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Food Lovers Websites, Blogs & Shops. There are a lot of fantastic resources online to inspire those of you who love to cook or simply love to eat.  From barbeque to baby food and a little of everything in between, I have tracked down a fun (and kind of random) sampling of foodie websites. Go ahead and dig right in.

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VIDEO – My Favorite Kid Friendly Restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area

Geobeats invited me to create a number of different videos for their travel & lifestyle network on YouTube. I hope you find this one to be informative. Please give the video a thumbs up if you like it. Thanks!

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FUZ + Winepocket @ Econscious Market

Do you love wine? These cool wine carriers are made from factory excess wool felt that would have otherwise been discarded.  A percentage of every sale is donated to a charity you select. FUZ & Econscious Market have been selected as Sweet Peas & Stilettos featured *Shop for a Good Cause* and *Go Green* businesses.

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Jessie Steele Aprons

These adorable aprons make great gifts for food lovers everywhere. Buy one for yourself so you have something cute to wear in the kitchen the next time you entertain.

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Caviar Kid from California Caviar Company

It is never to young to start eating caviar! My 4 year old tried it and loved it. Check out these adorable gift packs for babies and kids. While you are at it, pick up some California caviar for yourself too!

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PlanetBox

Looking for an eco and easy way to pack healthy lunches for your kids? PlanetBox is the safe, non-toxic alternative to plastic. Not your old fashioned metal lunch box, PlanetBox delivers lunch transportation for the green generation. Kids can customize their lunchbox with cool magnets too.

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The Chota Chef by Gnaana

I love Indian food!  I also love this new website, gnaana.com. Teach your children how to cook Indian food from many different regions.  They’ve got parent tips along the way so you can learn too.  The personalized aprons are pretty darn cute…  Yummy!

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Monogram Coaters

Check out these adorable coasters available through adreinnewong’s Etsy shop. Yes – those are a bunch of “M’s” making the cool graphic design.

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Mattie Luxe

Super chic, colorful and totally customizable place mats.

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Red Apple Jacket

Handknit apple jacket by Jacqueline Dufresne, available at The Curiosity Shoppe

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Wacky Bacon Bandages

The ultimate gift for any food lover. These bandages are also available with bacon & eggs, steak, pickles, toast and cupcakes too. Available at fredflare.com

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Black Gold: Coffee Pot

This coffee pot and other cool kitchen products are available at Moss.

Foodie Websites & Blogs Full of Recipes, Ideas & Great Restaurants Too

Whether you are looking for a new recipe or a new restaurant – you will certainly be inspired to eat after checking out these websites and blogs.

101 Cookbooks
Heidi Swanson’s recipe journal full of natural, vegetarian recipes that are good for you and for the planet.

Apartment Therapy – The Kitchn

BBC Food

Behind the Burner

Chez Pim
“Chez Pim chronicles Pim’s globetrotting adventures –and misadventures- in the world of all things edible, from vibrant street-side fares in Asia to the refined world of Three Michelin Star restaurants in Europe. Pim also cooks a mean pot of curry.”

Chow

Chowhound
“Food-lovers worldwide gather here to swap expert tips about restaurants, foods, stores, and bars, as well as cooking, wine, beer, cookware, and more.”

CuisineNie

David Lebovitz
Living the sweet life in Paris

Diner’s Journal
All three New York Times food blogs rolled into one

Eat Drink or Die

Epicurious

Everyday Bites

Food Marathon

Food Network

Good Bite

GOOP
Gwyneth Paltrow’s email newsletter – she often has yummy recipes and reviews of some fantastic restaurants

Homesick Texan
This is one of my husband’s favorite foodie blogs. He loves her scrumptious recipes and has had great success with them. I love looking at all of the mouth watering pictures.

Loulies

Mixing Bowl
“Food and friends made fresh daily”

MyRecipes.com
“Search, Savor, Share”

Orangette

Organic Trade Association

Producepedia.com
Virtually everything you could every want to know about every fruits, vegetables and nuts

Recipezaar

Roadfood

Tamra Davis Cooking Show

Taste of Home
“Cooking, Caring, Sharing”

Urbanspoon

Zagat
Sometimes you just don’t want to cook

Cute Things for your Kitchen

Here are some great gift ideas for your food loving friends (and for yourself too!)

A+R Store

Divertimenti

Fusion Brands

Handpicked Collection
Really cute kitchen gifts

Huset Shop

Layla Grayce

MoMA Store
All sorts of great kitchen and tabletop item

moss
A great selection of well designed kitchen items

Pylones-USA
The cutest cheese graters ever…

The Curiosity Shoppe
Apple jackets and other cool kitchen stuff

This is Why You’re Fat

This website is laugh out loud funny. I guess if you wash it all down with a diet coke it won’t be as bad for you… This yummy treat is actually deep fried peanut butter cups wrapped in bacon – a tasty creation from Justin Valcarcel. You can buy the book too – This Is Why You’re Fat: Where Dreams Become Heart Attacks, by Jessica Amason and Richard Blakeley – the perfect gift for that foodie friend who has everything…

Silly & Random Foodie Fun

Every now and then I learn about a somewhat random food related site that just makes me happy.  Here are a few…

Bacolicio.us
A special treat for bacon lovers

Bake It in a Cake

Funky Lunch

Insanewiches.com

NPR Sandwich Mondays

Scanwiches.com

The Bread Art Project

Food & Drink Galore

When it is time to fill the fridge or stock the pantry…

Artisanal Foods

Bottlenotes
Online wine shop where you can customize your own personal wine club – “the Netflix of wine”

Foodoro

Foodzie
“Foodzie is an online marketplace where you can discover and buy food from small artisan producers and growers.” – Sounds like a food lovers dream come true to me!

Guilt Taste

Heart Rock Herb & Spice

NorthStar Bison
For a selection of grass-fed meats

PickYourOwn.org

Family Friendly Food Tips

Here are some creative ideas for parents looking to make meal time more delicious and fun for the entire family

Food Allergy Mama

Gastrokid

Kids Central Kitchen

One Hungry Mama

wholesomebabyfood.com
Lots of recipes for making your own baby food & tips for every eating stage

Make Your Own Cookbook

A great gift idea, or way to just preserve your favorite recipes all in one place – try making your very own cookbook. It could be a really fun activity to do with your kids. Here are a few resources to help you get started.

Blurb

CreateMyCookbook

HeritageCookbook

Lulu.com

The Great Family Cookbook Project


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