Whether you’re new to Minimalist Baker or have been around for a while now, we’re so glad you’re here.
I’m Dana and along with my husband, John, we created this blog in 2012 with the goal of helping others get into the kitchen to cook simple food. I create the recipes and photographs while John handles all of the design, technical support, and blogger resources. We’re currently situated in Portland, Oregon. (Visiting? Check out our Dining Guide!)
We created Minimalist Baker because so many of the food blogs I was following at the time were beautiful, but the recipes were too complicated. And so, I set out to create a blog I wanted to cook from and Minimalist Baker was born.
If you’re wondering about our name, I’m kind of a lazy cook so that’s where “minimalist” concept comes into play. I love simple cooking. And I also have a sweet tooth, which is why we added “baker.” But we’re about more than just easy desserts. We’ve become a destination for delicious recipes that require just 30 minute or less, 1 bowl, or 10 ingredients to prepare.
We love plants. While we don’t ascribe to any one diet, we do try and eat what makes us feel best, which happens to be a lot of plants. And because so many of our friends and readers are gluten-free, we’ve focused on creating gluten-free recipes as well.
So while you may notice many of our recipes fall into the “vegan, gluten-free” category, we aren’t entirely vegan or gluten-free ourselves! (That’s right – plant-based cooking can be for any type of eater!) We just enjoy cooking that way and love helping others do the same.
We post new recipes every three days, with a mixture of savory and sweet. Expect everything from desserts and breakfasts to healthy entrées and sides. We hope you enjoy cooking your way through our recipes.
No Sponsored Content
We feel it’s important to mention we don’t accept free products or do sponsored content on Minimalist Baker. This is because we value our readers’ trust above all and aim to keep our content pure and honest.
While we have worked with brands we love in the past, it’s something we’ve chosen not to practice moving forward. We want our audience to know we aren’t being paid to say or promote anything – period. Every new post is original, valuable, and unsponsored.
If you’re new to Minimalist Baker, check out our top 20 most loved and highly-rated recipes in our new Fan Favorites eBook! Expect a mix of savory and sweet in this FREE 49-page guide!
Top Cooking Resources
We also have a growing collection of Helpful How-Tos, including:
Have a question about a recipe? Check out our Recipe FAQ!
Are you a fellow blogger? Check out all of our free blogging tips and tutorials over on the Blogger Resources page. Learn through video how to take compelling food photos with our Food Photography School, and how to create delicious food videos with Food Video School!
- How to start a food blog
- Making your WordPress site look good
- What’s a webhost and how to pick one
- Everything in Our Camera Bag
- Lighting Equipment Recommendations
Dana is the recipe developer, content creator, and food photographer behind Minimalist Baker. She has been blogging in some form since 2010 and developed a deep love for recipe experimentation and food photography in the process. She is the author of Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking, 31 Meals Cookbook and co-creator of The Food Photography School and the Essentials of Building a Great Food Blog Course. She’s also an exercise enthusiast, green smoothie addict, and aspiring wine aficionado. Her achilles heel is a matcha latte. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for Minimalist Baker updates (and @naturaldana for personal updates).
John handles all-things technical, design, branding, and product development. He writes blogging tips and creates tutorials on our Blogger Resources page. He’s also an airline miles-earning badass, lover of the finer things in life (i.e. wine, craft coffee, and San Pellegrino), and traveler extraordinaire. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.