Plenty of people write food blogs, but they’re not all that great – which you don’t always realize until you try a recipe. On the other hand, some food bloggers can hook you with just one post or one recipe and have you coming back for seconds (and thirds, and fourths). Here are some of our favourite homegrown food blogs to inspire you in the kitchen:
Dinner With Julie – Most people don’t have multiple hours to spend on dinner every single night. Most people have fresh produce in the fridge they need to use up before it goes bad. And most people don’t go full-out gourmet seven days a week. Julie knows this. Writing from Calgary, she posts recipes made for real life; everything from breakfast to supper and dessert plus everything in between. Find your new favourite recipe at dinnerwithjulie.com.
Oh She Glows – The Toronto-based author of this blog, Angela, uses the tagline and motto “glow from the inside out.” The first time you whip up one of her uber-healthy recipes, you’ll understand what that means. Clean food, tons of veggies and plenty of flavour are the main ingredients Angela works with. Get your glow on at ohsheglows.com.
Everybody Likes Sandwiches – Cute and delicious! The Vancouver writer behind this blog says she’s actually a picky eater, so if you are too, check it out for some yummy inspiration. You’ll be overwhelmed by recipes for turkey salad, orzo bakes, apple cakes and yummy morning granolas and it’ll be hard to know where to start. Find these, plus some sandwich recipes, at everybodylikessandwiches.com.
The Messy Baker – You’ve probably seen Charmian Christie’s recipes and writing in your favourite Canadian magazines, but she has so much to say about food and meals that she blogs, too. Her love for food is truly inspiring (and relatable – she blogs about her “kitchen disasters” as much as her many successes). Keep up with Charmian at themessybaker.com.
Sweet Potato Chronicles – If you’re like us, you’ll visit the Sweet Potato Chronicles blog and say IWantThatRightNow about every single recipe. You’ll discover combinations you haven’t thought of and new takes on old classics. They all sound good. Good luck: sweetpotatochronicles.com.