Right off the bat, this blog is kind of a no-brainer for me. I love cooking and I know that the ends will usually justify the means, but there are some recipes in which the means are a serious burden to the rest of my everyday life. With that being said, Fuss Free Cooking does exactly what the name says, removing the occasional extra fluff that can come with recipes while still delivering an excellent end result.
The blog is written out of Australia by a woman named Emily, whose clear goal on the site is to inspire people to cook for themselves rather than just act as a guide to refer to. Her style of writing is incredibly friendly and comfortable. I find that as I read through each recipe, I am inspired by the food before I even know how to make it.
While most food blogs will separate into several different categories and require that you sort through all of them before you find the exact dish you want, Fuss Free Cooking makes it, well, fuss-free. The recipes are divided into four categories that are easy to navigate: Dessert, Meat, Meatless and Lifestyle.
Along with her simple categorization, her style of cooking is very simple as well. Recipes like Kale & Tofu Chow Mac, Paprika Meatball Subs and Cornflake Crusted Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches are all very stress-free to prepare and don’t require more than an hour or two of patience. A perfect balance.
I very much enjoy the way she breaks down each recipe, going through step-by-step and including pictures along the way. Blogs that do this really impress me. While the end result is always nice to look at, it is those in between steps that are more important to pay attention to. Most importantly, her blog is just plain fun! The recipes are interesting and quirky, and she definitely goes outside the box when it comes to creativity. Cheesy Cornflake Pancakes, anyone?
For some satisfying weeknight meals, try the Beef Fajitas Quesadillas or "Teriyaki" Chicken. As a pasta and salad lover myself, I would absolutely go for a dinner starting with the Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Arugula Salad, followed by the Baked Pasta with Roasted Peppers and Zucchini. For the vegetarians out there, Fuss Free Cooking has some great meatless recipes including Pea Shoots Chow Mein and Roasted Vegetables with Haloumi.
To satisfy your sweet tooth, check out the Raspberry Muffin Loaf with Coconut Pistachio Crunch, as well as the Fast Food-Inspired Apple Pies and Tim Tamisu Tart, a great spin on a tiramisu made with Tim Tams, the iconic Australian cookie!
Fuss Free Cooking is full of inspiring recipes for any and all types of eaters. I hope you like reading it just as much as I do! Have any blogs that you follow regularly? Let us know what they are in the comments below!