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