Any parent knows how exhausting and downright boring cooking can be. Sometimes, it’s all a person can do to whip up some mac and cheese for the kids after a long day at work. But preparing a family meal doesn’t have to be this exhausting – or boring! Parents and adults looking to find recipe ideas and inspirations should find a few food blogs to follow. Seattle, especially, is the home of many of the best blogs and bloggers. That said, it can sometimes be a bit daunting to know which ones to follow – so I’ve laid out four of my favorite Seattle-based food blog. Happy reading!


Not Without Salt


Not only does this blog have great recipes, but it also has incredible photography that will make anyone’s mouth water. The author of the blog is Ashley Rodriguez, who was the chef at Spago in Beverly Hills. Her blog was deemed the best cooking blog by Saveur Magazine. It is certainly one to keep in mind for recipes that have sophisticated flavors and are simple to make.


Cannelle et Vanille


This blog is run by a Basque ex-pat who now makes her life in Seattle and creates delicious recipes that have a decidedly French and Basque flair. Aran Goyoaga is a professional photographer, which makes this blog as beautiful to look at as it is unique, since Aran spices her recipe posts with insights into her everyday life. With Basque flavors added to staple dishes, this is a blog to definitely follow.


Savory Sweet Life


Alice Currah is a mother of three, cookbook author, photographer, and PBS TV show host. In her blog, she (re)creates new versions of old Korean and American favorites. Recently, Alice was named one of the Very Best Bloggers by Forbes, making her blog one to definitely follow, not only for the recipes but also for her engaging tone and easy-to-follow directions.


Gluten Free Girl and a Chef


This blog is dedicated to offering gluten-free recipes that the blogger and her chef husband have invented. There are gluten-free versions of family favorites such as chocolate chip cookies. For anyone who feels limited by gluten allergies, this can be a blog with infinite possibilities. There is something for everyone, including vibrant vegetarian offerings for those who prefer not to take meat with their dinner.


These four blogs are absolute musts for people searching for Seattle-based foodies to follow. With lots of recipes and inspiring photography, everyone will want to get in the kitchen and cook! Get started by following these four blogs to get a taste of the variety of Seattle foodie life.