If you find yourself in a rut of buying the same groceries and living off the same five dinner recipes, check out some of these beautiful food blogs for inspiration. Charred kale and farro salads, Brussel sprout okonomiyaki, savory cheddar and wild garlic hot cross buns, and rose harissa hummus with pistachio dukka all sound a bit more exciting than your go-to spaghetti and marinara sauce.
Nourishing recipes are always welcomed at our house. Kayley does a fantastic job creating unique recipes that are both delicious and nutritious. Pear and Vanilla Bean Brown Butter Roast Chicken, Balsamic Black Pepper Cherry Glazed Salmon, Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas with Sweet Corn Chili Sauce, and Sweet Salsa Chicken Burrito Bowls with Roasted Vegetables are all dishes you can look forward to making for your family at home. Kayley discussed her cooking philosophy, stating, “Though, as a trained chef, I’ve always found quality of food and ingredients to be important, I’ve been gravitating towards a cooking style that takes into account the nutritional quality of the dishes I make… The recipes you find on this blog are a bit of a between ground for those who want to cook in a healthier way, but are not ready to go full speed into a more restrictive diet.” The Kitchen McCabe is also full of excellent food photography so if you’re in need of a little inspiration or just want to make yourself really hungry, check out her site.
Aimee Twigger creates the most beautiful dishes– we really are always amazed by her careful attention to detail and flavor. Creations like her 5 hour lamb rag with parmigiana reggiano polenta and beet and ricotta tortellini with blood orange tarragon butter and hazelnuts are both delicious and eye-catching. She shares that she is a cookbook addict — the shelves of her bookcases at home are overflowing with recipe books, but she greatly enjoys developing her own recipes. We’d highly recommend trying her beef and peppercorn stew with parmigiana reggiano dumplings and cheesestraws if you’re in the mood for something cozy and savory. Her miso honey butter corn on the cob is also heavenly.
She decided one day to begin a food blog. She enjoyed baking, but never took it seriously. Cupcakes were popular in Sweden during 2009. Now Linda creates beautiful recipes for us to enjoy on a regular basis from her little hometown in Sweden where she lives with her partner, Christian, and their little Westie named Mozart. Love chai tea lattes? Try out her homemade chai concentrate + chai latte. Satisfy your sweet tooth and bake Linda’s Lemon poppy seed bundt cake with a lemon syrup & blueberry glaze or her Rhubarb Almond Galette.
Ashley, the creator of Gather and Feast said, “I don’t know about you, but I get excited by fresh produce and its endless possibilities; the texture, the colour, the variety. The way fresh food should be with all its beautiful imperfections.” We couldn’t agree more. The nutritious recipes on Gather and Feast use seasonal ingredients that are fresh and flavorful. Integrate color into your kitchen with Roasted Beetroot and Thyme Spaghetti with Olive Oil, Toasted Walnuts, and Sage. For Taco Tuesday break out her Smokey Fish Taco with Fresh Coriander Slaw and Chipotle Mayo or Tomato & Basil Meatballs with Cauliflower Puree.
The photos from The Little Plantation alone will have you wishing it was dinner time. Kimberly created The Little Plantation after what she calls a ‘mini mid-life crisis’. She discovered her passion for food and photography and ran with it. Her recipes are plant-based and her food photography is drool worthy. Try out her vegan sourdough spelt waffles, curried potato cauliflower and broccoli salad, or her vegan hummus mesabacha.
Storytelling and food go hand in hand. Neveda began her journey with cooking after moving to a rural farm in Norway. Fascinated by traditional Norwegian dishes and ways of cooking, Nevada shares her stories and recipes on North Wild Kitchen. Through sustainable living practices and the use of seasonal produce and ingredients, Neveda creates beautiful seasonal dishes inspired by her new home. Neveda shares, “We came to an unexpected place. Deep in the belly of Norway, where the mountains tower and a river storms itself through a winding valley. We did something which many young people seem to do these days when they move to the countryside. We bought a farm. A mountain farm…My love affair for this place started the moment we arrived…And so I picked my first wild blueberry. I salted and hung to dry my first sheep’s leg. I raised 19 chicks to provide a steady flow of fresh, free-range eggs. I picked, canned and froze far too many plums.” Look forward to recipes like Blackcurrant Sweet Buns (SOLBÆRSNURRER), Rustic Pear Tarts with Blue Cheese, Honey, and Walnuts (PÆRETERTE), and Aquavit-Cured Venison with Pickled Bilberries (GRAVET HJORT MED SYLTEBLÅBÆR). Imagine grassy fields and the sweet smell of spring in Norway while you enjoy cooking in your own kitchen.
If you’re looking to satisfy your craving for sweets, check out Butter and Brioche. Thalia creates beautiful desserts and baked goods for every occasion: Marzipan Cake with Gin Blueberries and Brown Butter Swiss Meringue Buttercream, Hazelnut Bourbon Blondies with Cacao Nibs and Figs, and Fennel Pollen Panna Cotta with Honey and Carmelised White Chocolate are a few mouthwatering recipes you can try at home.
Thalia shares, “I come from a generation of European bakers. My memories from childhood are solely built around moments of sweetness. There’s something to be said for the power of a baked good. And I can chart my life upon what was on our table. The supple cinnamon scent of morning, afternoon tannin drenched crumbled morsels, and caramel burnt nights. Ash, smoke, and heat. I live it all. I’m a self-taught baker. And my cooking is based around both memory and flavor, from my European and Asian heritage, childhood, young-adulthood, and travels.” Each recipe comes with a beautiful description or story that encapsulates her thoughts about the dish.