Do you know when a good cup of coffee becomes great? When it’s paired with an awesome meal(an awesome breakfast of poached eggs, creamed spinach, and toast with a hot cup of coffee straight from the espresso machine and orange juice comes to mind)!
Coffee and cooking go so hand in hand, we would be missing out if we didn’t feature these awesome cooking and food blogs here.
No matter what you feel like eating: breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or even an indulgent dessert, we sifted – pun intended – through the best cooking blogs out there and present you these 38 fantastic, living works of kitchen mastery.
Note: These blogs are in no particular order. They are all equally awesome!
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Bites out of life is a food blog by Ishita Singh, an Indian native who is inspired by her family’s ever expanding recipe book. She is adventurous in her cooking but sticks to healthy ingredients – since good food is key to great health. You’ll still find a bit of chocolate and a bit of cake, though!
Recipe to try out: Chicken and Avocado Soup
Boulder Locavore is all about making gluten-free living easy and most importantly delicious! The blog has evolved quite a bit from a food experiment in living through a Colorado winter to a repository of delectable and nutritious gluten-free foods. Whether you have an allergy to gluten or avoid it as a personal choice, you’ll surely not miss out on anything if you cook with Toni!
Recipe to try out: Peach Pie Overnight Oats
Nerds and Nomsense is a bit of a mix of nerd culture and food, but when you combine nerdy science with food, you can’t go wrong! The Food section on the Nerds and Nomsense blog is an awesome place to check out easy, delicious recipes and new takes on favorite dishes.
Recipe to try out: Pumpkin Hummus
Torview originally started out as a simple blog to share family recipes, but it has grown into quite a following! Akheela is always updating it with scrumptious new recipes and if you’re longing for Middle Eastern/Southeast Asian food, you’ll find something filling to make from Torview!
Recipe to try out: Grape leaf rolls
All Day I Dream About Food is a cooking blog about how to cook and enjoy low carb foods. Many high carb recipes can be turned into low carb ones without sacrificing flavor or texture – all you need is a little ingenuity, plenty of which you will find on All Day I Dream About Food! You’ll find all types of food, all low-carb and ketogenic: appetizers, entrees, salads, drinks, breakfast, and of course, dessert!
Recipe to try out: Low Carb Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars
Daily Dish Recipes is run by a Mom-Daughter duo who are both passionate cooks and passionate about life! They grow many of their ingredients, are serial DIYers and craftswomen, and document their adventures on their blog. Their main love and passion, of course, is cooking and sharing it all with us! Whether you want an appetizer, dessert, a main course, or something to quench your thirst, you’ll find it all!
Recipe to try out: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Coupon Clipping Cook is a combination of how to save money and cook delicious, hearty meals at the same time. I always end up overspending at the grocery when I’m planning to cook, but after reading Nicole’s experience and advice, I think I am a bit more prepared to go grocery shopping again! Her presentation is five star, and though I can’t taste her food from here, I’m sure it’s heavenly!
Recipe to try out: Roasted Red Potatoes With Thyme
If you want to cook seasonal, plant-based, and nutritious food, Homegrown Provisions is the place to get your ideas from! Shannon has a BS in Nutritional Science, and her approach to seasonal food is quite unique and takes us back to how humans used to eat – pretty much what was available at the time! Combine that with modern cooking techniques and you’ve got yourself some really awesome dishes!
Recipe to try out: Garlicky Greens and Smoky Tofu with Forbidden Rice
Roti N Rice is a mix of Malaysian, Chinese, and American cuisines, with a bit of global taste thrown into the mix thanks to Linda, the authors extensive travels.
It’s chock full of delicious, easy recipes – one really unique thing about Linda’s style of cooking is the way she substitutes ingredients required in Malaysian and Chinese recipes that are not easily available in the Midwest, where she lives – substitution is a huge skill for a chef to learn and you’ll find yourself feeling full and learning a lot as you read Roti N Rice.
