My grandmother was an amazing cook and had several bookcases that were filled with cookbooks. She would take them to bed and read them before falling asleep at night. Much like her I am drawn to looking at cookbooks or recipes online. I love getting inspiration day in and day out from different food bloggers that I follow and seeing their beautiful creations they make. One thing I love is that so many bloggers have made good, wholesome recipe inspiration available for people, especially those with special dietary restrictions. Today I thought I would share some of my favorite food bloggers that I consistently go back to time and time again.
Smitten Kitchen: I have followed the Smitten Kitchen for a while now. She has so many recipes available on her blog. There is something for everyone on her site, whether you are looking to make a cake from scratch, looking for a vibrant side dish, or looking for an impressive main dish. Her recipes are easy to follow and for new cooks, she has several tutorials available. Her latest post was a Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble that looks like the perfect summer dessert. I can’t wait to give it a try.
Half Baked Harvest: Tieghan enjoys creating recipes around the seasons, which I love. She often brings her inspiration from travels into her cooking. She has a little bit of everything to offer: healthy, indulgent, vegetarian, vegan, and meat.
The Defined Dish (Whole 30/Paleo): I came across The Defined Dish when I tried the Whole 30 last year. Alex’s recipes are simple, healthy, and full of flavor. For those that aren’t interested in Paleo, she has some undefined (non-paleo) dishes that look amazing! She often makes salads for breakfast, which are really the perfect balance to get your day started. We make her Buffalo Chicken Salad on repeat almost weekly!
Against all grain (Paleo): Danielle was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and made changes in her diet to help end her suffering. She has created great recipes that are dairy free, grain free, and gluten free in an effort to not only help herself, but inspire others that are suffering. Lisa gifted me one of her cookbooks for Christmas. I can tell you that the recipes in her cookbook and on her blog are not short on flavor by any means! In her cookbook, she has a recipe for burger bites that my husband loves and asks for weekly.
Cookie + Kate (Vegetarian): I like to incorporate more vegetarian meals throughout the week and Cookie + Kate makes that easy! Not only does she have adorable pup, Cookie, but Kate makes beautiful, healthy, and vibrant dishes using wholesome and accessible ingredients. I gifted a good friend her cookbook and she has loved cooking her way through the book. One of my favorite recipes I have made is her Thai Red Curry with Vegetables!
Naturally Ella (Vegetarian): Another vegetarian blogger that has very approachable recipes. Ella believes in the eating real food and offers several under 30-minute options. Not only does she have recipes readily available, but she helps outline what staples you should keep in your pantry for weekly meals, how to substitute ingredients, and how to shop for produce.
The Minimalist Baker (Vegan): Dana at the Minimalist Baker creates plant-based and mostly gluten free recipes that are simple and full of flavor. Her creations use 10 ingredients or less, require only one bowl, or are ready in 30 minutes. Our friends made us Dana’s vegan lasagna and we didn’t even miss the cheese. It was truly delicious!
Oh She Glows (Vegan): Another plant-based blog that doesn’t skimp on flavor. Most of Angela’s recipes are gluten-free and allergy free. A favorite in our house is her creamy avocado pasta. As a kid I ate a ton of Mac & Cheese. For me this avocado pasta has that comfort feel while still being nutritious. It has been a favorite for my daughter for many years!
We would love to hear from you all now! Who are some of your favorite food bloggers to follow?