March 8 is International Women’s Day so who better to feature in March than No Crumbs Left creator Teri Turner? Teri has built her fantastic food, recipe and lifestyle blog from what started out as an Instagram profile into one of the top food blogs. She now has ⅔ of a million followers on Instagram and 10 million views per month on Pinterest.
How did Teri choose the name No Crumbs Left?
I love the name especially as I am a no crumbs left kind of a person: every crumb and drop of food on my plate gets eaten. It was Teri‘s youngest daughter Lucy who came up with the name and it's been a winner.
Teri’s cooking style
Teri says "it’s good to follow a recipe but best to know how to cook". She’s had a lifelong passion for cooking and an innate sense of cooking techniques but she says anyone can become a great cook. It’s a question of following proven techniques and practicing.
Classic cooking techniques
Teri cooks with basic tools so no Instapot, slow cooker or other shortcut equipment. She says there are plenty of people with websites that focus on equipment like the Instapot but her style is classic and she prefers to use her basic tools and techniques.
Teri cooks by the season
Teri cooks by the season so when figs and tomatoes are in season she features them regularly in her recipes. She also feels strongly about supporting farmers and growers. She says that if you’re buying a tomato or a fig out of season it’s only available because it’s been shipped from far away and suggests that it’s best, when possible, to incorporate ingredients in recipes that are grown locally.
Try this simple and delicious recipe with seasonal tomatoes: Pan-Seared Sea Bass with Seared Tomatoes and Chickpeas.
Figs are delicious so many ways especially Oven Roasted Figs with Gorgonzola and Walnuts.
Teri‘s Instagram stories
I initially found Teri on Instagram when I was following one of her stories that featured figs. Each and every one of her stories is long and anyone who watches her stories can replicate her recipes because they are thorough and detailed.
Teri Turner, No Crumbs Left brand partnerships
Each and every brand that Teri works with is a product she loves and uses and that fits with her culinary and lifestyle vision.
She uses some ready-made products like La Terra Fina dip. Teri knows her readers don’t necessarily have time to make every single ingredient by hand so why not show viewers how products like La Terra Fina can be incorporated into some of her great recipes.
Teri especially loves Spindrift sparkling water that's made using all kinds of different fruit juices.
Made-in knives and cookware are another of Teri‘s favorites she swears by and uses all the time.
Teri Turner, No Crumbs Left ceramics
A few years back Teri was looking for the perfect ceramic bowl for her marinated onions and just couldn’t find one. They were either too short or too tall, or too wide or in one way or another just not right. She approached a ceramicist who created just the right bowl for her and that was the springboard for the creation of the No Crumbs Left ceramics line. Not only are they beautiful but each and every piece has a lucky symbol on the base: it could be Teri's lucky number 48, or a rooster which represents her mom, a horse shoe or another symbol. I love the No Crumbs Left Marinated Red Onion Bowls.
Teri’s dietary choices
Teri focuses on foods that feel best for her body, as well as on portion control. Her diet choices are hers alone based on what makes her feel best.
For the past five years Teri has been gluten-free as she’s come to realise that gluten, and also dairy products, don’t always sit well with her body. She loves a vegetable and fruit rich diet, along with some lean meats and fish.
The Whole 30 diet program is a diet for life rather than simply a weight loss diet. It focuses on the foods that work best for Teri. She’s well into the Whole 30 program and loves it, and it’s also helped her to shed a few extra unwanted pounds. Here are some of Teri's own Magic Elixirs she uses for the Whole 30 program.
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Teri's Weekly Podcast, Table Talks
Teri is all about food but also lifestyle and her podcast is exactly that. She talks to people all about food, but also issues people face in their daily lives like motherhood, life, death, divorce and how to live your best life.
Teri also has a book
No Crumbs Left: Whole30 Endorsed, Recipes for Everyday Food Made Marvelous is full of everyday delicious recipes. You can buy it here.
Teri's Advice for Women
I asked Teri what advice she would give to women in honor of International Women’s Day. Her advice is simple and straightforward: be yourself. If you have an online business focus on creating interesting content and don’t worry about numbers, but rather focus on the joy what you're doing brings to you. Make a point of engaging with everyone and answer every single comment and question.
And bottom line: Make sure you create a seat at the table for everyone you encounter in your life.
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