About Us

Adam and Joanne of Inspired TasteHello! We are so glad you’re here. Inspired Taste is a food blog, created by us, Joanne and Adam Gallagher. Here you’ll find recipes that are easy-to-make, worth your time and that you’ll want to make over and over again.

Simply put, Inspired Taste is a collection of recipes we’ve created in our own kitchen. Together.

We’re looking for food that we love. After eating it, do we want more? Was it easy and more importantly fun to make? Did it make us smile, reach in for more and were we still talking about it hours after finishing? If it’s a YES, then we’ll share it with you.

We’re on YouTube!

About Joanne and Adam

We’re completely in love with food. Inspired Taste is our creative outlet and we love that it allows us to connect with you. (Your comments make us smile). We’ve always found a connection to each other through food and cooking and some of the best connections (and memories) with others have been through food.

We cook all the time. Together. Our days revolve around food, at home and when we travel.

How Do You Work Together?

We keep things simple. Talk aloud and give feedback. Adam takes most of the photos, Joanne takes lead on recipe creation. We both test, taste, fuss and critique.

There’s a laptop connected to a big monitor in our kitchen and coffee helps. A lot.

We hardly argue, but when we do, we stop everything and work through it. Chocolate helps, too.

Lovey Dovey Stuff

We met in high school. We were engaged in 2008 and were married overlooking the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in front of 50 people.

We danced to What a Wonderful World. Our honeymoon was 10 days in Costa Rica and staying true to our love of cooking, we cooked on our honeymoon. (We rented a house instead of staying in a hotel. It was perfect). During our honeymoon, we went deep-sea fishing. Joanne caught the biggest fish of the day and Adam caught the smallest. Naturally.


We’re a family of two and a half. Marmalade (our cat) is the half. That’s Marmalade. (Just as every pet owner believes, we are sure she’s the cutest, funniest and most adorable cat in.the.world).

We work from our tiny apartment. Everyday. Did we mention that it’s tiny … and 40% kitchen.

We live in Seattle, WA and love the Pacific Northwest!

Contact Us

For Our Readers: We love to hear from you! Email us using inspiredtaste@gmail.com if you have a question, comment, photo of one of our recipes you have made (love these) or link you’d like to share.

Advertising, Sponsored Posts and Giveaways: We are happy to connect with you about advertising partnerships or discuss purchasing a sponsored post / giveaway. Please connect with us using inspiredtaste@gmail.com

136 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Bev Simms August 21, 2016, 3:16 pm

    Love the ideas for cooking chickpeas!

  • Jean August 20, 2016, 8:36 am

    Have found my bread! I used too much red pepper flakes, know not to use so many next time. Thank you.

  • B Dickinson August 20, 2016, 5:30 am

    Just found your site and impressed with your recipes. Will now try them some out.
    Thank you

  • coral harris August 13, 2016, 5:08 pm

    I stumbled into your site looking for a humus receipt glad I did.

  • Lynne July 24, 2016, 8:55 pm

    Hi ! You two are so cute, so much enjoy your recipes – I especially like to bake – and I’m so old I’ve been cooking for 55 years!!! (I’m 76, cooking since age 21,) always loving to cook and bake, and give 95% of it away to friends and neighbors, since I can’t possibly consume it all by myself! But I love to gift to all around me – especially elderly, which I’ve been doing for 20 some years, BEFORE I WAS Elderly!!! My Mom taught me to cook in quantity and quality, so I always have too much food to just keep around for myself – I love to drop a meal or treat on a doorstep for elders, single moms etc. Thanks for your delightful personalities and recipes!!! 🙂 🙂

    • Joanne July 28, 2016, 4:56 pm

      Thank you, Lynne. You are so kind 🙂

  • Sandy Ramirez June 15, 2016, 10:58 pm

    Great recipes. I look forward to making the humus

  • Tammy Merk April 26, 2016, 11:16 pm

    Hi guys!
    I HATE that I found this site. I’ve not been able to leave it for hours!

    I found you via bigoven.com looking for a baba ghanoush recipe, made yours because it was all by hand (including tahini just like I do it) and of course it was DELISH. Can’t wait for the rest of it tomorrow after it develops.

