My Top 10 Favorite Food Blogs

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Let me be honest, I absolutely love FOOD!!! I love making it and eating it.  I love trying new recipes and I always come back to make the ones my family enjoy. 

For a long time I had this idea in my head that I needed to start creating my own recipes for my website and that I had to get a new camera to start taking like a million photos of these new recipes and how I make them. Every time I thought about creating new recipes for my blog, I would feel my chest tense up and I would have a mini panic attack because I just didn't want to do it. Not because I couldn't or because I was too lazy to do it, I just felt that I would rather spend my precious time doing other things that to me, are more important than writing a brand new recipe for a Green Smoothie.

Let's get serious for a moment.  There are like a million green smoothie recipes all over the internet and I am sure there are some bad ones, but I also know that there are some AMAZING ones, so why should I go and re-invent the wheel? This mama ain't got no time for that ;-)

This brings me to the incredible revelation I had: I would not be writing my own recipes for this blog, but I would rather share all my favourite recipes from my favourite recipe writers, bloggers, cookbook authors, family and friends.

I am a better person when I have less on my plate.
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Tried and tested - from my family to yours! And I promise to never post a recipe that I have not personally made and do not absolutely love.  

Life is all about balance, so I will share foods that will create balance in yours.  Some healthy options, but also some naughty foods that you most definitely can enjoy on occasion.  I want to  inspire you to start cooking, and LOVING it!  No looooong ingredient lists. The quicker and easier - the better! 

So, let's get you off to a good start.  Here are 6 of my favourite food blogs.  I make most of my family recipes from these sites and I will be sharing my favourite recipes from each in the weeks to come, so please subscribe to my newsletter to stay up to date. I also have a couple of surprises in store for my subscribers, so don't forget to subscribe :-) (Subscription box is at the end of this post).

My Top 6 favourite food blogs:

  BEV COOKS   Probably my favourite food blog. She is witty, stylish and she makes amazing food that my whole family always enjoys. Her pastas are out of this world. See her soon on Food Network!

BEV COOKS

Probably my favourite food blog. She is witty, stylish and she makes amazing food that my whole family always enjoys. Her pastas are out of this world. See her soon on Food Network!

  AMBITIOUS KITCHEN   Plenty of good-for-your recipes that you and your family will love! Her black bean brownies are the bomb and one of our families favourite!

AMBITIOUS KITCHEN

Plenty of good-for-your recipes that you and your family will love! Her black bean brownies are the bomb and one of our families favourite!

  DELICIOUSLY ELLA   All her recipes are vegetarian, wheat and refined sugar free. She is all about delicious, plant based ingredients. Her smoothie and juice recipes are my favourites!

DELICIOUSLY ELLA

All her recipes are vegetarian, wheat and refined sugar free. She is all about delicious, plant based ingredients. Her smoothie and juice recipes are my favourites!

  JOY THE BAKER   This woman can bake! Pies, doughnuts, pancakes cinnamon rolls, some of the best brownies I have ever made and so much more! Whenever you want to treat yourself, this is the blog!

JOY THE BAKER

This woman can bake! Pies, doughnuts, pancakes cinnamon rolls, some of the best brownies I have ever made and so much more! Whenever you want to treat yourself, this is the blog!

  MINIMALIST BAKER   Her food is simple, super delicious and nutritious. All the recipes require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl or 1 pot, or 30 minutes or less to prepare. What more could a busy mom want?

MINIMALIST BAKER

Her food is simple, super delicious and nutritious. All the recipes require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl or 1 pot, or 30 minutes or less to prepare. What more could a busy mom want?

  DAMN DELICIOUS   I love this site. If I am ever looking for a quick lunch or dinner recipe that only uses a few ingredients and that will still WOW my family, this blog is my go to.

DAMN DELICIOUS

I love this site. If I am ever looking for a quick lunch or dinner recipe that only uses a few ingredients and that will still WOW my family, this blog is my go to.

I just LOVE these blogs but I just have to mention 4 more, just incase you want more inspiration:

  1. The Pioneer Woman - Another one of my favourite blogs and her recipes are always winners with my family
  2. Against All Grain - Paleo recipes. All her recipes are free of gluten, grains, dairy and refined sugars. 
  3. Sprouted Kitchen - Not only is this site stunning to look at, but the food is simple, delicious and filled with fresh, whole foods.
  4. Half baked harvest - A good combination of healthy foods and comfort foods. Her photos will make you run to your kitchen to start cooking... and I mean RUN!

There it is. I hope you like my list. I would love to know what blogs you love and follow so please leave a comment below.  I am looking forward to sharing some amazing recipes with you.  

Marilene xoxo