Recipe to try out: Korean Style Tacos
Asian in America is a blog about Filipino food. Filipino food has a really unique taste and Elizabeth tells her food story in a really fascinating way. She emigrated to the USA over 20 years ago and cooking was one of her favorite coping and adapting mechanisms. Her care and passion for what she does shows in her recipes, and you’ll really enjoy cooking alongside her.
Recipe to check out: Beef Salpicao
The Blond Cook is a blog about a self taught chef sharing her recipes and experiences. Don’t let the word “self-taught” catch you off guard, though, since experience is a far better teacher than a school! Amy’s recipes are easy to follow and best of all, easy to source ingredients for. Amy is not a big fan of hunting down ingredients, so you’ll surely find something that your local supermarket has all the supplies for.
Recipe to try out: Skillet Chicken in a creamy garlic mushroom sauce
If you’re looking to try out South American cuisine – Colombian, to be specific, look no further than My Colombian Recipe. Erica, the chef behind the blog, grew up in Colombia and now lives in the United States. She cooks with her family recipes shared with her by her grandmother(grandmothers are the best chefs :)).
Those familiar with Mexican food may find some similarities in Colombian food, but the flavors are unique in their own way and distinct!
Recipe to try out: Baked eggs with Colombian style tomato and onion sauce
Big Flavors From a Tiny Kitchen poses a simple question: What’s for dinner tonight? If you are having trouble answering that question, head over to the blog and search the massive recipe index – there are tons of ideas for side dishes, appetizers, main courses, and desserts. The recipes are easy to follow and the pictures will have your mouth watering!
Recipe to try out: Slow Cooker Lebanese Eggplant Stew
Barefeet in the Kitchen is about cooking simple, delicious, and filling food. You’ll find a bit of everything: healthy, wholesome meals and delectable desserts to indulge in every now and then.
The ingredients are all scratch ingredients as much as possible, so the food is natural and flavorful – even desserts can be wholesome if you use the right ingredients!
Mary also provides meal plans to help you plan your meals for an entire week.
Recipe to try out: Better Than Take-Out Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
Originally from the Philippines and then moving to Italy, Rowena Dumlao-Giardina has a truly unique perspective on food! She shares it all on her blog, which like many others, started out as a simple place to document her recipes and cooking experiences but grew into something much bigger as more and more people started following her recipes and enjoying them! Rowena also works extensively with publications and hotels and consults with them.
Recipe to try out: Perline di Mozzarella, Tomatoes & Basil
Culinary Ginger is all about using natural ingredients to create wholesome food. No artificial or pre-packaged foods are allowed in Janette’s kitchen! You’ll find years of cooking experience distilled into an awesome blog, and there are tons of recipes to try out from snacks, main courses, vegetarian cooking, baking ideas, and the most important meal of the day, breakfast.
Recipe to try out: Homemade Dill Pickle Chips
Jodie Fitz is a family-oriented cooking blog. Let’s face it, when you’re looking after your kids, you’ll be strapped for time to do much cooking, but you’ll have hungry, finicky mouths to feed! Jodie has collected fresh, healthy recipes that you can cook quickly – perfect for a supermom(or dad) managing kids, a house, and cooking! There are also some great ideas for involving your kids in the kitchen, too.
Recipe to try out: Bruschetta with Holly Leaf Flatbread Chips
Through Inspiration Kitchen, Kristi tries to empower you to take risks and do great things in the kitchen! Cooking is about stepping out of your comfort zone, trying new things, and learning along the way, and Kristi holds your hand(virtually) and guides you through her and your journey in the kitchen. You’ll find a mix of daring and safe recipes.
Recipe to try out: Spicy Chipotle Peanut Butter Peanut Brittle
Rachel writes about her own cooking, her penchant for trying out new restaurants, and her travels across the world. Traveling is one of the best ways to learn about food and new things to cook, so it’s no surprise that some of the best chefs are also very well-traveled! Rachel has also authored a book called “Student Eats” for cooking in dorm and college life.
