Look no further than your local farmer’s market for inspiration this summer: fresh greens, sweet, crisp fruit, lovely herbs of all varieties. With a little advance planning, you can easily incorporate this glorious bounty into every meal - fresh sprigs of chives and baby kale in your morning omelette, a salad of spring greens for lunch, fiddleheads and sprouts to accompany your supper.
For tips on how to mix it up and maximize all those great ingredients, I’ve listed my six favourite recipe bloggers. Leaning on the lighter side, and with a decided penchant for veggies, they shine especially bright in warmer weather. It’s easy to find delicious ideas on what to do with your market runs as you peruse these mouth-watering bloggers. As you soak up the sun and the beauty that is summer, let these creations nourish you, body and soul.
The 6 Best Food Blogs
(or what to do with all that produce)
Arguably one of the best food bloggers out there, Ella broke up with fast food and all processed meat after her father had a heart attack. She features seasonal, pantry-inspired vegetarian recipes, and the photography is stunning. What makes Ella refreshing is that she doesn't believe in being obsessive or counting calories- her philosophy is simply to exercise and eat well.
Back in 2003, Heidi Swanson launched 101 Cookbooks with the goal of cooking through her monstrous collection of recipe books. Almost fifteen years later, it has won multiple awards, been featured in countless publications, and turned into two bestselling cookbooks. Definitely worth bookmarking on your home page!
Insanely creative combinations aimed at athletes, this is one blog you don’t want to miss. Whether you’re training or not, this is one of the most original recipe sites out there. Psst… the breakfast bowls are my secret weapon!
David and Luise met while studying in Rome before moving to Stockholm to start a family. They document their cooking experiments here, with the premise being that variety truly is the spice of life. If only all vegetarian cooking could be this inspired. Check it out for recipes nobody else knows about yet.
A gorgeous blog on simple pleasures: whole foods, seasonal specialties, the joy of eating with friends and family.
6. My New Roots
A holistic nutritionist by trade, Sarah Britton is passionate about whole and vegan food—and creates mouthwatering recipes that prove it. Anyone who waxes poetic about sprouts and actually pulls it off is worth a look.