    I’ve pinned a half dozen recipes already, subscribed to your pinterest page and can tell you will be a go-to for many, many more recipes to come! Can’t wait to try squash fries, stout burgers, salted caramel squares, cinnamon chocolate cookies, oh gosh will it ever end? I hope not!

    Congrats on your site, videos, and social reach, its all so PERFECT, you’re doing great!

  • Jen Shimalla April 13, 2016, 2:03 pm

    Was just playing around searching for different recipes for hummus when I stumbled on your site and video (for Hummus!) and wanted to drop you a note…Great JOB!
    As a foodie, from a long line of foodies, and raising my own little foodies and I think your site was really great. Your videos were clear, concise and the information was easy and presented nicely. A real treat to cruise around your site on my break from my work.
    Keep up the good work!!!!!!!

  • Cathy April 10, 2016, 1:11 am

    Do u know the amount of carbs, proteins & fats in your recipes? I use fitness pal app

    Thank you,

    • Joanne May 19, 2016, 1:01 pm

      Hi Cathy, We do not currently provide this information. However, you should be able to copy and paste our recipe ingredient list into your app’s recipe calculator. (I’m pretty sure Fitness Pal has this function).

  • Pollyann Printy March 28, 2016, 12:41 pm

    I watched your video for Apple Pie cupcakes. Well done!

  • Diane March 5, 2016, 11:37 pm

    Just tried your Chicken Enchilada Verde – Excellent! A simple recipe as well – will be checking out more of your recipes! Thank you!

  • Nova March 1, 2016, 11:50 am

    you caught my attention with your pho video!

  • Lynda February 16, 2016, 8:48 pm

    Love, love, love your blueberry muffin recipe. Made it on a cold, rainy afternoon.
    They really hit the spot with a cup of hot herbal tea. Hubby said they were delicious, had to have seconds. Am so happy to find your website. Plan on trying more of your recipes.

  • Amy February 12, 2016, 1:33 pm

    Just found your site, because of your old post with the table showing how to convert temperatures in Fahrenheit to Celsius and “gas mark.” (I was doing a favor for a person on YouTube who asked about that in a comment on a no-knead bread-making video, 5 days ago, and hadn’t gotten an answer yet.) I’m leaving this comment because I assume if this is your business, you like to know how you were discovered by people who start to follow you.

    • Joanne March 3, 2016, 8:49 pm

      Thanks so much, Amy! We are so glad you found us 🙂

  • Lynne January 22, 2016, 11:28 pm

    Hi there! Just found your site while looking for recipe, Chicken Enchiladas Verde – looking forward to trying it very soon – and wish to find the brownie recipe to try, as well! (where is it?) You two are so cute, remind me of my niece and nephew (I’ve been cooking for more than 50 years), but keep learning all the time! Signing up for newsletter – thanks so much!

  • Ann Abbruzzese January 16, 2016, 7:48 pm

    Made your lemon bars at Christmas & couldn’t find the recipe. Please keep me on your mailing list

  • Dee January 5, 2016, 1:12 pm

    I just made your smooth hummus and it is delecious!!! Not hard to make neither, got my tahini sauce long time ago and never had the nerve to make it, but today I said today is the day, so I made it, u are right, better than store bought and I know what’s in it, what gives it the hot taste?

  • Eric December 31, 2015, 9:19 am

    Hi Joanne & Adam,

    I love your site and wanted to let you know that last night I made your pork tenderloin with apples and onions recipe for me and my wife and it was amazing! I had done other pork tenderloin with apples, thyme, cream and calvados but this was better and lighter. We received some fig balsamic vinegar as a Christmas gift and drizzled a bit of that on the pork and it was wonderful. I had a bit of leftover au gratin potatoes (with gruyere cheese and cream) as a side and it was perfect.

    Thank you so much and keep up the good work!


  • Kay November 27, 2015, 1:01 pm

    I love your video! On the Thanksgiving day, I was baking brownies to bring to a party with me. It came out terrible. I was so upset. I ended up came to your website and learned all the tips I needed in a matter of a few minutes! I loved the style, simplicity and the taste. Please keep up with good job so I get to learn more from you both <3 Belated happy Thanksgiving to you!