Recipe to try out: Super Simple 3 step chocolate brownies
Poet in the Pantry is a woman’s journey to find creativity in her life – how she first found it through writing, poetry(hence the name), and finally through cooking! Carrie’s recipes are healthy, easy, and filling. She also has a penchant for baking and experimenting with baking, so if that’s your thing too, you’ll surely find lots of cool experiments to replicate and enjoy!
Recipe to try out: Dark chocolate zucchini cake
Claire’s blog, The Realistic Nutritionist is about all sorts of healthy cooking – gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, you name it. The kitchen is where you have total control over how you look, and the secret to staying healthy and looking great is eating proper, healthy, and nutritious food – while avoiding unnecessary chemicals and processed stuff. You’ll find plenty of healthy recipes by Claire – the kitchen, as she says, was her first love!
Recipe to try out: Simple Homemade Lasagne
As you may have guessed from the name of the blog, Lindsay is a ice cream connoisseur. She loves any frozen dessert – be it ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbets, ices, you name it! She loves visiting local ice cream parlors wherever she goes, and ever since she got an ice cream machine at home, she’s been experimenting with delicious and surprising flavors. See what you can find!
Recipe to try out: Banana Curry Ice Cream
Darla is a military spouse, which means she is always traveling and living in different places over the world – and that traveling and moving has enabled her to pursue a whole host of creative outlets – chief amongst them cooking and baking. She is easygoing, nerdy, and fun-loving, and all of that shows in her recipes and baking. If you’re looking to have fun, rule your kitchen, and enjoy every moment of it all, you’ve come to the right place.
Recipe to try out: Chocolate Caramel Liege Waffles
Comfort food is a huge part of cooking – comfort food is filling, satisfying, and usually quite simple to make. Nancy’s recipes are a mix of filling and comfort food as well as healthy smoothies and snacks. Coupled with great photography, it’s a pleasure to follow along her kitchen adventures and try them out yourself!
Recipe to try out: Banana, Mango, Ginger, Orange Smoothie
All Roads Lead To The Kitchen, by Heather, is a global food blog of sorts. Heather’s goal is to explore culture through food – so you’ll see recipes and cooking styles from all over the world. Her passion is feeding people, cooking, and talking about food, so she combined it into a cooking blog! She has a vast collection of recipes and is always adding new ones, so you’ll literally never run out of ideas for things to make for dinner tonight!
Recipe to try out: Conchas
Authored by Stacey Evans, Empty Nest Two Plates Full is an empty-nester’s cooking adventures while her sons are away at college! Stacey’s recipes are of wide variety, but she loves cooking appetizers and starters – and often, a meal of a variety of appetizers alone can be quite filling and satisfying!
Recipe to try out: Coconut Creme Cake
Andrea Meyers started her food blog as an online archive of her recipes when she and her husband were between two homes in two different states. Eventually, it took off and has grown into what it is today! She is a self-taught cook, and her recipes are a mix of her own, her family’s, and recipes she learned and picked up from other folks. You’ll find a mix of vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and even vegan dishes on her blog.
Recipe to try out: Pasta Pie
Caroline’s blog, Chocolate and Carrots is where she shares her love of food, cooking, and family life with the rest of the world. Her recipes are of a wide variety, with everything from sandwiches to entrees to desserts – but what really caught my eye is her selection of Paleo recipes. Paleo is a new(old, technically, but newly reborn) diet method which is very good for you but sometimes frustrating to follow if you are not sure what you are doing. Check out Caroline’s blog for Paleo and non-Paleo-everything-else goodness!
Recipe to try out: Vegetarian French Onion Soup
In An Edible Mosaic, Faith shares a very deep philosophy about food – it’s who we are as a culture. Food is how we celebrate, how we mourn, and how we come together – and cultures all around the world use food to express themselves. Faith has traveled extensively and she loves sharing her passion of food and culture with wholesome, healthy, and satisfying recipes.
