Remember the movie “Julie & Julia”?
Regular gal Julie Powell decided to cook her way through Julia Child’s cookbook and became a renowned food blogger in the process.
Today, food blogs are mainstream but continue to be a great resource when you want a recipe stat. One of the wonderful aspects of food blogs is that many are written by women who aren’t yet famous, that have 9-to-5 jobs, yet still remain passionate about cooking and blogging. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself checking in daily even when you’re not particularly looking for a recipe. These food blogs will inspire you (and maybe make your mouth water, too)!
SkinnyTaste: It’s amazing that Gina Homolka can make just about any recipe lighter and still taste wonderful. Featured everywhere from the Dr. Oz Show to Fitness Magazine, Homolka can make even the traditional calorie-bomb spinach dip healthy and light.
Chocolate-Covered Katie: Katie loves desserts but hates the added calories and excess sugar. This baker reinvents your favorite sweets and actually makes them deliciously good for you. You’ll enjoy her “recipes for one,” which are great when you don’t want to make an entire batch. Check out her recipe for healthy cookie dough dip!
Brown Eyed Baker: Learn how to make homemade Nutella as well as other sinful desserts from this self-taught baker. Vivid photographs enhance her blog.
Annie’s Eats: Among Annie’s hundreds of recipes, her detailed tutorials on how to ice sugar cookies like the pros will inspire your inner Mrs. Fields.
Joy the Baker: Named best baking blog by Saveur Magazine, Joy’s buttery confections will tempt you to whip up something sweet. Her popular blog recently led to her first cookbook.
Dinner: A Love Story: Jenny Rosenstrach is a former magazine editor turned food blogger turned published author. Rosenstrach focuses on creating an easy and tasty family dinner without being a short-order cook. Her writing has a way of drawing you in and making you feel like you know her family. Her second book, “Dinner, the Playbook,” comes out in August.
A Cozy Kitchen: Want to try the most delicious Peruvian chicken soup, or a stack of pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes? Adrianna Adarme’s enticing blog has it all.
The Shiksa in the Kitchen: What started with a focus on Jewish food has evolved into other ethnic recipes as well as the history behind many traditional foods.
Food52: Food52 is an online community for those who love food. Recipes, how-tos, and columns from other cooks will help you navigate your kitchen better. Weekly crowd-sourced recipe contests makes it super fun and interactive.
The Kitchn: Want to know how to roast a whole fish or organize your spices? This blog covers every food-related question you have.
Vegan and Gluten-Free
Veggies Don’t Bite: Sophia’s blog is made up almost entirely of vegan and gluten-free recipes. You’ll love her twist on veggie burgers, cheesecake, and even a “shamrock shake.”
Oh She Glows: Vegan never tasted so good! This blog focuses on easy-to-follow recipes, many of them gluten free and all of them vegan.