  • Teresa November 10, 2015, 6:34 pm

    Hi, found your site on PINterest while looking for a cherry pie recipe using fresh/frozen pie cherries. After looking at 4 other recipes yours was the only one not using canned cherries…not that the canned Oregon Cherries arnt’ delicious…
    I’ll try to remember tot ake a picture of the pie on Thanksgiving. 🙂

  • Elaine November 7, 2015, 9:31 am

    no comment, just want to subscribe!

  • Peter October 7, 2015, 8:02 pm

    Thank you guys for teaching us your lovely recipes and your beautiful site 🙂

  • kate September 17, 2015, 12:13 am

    Great job you two!
    I have made your brownie recipe a few times now – and they are delicious!!!

  • Lana Solnick August 30, 2015, 8:32 pm

    just found your site and love the simplicity of it! Videos are a big help! Can’t wait to try all of your recipes! We live in the great NW ans so much fun to communicate through wonderful food recipes!

  • Madeline August 21, 2015, 11:36 am

    I would like to know what the difference is to using ricotta or cottage cheese in your lasagna. Does the cottage cheese taste as good??

  • Lesley August 12, 2015, 8:06 am

    5 stars. I just found this site, made the hummus using the recipe, it was fantastic. I love the no nonsense easy to follow step by step videos, which I viewed on my ipad. I propped it up on my kitchen work top and use it like a cookery book, with moving pictures. i can stop it where I want and go back when I miss a bit.I have now bookmarked this site for future use. just bought the ingredients for the lasagna, can’t wait. thanks Adam and Joanne you should have a UK TV series!

  • Carmina August 6, 2015, 5:46 am

    I found this Website trying to find a recipe for Baba Ganoush and i just love what i found!! I Keep on reading recipes that i would definetly try (Hummus, Sweet potatoes fries).. OMG! they are so easy, so well explained. I just love the Website… did I say that I love it? Greetings from sunny Germnay (sunny at least at the Moment hi hi)

  • Dr.Jack July 15, 2015, 10:02 pm

    Hi Guys! I found your blog while looking to refresh my memory on tahini, and I love it! I went to high school just outside DC and lived near the White House as a young man, so I can relate to your not using a car and having a small condo. I am envious. Your blog is now in my very selective “favorites” section. Thanks!

  • Tonia July 12, 2015, 7:25 pm

    Love your easy to understand videos!!!

  • Karen July 8, 2015, 1:14 pm

    Hi Joanne and Adam!
    So happy to find your lovely website! I love your mixer and your photos are stunning! I had a bunch of bananas that were still sitting on the counter – waiting to be eaten. I reminded myself every time I walked by them that I needed to make Banana Bread. So, I pulled out my recipes and thought I’d give it another try. I sorted through several recipes and remembered each one always fell short. For some reason, the outside always seems overdone and the inside is still gooey. Sometimes, it looks unappetizing like the bananas baked-up gray. Or I couldn’t remove it from the pan. The list goes on and on.
    I google-lized Banana Bread and found your recipe. Guess what? I made the most delicious batch ever! Thanks so much! I love that you’ve made following recipes so easy.
    My husband just walked in to tell me the timer shows we only have about 30 minutes before we can enjoy the Easy Fall-Off-The-Bone Oven Baked Ribs! I need to go make the sauce. We can’t wait to eat them! Now we can enjoy BBQ even without a grill!

    • Joanne August 10, 2015, 2:05 pm

      Hi Karen, thank you so much for taking the time comment 🙂 We are so happy you found us and that you made one of our absolute favorite recipes on the site!! We love that banana bread recipe. Hope you loved the ribs, too!

  • Dianna July 8, 2015, 12:46 pm

    Just wanted to say, I make an Italian dinner that everyone loves and had wanted to make my own Tiramisu (it’s my favorite dessert) and looked at so many different recipes. Then I found yours and tried it with one of my dinner parties. Everyone loved it. (fast forward a few months later) So I wanted to make it again and… OF COURSE I forgot to save it (or my husband accidentally tossed it out) after searching and reading what felt like a thousand recipes I finally realized this is the one, when I watched the YouTube video. I now have your page bookmarked 🙂 and have a growing list of things I want to try. Thank you for sharing these beautiful recipes and for making them so easy to follow for novice cookers, like myself!!

