Five Food Sites to Inspire You in the Kitchen

The most effective way to stop meal time from getting boring is to periodically add new things to your menu. However, finding healthier and tasty options can be quite a challenge if you don’t know what to look for. With that in mind, I have put together a list of some of my favourite digital recipe resources to help inspire your creative cooking! Many of these sites feature drool worthy recipes that use seasonal vegetables, less sugar and lots of style.

 

Pinch of Yum

Lindsay and Bjork run a delightful food blog that truly lives up to its name. With a wide selection of savory dishes, ranging from pumpkin walnut chili to instant pot beef stew, there is something for everyone. And hey, if you’ve ever wondered what you could possibly do with lentils, this site has several suggestions for you.

 

Try this Cauliflower Fried Rice

Tasty

If you have a Facebook account, chances are you have already seen a Tasty food video or two in your online scrolling. This BuzzFeed offshoot features a large bank of recipes and cooking videos; enjoy their chicken bacon asparagus twists or one of their hearty fall soups.

 

Watch Tasty’s parchment baked chicken in 4 ways video

 

The Food Lab Column 

James Kenji López-Alt runs The Food Lab Column on Serious Eats, another great food focused resource. James is a person who has always been curious about the science of cooking and his column chronicles his various food experiments. If you ever had a weird food related question, James probably knows the answer. Other than providing some very delicious recipes his column includes several videos purely on cooking techniques to help you master your kitchen skills. His repertoire covers a variety of ethnic foods from Japanese breaded pork or chicken cutlets (Tonkatsu or Chicken Katsu) to a variety of French crepes.

food images from the Food Lab

Half Baked Harvest

Tieghan Gerard is another food blogger who enjoys simple, seasonal cooking. Try some Tuscan steak with marinated cherry tomatoes or, if you’re looking for something quick, her 20-minute crispy honey ginger salmon recipe.
Enjoy this feel good crockpot spaghetti squash lasagna bolognese

Texanerin Baking

Erin is a Texan foodie with a love for cooking, baking and blogging. Although her site offers several fantastic recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is her wide selection of healthy dessert options that best seduce the eyes and taste buds. The best part is her site has a great selection of paleo, dairy-free, vegan and grain-free treats that help satisfy your sweet tooth without the use of processed sugar. My personal favourite is a recipe for grain-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies that are made with chickpeas, peanut butter and honey.

food pictures from texanerin

Do you have a favorite foodie you follow? Feel free to share in our comments section!

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