Recipe to try out: Mango Lassi Poppyseed Muffins
Cravings of a Lunatic is a no holds barred, tongue-in-cheek cooking blog with a simple purpose: to show you that cooking great food(for yourself or for your family) is easy and fun, and the best way to master the kitchen is to learn to have fun in it! Kim’s outspoken style and creative yet simple recipes are a treat to read, make, and eat.
Recipe to try out: Spicy BBQ Chicken Fajita Sliders
Your Lighter Side is a food blog dedicated to showing you that you can literally have your cake and eat it, too! Just because you want to eat healthy does not mean you can’t enjoy the things you eat – so you’ll find recipes that have cheese, red meat, and all the other good stuff – but they’ll be sugar-free, or gluten-free, and generally healthy by cutting out the unnecessary nasty stuff. Their whole aim is to show you that you can stay healthy and enjoy food at the same time.
Recipe to try out: Foil-wrapped Skewerless Steak Kebab
Jenny’s blog, Savour the Senses, is a straightforward cooking blog – you won’t find anything else except great recipes that you’ll have fun reading the backstory about and even more fun cooking and eating them. Jenny is passionate about cooking, and likes to travel, which greatly influences her cooking style and inspiration.
Recipe to try out: Elote(Mexican Street Corn)
Marlene is the master chef behind Nosh My Way. You’ll find a mix of traditional, comfort, and adventurous recipes on Nosh My Way, but you can be sure that all of them are downright delicious! Marlene also provides an approximate calculation of Weight Watchers’ points for some of her recipes, so if you follow the program, you can cook with her recipes and be able to track how much you are progressing and consuming of your quota!
Recipe to try out: Zucchini Noodle Lasagne
Manila Spoon is a lawyer-turned-homemaker’s blog about learning how to cook and enjoy it. You’ll find a vast collection of recipes Abby and her family have enjoyed over the years. Her Filipino heritage shows through her cooking, as well as her American home – her recipes vary between Filipino traditional dishes and classic American cooking. You’ll also find travel-inspired dishes.
Recipe to try out: Arroz Caldo (Savory Chicken and Rice Porridge)
Amber, the artisan behind Caleigh’s Kitchen is from small town America, and her cooking is greatly influenced by the wholesome, filling, and generous cooking style associated with American towns and households. Although her passion is baking, you’ll also find recipes for salads, main courses, appetizers, and everything in between. She is a self taught cook and an example that you don’t always have to go to culinary school to become a fantastic chef – you can do it with a BA in Anthropology, too!
Recipe to try out: Skinny Crustless Quiche
4th Sense Cooking is a blog by Nithya, an Indian lady with a goal to master the kitchen! Her blog documents her journey in the kitchen, so you’ll find easy to follow and easy to do recipes – that taste really good! Most of the dishes and recipes are Indian and South Indian, so expect to find a burst of flavorful spices and aromas in most of her recipes.
Recipe to try out: Broccoli Vada Pav
Denise Browning, the master chef behind Easy and Delish is a lawyer-turned-culinary artist. Originally hailing from Brazil, she got married and immigrated to the USA in 2002. Her cooking features both classic Brazilian recipes and American/global recipes as well. She has split her recipe section into two parts for that reason, so it’s very easy to find what you are looking for! Her meals are scrumptious and easy recipes that can easily be prepared even on a busy weeknight!
Recipe to try out: Brazilian Peanut Brittle
Shweta in the Kitchen’s recipes are a fusion between traditional Indian recipes and Continental cooking. So you’ll find interesting combinations like the classically Indian spice cardamom mixed with granola! For a bit of spice and adventurous cooking, be sure to check out Shweta in the Kitchen!
Recipe to try out: Radish stuffed flatbread(Mooli paratha)