For those days when you need a bit of inspiration to liven up your boring meal plans, food blogs can be a lifesaver. They’re a great place to grab recipe ideas, especially in an area like Seattle, where food is so much a part of the culture. And thanks to the rise of Pinterest, the popularity and quality of food blogs has risen even more.
We’ve gathered a few of our favorite local food blogs that offer a Northwest twist. Check them out and tell us what you think.
Molly Wizenberg started Orangette in 2004 to jumpstart her dream career – becoming a writer for a food magazine. She had no idea the blog would eventually lead to a book deal, as well as the opening of two popular Seattle restaurants – Delancy and Essex. Follow the blog for a glimpse into her family’s life, amazing recipes showcasing ingredients from across the Northwest and some simply stunning photography. And if you’re just in need of recipe ideas, you can peruse her recipe index as well.
For those who are gluten-free or just curious about changing their diet, Gluten-Free Girl is a fantastic resource. Shana James Ahern, previously a high-school English teacher in Seattle, started the blog to profile the health and life changes she experienced after removing gluten from her diet. Since then, the blog has led to three books and a series of great cooking videos. Shana’s view on food can be summed up in this quote: “It’s about the best ingredients. Food in season, in an awake moment, with the right person. That’s great food.” Gluten-free or not, we definitely recommend checking her site out.
Alice Currah may be based in Seattle, but her blog has caught the eyes of national publications – including Martha Stewart, Forbes, PBS Parents and more. Renowned for its photography, the site features recipes that are equally as enticing, with summer favorites like rustic strawberry rhubarb tart and spicy black bean dip. Due to her partnership with PBS Parents, many of the recipes are not only delicious, but kid-friendly – perfect for parents looking for new family dinner ideas.
Do you have favorite local food blogs? We’d love to hear where you find inspiration for delicious new recipes.