Top 5: Food Blog Crushes!
When I became a vegetarian at age 16, I pretty much lived on veggie burgers and ramen noodles, super healthy, I know! It took time to learn to cook real food and after grad school, I began buying vegetarian cookbooks and trying new recipes. I especially loved to learn to cook ethnic foods. Growing up in central PA means that you don’t have a lot of experience trying things like sushi, pad thai or pakoras. Look up jersey shore pa restaurants and you will see what I mean! Trying new food is still exciting! Trying a new recipe can be intimidating, but once you know what ingredients you like, it becomes easier to decide what to make and trust that you will like the results.
I have a few go-to blogs that I check regularly for dinner ideas. I trust that what they are making will be delicious every time! Starting a food blog doesn’t mean that EVERYTHING you make is from your own imagination. I love to make recipes from other bloggers and learn from them how to build flavors and textures that I like to eat. Here are my top 5 food blog crushes!
I made this Thai Red Curry with Vegetables for a dinner party and it was such a hit! I shared the recipe with my guests via pinterest and they made it for themselves the following week. I added baked tofu to the recipe and it was filling, creamy and yummy!
If you have ever been on weightwatchers, you will know the food blog Skinnytaste. Gina Homolka has been making WW friendly foods for a long time and her recipes are usually pretty easy to make. This baked ziti has been a staple in our house since my husband and I got married. It is simple, can satisfy a crowd or can be made ahead of time, for a meal to have through out the week.
#3 Pinch of Yum
This salad is amazing! I don’t know what else to say. I use either dried cherries or dried cranberries instead of raisins. MAKE IT!
#4 Feasting At Home
This soup is hearty and so tasty! It has everything you want in a soup. Veggies, pasta, beans and Cheese! I made this a lot this winter.
Curry Yum! I made this recipe for a dinner party with my Mom. It is creamy and rich without being heavy. Serve with rice and naan and you will have a crowd pleaser.
What are your go to food blogs?