It’s no secret that I am an avid baker and home cook. Nothing beats a good homemade meal. I find joy in spending hours shopping for ingredients and turning them into a memorable dish. I live by Nigella’s motto that a bad meal can’t ruin a good day, but a good meal can save a bad one.
A few weeks back I shared my favorite family friendly cookbooks. Now I am sharing my favorite food blogs. These are the online resources I turn to for recipes or inspiration, knowing that the recipes are fail proof and delicious.
Green Kitchen Stories
Run by Swedish-Danish couple David and Luise, Green Kitchen Stories is filled with plant-based (vegetarian) meal ideas. It’s my go to for moreish soups, salad bowls and porridge inspiration. They also have loads of kid friendly options (and innovative ways of sneaking veggies into meals). If you like this type of food, follow David at @gkstories on Instagram for mouthwatering food pictures and quick and easy dinner ideas.
Pinch of Yum
Run by Lindsay, Pinch of Yum has fail-proof dinner and lunch ideas suited to just about every dietary restriction. It’s my go to for chicken dishes and soups.
Run by Sarah, Sprouted Kitchen has recipes that give California vibes – light, healthy and packed with veggies (and flavor). I love her bowl combinations, salads and go there when I’m looking for a baked good that’s healthy(ish) and often gluten and refined sugar free.
Minimalist baker is known for its minimalist recipes – 1 bowl, 10 ingredients or under 30 minutes to make. I head there when I’m looking to make something from scratch be it a Thai red curry sauce, vegan pie crust or tortillas.
The Chefs Wife
Run by Adina, The Chef’s wife is for those times you want a meal to impress. I go there for proteins (her lamb and roast recipes are magnificent), her fennel and parsnip puree and whenever I’m cooking for one of the (many) Jewish holidays.
Peas Love and Carrots
Run by Danielle, Peas Love and Carrots is filled with family friendly moreish meals and dishes perfect for the holidays. I discover most of her recipes through her Instagram @peasloveandcarrots and go there for my holiday cooking, protein and her fusion of Ashkenazi and Sephardi flavors.
Cook til delicious
Run by Ruth, Cook til delicious is a baker’s paradise. It’s filled with baking recipes and loads of ways to use of sourdough discard. I go there for baked goods (everything), her crackers and when I have some discard to use.
The Perfect Loaf
If you want to make sourdough The Perfect Loaf is the resource you need. It has detailed instructions of how to build and keep a starter and loads of recipes. This is where I go whenever I’m ready to bake another loaf (or two) of sourdough.
Vanilla Bean Blog
Run by cookie queen Sarah, Vanilla Bean Blog is a treasure chest of sweet treats. I go here for her cookies (the pan baking technique is life changing) and her snack cakes.
Zoe is a professional pastry chef, and her blog is for when you want a dessert that makes an impact. I come here when I’m looking for a special occasion dessert. If you’re into baking her Instagram @zoebakes is filled with video tutorials that show you exactly how to whip the perfect meringue, make chocolate mouse and the perfect apple pie (check the highlights reel).
The Boy who Bakes
Run by Ed, as the name suggests this is a baking blog. His baked goods are failproof, often not sickly sweet and he’s made me a fan of adding rye flour into cookies and cakes. I come here for his cookies, bars and pastries.
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Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. She likes to make things, do things and wear things.