We’ve been in a food rut around here lately: tired of hearty winter fare but not yet ready for the gorgeous fresh bounty of summer. Okay, so we’re ready for summer produce … Mother Nature just isn’t ready to give it to us yet. Thank heavens for great blogs with recipes that are healthy, budget conscious, kid-friendly* and totally accessible for cooks with limited time and knowledge. Here are a few blogs I’ve been enjoying – and eating from – lately:
Remedial Eating: Molly – who lives a few blocks from me and is just as lovely in person as she is online – and I share a love of salads and baked goods. I’ve been living off her recipes the last few weeks (see the above beet/orange/feta salad – I think I’ve eaten it 5 times in the last week. YUM!). As a bonus, her photography is gorgeous and her writing absolutely lovely.
Stephmodo: My dear friend Steph has great taste in pretty much everything. She’s a total foodie, but is a busy Mom on a budget and her recipes are always completely do-able. Her “Menu of the Week” series is especially awesome. I love that she also gives tips for efficient meal planning and shopping for fresh/free-range/organic goodness on a budget. Go Steph!
The Little Red House: Sheena’s food journey pretty much mirrors my own: she grew up on processed junk food and for health reasons has learned to shop for and prepare whole foods for herself and her family. I especially love her posts about how to prepare certain foods (like brussels sprouts, beets, cabbage, etc.) and also her tips on keeping the grocery budget to a minimum because lets be honest – eating organic can get expensive. I’m planning on making a version of her veg taco’s this week and making one of her cabbage recipes with a head of red cabbage I need to eat up.
*by “kid-friendly” I mean my boys may still moan and groan about having to eat it, but they’ll eat it