  • Jane June 19, 2015, 5:42 pm

    I am Andrea Williams’ mother. I remember her telling me about your food magazine years ago and always meant to look it up. I happened across it while looking for a homemade hummus recipe. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you talk through each step. I love everything about this site. I also found your pineapple/cilantro/red onion/avacado/jalapeno salsa and love it too. You two are amazing.

    • Joanne June 22, 2015, 12:27 pm

      Hi Jane, Thank you so much, you are really kind 🙂 We adore Andrea and are so glad she let you know about us!

  • Robert May 31, 2015, 5:25 pm

    Hi Guys!!!
    Your photos and videos are really of the most amazing quality! Great job. I have been frustrated that I am not able to get clear photos or videos for my food. Would you mind sharing what kind of camera and settings you use? I really appreciate all your beautiful work.
    Thanks! And keep it coming with the great food!

    • Joanne June 2, 2015, 9:42 am

      Hi Robert, Thanks so much! We use a Nikon D810 and shoot with natural light. Settings vary depending on the day, though.

  • gerri April 20, 2015, 4:02 pm

    Trying the scratch brownies, (after trying to find them on Ghirardelli site, but to no avail! Using the large can of cocoa powder I have, the batter tasted great, 5 more minutes I can test them! I just nuked the butter and added everything, very easy, and great idea about the parchment! I have had a roll laying in my drawer for years! Thanks for this recipe, and now I am hooked on your site!

    • Joanne April 21, 2015, 12:52 pm

      So glad they worked well for you! Thanks so much for commenting.

  • Jane Arkell April 6, 2015, 11:43 am

    I have just discovered your wonderful site – I really love it and looking at your picture together made me smile – so young, so beautiful.
    All of the best of luck for your future and thank you for the recipes!!


  • Pita Gamez March 24, 2015, 1:20 pm

    Love your website… and recipes.

    • Joanne March 26, 2015, 8:22 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Ella P. March 11, 2015, 10:30 pm

    OMG! I found your blog when I was looking for a way to cook a butternut squash. It came out super delicious and I also tried one of your chicken recipes that night. I can’t way to try more of your super easy recipes! I’m not the best cook, but I think you guys have given me some hope!



    • Joanne March 12, 2015, 10:28 am

      Thanks for sharing 🙂 We’re not the “best cooks” either! We’re so glad you found us.

  • heidi fisher March 8, 2015, 2:43 pm

    I love your recipes.

  • Michele-Nicole & Soleil March 2, 2015, 9:43 pm

    Oh No…shouldn’t you have posted a warning about then Banana Bread being addictive…I literally JUST finished baking it & now it’s half gone. grrrrr….LoL….even Soleil (golden retreiver) is giving me the “Look” I will be back for more delightfully addictive recipes. Keep up the good work !

  • Gina Brennen February 20, 2015, 2:59 pm

    Your pie crust recipe is the best. I’ve tried many recipes from some of the best cook books but none come even close to your recipe for flakiness,taste and being easy to work with. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Gina

  • Renate February 10, 2015, 12:26 pm

    Hi there,

    I discovered your blog while looking for a hummus recipe. I am hooked, and have subscribed to your newsletter and youtube channel.

    I would love to make the apple pie cupcakes, but I live in South Africa, and we cannot find the cinnamon rolls here. Any suggestion to an alternative basis I can use?

    Thanks, and keep up the inspiration!
    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Robin January 27, 2015, 2:20 pm

    Great brownie’s from stratch! Perfect for our snow day in the northeast! Can’t stop munching on them.

  • Alana January 24, 2015, 2:41 am

    I wrote “recipes with avocado & pasta” into google & it brought me to you. That was 3 hours ago! I’ve never been so excited about cooking, thank you 🙂

  • Jackie January 8, 2015, 2:04 pm

    I was very lucky to have lost my vegetable lasagna recipe and found yours instead. I served it at a luncheon for 20+ yesterday and got raves reviews.

    Can’t wait to try some of your other recipes.

  • Camille January 8, 2015, 10:53 am

    I’ve been looking for a brownie recipe and came across with your blog..by far you have the best brownies my family and I ever tasted. My kids love it. It was simple yet it suits my taste coz i love not so sweet/ dark chocolate dessert. I put peanut butter chips and it was really good. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes. Looking forward to try more of your recipes.


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