10 talented food bloggers to watch – they’re mums too!

At BritMums we’re bursting at the seams with brilliant foodie bloggers who share recipes, reviews, ideas and mouth-watering pictures day in, day out. Recently our friend Nick Coffer, aka My Daddy Cooks, has received a flurry of coverage both online and off. It seemed like high time to shine the light on some of our favourite parent food bloggers. Check out this handful diet-wrecking divas (in no particular order). 


1. Maison Cupcake

Maison Cupcake’s strapline is ‘Bake. Shop. Eat. Sleep,’ which sounds like the most fantastically inviting mantra we’ve heard for a while. As well as posting up fantastically moreish recipes, Sarah Trivuncic also shares reviews on books, restaurants, family days out and travel.

Visit: blog.maisoncupcake.com

2. Crumbs Feed Your Family

Two sisters with two husbands and four children between them live in opposite ends of London but combine their culinary talents on a shared blog. Claire, a journalist, is the “Queen of Cobble” and frequently makes something amazing from bare cupboards, while Lucy is the “Queen of Ocado”, a fellow journalist, and has realised that the more organised she is, the better her family eat. The site has a collection of five minute, 10 minute, 20 minute and “a little bit longer” recipes.

Visit: crumbsfeedyourfamily.blogspot.com

3. English Mum

Becky from English mum has two teens and an enviable job testing and developing recipes from home for cookery books and magazines. Englishmum.com started after the family moved to Ireland in 2006, five years on the family are back in England’s Home Counties, but the blog is going from strength to strength.

Visit: englishmum.com

4. Feeding Boys

Katie Bryson is an ex-BBC journalist who, after having her sons, left the safety of the salary for a life of fun, food and freelancing. She lives in London with her firefighter husband and boys and writes about the challenges of feeding three hungry men of varying size.

Visit: feedingboys.wordpress.com

5. How to Cook Good Food

Laura Scott describes herself as an “ex-chef” but the quality of her cooking shows that the only thing she has lost since leaving the profession is the long shifts in a commercial kitchen. With three young children, Laura is determined that they appreciate and understand what good food tastes like and where it comes from.

Visit: www.howtocookgoodfood.co.uk

6. Working London Mummy

Nazima Pathan was inspired by her daughter and the challenge to feed her well, and posts a continual stream of delicious, family friendly food. Her Banana, Date and Pecan muffins with a Lemon Glaze sound particularly lip-smacking!

Visit: www.workinglondonmummy.com

7. We Don’t Eat Anything With A Face

Lisa Onykahonie, a working mum of two, shares her vegetarian family food ideas and recipes and has been blogging for nearly a year. She was inspired to start through a love of writing and says she “wanted to share my recipes and preserve some family favourites for my kids.”

The vegan chocolate tiffin recipe looks particularly delicious…

Visit: wedonteatanythingwithaface.blogspot.com

8.  Jam and Clotted Cream

This is a double-whammy for the green-eyed monster…  not only does Beth Sachs blog about the most delicious cakey, creamy goodness, she does it from beautiful Cornwall. A chartered planning officer, Beth’s love of food blogging has recently led to her starting a foodie PR company, jamandcreampr.co.uk.

Visit: www.jamandclottedcream.co.uk

9. Served on a Plate 

Lucy Chahil is a mum of two young children, and is such a dedicated foodie that she runs Served on a Plate in her own time, while already being an online food editor and allergy recipe book writer. As well as delicious family meal recipes, Lucy has recently shared a virtuous post on ‘low calorie snacks’ which sounds as lovely as the decidedly NOT low fat Coffee and Walnut Cake recipe immediately below it.

Visit: servedonaplate.blogspot.com

10. Utterly Scrummy 

Mum of three Michelle Rice is an ex-pat New Zealander living in Cambridgeshire. She specialises in unpretentious, time-saving recipes and loves to bake and make preserves and chutneys, as well as showing that busy parents can turn out good food on a budget.  In fact, Michelle’s unfussy food has just received some nationwide recognition, featuring on Channel 4 Food’s website.

Visit: utterlyscrummy.blogspot.com

If you are a BritMum who writes about your family’s culinary adventures, share your blog’s address in the comments below.

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About Holly Seddon

Holly Seddon is a writer, editor and community consultant and helped launched the community for Adoption UK, which won charity website of the year just 9 months later. She also writes a music blog.


  1. 26 September 2011 / 19:30

    Hello Britmums!
    How happy was I to receive such an accolade today? Totally ecstatic!
    I love blogging, cooking and talking food. Long may it continue….

  2. Heidi Roberts
    26 September 2011 / 23:19

    I am a grandmummy food blogger and often cook with my three and a half year old grandaughter and have now started cooking with my 2 year old grandson.

  3. 27 September 2011 / 08:20

    some wonderful bloggers here (thanks for mentioning me as well…!)

  4. 27 September 2011 / 14:46

    Yum – some fab recipes in here – I can feel my waistline bulging already!!! I blog about my veggie growing and subsequent cooking at http://thriftymummy.blogspot.com
    Sometimes they’re yummy, other times (like last night’s Runner Bean Relish) the jury is out!!

  5. 27 September 2011 / 19:48

    Thanks for the mention! Off to check out a couple here I’m not familiar with….

  6. 27 September 2011 / 21:22

    A lovely round-up and a couple of new blogs for me to explore. I have two little ones (4 and 2) and blog about seasonal/family food at Fabulicious Food! http://www.renbehan.com/

  7. 03 October 2011 / 12:04

    Hello! Some great blogs here. Will certainly check them out.
    I need help you see because I CAN’T cook – and indeed have a blog about that: http://alicecantcook.com/
    I’m looking for help and tips in the traffic.
    Alice Can’t Cook xxxx

  8. 14 October 2011 / 14:27

    What wonderful sites – thank you! I don’t cook well but I’m an avid follower of http://yummybambini.com/ -highly recommended!