Recipe blogs to help you get your YUM on

dreamstime_m_64241199The blogosphere is overflowing with cooking blogs, covering everything from sheer decadence to haute cuisine to the just plain strange. Looking for some good clean eating with an emphasis on local, organic veggies and DIY kitchen tips? Here’s a list of our favorites, broken down into some of today’s common dietary preferences – plus some kitchen-tested must-try recipe suggestions.

Whole Diet

Nutrient-rich but unrestricted

Nourished Kitchen
www.nourishedkitchen.com
This blog is great for the homesteading and whole foods lifestyle. Besides recipes, it has information on how to make your own yogurt, ferment your own sauerkraut, and generally get the most nutrition out of your food as possible.

Must-try:
If you make your own yogurt (or want to), definitely check out the post, “Why your yogurt isn’t turning out: easy fixes.” If that’s not your thing, the roasted beet pie with artisan cheese, honey and mint will be.

The Whole Foods Recipe Blog
www.wholefoods.com/recipes
This huge compendium of recipes from the natural foods superstore contains many excellent user-rated recipes for every kind of diet.

Must try:
Indonesian-style fish with tamarind-turmeric sauce
Quick sweet-heat tomato jam

Vegetarian/Vegan

Meat-free, not taste-free

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Photo: mynewroots.org

My New Roots
www.mynewroots.org
Denmark- and Canada-based foodie and nutritionist Sarah Britton knows that simplicity and creativity can certainly go hand in hand and she celebrates the combination beautifully.

Must-try:
Chia-rhubarb-apricot muffins
Tahini-chlorella dream cream

Green Kitchen Stories
www.greenkitchenstories.com
Gorgeous photos match innovative recipes in this family-oriented blog (they have the cutest kids, to boot).

Must-try (besides everything! This is my go-to recipe source):
Carrot-tomato-turmeric soup
Maple-tossed rhubarb and puy lentil salad

Golubka Kitchen
www.golubkakitchen.com
The beautiful and creative blog of a vegetarian Russian-American. Some of the recipes are complex, raw-vegan takes on tradition with hard-to-find ingredients, but plenty of them are simple and delicious. If you have an ice-cream maker, you must follow her “ice-cream Sunday” posts throughout the summer – including treats like lavender ice cream with chocolate tahini bits.

Must-try:
Pink soup with roasted onions and broccoli
Gluten-free winter squash gnocchi

Paleo

Grain free, sugar free, legume free – and no one will miss any of it.

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Photo: Mel Joulwan

Well Fed
www.meljoulwan.com
Super-sincere and likeable Paleo superstar Melissa Joulwan shares delicious, predominantly simple, recipes.

Must-try:
Silky gingered zucchini soup
Yucatan green chile saute

My Heart Beets
www.myheartbeets.com
This prolific and accessible self-starting chef shares Southeast Asian cooking with a Paleo twist, plus so much more.

Must try:
Carrot drunken noodles
Garam-masala pumpkin pie

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