Need Help With Dinner? Follow These Vancouver Food Bloggers For Dinner Ideas On The Regular
While we can enjoy take-out here and there, let’s keep it real, we are cooking at home probably more than ever before. some of us might be itching for new recipes, or ideas in the kitchen, which don’t require a lot of effort or culinary background.
If that sounds like yourself, you are in luck. We have rounded up some local Vancouver food bloggers that know a thing or two about cooking and sharing easy dinner ideas on their blogs and Instagram accounts. These bloggers are obviously good cooks, and you will find their “recipe Rolodex” has something for everyone. What makes them relatable is the fact that each of them creates recipes for home-cooking, using ingredients that are recognizable. Therefore, you can find dinner ideas that just about anyone can do.
Let’s see what they are cooking!
1.) Foodess: Jennifer Pallian
Jennifer has a lot of food know-how, meaning she actually has a degree in the science of food and nutrition. Her blog and feed is full of ideas on how to feed a family with healthy dishes. She is passionate about food but also super creative and wants to inspire a tasty take on things anyone can make at home.
Let’s face it, you cannot have a Vancouver food blogger list without Erin Ireland. Erin is a passionate vegan foodie that daily shares demos of what she is making at home. She has a plethora of tasty and healthy plant-based recipes on her site and Instagram, as well as vegan alternatives. As the founder of To Die For Fine Foods, where you can buy various vegan baked goods.
In terms of dinner recipes that you must check out: Veg Lasagna, Cauliflower Wing Pizza, Vegan Mac & Cheese, Vegan Chili, and her Indian-Inspired Chickpea Veggie Burger. She has a lot of options for salads and pizzas. Something you will see pop up on her feed (though she doesn’t have a recipe blogged for it) are Squash Steaks; they are picking up popularity and inspiring a lot of people following her to try.
Gayle is kind of like an unsung hero in the giant food blogger world, but if you follow her food, it’s absolutely delectable and drool-worthy. She was involved with bringing us Soup Solutions for years, as an online supplier and blogger for Serious Soups, which are dinner solutions in itself. However, her own blog is chock full of dinner recipes that are excellent for feeding an entire family. She is also an amazing food photographer, and if you follow her on Instagram, you will notice that instantly.
Jeremy and Adrian have a wealth of knowledge and experience between the two of them in food photography, recipe development, travel and restaurant experience, and even writing for publications such as Martha Stewart, Food & Wine, The Province, and are contributing editors for The Feed Feed. They also have a successful cookbook called “Cooking in Color”, which quite accurately describes their food. Their feed is full of colourful and warm dishes. Jeremy and Adrian’s passion is to inspire people to make vibrant and beautiful meals that they can create at home.
Instantly from both her blog and feed, you can see that Samantha is passionate about meal creation. She cooks on the regular for her family, but her recipe development is based on creating tasty and nutritious meals that are simple in nature, so anyone can do it.
If you love eating traditional Indian food, or Indian-inspired fusion dishes, or simple Western dinners, Raj is covering it all. She regularly shares what she is cooking at home for dinner, and even has a highlight reel dedicated to it on her Instagram handle. Raj is an avid food blogger but also works with various food brands in marketing and recipe development. She was also on the panel of speakers of last year’s International Food Bloggers Conference and recognized for a unique thanksgiving day turkey idea in The Washington Post. So needless to say, she knows her stuff.
While you spend more time in your kitchen, perhaps even beyond the lockdowns, don’t hesitate to get creative. Cooking won’t be repetitive or redundant if you have a little inspiration from the bloggers above.
Christina is a local freelance writer/blogger, passionate about exploring cafes and eateries in Vancouver. Her passion for food stems from her educational background in Food, Health and Nutrition from UBC. Christina is also a mom to two toddlers, who you may often see her with grabbing "coffee" on Main Street.