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shelivesthedream

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Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« on: October 21, 2015, 02:50:23 AM »
I'm trying to vary my daily cooking more and to enjoy it more. I thought reading a food blog might help. Please recommend ONE.

Criteria:
- We don't eat a lot of meat, so vegetarian is fine. Definitely not a meat-heavy blog.
- Focus on real food for dinner, not cupcakes.
- No overly laborious preparation but crazy ingredients are fine.
- There are only two of us. Recipes can be scaled down.
- Great pictures! I'm looking for inspiration!
- Format reads easily on an iPhone and loads reasonably fast (no crazy pop-up graphics)
- Varied food styles.

Any recommendations?

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2015, 03:20:10 AM »
I hate to recommend this because you've probably heard it a hundred times here already but budgetbytes.com is amazing and fits almost all of your criteria. When I found it, I actually went back to the beginning and read them all. If you're looking for advanced techniques though, this probably isn't what you need. Everything is simple and quick for the most part. Good luck!

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2015, 05:10:46 AM »
Smitten Kitchen! Deb Perlman's recipes are great - I've never made one that didn't turn out. I have her cookbook too, and I only own 4, and I love to cook. She has a young family, so there are many budget and time friendly recipes. There are a lot of desserts, but plenty of regular fare too - going back to 2006. I think what I like best about the site is its organization, by ingredient, expense, time, season, course, etc.

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2015, 05:17:45 AM »
I hate to recommend this because you've probably heard it a hundred times here already but budgetbytes.com is amazing and fits almost all of your criteria. When I found it, I actually went back to the beginning and read them all. If you're looking for advanced techniques though, this probably isn't what you need. Everything is simple and quick for the most part. Good luck!
+1 to budgetbytes.com

I'm also a fan of http://iamafoodblog.com/and http://thestonesoup.com/blog/, both of which I found via budgetbytes....

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2015, 06:30:07 AM »
http://cookieandkate.com/

Lots of good pictures. I believe all the food is veggie with options for vegan. We've made a lot of the recipes on here and have loved most of them. The salads and dressings are very good.

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2015, 06:33:20 AM »
Thugkitchen.com is one of my favorites.

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2015, 06:47:58 AM »
If you have any fondness for ethnic food, Just One Cookbook. Japanese lady doing mostly Japanese recipes but there is variety and you can sort by ease, time, etc. Good pictures, youtube videos and haven't had a bad recipe yet.

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2015, 09:13:56 AM »
http://www.101cookbooks.com/

Healthy and delicious, and good ideas for how to use seasonal vegetables.

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2015, 09:16:49 AM »
We eat only "real" food and these are some of my favorites:

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com

http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/ (she is Vegan)

http://www.eatgood4life.com/ (Lots of vegetarian options)

http://www.familygonehealthy.com/ (my food blog, not updated for awhile since my 3rd kid is a non-sleeper)

http://realfitrealfoodmom.com/ (lots of simple recipes)

http://www.theorganickitchen.org/blog-tutorials/blog/ (great recipes, GORGEOUS photos)


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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2015, 11:45:42 AM »
Here are three that I find myself revisiting often.

Ohsheglows.com - vegan, fresh, great pictures
Brokeassgourmet.com - details recipes costs
WWW.Maangchi.com - Korean cooking, mmm.

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2015, 12:07:37 PM »
Another vote for Smitten Kitchen. I've made tons of her recipes and they've all turned out, every. single. time. I use her Best Blueberry muffins recipe regularly and vary it to make other flavours.

I also like, http://chocolateandzucchini.com/. French, mostly vegetarian recipes. In the past few years she's also started cooking more vegan, gluten-free, trend of the month type recipes. I think all the recipes are translated, but if you speak french you there may be extra french-only ones.

http://www.ricardocuisine.com/en Not a blog, but the website of some sort of cooking corporation. Good for when I want to cook modern Quebecois food.


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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2015, 12:13:05 PM »
Thugkitchen.com is one of my favorites.
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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2015, 01:45:34 PM »
Thugkitchen.com is one of my favorites.
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This website just made my whole week.  Both vegan and full of fuckin' F-Bombs! What more could I ask for!?!

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2015, 01:47:12 PM »
Pinch of Yum, 100%

Easy step-by-step; 5 ingredient dinners; vegan and vegetarian options;

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2015, 01:55:39 PM »
Great post....

I am actually looking for a lean eating food blog.... lots of chicken options, lower carbs, low cals, big portions, protein packed, yummy.  Athletic younger couple.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2015, 01:58:11 PM by Easye418 »

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2015, 09:00:11 PM »
Hilah Cooking on YouTube is great, as is The Homesick Texan blog.

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2015, 09:01:10 PM »
http://allrecipes.com/
http://www.tudogostoso.com.br/- In portuguese, but google can handle it for you ;-)

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2015, 04:34:28 PM »
Two food blogs that I've enjoyed are Straight Up Food ( http://www.straightupfood.com/blog/ ) and the Daily Spud ( www.thedailyspud.com/ ) Though this latter one has been somewhat inactive, it still has a collection of great recipes.  Happy reading!

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2015, 05:19:42 PM »
http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/

She's vegetarian now, but wasn't always.  Great pics.  I believe Friday is "dessert day", so she does have dessert recipes.

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2015, 08:25:02 PM »
I like http://www.simplyrecipes.com/ and http://www.theperfectpantry.com/. Both of them are pretty straightforward recipe sites with reasonable ingredients, mostly focusing on dinner meals. I also like http://www.recipegirl.com/ although she has more dessert posts in the mix.

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2015, 03:28:58 AM »
Wow! Thanks for all the great suggestions so far. I'll try to have a good browse over the weekend.

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2015, 07:35:53 AM »
For a good UK based food blog, have a look at tinnedtomatoes.com

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2015, 10:08:00 AM »
Ohsheglows is a great vegan blog. She has a cookbook out now too.

My all time favorite was peasandthankyou.com, vegetarian family friendly recipes. She has two cookbooks out and has since shut down the blog.

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Re: Can anyone recommend me a food blog like this?
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2015, 04:13:00 PM »
I'll add to the kudos for www.budgetbytes.com.  Lots of great vegetarian recipes with step by step photos.  I love this blog and have added many wonderful meals to my rotation after discovering it.