Let me prefix this by saying that you’re going to want to bookmark this post. As the end of the year approaches, it’s fun to look back at the memorable moments we experienced in 2015 and for us foodies, that includes at the diner table. Rather than looking at deciding what to eat as a mundane task, why not transform it into a truly pleasurable sensory experience? That’s exactly what you’ll be able to do by consulting the best food blogs and apps listed below.
This recap isn’t listed in any particular order and when possible I’ve included key information such as available recipe books and any featured recipes on the Red Fairy Project (note that I have made recipes from ALL of the blogs mentioned). Also, each picture featured links directly to its recipe in case you feel inspired to whip up something after admiring these drool worthy photos.
BEST FOOD BLOGS
It’s so inspiring to follow David and Luise along their journey as they travel the world and share the beautiful places they visit and amazing meals they create (their Instagram account is a must for foodies). They cook healthy and simple vegetarian food with natural ingredients, whole grains, good fats, fruit and vegetables
After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease when she was 22 years old, Danielle Walker realized that she needed to make dietary changes to end her suffering. She removed grains, lactose, and legumes from her diet, and started her blog to help others suffering from similar ailments continue to enjoy food (source: Against All Grain).
# 3 Pinch of Yum
I love Lindsay’s sense of humour and passion for food. She also has the most amazing culinary photography skills and I’m actually learning from one of her ebooks how to improve my craft. Her recipes are colourful, healthy and a real feast for the eyes and the taste buds.
Everything you’ll find on Gourmande in the Kitchen is free from gluten, refined sugar, and processed ingredients with many paleo, vegan, raw and allergy-friendly options as well. It’s all about celebrating and embracing the clean, natural foods that our bodies crave and are the most delicious too! (source: Gourmande in the Kitchen)
This now bilingual site is probably the one I’ve featured most on the Red Fairy Project. Husband and wife Alexandre and Marilou, creators of this uber successful Quebec brand are the most authentic and funny people you will meet (it’s worth watching their videos for priceless bloopers) and they making cooking a blast.
Tieghan creates a mix of healthy recipes, cozy comfort food and indulgent desserts. I love looking at the pictures of her desserts but I most often make her yummy (and healthy) salads.
You can tell you’re in for a fun experience just by the name of this blog. Ali, the blogger behind Gimme Some Oven is all about creating recipes that are fresh, creative quick and easy.
This is a blog I recently discovered and I’m so glad I did! Dana creates simple recipes that require 10 ingredients or less, one bowl and 30 minutes or less to prepare. What’s not to love?
#9 Oh She Glows
Delicious plant-based food which is more and more the focus of my diet. In addition to being meat and dairy free, most of Angela’s recipes are free of gluten, soy and processed foods.
Ambitious Kitchen is a blog dedicated to clean eating and healthier baked treats. Monique’s food philosophy is very similar to mine: it’s all about finding balance between a healthy lifestyle and treating yourself from time to time.
Extra! It was so hard to cut down my list of favourite food blogs to 10 that I am giving myself permission to cheat and share three extras as a little bonus: In Pursuit of More, Simple Green Smoothies and My New Roots.
BEST FOOD APPS
With today’s technology, there are many ways to find inspiration in the kitchen. If you don’t want the hassle of getting the laptop out, using a recipe app on your smart phone or tablet is a practical option. These apps are in order of preference. My selection criteria: a gorgeous interface, user-friendly navigation, beautiful pictures and of course delicious recipes.
#2 Healthy Desserts- by Green Kitchen $3.99
#3 Jamie Oliver free with in-app purchases
#4 Cookery by Against All Grain $4.99
#5 Mary Berry Bakes £3.99 (approx $8.20 CAD)
I want to give a special thanks to my friend and fellow blogger Chadi of Brunettes Have More Fun has she was the one that introduced me to several of these food blogs. Do you have any favourite sites that inspire you to whip up something amazing in the kitchen? If so, let us know below! Sharing is caring and it’s always fun to discover new sources for meal ideas.