Woza Friday | Five Food Blogs I Follow

6/24/2016


I've been thinking about food quite a bit. Since I have quite a number of food allergies, it's sometimes hard to find recipes that are suitable for me. Finding inspiration for what to cook or eat can also be tricky. It's taken me a while but I've stumbled on some blogs that are really helpful. Some of these are new, others I've been following for a few years now. If you need inspiration for what to cook and how to prepare it, take a look at these five food blogs:
  1. Budget Bytes - I've been a fan of budget bytes for a while. Eating can be expensive, but Budget Bytes proves that you don't have to break the bank to cook delicious foods. I'm made BudgetByte's Thai Coconut Curry Braised Chicken Thighs last Friday and it was tasty! 
  2. Minimalist Baker has been a staple of mine for about three years. I love the versatility of the recipes on the site. Most of the recipes 10 ingredients or less, one bowl, or 30 minutes to prepare. A few of my favorites: DIY Gluten Free Flour Blend, 5 Ingredient Granola Bars (contains nuts so sadly I don't make these anymore) and Avocado Boats.
  3. The Iron You's Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese is to die for! And I despise cauliflower so that's saying something. I love the site's tag line "Eat Well, Exercise More, Become A Healthier You." I strive for all three and love than I can find a bunch of healthy, delicious recipes and motivation.
  4. I stumbled across Ndudu by Fafa on Youtube. I wanted to learn how to make jollof rice and her recipe was one of the first ones I clicked on. The rest is history! Fafa makes west African inspired recipes with a Western twist. Her recipes push me out of my food comfort zone and re-introduce me to flavors so similar to my mom's cooking.
  5. Kwa Nanju - please indulge my little bit of shameless self promotion.  All the amazing blogs above are a wonderful source of recipes, motivation and inspiration. However, none of them are specifically tailored to me. At the end of the day, I know myself best. I know what foods I can eat, and what flavor combinations I enjoy. My hope is that this blog will be my cookbook, a completely Nanju-proof catalogue of what to eat and how to eat it. 
I follow a ton of blogs and it was hard to pick just a few. Maybe they'll be a part 2 of this list at some point in the future. Do you have any to add? Drop a line in the comments section. 

Woza Friday! 

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