I love food. I am fascinated by restaurants. I am enamored of chefs. I am inspired by recipes.
During one period in my life, I inhaled food tv like it was as essential to life as oxygen. I’ve learned a LOT of my general food knowledge through TV chefs, plenty of time in all types of restaurants and of course, by following other “foodies”.
In the past few years, I’ve been transitioning my family’s every day diet to something that mimics Paleo eating. We are not 100% Paleo, but, I get a lot of inspiration for clean eating and truth about healthy fuel from this community.
Here are 5 food sites that I follow on the daily …some just because the photos are to die for, others for recipe inspiration and one or two for tips and techniques!
1) Brittany Angell – Are you getting sick of me mentioning this grain free baking diva? I have shared a few of my favorite recipes here and here. I know, I know, you get it. But, IMHO, she is everything in terms of Paleo/Grain free baking. If this is a topic that interests you, join “Club Angell” (there is a nominal fee) for exclusive recipes … like Gluten/Grain/Nut/Dairy Free Loft House Style Sugar Cookies – Delish!
2) PaleOMG – Juli Bauer cracks. me. up. She is also amazingly fit. She’d be the wrong girl to mess with in a dark alley, just sayin’. A lot of her recipes are very easy to follow, delicious and total crowd (and picky kid palate) pleasers. Like this one. And, on top of all that, on Friday’s she does fashion posts that I adore. I oogle over her style. It’s addicting.
3) I am a food blog: Warning do not start perusing this site when you are hungry. It’ll end with you inhaling a bag of whatever indulgence you have on hand and you’ll still feel unsatisfied because it won’t taste as good as these photos look. I’ve always believed that we eat with our eyes first. When something LOOKS delicious, it almost always tastes more delicious. This site inspires!
4) Against All Grain: Danielle Walker is from my hometown, and she’s the first blogger that hooked me on grain-free cooking. She takes what can be a very overwhelming endeavor and makes it manageable. In fact, she has a cookbook called Meals Made Simple! This beauty even includes meal plans and grocery lists and I’m convinced she’s a Penelope too. Maybe one day I’ll get the chance to ask her!
5) The Food Network: No matter how into foodie “clean eating” bloggers I get, there is still no replacement in my heart for the tried and true Food Network. I consider many of their TV chefs my instructors in the kitchen. I have a dream of one day traveling the country and visiting all of the restaurants of the FoodTV Stars that I’ve watched and learned from for years. And, really, there is no site better to go to for tips and tricks in the kitchen. Explore the food world, but make this site your home base!
Happy Eating My Penelopes!