Every year it seems that there are more “best” contest for food blogs (most recently the Kitchn’s Homie awards-not new, but happening right now). However, I hate this idea of “best”- can one blog really be named best out of however many thousands of voices that are out there? The wonderful thing about blogs is that they are each unique and should be praised as such. I think the idea of popularity contest in the realm of creativity sucks (it feels slightly like high school all over again).

I wanted to share a few categories and blogs that I’m currently loving and I’d love to hear what blogs you love too! I get super excited when I find a new site of someone that has an original voice- whether it be photography, writing, and/or recipes!

Here are my current loves (also important to note- many of these blogs fall into more than one category, but I wanted to highlight more than just a few)!  I have many more blogs I follow and love, this a good selection of a few with which I am currently smitten.

Grab a cup of tea/coffee, find a cozy spot, and dig into all these wonderful sites.

Beautiful Photography

Honey and Jam: Hannah’s photos are so inspiring and I get so excited when I see a new post of her’s in my inbox!

The Year in Food: Kimberley is able to tell such a narrative through her photos and each post is just gorgeous.

Always with Butter: Julie’s ability to capture light is just lovely and again inspirational.

Flourishing Foodie: Heather’s site is a relatively new find for me but I’ve already fallen head over heals in love.

Lemon Brigade Fire: Sarah rounds out the list of lovely photography and I wouldn’t end it any other way. Her photos are always stunning.

  • Color is always so lovely to see in winter and her persimmon salad makes the day just a little brighter.

Engaging Writing

Happyolks: Not sure what new things I can say about Kelsey that I haven’t said before, her writing is extremely real and always captures emotions so well.

Vanilla Bean Blog: Sarah’s writing is, well it just is. I can always guarantee that I will read her post from beginning to end- she’s amazing.

The Yellow House: Another Sarah and her writing also has that real, raw feel to it. Someday I’d love to have coffee with her and possibly give her a big hug.

Eat This Poem: I love people who are movers and shaker’s and Nicole fits the bill. She sends out an amazing Newsletter and works to better our food system.  (along with pairing poetry to food). She’s pretty much awesome.

Food Loves Writing: I really enjoy how Shanna incorporates life stories into her recipes (and her ebook is a delightful read).

Delicious Veg

Sprouted Kitchen: I think it’s a given that Sara would find her way onto this list. Her food is inspirational and her book is wonderful.

What’s Cooking Good Looking: Jodi’s site is again a new one to me but her recipes are always so creative and get me inspired to step out of my box!

  • I, being the Brussels Sprout love that I am, drooled on my keyboard when I saw her tacos– a serious must make!

Good Things Grow: Jacqui’s food loves align closely with mine and I just love every recipe that comes out of her kitchen (it also doesn’t hurt that she and her husband, Scott, make some awesome screen printed items).

Green Kitchen Stories: I always love when I see couples working together. David and Luise show some amazing teamwork with their wonderful recipes.

The First Mess: I originally had Laura in the all-around awesome category but she has been rocking her recipes. Plus, I’m a sucker for power-packed baked goods.

Overall Awesomeness

Turntable Kitchen: Kasey and Matt make one heck of a team pairing music and food together. I love to turn up my music when I’m in the kitchen- it’s the perfect pair. Be sure to check out their pairing boxes!

Oh, Ladycakes: So, Ashlae pretty much rocks it. I love her space and unique voice.

Reclaiming Provincial: Another recent find for me, Carey’s space is just lovely. I love when I can land upon someone’s site and tell within seconds what some is like. I’m so happy to have found her space.

Not Without Salt: Ashley is such an inspiration with the overall feel of her site. Her voice, recipes, and photographs couldn’t fit better together.

A Couple Cooks: Alex and Sonja are a power couple. Beyond being huge proponents of their local community, they authored a wonderful cookbook to help raise money to train girls in Cambodia.


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