Blood orange pound cake by A Cozy Kitchen. Picture / Supplied

Nine Food Blogs You Should Follow Right Now

These stunning food blogs have bundles of inspiration, recipes, travel stories and cooking tips

A Cozy Kitchen
You had us at blood orange pound cake. As its title suggests, the focus is on comfort food and there are enough sweet and savoury recipes here to see you through the winter months and beyond. There's plenty of photos so you know what's happening at each step. 

A Valentines creation from A Cozy Kitchen. Picture / Supplied

The New Potato
Two sisters, Danielle and Laura Kosann, began their online magazine The New Potato to tackle their favourite topics of celebrity, fashion, film, TV and beauty and how they relate to food. The pair makes no secret of the fact they’re not chefs and don’t consider themselves to be, meaning the recipes are simple enough to slot into your weeknight repertoire, complete with many stories to digest after dinner. They’ve recently bundled up their musings, interviews, and advice into a cookbook, weaving through it dozens of simple, delicious recipes. 

The New Potato posts a refreshing mix of recipes, fashion guides and interviews. Picture / Supplied

Local Milk
Filled with beautiful photography, this blog is a treasure trove of recipes but also covers travel, beauty, design and DIY ideas. Her posts feature handy guides to things like the most Instagram-friendly spots in Paris, for the snap-happy traveller (and the dreamers).

Local Milk's posts comprehensive travel guides to beautiful destinations. Picture / Supplied

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Tiny Portions
Rose Young’s miniature morsels have captured our eyes — and stomachs — since the arrival of her tiny artworks of food to Instagram in 2015. Since then, the Wellington sculptor’s Instagram account @tinyportions has continually supplied our feed with her detailed creations made out of polymer clay, proving that good things truly do come in small packages. #deliciousaf

Tiny Portions sculptures are incredibly detailed. Picture / Supplied

Green Kitchen Stories
For all the smoothie ideas and vegetarian recipes you'll ever need, look no further than Green Kitchen Stories. Their recipes are wholesome but always delicious, and their lush photography makes it easy to imagine all the flavours in every bite. Their simple videos are also a great way of gaining quick kitchen inspiration.

Hungry Girl Porvida
This blog might just win an award for the most doughnut recipes, Bailey's coffee custard doughnuts and strawberry buttermilk mini doughnuts. There's also clever ideas for holidays and special occasions, from Easter to Halloween.

Baked Coffee, Coconut and Cream Cheese Doughnuts by Hungry Girl Por Vida. Picture / Supplied

Smitten Kitchen
Deb Perelman's blog Smitten Kitchen is full of great everyday recipes that include photos of almost every step. Stop by if you're not super confident in the kitchen or short on time and you'll find enough inspiration for all your weeknight meals (and lunch the next day).
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Smitten Kitchen's meatballs with crispy turmeric chickpeas. Picture / Supplied

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Love and Lemons
All of the recipes on Love and Lemons are the winning combination of simple and incredibly appealing and the layout makes it easy to refine the hundreds of recipes by ingredient or special diet. Easy-peasy dinners are their specialty, but there are also ideas for cocktails, vegan shakes, bites for parties and baking.
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Quinoa and kale quesadillas. Picture / Supplied

Lunch Lady
This blog has the cutest design and is perfect for anyone who cooks alongside their kids or just loves simple and nostalgic recipes. There are also plenty of articles and food for thought on topics such as children, education and food, all packaged up in a bright, fun way, plus plenty of creative activities, gardening tips, and illustrations.

Elderflower iceblocks with edible flowers by Lunch Lady Blog. Picture / Supplied

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