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Top 5 Cooking Blogs

October 21, 2009 Le Cordon Bleu Los Angeles 0 Comments

The internet is a great place to find new recipes, trends, and tasty treats. With inspiration available at your fingertips, cooking blogs make cookbooks a thing of the past. We've compiled a list of the top 5 culinary blogs to help you find fresh, fun meals fast.

1. Vegetarian dishes:
When meat is not an option, finding recipes on short notice can be hard to accomplish. That's why blogs are a convenient solution to whipping up a meal without any hassle. The best vegetarian blog online is found at VegCooking.com. This site gives veggie lovers new meal ideas for any occasion. It even helps people make the transition from omnivore to herbivore by offering vegetarian dinner options that mimic traditional cooking, such as meatless marinara sauce with tofu and pesto sandwiches with grilled portobello mushrooms.

2. 30-minute meals:
It seems like our lives are divided into 30 minute intervals. So why should cooking be any different? iVillage.com offers some simple, no-fuss recipes for every mom on the go. The site even lists five dinner ideas for every week. Some quick dish ideas include: Avocado and bacon pasta toss, quiche lorraine, white chicken chili, and pork sloppy joes. In addition to recipes, this site features articles that offer a variety of time saving tips, so you can learn how to make a meal fast and balance your check book all under an hour.

3. Foods picky eaters love:
Trying to find ways to get your picky eater to love healthy food? Would your little guy rather go hungry than eat a balanced meal? Getting your child to eat right is a tough task for any concerned parent, but help is out there! RecipesForPickyEaters.com provides recipes, news, and helpful tips to get your veggie-fearing toddler to include healthy foods in his or her diet. No child is too picky for the creative meal ideas this site offers. For example, puree mushrooms, onions, peppers, and other flavor-packed veggies and combine with spaghetti sauce; it's a sneaky way to add nutrients to your child's favorite dish.

4. Cooking for company:
Cooking for a large family or big group of party-goers is a challenge. That's why it's nice to make it a community effort. SeriousEats.com is dedicated to gathering all the best food and drink content on the web. It provides a database of great recipes from all over that will satisfy any number of people. A recent article on SeriousEats.com suggests dividing meals into proportions so everyone gets their fair share.

5. Ethnic inspirations:
Want to expand your culinary horizons? Whats4Eats.com has the latest recipes from around the world. With cuisine from Algeria to Vietnam, this site has a recipe database searchable by region and course. Ever wonder what's the story behind baba ghanoush? International cooking web sites like Whats4Eats.com can teach you the background of your favorite ethnic eats.

Cooking Made Easy on the Internet

When you're venturing into vegetarianism, crammed for time but craving taste, have a fussy eater with a hungry stomach, or just welcomed a busload of unexpected guests to your kitchen table, you're sure to find the recipe you're looking for on the internet. There are many great food blogs out there to help you to make cooking time much more enjoyable.

This article is presented by The California School of Culinary Arts. The California School of Culinary Arts offers Le Cordon Bleu culinary education classes and culinary training programs in Los Angeles, California. To learn more about the class offerings, please visit Chefs.edu/Los-Angeles for more information.

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