The 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.
Nutrient-rich but unrestricted
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.
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
This huge compendium of recipes from the natural foods superstore contains many excellent user-rated recipes for every kind of diet.
Meat-free, not taste-free
My New Roots
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.
Green Kitchen Stories
Gorgeous photos match innovative recipes in this family-oriented blog (they have the cutest kids, to boot).
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.
Grain free, sugar free, legume free – and no one will miss any of it.
Super-sincere and likeable Paleo superstar Melissa Joulwan shares delicious, predominantly simple, recipes.
My Heart Beets
This prolific and accessible self-starting chef shares Southeast Asian cooking with a Paleo twist, plus so much more.