Because of Noshtopia my food blog where eating healthier is fun and flavorful, I check out many, many, many food blogs and posts to see what people are cooking and eating.
Did I mention many?
Admittedly, I have a very high bar for the blogs I go back to and would recommend. My criteria includes remarkable content, gorgeous food pictures, creativity, healthy angle which includes organic and/or all natural ingredients, and a cool person with a positive attitude.
Here are two food blogs that are favorites of mine:
No Recipes by Marc Matsumoto
Marc is one of the most creative of the food bloggers out there, and I love his concept of not being a stickler of recipes because I'm the same way. I look at recipes, but I end up tweaking or making up stuff on my own. I also love his ability to blend western and eastern ingredients and concepts.
His food photography is outstanding! I can't tell you how many times I wanted to take my fork and dig into my screen. Some recipes that stood out to me:
- Shiitake and arugula ravioli. He uses marscapone and tahini which I thought was really creative. And hello, we all know how much I LOVE arugula.
- Vegetarian version of Korean Bi Bim Bap. Marc's version is a healthy meatless alternative of this traditional mixed rice dish with marinated broccoli and pickled raw beets.
- Sweet Miso Glazed Black Cod on a bed of brocoli rabe and natto. Natto originates in Japan, and has a definite take it or leave it kind of taste, but it has numerous health benefits and is high in protein. It's not often that you will see natto used in American dishes, so I really loved the application here.
Follow Marc on Twitter @norecipes
Like No Recipes Facebook Page
Good Life Eats by Katie Goodman
Katie's palate is very similar to mine, so I really appreciate her recipes and take on food. Her photography is also vibrant and makes you drool. Some recipes that stood out to me:
- Multi-Grain Banana Bread with Flax. I like how she added barley, and oat flour along with the flax. The cool thing with this recipe is that you can also make it vegan by replacing the butter with Earth Balance Soy-free version, the yogurt with a coconut-milk yogurt from So Delicious, and the eggs with one banana or 1/4 cup applesauce for each egg.
- Homemade Pearsauce. I'm not a fan of applesauce either because it reminds me of bad diet food. But I love pears, and there are many varieties of pears so you can mix this recipe up. This pearsauce is also vegan.
- Sweet and Spicy Turkey Curry Soup. I dig the combo of gala apples, sweet potato puree, and a wild and brown rice blend with the turkey and curry. You can also use chicken instead of turkey.
Follow Katie on Twitter @GoodLifeEats
Like Good Life Eats on Facebook