of Blogging Etiquette”…or any kind of etiquette for that matter.  

While I love to create my own recipes in the kitchen, I also enjoy trying out other bloggers’ recipes.  And when it’s a case of the latter, I make sure to give credit where due…such as this delicious Marbled Banana Bread from fellow blogger Robyn.

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Even though it’s vegan & gluten-free (depending on the oats used), it tastes deliciously moist & rich.  I made it last week for a potluck dinner at a friend’s place and it ended up being a hit.  I’ve had my share of letdowns when it comes to healthified baked goods but rest assured, this tasted as great as it looks!  Let’s just say that when a healthified baked good is been consumed right next to a pan of Betty Crocker brownies, it’s gotta taste good!

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I made another loaf over the weekend to keep on hand as snacks for the week…perfect accompaniment for my afternoon cup of coffee! Just a few points:

  • I replaced the coconut sugar with equal amounts of brown sugar
  • I ran out of almond milk so used soy milk instead
  • I think 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder would be enough next time (the recipe calls for 3)

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  • I bet walnuts mixed in the batter would be a super addition
  • I want to try adding in coffee powder  next time…Mocha Marbled Banana Bread anyone?

As much as I love my own go-to banana bread recipe, Robyn’s Marbled Banana Bread was a delicious change…and  definitely one I’d recommend you try making too!

What’s the last recipe you tried?

What’s your favourite banana bread add-in?

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Lucie@FitSwissChick July 28, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Oh that really does look delicious!! So long since I made banana bread, I need to change that!
My last recipe was the healthy nutella I made on the weekend. I can not wait to share the recipe!

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Khushboo July 29, 2014 at 3:47 pm

I can’t wait to try out your recipe <3!

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Shashi @ RunninSrilankan July 28, 2014 at 2:16 pm

A blogging highlight for me too is when someone tries out a recipe – be it aother blogger or reader and they email me to let me know the outcome – gosh it sure makes my day!
The last blogger recipe I tried was Mike @ the Iron You’s apple turkey burgers – I left out the cheese, but they were so incredibly good! A friend I made a whole bunch for insisted on taking home the leftovers!
And heck yes to Mocha Marbled Banana Bread – I’ve never been to Robyn’s site before …but heading there to check out that banana bread you make sound totally addicting!

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Khushboo July 29, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Mmm I will have to look up this recipe- I am always down for a good burger šŸ™‚

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Arman @ thebigmansworld July 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Mmmm that looks delicious- I love the idea for a mocha twist! As for blogging etiquette- Yep. Me and Davs wrote a big post on it and it stands true!

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Khushboo July 29, 2014 at 3:48 pm

I remember reading that post- so many points I agree with šŸ™‚

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen July 28, 2014 at 5:25 pm

I’m definitely going to need to add this banana bread to my to-bake list!

I got together with my friend last Thursday and made a bunch of recipes: Vegan Caesar salad from Plant Powered Kitchen, a tofu stir fry with a delicious sunflower seed butter coconut orange sauce from Healthy Happy Life, and raw almond butter cups from Oh She Glows. They were all awesome!

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Khushboo July 29, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Oh wow- you go, girl…you have been on a roll in the kitchen!! Love the sound of those raw AB cups :)!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. July 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm

I’m -so- horrible at actually making the recipes I save… but it can be hard to find the time when I’m constantly in the kitchen experimenting with my own recipes. Robyn’s bread does look freaking amazing, though. I usually go for plain banana bread without any add-ins, but I’d never say no to some chocolate šŸ™‚

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Khushboo July 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm

I’m with you about plain banana bread! Chocolate banana bread is great but the plain will always be my number 1!

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Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health July 28, 2014 at 7:08 pm

i could see myself making this tonight…and i always respect bloggers who are recognizing fellow bloggers on their recipes even if its adapted – its just something you do šŸ™‚

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Khushboo July 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Did you try it out? Am sure you’d love it!

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Brittany July 28, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Banana bread is a HIT right now. I’ve made three loaves in the last two weeks myself! I just can’t get enough.

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Khushboo July 29, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Hahah glad I’m not the only one…I want to make another loaf tomorrow!

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Parita @ myinnershakti July 28, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Great post! It irritates me when bloggers state a recipe is “lightly adapted” and then proceed to rewrite the original.

And my favorite banana bread add ins are chocolate chips (duh) and walnuts!

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Khushboo July 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Haha a girl of my own heart- chocolate for the win…always :)!

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P July 29, 2014 at 2:05 am

That bread looks beautiful! Looks like brownies pretty much šŸ˜›

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Khushboo July 29, 2014 at 3:51 pm

With the cocoa powder, it kinda tasted like brownies too ;)!

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets July 29, 2014 at 4:22 pm

I would have to throw some walnuts in there and then slather it with butter, but this bread sounds delicious. Sneaky, hidden #publicbanana. It could be a new thing.

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Khushboo July 30, 2014 at 10:49 am

Haha let’s make it happen ;)!

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Charlotte July 29, 2014 at 10:43 pm

yeah blogger etiquette is a very polite way of saying plagiarism- its never ok to copy someone else’s work and pass it off as your own. the end. and to answer your question- chocolate chips šŸ™‚

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Khushboo July 30, 2014 at 10:49 am

Chocolate chips is always a good idea šŸ˜‰

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Robyn @thereallife_RD July 30, 2014 at 8:03 am

so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
thanks for sharing!

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Khushboo July 30, 2014 at 10:49 am

And thank you for creating such a yum recipe šŸ˜€

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 30, 2014 at 5:25 pm

It’s so refreshing to see good etiquette. And cake. šŸ˜‰

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Khushboo July 30, 2014 at 11:55 pm

High 5 on that šŸ™‚

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Alexis @ Hummusapien July 30, 2014 at 8:25 pm

I love how you highlighted a recipe that you adored because it’s SO fun seeing what everyone else is making and loving. This is getting added to my list fo sho!!

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Khushboo July 30, 2014 at 11:56 pm

Ohh you better make it soon- I know you’d love it šŸ™‚

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Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate July 31, 2014 at 1:08 am

This looks so good! I love chocolate chips in banana bread.

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Khushboo August 1, 2014 at 10:39 am

In that case you will love this šŸ™‚

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GiGi Eats July 31, 2014 at 3:24 am

DUDE! I am so proud of myself but I have been creating recipes off the top of my head lately – and I have another in the works for TUESDAY! OMG I am soooooo pumped to share it, I just gotta film the video first- but if you like chocolate, which by the looks of this recipe YOU DO…. oh baby!

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Khushboo August 1, 2014 at 10:40 am

Wow go you..I’m intrigued šŸ˜€

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