The DeLish Bite

Lindsay Evans blogs about food, entertaining and her favourite recipes for Green Living.

From one blogger to another, Lindsay Evans picks her favourite online food diaries.

It’s fair to say that we are utterly spoiled for ways to research and learn about green living and eating. As a self-confessed foodie and an ongoing student in green living practices, I have to admit that I’m totally obsessed with the onslaught of information available at foodie websites and blogs. There are delicious recipes using seasonal and local ingredients, up-to-the-minute food trends, hot tips to help you eat greener and invaluable lessons in how to go green on a budget.Here is a short list of my favorite foodie websites and blogs that inspires my own blog, The DeLish Bite.  Some of these sites are 100 percent geared toward green and organic living, while others showcase an utter passion for good food, whether it is local, organic or seasonal. But what they all have in common is the ability to inspire you to live, eat and cook with a greener attitude. Blogs:Edible Tulip: Edible Tulip: Exploring the Frontiers of Food is a Canadian food blog that displays an appreciation for simple, unpretentious and delicious food. It is written from Ontario’s agricultural heartland by Daphne Randall, who does a great job of speaking to us about her magnificent finds in this region. Randall recently posted a wonderful recipe for a Salad of Bitter Greens with Gorgonzola Cheese and Pumpkin Seeds which Simon and I tried a couple of weeks ago for a casual dinner party. Simply divine. Lex Culinaria: Lex Culinaria is another wonderful Canadian food blog written by Lynette Stanley-Maddocks from Edmonton. Stanley-Maddocks does an incredible job of showcasing the freshest foods she can get her hands on (which can be tricky at times in the dead of winter in Edmonton). She also tantalizes our taste buds us with some seriously good food photography. And, she has just made it easier for those of you who live in the Edmonton region to access great local produce. Simply click on her great little tool that lists all the farmer's markets in Edmonton (or anywhere else in Alberta if you ask it to), complete with maps and hours of operation. (Tip: For a list of all the farmers’ markets in Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver, check out the Green Living Guides under Food) Chocolate & Zucchini: If you haven’t heard of Chocolate & Zucchini by now, you’re definitely out of the foodie-loop! Paris-based Clotilde Dusoulier not only maintains a gorgeous blog full of Parisian gastronomic delights, but she has released a cookbook, (appropriately titled Edible Adventures in Paris) and has recently started a series on French food idioms. What I love about this blog is her obvious passion for showcasing the freshest foods available, with that awe-inspiring Parisian flair. Not one to consistently visit your favourite blogs? C & Z has a link to a monthly newsletter, which will not only give you monthly food news but a digest of her recent entries as well. Eat. Drink. Better: Eat.Drink.Better invites readers to explore the environmental issues surrounding their food choices. From this informative blog, you can access information on farming practices, local markets and numerous seasonally focused recipes. My favourite section of this blog is Megan McWilliams, Green Diva’s Guide to Delicious Living, full of recipes made using healthy and seasonal ingredients like her fabulous Vegetarian Gumbo. Delicious Days: Delicious Days is authored by Munich-based Nicky Stich and has been voted one of the 50 Coolest Websites by TIME magazine. And for good reason. DD has a huge readership that surely appreciates its cool, daily changing layout, easy-to-navigate sections, sublime recipes and some of the best food photography I have seen on a blog thus far. For those of you who are cookbook lovers, Stich also has a constantly evolving list of the newest and best cookbooks available worldwide. Also, if you are anything like me and have trouble keeping up with foodie news, DD’s “Food News: Fresh Catches and Other Goodies” Section, is hard to beat. Here you will easily explore news including is organic really better, reviews for the best new restaurants and the lowdown on the best green kitchen gadgets.

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