Blogs I Follow

I currently have no kitchen. Well, it’s there, it’s just empty. My beloved kitchen gear is all packed up for moving on Monday. Therefore, I can’t really give you a real blog post today. Instead, I thought I would write about all of the blogs that I follow, and maybe introduce you all to a few new ones.

First up, a site I’m sure almost everyone reading my blog is aware of, but just in case you aren’t a follower, you should be. It’s Smitten Kitchen, whose beautiful photography and delicious recipes tempt me with everything she makes. I can’t rave enough about her Salted Caramel Brownies and her hummus technique is the best part of my Chipotle Hummus.

Next, we have who I consider the dynamic duo of the food blogging world, because they’re great friends and do a podcast together, and their posts have the same kind of infectious energy. They are Joy the Baker and Shutterbean. Joy has a sandwich obsession that I adore, and her recipe inspired my Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese. I also can’t say enough good things about her Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pudding. Shutterbean, on the other hand, got my interested in the wonder that is Banh-Mi Sandwiches. Her Lemony Chicken Orzo soup is also on my immediate to-cook list. Doesn’t it look delicious?

To balance all these indulgences, I turn to the amazing Two Healthy Kitchens. They have a Masters degree in nutrition, and a love of serving healthy food to their families, so you know everything that comes out of their blog is healthy. The fact that it’s also always delicious is why I want to cook everything they come up with. They’re the ones I got the Peanut Butter and Strawberry Quesadilla recipe from, and as soon as I have a kitchen back I’m cooking their Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal.

Whenever I have something I want to can, I turn first to Food in Jars. Her inspriation for my  Tomato Jam recipe has become an appetizer staple with brie and crackers at my house, my parents house, and even my office. She also has fabulous non-canning recipes, as evidenced by her healthy and addictive Red Leaf and Persimmon Salad and I love her Sausage, Kale, and Navy Bean Soup.

A prolific blog whose recipes are always well researched and spot on is Serious Eats. Their chili recipe was key in my Beef Brisket Sliders with Chili, and they’re often a go-to source when I’m working on a new sous vide recipe.

Another healthy blog that I adore is Cookie and Kate. Their wonderful, nutritious recipes have resulted in my Honey Mustard Brussels Sprout Slaw, Gingerbread Granola, and Roasted Broccoli, Brussels Sprout, and Lentil Salad.

Lastly, though I don’t usually cook his stuff, I have to mention Thug Kitchen for both great recipes and incredible wit. His blog is worth reading for the laughs alone.

And now, it’s back to packing for me. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Cook on!

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  • Lyn December 6, 2013, 8:07 am

    Where you moving to? Hope it has a wonderful new kitchen to further your creative cooking endeavors!

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    • Cooking Madly December 6, 2013, 8:46 am

      I’m moving to the central California coast, a small town called Los Osos that’s just south of Morro Bay. It actually has a very poorly designed kitchen, but I plan to remodel it next year once we save up enough money. The farmers markets in the area, though, those will be fabulous for my cooking!

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  • Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens December 13, 2013, 4:28 am

    You must be going crazy without a kitchen! Love this post, though – several blogs I actually haven’t peeked at before but totally must! Thanks for the great suggestions! And, seriously – thank you so much for including Two Healthy Kitchens! We’re just thrilled! I mean, really – being mentioned along with heavy-hitters like Smitten and Joy the Baker!?!?!? A newbie blogger’s dream! We’re beyond flattered! Good luck getting this move wrapped up … looking forward to more of your always-inspiring recipes soon!!!! :D

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