Hey, don’t judge my flat surface choice in my photo! mmmmmmpizza! I know I’m currently going through a no sugar & no carb stint, but found it necessary to share my favorite food blogs.
While some of us don’t like to cook or bake, we all love to eat! When I started to get really serious about cooking and baking after living in France, food blogs became a great reference. Plus, I’ve always liked blogs and it was a great combination to read about someone’s life and their passion for food. I have to say, I started reading food blogs long before beauty blogs. In fact, before I knew of ‘beauty blogs’ I was watching Pixiwoo and Dulce Candy on YouTube.
Let’s move on to the food blogs!
One of my favorite all time blogs was Peas and Thank You. Unfortunately, MamaPea no longer blogs, but I am glad that the Matheny family is pursuing what they’ve been called to do. You can purchase both of the recipe books on Amazon. These are my most used recipe books!
Oh She Glows is another favorite! I love that Angela maintains a soy and gluten free diet, as I’m not a huge fan of soy and eating gluten free [consistently] feels great. I never had a bad experience with any of her recipes and her Spelt Flatbread is memorized. This recipe only takes minutes and is one of the most convenient things to make.
The Minimalist Baker is a frequent go to because 1) you only need a few ingredients (the blog name isn’t a joke) and 2) I’ve never had cooking/baking fails with these recipes. Their biscuits = amazing. They are a creative couple and keeping up the variety in vegan baking/cooking!
Deb, over at Smitten Kitchen, is someone who I would love love love love to meet. I love her recipes and when I’m looking to have a cheat dessert it’s her recipes I go to. I’ve made her cookies, cakes and veggie dishes. One of my best friends does not care for sweet potatoes, but I made this and now Ann only likes those sweet potatoes. When I have the intentions of baking/cooking something from Smitten Kitchen I know I’m in for a treat. I don’t care what ingredients I have to search for (I moved to a small town, some things are hard to find. I love you, Whole Foods, come to Delaware!), I get what I need!
When I started reading Kitchen Treaty, I lol’d. I dated a vegetarian once, I ate meat at the time… it’s funny how I became a vegetarian about a year after we stopped dating. For different reasons than him, but it still cracks me up. I’ve had great success with these recipes and really like the education posts. Like, black beans from scratch changed my life and the Peanut Butter Mug Cake has been memorized!
How Sweet It Is is an oldie, but a goodie. I started reading this one about the same time I found P&TY and Peas and Crayons. 1) She’s a Pittsburgh native (my grandparents live there and I grew up going there all the time), 2) she’s hilarious and 3) she’s openly admitted to how she doesn’t like certain veggies or ingredients, but has learned to use them/like them. I used many of her recipes, even tweaked them in some ways, and they’ve become regulars in my cooking routine. I use her Gin and Tonic glaze on my G&T cake, and sometimes just to put on cookies and other cakes… cause ya know, gin is good 🙂
Jenn over at Peas and Crayons is just amazing. Her recipes are fantastic and the Banana Honey Cornbread is an awesome addition to some of my savory dishes. I’ve enjoyed reading her blog for years and I found out about What I Ate Wednesday from her… and as far as I’m concerned she created it. Her soups, her snacks, the dips… I’ve never not liked something and any time I made something to take to a gathering it was raved about. Jenn totally knows what she’s doing over there.
Let’s more on to a few favorite dessert blogs? I LOVE TO BAKE. I find it relaxing.
iambaker.net is a site that just makes me drool. This woman is so talented, unbelievable. Her recipes are great, too! She inspired to want to ice a cake. I can tell you for a fact that her Chocolate Bourbon cake recipe has become famous in my kitchen and friend circle. Specifically, with the same friend who doesn’t like sweet potatoes.
Cookies and Cups is another blog that I enjoy. I love how Shelly’s site has evolved and her cookie recipes… oh, the cookies! The recipes never end, they keep going and if I made all the recipes I wanted my waist line would keep growing too. The White Chocolate Lemon Blondies have become well known at any social function I go to. I would only bring them in the summer time, but then they were requested over Christmas and I couldn’t say no. I like to eat them, too. I think when Ann and I have our next Outlander marathon I’ll make the Potato Chip Shortbread cookies!
Joy the Baker has great savory and sweet recipes, but her Simple Vegan Chocolate Cake is my best go to cake recipe (a coconut glaze is great on top). Any time I make Double Chocolate Cake Doughnuts and take them to work I make new friends. I saw this recipe recently and I’m itching to bake this… should I really make it all for myself or share it with friends?
Which food blogs to you read? What are your favorite recipes from these blogs? Link them below! I’d love to know and read new blogs!