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In the ‘70s, it was cookbooks. In the ‘90s, it was cooking TV. Today, it’s blogs.

With a saturated market, it can be challenging to navigate your way around the countless food blogs and recipe websites. How many ways can you make a grilled cheese sandwich, anyway? Because we all have different tastes, needs, and circumstances, we have compiled a list of the five best food blogs that should cater to your every need.

On a budget? Got you covered.

Got no kitchen space? No problem.

Want to get healthy without giving up comfort foods? Look no further.

1. Sprouted Kitchen

For the health-conscious foodie who prefers balance to extremes

Want to give your health a good kick in the tush without overcomplicating things, cutting yourself off from your friends, and generally becoming a nightmare because of all your “special” eating requirements? Then the Sprouted Kitchen might be just the food blog for you.

With an emphasis on seasonal produce, plant-based whole foods, and flexibility, the husband/wife duo is dedicated to bringing you dishes such as Curried Cauliflower Rice with Chickpea Sauté and Squash, Greens, and Quinoa Fritters.

Although these dishes sound amazing (I mean, who would want to eat white sliced bread when you can make your own Rosemary Almond Meal Bread in 30 minutes?), they are all really easy to prepare and cook.

Maybe these recipes sound a little too “hippy” to you? If that’s the case, then see if this Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich recipe can change your mind.

2. Budget Bytes

For great meals that don’t require robbing a bank to fund

We all want to eat tasty, satisfying foods; but oftentimes, some of the most delicious sounding dishes include ingredients that are either rarer than a fair general election or require you to take out a second mortgage to afford them.

Before you despair and throw in the towel, believing that high-quality recipes are only for the rich and famous, head over to Budget Bytes, where food lover and number cruncher Beth has figured out how to avoid lentils and noodles, and instead, eat like royalty…on a budget!

With an emphasis on speed, simplicity, and getting that nice, warm, fuzzy, full-stomach feeling, Beth has put together a collection of absolute beauties, such as Chimichurri Chicken and Rice, which can feed a family of four for just over $5.

The blog is split up into various categories such as chicken recipes, pasta recipes, and vegetarian. It even includes an extensive how-to section in which you can learn how best to freeze leftovers, or if you are feeling inspired, how to start a food blog.

With tips, tricks, videos, an online shop, and even an app, Budget Bytes has the most tight-fisted of us covered.

Somehow, even cooking on a budget seems cool!

3. The Rawtarian

For those who want to indulge without paying for it in inches and pounds

How does eating the most delicious gourmet foods sound? Sounds good, doesn’t it? Now how does it sound when you attach the words and get healthy at the same time?

Too good to be true is how it sounds.

But let’s get things straight: it’s the 21st century; and thanks to Laura-Jane of The Rawtarian, dreams really do come true. Does the idea of indulging on raw chocolate cheesecake whilst losing weight and boosting your vitamin and mineral content seem like an idea worth looking into? Or how about a raw walnut pate with raw vegan tuna (fish-free) and mayo?

To learn more about raw food and how to make the most unusual, super tasty, and filling recipes, head over to The Rawtarian and indulge your sweet tooth whilst letting go of a few pounds. It’s a win-win!

4. The Trail of Crumbs

For the curious adventurer

Summer! Open faced blt’s with Truckee farmer’s market heirloom tomatoes and handmade sourdough , drizzled with Simone’s rad salad dressing adapted from the Chez Panisse green goddess dressing ✨ #thetrailofcrumbs . Chez Panisse Green goddess dressing: Ingredients 1 shallot 1 clove garlic 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar ½ lemon ½ lime 2 anchovies, finely minced ½ avocado (simone left avo out) ¾ cup olive oil ½ cup cream a ton of chopped herbs such as parsley, tarragon, cilantro, basil, and chives Salt and Pepper Instructions Peel and chop fine the shallot and garlic and macerate in the vinegar, a big squeeze of lemon, and a smaller one of lime. Add the anchovy and the flesh of the avocado. Mash together with a fork. Whisking with the fork, gradually incorporate the olive oil and cream – as if you were making a thin mayonnaise. Add the herbs. Taste and adjust the seasoning to taste with salt (1/4 teaspoon at a time), pepper, or more vinegar if necessary. . . #laketahoe #truckeefarmersmarket #blt #bltsandwich #lunch

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Described as a “Gastro Travelogue,” The Trail of Crumbs is a travel/food blog developed by long time explorers Adrian and Danielle.

Originally from California, this young couple (and son Anton) currently base themselves in Paris. With immediate access to mainland Europe, this enigmatic couple regularly plans and executes unique travel experiences for themselves and friends.

Whilst enjoying an alternative lifestyle, Adrian and Danielle document their culinary explorations that have seen them featured in publications and shortlisted for awards.

This is not your usual recipe-heavy food blog. Instead, The Trail of Crumbs takes us on a personal journey of discovery in an attempt to motivate you to expand your horizons, hit the high winds, and of course, indulge in local international dishes that you can’t find at home.

Where else would you find a staple go-to Vietnamese recipe put together by Vietnamese locals? I’ve certainly never come across Vietnamese caramelized garlic short ribs. Have you?

5. Smitten Kitchen

For real, simple food that doesn’t need jazzing up to taste great

Truffle oil and pink Himalayan mountain salt a little too fussy and pretentious for your taste? Then Smitten Kitchen is the food blog for you.

Creator Beth Perelman believes that food should be tasty and accessible. That means being able to cook with whatever is available in your area and with whatever kitchen space, utensils, and tools you may have at hand.

Smitten Kitchen is all about keeping it real, with over 800 recipes such as grilled pepper and torn mozzarella panella and mushroom tartins.

To further prove her point that great food should be accessible, Beth currently creates her mouth-watering masterpieces in a tiny 42-square-foot kitchen.

With tutorials, tips, recommendations, and even the New York Times Best Seller Smitten Kitchen – Every Day, this is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and create simple, satisfying everyday dishes that you and your friends will love.