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Food, Glorious Food!

Celebrating the food bloggers and chefs who cook up the most delightful meals…

Deliciously Ella. After being diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, a fairly rare condition in which the autonomic nervous system cannot maintain a steady heart rate, Ella Woodward overhauled her diet as a means of taking control of her illness. Her new plant-based diet was a radical change from her sugar and simple-carbohydrate loving ways. To chronicle her foray into this new whole foods diet, Ella created Deliciously Ella. Her blog is a wonderful source of rich vegan recipes that are packed with healthy vegetables, fruits and legumes and taste divine. Her first book Deliciously Ella is available for pre-order now and will be in UK stores in January 2015.

I am a Food Blog. Stephanie Le’s I Am a Food Blog should not be read on an empty stomach. Her beautiful and crisp photography is incredible, bringing out the luscious and savory textures of her recipes. While your eyes will be wowed, your stomach will be growling for a bite of anything she posts. Catering towards the more decadent foodie readers, Stephanie’s recipes pair unexpected ingredients (like her Spicy Tuna Deviled Eggs and Spicy Savory French Toast which includes a dash of Tabasco and pan roasted basil and tomatoes) for an incredibly flavored meal. In her cook book Easy Gourmet: Awesome Recipes Anyone Can Cook, Stephanie shows you how to cook up these decadent meals stress-free.

Love & Lemons. The duo behind Love & Lemons Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Mathews can safely boast that their blog posts have the most brilliant array of colorful foods to ever grace a plate: red tomatoes, yellow peppers and greens, so many greens! Vegetables have never looked so exquisite. Although Jeanine and Jack are not entirely vegetarian, the majority of their recipes are vegetarian (if not vegan or gluten-free) with seasonal veggies as their main ingredient. Jeanine’s clean photography is just the inspiration you need to begin cooking at home and healthy recipes at that. Love & Lemons is proof that vegetables need never taste bland.

Minimalist Baker. For anyone who has ever claimed, “I can cook but I cannot bake,” the Minimalist Baker is a newfound blessing. Blogger Dana Shultz’s recipes require no more than 10 ingredients, one bowl and 30 minutes of active cooking. (If you’re still more of a cook than a baker, although the blog name may imply only baked goods and sweet treats, Minimalist Baker also has savory full-meal recipes like this all-time favorite Light Alfredo Sauce with Cheesy Garlic Ciabatta.) The recipes are not strictly vegan or gluten-free but the whittled down recipes of only essential and minimal ingredients is a great pre-cursor for anyone venturing into a more whole foods based diet.

Sous Style. Founded by Pippa Lord, Sous Style is a unique food blog. Sous Style includes recipes but focuses more  on food as an extension of our hospitality and a means to bond with our family and friends. Continuing this trend, Sous Style interviews their favorite taste-makers (no pun intended) to discuss their go-to cocktail, the restaurant dishes they order time and time again and the recipes they know by heart. The site also features practical tips and guides to hosting and turning your apartment into a “home.”