Last Updated 10/04/2019
Continuing to cook up a storm and remaining at the head of the table is Hungry Healthy Happy. Dannii Martin created the blog back in 2011 as a place to share healthy recipes that were delicious and nutritious as she embarked on her weight-loss journey. Hungry Healthy Happy is all about promoting a balanced lifestyle, helping others find activities they love so they can enjoy tasty snacks and sweet treats. Alongside hundreds of recipes to give you inspiration for the kitchen, you’ll also find tips and advice for weight loss and fitness that Dannii shares from her own experience. With a successful recipe book published in 2015, Hungry Healthy Happy continues to stir up excitement in the world of food blogging both on and off line.
Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary was originally set up by its creator, Elizabeth Atia, as a procrastination from studying for her Open University science course; in May 2013 it became her full-time job. Winner of the 2018 Vuelio Blog Award for Best Food Blog, Canadian-born foodie Elizabeth shares colourful and seasonal recipes with her readers, from home-made lamb jerky to quick and tasty meals for those on the go. Living on the remote Scottish island of Shetland, Elizabeth accompanies her posts with beautiful photography of the incredible landscape and local food on offer.
Jumping up to third place in our ranking is Recipes From A Pantry. Bintu Hardy is the face behind the blog, sharing her love of fresh, colourful food with a dash of spice. Sierra Leonean by birth, Bintu brings her heritage to Recipes From A Pantry, from cinnamon spiced jollof rice to pumpkin and plantain curry. Bintu is also a fan of the air fryer and instant pot, with recipe sections dedicated to this style of cooking and handy tips to get the most out of these must-have kitchen appliances. Recipes From A Pantry also posts monthly meal plans that readers can print out to take back control of meal times.
Karen Burns-Booth, a freelance food and travel writer, created the Lavender and Lovage to bring her love of food to the people, sharing the amazing recipes she’s sampled as she’s travelled around the world. Karen also runs a cookery school in the South West of France, so fans of Lavender and Lovage can bring her delicious recipes to life. Lavender and Lovage has a passion for the seasonal with an entire section dedicated to meals to suit the seasons and the holidays. Karen has also brought her story and recipes to life in her book, Lavender and Loveage: A Culinary Notebook of Memories and Recipes From Home and Abroad.
My Fussy Eater was created by Ciara Attwell back in 2014 when she was trying to get her fussy-eating daughter to try a more varied diet and put the fun back into meal times. Ciara is now a mum of two and still faces battles when it comes to food, sharing her tips and tricks to get kids to try new flavours. My Fussy Eater helps parents and answers those tricky meal-time questions, like should we hide vegetables in kids’ food? And what are the best ways to serve food to picky eaters? My Fussy Eater now has a book and an app, so whether you’re at home or on holiday you’ll be able to avoid any food fights.
Previously called Amuse Your Bouche, Easy Cheesy Vegetarian was started by cheese-loving vegetarian Becca Heyes back in 2011. Her blog was originally a place to share recipes and her attempts at cooking but as time has gone on, Easy Cheesy Vegetarian has become Becca’s full-time job. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner or you want to inject some excitement into your lunchbox, Easy Cheesy Vegetarian has hundreds of recipe ideas waiting for you. A fan of keeping cooking simple, Becca shares recipes that are all about avoiding loads of washing up without skimping on the taste.
7. Eats Amazing
Grace Hall created Eats Amazing back in 2012 to share the creative bento lunches she was making for her son. Since then, Eats Amazing has grown into much more than lunch box ideas, sharing fun food tutorials and family friendly recipes where your kids can cook along. Grace is passionate about inspiring creativity when it comes to food and believes that getting kids excited about food encourages happy and healthy eaters. Eats Amazing is perfect for anyone looking to add healthy food to the dinner table in a fun way, from garden-themed side salads to emoji frozen yoghurt bites!
8. A Mummy Too
Digital marketer turned full-time blogger, Emily Leary, created A Mummy Too back in 2011 as a place to share her love of family, food and photography. With hundreds of recipes plus tips and video guides, A Mummy Too will give anyone food for thought when it comes to the kitchen. Emily has just launched her debut cookbook and often takes A Mummy Too on the road, running workshops and giving cookery demonstrations at the BBC Good Food Festival. Emily shares tasty recipes for the whole family to enjoy, from seasonal favourites like vegan fluffy pancakes to quick, easy and comforting pies.
The Curry Guy was created by Dan Toombs to share his love of Indian food and curries, documenting his experiments with flavour as he set out to recreate his Indian takeaway favourites at home. Dan has had a love for cooking since he was young, but it was when his grandfather passed down family recipes packed full of spice that he discovered his true calling as The Curry Guy. Now with three published cookbooks and a hugely successful weekly cookery class, Dan is on a mission to bring his love of curry and all things spice to the masses.
10. Veggie Desserts
Another new entry to our food ranking is Veggie Desserts, the creation of Kate Hackworthy who is unashamedly obsessed with vegetables, including them in all meals – especially desserts! Veggie Desserts has plenty of recipes to get your mouth watering, whether you’re a vegetarian who wants to try out vegan food or you’re looking to have a meat-free day and want some inspiration. Kate shares her delicious recipes using ingredients in unusual ways, including vanilla spinach cake! With its own cookbook, Veggie Desserts is getting more people excited about using vegetables in their day-to-day cooking.
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Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these food blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.