In love with Slashfood, looking for alternative "food blogs".
January 20, 2008 5:46 PM   Subscribe

In love with Slashfood, looking for alternative "food blogs".

I stumbled across Slashfood a while back and it has introduced me to some great recipes. I'd like to find other food blogs that are aimed towards healthier/vegan meal ideas and ingredients (My family is not vegan, but I assume a vegan recipe would use healthy alternatives to typical American ingredients).

Feel free to post non-healthy blogs too if you know of any, can't hurt to look!
posted by Sufi to Food & Drink (21 answers total) 73 users marked this as a favorite
Smitten Kitchen is my personal favourite. Deb Perelman is a lovely writer, funny, and her food is generally healthy (although watch out for her killer desserts. She usually makes efforts to swap out high fat cream for lower fat milk, and things like that.
posted by ms.v. at 5:57 PM on January 20, 2008

i like apartment therapy's kitchn blog.
also, 101 cookbooks is known for its fresh, healthy recipes.
gluten free girl has a lot of great veggie recipes.
vegan lunchbox has some great ideas.
serious eats is a good place to look for recipes both healthy and decidedly not.
chowhound's home cooking topic board may also have some good resources.
posted by thinkingwoman at 6:02 PM on January 20, 2008 [1 favorite]

Tastespotting is an aggregator of all things foody. I've found some excellent things via that place and they have a good mix of vegan/healthy/utter decadence. Caution: Food Porn.
posted by ninazer0 at 6:05 PM on January 20, 2008

I find this site to be a quick but refreshing little stop. It has a few recipes, but not many. I just like to read what she has made and imagine how good it is.
posted by oflinkey at 6:20 PM on January 20, 2008 [1 favorite]

[self link] My wife and I publish recipes, many of which are vegetarian, on our food blog.
posted by terrapin at 6:47 PM on January 20, 2008

I love Slashfood and I also love Coconut and Lime and Simply Recipes. Neither of them are particularly healthy, but Coconut and Lime has lots of vegan recipes and she also uses a lot of interesting esoteric ingredients. Simply Recipes is just goddamn good food but she also has a sizable number of vegetarian recipes. They both take excellent pictures also.
posted by tatiana wishbone at 6:49 PM on January 20, 2008

Open Source Food is one of my favorites.
posted by gen at 6:55 PM on January 20, 2008

From my vegan feeds:
Author blogs:
The Post Punk Kitchen Blog
Byranna Clark Grogan

And she's not published but has the greatest blog on the planet:
FatFree Vegan Kitchen
I highly recommend that one for healthy vegan meals.
posted by ruevian at 7:21 PM on January 20, 2008

not a blog, but a decent community is Group Recipes. included among the many food blogs I check are 101 Cookbooks, Simply Recipes , (already mentioned) and one that might have more appeal to you, A Veggie Venture. Cooking For Engineers is an old favorite.
posted by dawson at 8:19 PM on January 20, 2008

Cooking for engineers.
posted by zerobyproxy at 8:20 PM on January 20, 2008

Just Hungry focuses mainly on healthy Japanese cooking, including vegan/vegetarian. Also her new site Just Bento. Her mission is to make Japanese cooking, which is healthy anyway, user-friendly for non Japanese people. So they are my wife's sites, but I'd recommend them even if she dumped me! Seriously.
posted by derMax at 10:13 PM on January 20, 2008

posted by rhizome at 10:22 PM on January 20, 2008

tigersandstrawberries has a bunch of healthy Asian recipes.

Also, another blog I read which is not so heavy on recipes (like Slashfood) is
posted by pilibeen at 10:42 PM on January 20, 2008

Chocolate & Zucchini - from Paris.
The Traveler's Lunchbox - a fair bit of vegetarian stuff here, IIRC.
posted by findango at 11:11 PM on January 20, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks guys, these are exactly what I was hoping for!
posted by Sufi at 5:42 AM on January 21, 2008

Lovely, and not unhealthy food at 101 Things Every Cook Should Cook, a mates UK based food blog showing that they do actually have good grub there.
posted by Iteki at 10:45 AM on January 21, 2008

I second the Fat Free Vegan blog (they also have a part with recipes that have a lot of contributors and isn't as reliable)! They have lots of really delicious, healthy recipes with a lot of variety.
posted by pluma moos at 2:02 PM on January 21, 2008

Chocolate and Zucchini has one of the best signal/noise ratios of the food blogs I've seen. Not frantically updated, but when it is, it's worth reading. (use Google Reader and get the RSS feed)
posted by Brian James at 4:46 PM on January 21, 2008

Maybe you'll find some cool ideas at my site? I write about vegetarian and vegan restaurants as well as my own homecooking. Most of the stuff I make at home is super simple and healthy (considering that I don't really know how to cook but really enjoy pretending). Check it out at
posted by RoseovSharon at 2:54 AM on January 22, 2008

Hey Sufi, Marisa from Slashfood here. I'm so glad to hear that you are enjoying what we do over there. I think that all that suggestions everyone made are terrific. Smitten Kitchen, 101 Cookbooks, Chocolate and Zucchini, Traveler's Lunchbox, Simply Recipes and French Laundry at Home are some of my favorite food sites. To throw out there a couple that haven't yet been mentioned, I'm also a big fan of Cookthink, The Wednesday Chef and the Amateur Gourmet.

If there's something you'd like to see more of on Slashfood, I'm always happy to get feedback.
posted by Marusula at 2:10 PM on January 26, 2008

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