Over the last few years I have developed quite a knack for cooking. Thanks to Pinterest and various food blogs, I’ve come across countless recipes and inspiration to make me into the kitchen queen that I am today. While searching for new recipes and inspiration I have come across some amazing food blogs and bloggers who inspire me to branch out and try new things. Here are a few of my favorite food blogs and why I love them so much!
Damn Delicious – I’ve made so many recipes from Chungah’s blog. She shares quick and easy recipes that even the most amateur could muster up without fail. I was really inspired by the unique recipes on this blog. I tend to get bored with plain recipes which means I have to get pretty creative with my meals. Damn Delicious makes that easy! One of my favorites I have made off this blog was the Enchilada Crock Pot Orzo. It’s my go-to Sunday dinner meal because I can throw in the ingredients in my crock pot and set for 7-8 hours then serve without any other crazy steps. Plus my husband loves this! Another favorite I have is the Easy Burritos Bowls. It’s a simple recipe that combines all the favorites of Taco Tuesday into a slightly healthier and filling alternative.
The Lo Down – Like many teenagers, I was hooked on Laguna Beach and The Hills in high school. I love the characters and their drama but one of the girls was a favorite, Lo. When I found out Lo had a blog and also went to culinary school I had to check out her lifestyle blog. Not only did she share great recipes but she also shared video with cooking and food prep tips. I learned how to properly cut up an onion thanks to her tutorial video. (Don’t laugh, I always had issues cutting things!) One of my favorite recipes from Lo’s blog is her Homemade Tomato Sauce. I was inspired to stop buying jarred sauce and start making this alternative. It’s a hit with my family who had this now famous sauce last Thanksgiving.
Minimalist Baker – I came across Dana an John’s blog from a Bloglovin suggestion. They specialize in minimal ingredient, plant-based and gluten free recipes. Being lactose intolerant, I am always looking for dairy-free recipes. When I came across Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta and saw that it was dairy free I ran right to the store for ingredients. It was a simple recipe to make and one that even my husband enjoyed. He isn’t normally a fan of vegan stuff but this recipe was a hit. Minimalist Baker’s blog overall is well-organized and easy to navigate. Recipes are indexed and can be found under a simple tab. They also share some great smoothie recipes…which I have bookmarked/pinned/saved and plan to make one day!
The Garden Grazer – Once I was on a mad hunt for a salad with enough ingredients to hold me over for hours when I stumbled upon The Garden Grazer. Katilin is a vegan and when I found a yogurt-free salad dressing recipe on her blog I was convinced she was my soul sister. Her recipes are heavily plant-based and she urges her readers to eat my veggies. (I like most struggle with this so constant reminders are a must!) Her recipes are colorful and flavorful like Southwest Chopped Salad. She makes food appealing to the eye AND the stomach!
Getting inspired is easy when you have a few great food bloggers you can follow for ideas. I find that the more unique and creative the recipe is the more I am drawn to make it. Give these ladies some love and check out their blogs and amazing recipes. I highly recommend it!
What are your favorite food blogs? Share them with us!