I am a firm believer that “One cannot live well nor love well if one has not dined well.” Thank you, Epicurus.
And thank goodness there are so many cooks and bakers that provide us with a host of incredible culinary inspiration! Here are some of my favorite recipes that allow us to nourish the body as well as the soul.
Whenever I’m craving something sweet and delicious, my friend Bryony is my go-to gal. A culinary student focusing on pastry, Bryony is the cupcake, macaron and … anything-to-do-with-baking master! You can check out all her recipes on her blog Bryony Cooks and also find her on the e-pages of The Oregonian at Oregonlive.com.
Here are some of my favorite Bryony recipes:
Bryony, myself and some of our other food-lovin’ friends also have a weekly Friday Night Dinner Party. That’s right, people – every week we cook and eat and laugh and have entirely too much fun. Check out the blog PDX FND for a complete list of our dinners and recipes.
For some extra sweet FND reads, don’t miss:
Now, on to the professionals…
Jenna Weber, blogger of EatLiveRun.com, posts daily recipes and photos that make my heart and stomach sing. Here are some of my favorites:
- Winter Vegetable Pot Pies
- Asian Chicken Noodle Soup
- Blood Orange Italian Soda
- Dairy-Free Stuffed Shells
- Springtime Minestrone Soup
At the moment, I have a foodie crush on Angela Liddon, author of the blog and NOW COOKBOOK, “Oh She Glows.” Angela’s recipes are all vegan and gluten free. While I don’t ascribe to a vegan or GF diet, Angela’s recipes have won over my heart and stomach. I’m currently working my way through her cookbook and have loved every single recipe. Her recipes never lack taste, color or texture. People, please make her food for yourself and those you love. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
- 10-spice vegetable soup
- Feel good hearty granola bars
- Red quinoa and black bean salad (where my Oh She Glows love all started)