Kalyn DennyKalyn Denny was the first food niche blogger I ever followed. I’m not a food fadder by any stretch but her recipes and the reasons behind her eating plan have always interested me. Her blog at Kalyn’s Kitchen is full of inspiring recipes.

I know that I should follow her low carb / low G.I. South Beach diet and one day I’ll get there.  While I’m working my way up to giving up carbs, I often make Kalyn’s recipes and I’ve never been disappointed.

She’s proven that you can eat a delicious and varied diet and you won’t miss cakes, pies and bread. Proven? She’s been blogging a low carb diet for ten years. Yes, that’s right for ten years and it’s no wonder that she’s near the top of the list of popular bloggers.

Kalyn lives in Bountiful, Utah. Just writing that makes me smile. What better place for a recipe developer and food writer to live than Bountiful? Before her career in food, Kalyn was an elementary school teacher for thirty years and gave it all up to follow her passion in 2009. She also had a business that organized catered houseboat trips on Utah’s Lake Powell – so she’s had an interesting couple of jobs.

Parmesan Encrusted Zucchini

Kalyn’s Kitchen began in 2005 when her brother Rand suggested she put her recipes in an online blog when so many of her family and friends asked for recipes.  When you see someone who’s lost 42 pounds, you’d want to have the recipes, wouldn’t you?  Her brother created her first blog and still helps her with the graphics.

In addition to Rand, she has 8 more brothers and sisters who share their 39 children with Kalyn.  Her nephew Jake and neice Kara are regular cooking assistants. (and why wouldn’t you want to be there when she cooks food like this!) The recipes that helped her to shift all the weight have changed over the years but she’s remained true to low-carb cooking and recipes for weight-loss or controlling blood sugar.

Chocolate and Oatmeal Cluster Cookies

Chocolate and Oatmeal Cluster Cookies

Another thing about Kalyn that I appreciate is her opinion. You’ll see political commentary on her Facebook page and like Jamie Schler from Life’s a Feast, she tells how she feels about important issues.  Many of us, me included, are always worried that we’ll polarize our readers and they’ve both proven me wrong time and time again. We should all tell it like it is or how we’d like it to be.

Finally, the bit about Kalyn that I love, love, love is how helpful she is to anyone who asks her a question. I can’t remember the number of times that I’ve asked a question in any of the Facebook forums that Kalyn is in that she doesn’t answer with something really helpful. Not just to me but to everyone. As busy as she must be with a full-time blog of this size, she answers everyone with well thought out answers that put bloggers on the right track. She says it’s because she’s been doing this a long time and others have helped her and I think she’s just a mighty fine person through and through.

Marinate-All-Day Greek Lemon Chicken Recipe


I’ve made Kalyn’s Southwestern Crustless Breakfast Tarts Recipe quite a few times already and sometimes I take the Southwest out of it and put other parts of the country in there – doesn’t matter because everyone raved when I made them.  I also make these for lunch with a side salad.

Southwestern Crustless Breakfast Tarts Recipe

If you haven’t met Kalyn and I’d be surprised that anyone interested in good food hasn’t, you can like her on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram. You can also visit her site and sign up to get notified when she posts another low-carb recipe.



Michelle Lettrich, The Brown Eyed Baker

January 20, 2015

Today, we introduce Michelle from Brown Eyed Baker but I suspect she needs no introduction whatsoever. Her blog is consistently voted one of the most popular in the world and American Food Bloggers has her at #16 on their list of best American food bloggers. It doesn’t get much better than that. So how did […]

Read the full article →

Nagi Maehashi from Recipe Tin Eats

January 13, 2015

Have you met Nagi Maehashi from Recipe Tin Eats? Chances are that you haven’t because until a few months ago, I didn’t know anything about her. When I saw that her blog was near the top of the list of the most popular food blogs in Australia on Noodlies.com. I asked around and friends ‘had […]

Read the full article →

Taruna Deepak from Easy Food Smith

April 11, 2014

In the past, I have met talented food bloggers because they reached out to me and this happens mostly when we discover each others blogs. Taruna Deepak from Easy Food Smith was the one who attracted my attention after having read her very well thought through and smart comment on my blog (and I do […]

Read the full article →

Tim and Nat from a Cook Not Mad

March 21, 2014

There is something exciting about traveling and experiencing food in all it’s glory. It fulfills an inner need in us to discover this vibrant world. The best part while traveling is the food of course and then also to meet people with a similar mind and attitude towards life. Unfortunately that’s not how I came […]

Read the full article →

Helena Spensatelli from Saucy Girl’s Kitchen

March 14, 2014

Have you met Helena Spensatelli yet?  I met her online quite a while back and when I heard she lived in Murfreesboro, Tennessee I considered her family.  I lived in East Tennessee for a long time but my ex-boyfriend is from Murfreesboro so I’ve spent quite a bit of time there.  My ex-husband is also […]

Read the full article →

Rosa Mayland from Rosa’s Yummy Yums

March 7, 2014

Rosa Mayland always impressed me. It might be her transporting and playful words, her food knowledge or simply her kind spirit that made me come out of my shell when I started out as a food blogger. Rosa has it all, the talents we are all craving for and the enchanting uniqueness of a young […]

Read the full article →

Raymund Macaalay from Ang Sarap

February 28, 2014

I’ve been visiting Raymund’s blog at Ang Sarap for quite a while now and he’s got the most interesting food in every post.  Raymund, his wife and their daughter all help out to make Ang Sarap the popular blog that it is.  I know he looks really serious in that photo but reading his blog […]

Read the full article →

Karen Burns-Booth from Lavender and Lovage

February 21, 2014

Aeons ago I met Karen Burns-Booth via Twitter. It was a rainy Monsoon day in 2011 (seems as if the isolated rainy season helped me to make some great friends!) and at the time I was new to blogging and Twitter as well. I don’t remember the details how I came across this lovely lady […]

Read the full article →