Looking for fresh recipe inspiration? There’s nothing wrong with opening up your favorite cookbook to drum up ideas for your weekly meal plan. But more people than ever are turning to food bloggers in their search for delicious meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and more. Whether you’re just starting out on your adventure of home cooking or have years of experience under your belt, here are talented food bloggers you should be following this year.
Tieghan Gerard cooks and bakes from a converted barn in the snowy mountains of Colorado, and her fan base is simply crazy about her. Each of her recipes screams comfort and joy, and her genuine personality shines through in each and every blog post and Instagram story. Even if you aren’t in the mood to whip up a meal at home, you’ll get a kick out of the stories she shares about her life and family in the Rocky Mountains.
Zoë Francois is a Minneapolis pastry chef with a knack for inspiring all her followers to try their hand at the most decadent and attractive bakes. In addition to publishing all kinds of incredible recipes, she’s also led a number of online culinary tutorials and co-authored a book called Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. If you find yourself wanting to bake a new bread, or simply want to get your mouth watering, Zoe Bakes is the place to go.
Gimme Some Oven
Ali Martin is the creative mind behind the increasingly popular Gimme Some Oven, and it won’t take you long to understand why it’s rapidly gained popularity. Down to earth and fond of sharing quick and easy-to-prepare meals, you get the sense that Ali is someone you could sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee with.
Cookie and Kate
Calling all vegetarians! This is the blog for you. Kate and her precious, four-legged sidekick Cookie have been sharing wholesome and tasty recipes online since 2010. She has a knack for crafting yummy meals that feel simultaneously elevated but approachable, even for her followers who aren’t necessarily on a plant-based diet. You’ll also love her entertaining prose and beautiful photography.
Maria and Josh Lichty of Two Peas & Their Pod share down-to-earth and family-friendly recipes on their blog that are guaranteed to nourish your stomach and soul. But don’t misunderstand. Even though they have plenty of healthy entrees and sides to peruse, they also have an entire cookie index with more than 200 recipes to choose from when your sweet tooth strikes.
Minimalist Baker is the food blog that makes all your quick and satisfying recipe dreams come true. Dana wears a variety of hats, from recipe developer to food photographer, and is committed to presenting her followers with recipes that are either 10 ingredients or less, one bowl meals, or take 30 minutes or less to prepare. In short, she’s the one who is going to save the day when you need to get dinner on the table – and quick!