10 Food Blog Recipes to Break Your Routine

I truly find joy in cooking, but at college it can be so easy to get stuck in a routine or become a sloth. Yesterday, I microwaved a slice of cheese on a piece of bread because I didn’t want to make grilled cheese. To counter this embarrassment and provide inspiration for others like myself, I have picked out a few of my favorite recipes from reliable food blogs. Most of these recipes don’t require a ton of cooking knowledge and are made up of ingredients often on hand.

Half-Baked Harvest has been my go-to food blog for several years now. Baker and blogger Teighan Gerard is a master of gorgeous food photography, and her passion for peanut butter and chocolate rivals my own. Love & Lemons posts recipes for all vegetarian, (and often vegan) meals and desserts. This blog is great if you need salad or stir-fry inspiration. My Name Is Yeh is a blog run by Molly Yeh, who creates recipes on her Chinese and Jewish heritage. She’s a great writer and a master of mini cakes. Brown-Eyed Baker is a blog that’s been around since 2007 and has the best dessert archive. Enjoy!

BREAKFAST

1. Avocado Egg Bagel Breakfast Sandwich (Half-Baked Harvest)

2. Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl (Love & Lemons)

3. Honey Muffins (Brown-Eyed Baker)

These muffins are incredibly simple and have spectacular moist texture, the way a muffin should be.

LUNCH + DINNER

4. Berry Dream Salad (Half-Baked Harvest)

5. Chipotle Apple Sweet Potato Salad (Love & Lemons)

6. Shakshuka (My Name Is Yeh)

Shakshuka is eggs + a spicy tomato sauce. It’s a delight.

7. Chicken Parmesan Bolognese (Half-Baked Harvest)

DESSERT

8. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Brownie Bars (Half-Baked Harvest)

My housemate makes fun of me when I tell her I want to make something with such a long name. These bars, however, are made up of all my favorite dessert ingredients. My housemate says “Those sound good though.”

9. Classic Apple Crisp (Brown-Eyed Baker)

10. Peanut Butter Overload Cake (Brown-Eyed Baker)

I made this cake for my nineteenth birthday and it was probably the best thing I’ve ever made.