About Us

Welcome. We are so happy you’re here. We’re Adam and Joanne Gallagher, the creators and publishers of Inspired Taste.

Adam and Joanne Gallagher, Owners, publishers, authors, and recipe developers of Inspired Taste Recipe and Food Blog

We do everything around here — we research and develop the recipes, photograph, shoot videos and we’re the ones answering your cooking questions through our comment section and email (here’s our contact page if you want to get in touch).

Joanne’s been to culinary school, but we’re proud to say that the majority of our cooking knowledge is self-taught. We love to cook and try new things in the kitchen and when we fall in love with something, we happily share it with you.

We’re both obsessed with food and are proud to make cooking and sharing recipes our full-time careers. Our goal is simple, we hope to inspire you to get in the kitchen and cook our fresh and delicious recipes.

We believe cooking should be fun and never stressful. It’s because of this that we do our best to make our recipes adaptable and flexible so you can make them match your personality, diets and needs. You’ll often find we share options for substitutions. Maybe you don’t eat eggs, but you want to make our healthy banana bread. Well, scroll to the notes section of the recipe and you’ll find out how to eliminate the eggs from the recipe. If we haven’t shared a substitution, go ahead and comment on the recipe or email. We’ll do our best to help you out.

Inspired Taste is dedicated to easy flexible recipes for home cooks that are fun to follow.

Many of our recipes have short recipe videos to help you out and if there isn’t a video, it’s likely you’ll find step photos for the trickier steps of the recipe. (We even have a YouTube channel with all of our videos.)

If we haven’t answered all your questions, check the comments section! Many of our recipes have hundreds of reviews. One of our favorite comment sections is for our granola bars. We love to scroll through and read all the ways our readers have adapted our recipe to their favorite ingredients.

Here’s what our readers have been saying about us:

“Loving your blog! Easy recipes and real food.” – Nancy

“Honestly, this is the best recipe site I’ve found. Recipes are easy and seemingly fool-proof.” – Laurie

“You give me the confidence to try things I wouldn’t have thought I would care for.” – Erica

We started Inspired Taste in 2009, so we’ve been here a while. We’ve also worked with other brands and developed recipes that have been published on other websites, in magazines and even in cookbooks. While we love working for others, our passion is right here on Inspired Taste.

Adam and Joanne, publishers and authors of Inspired Taste Recipe and Food Blog

A little more about us …

Adam and I met in high school! We aren’t technically high school sweethearts, but we’ve known each other a very long time. In 2009, we got married in front of our closest friends and family.

Ellie, Adam and Joanne's lovable cat!
Our sweet cat, Ellie

We both love to travel, be outside, and spend time with our sweet cat, Ellie. We’ve lived in Maryland, Virginia, and now Washington State. We spend a lot of time in Seattle, but our home is in Walla Walla. It’s known for sweet onions (Walla Walla onions are THE BEST) as well as incredible wine. You can learn more about it by reading our article all about visiting Walla Walla.

A little bit about Joanne

Joanne Gallagher of Inspired Taste Recipe and Food Blog
Joanne Gallagher, publisher of Inspired Taste Recipe and Food Blog
  • Favorite food: I have to say this is a tie between pasta, avocado, and croissants ?
  • Favorite recipe on Inspired Taste: I love so many of them, but my favorite is definitely our Easy Vegetable Lasagna.
  • Favorite place to visit: I love to travel, but the place that stands out the most to me is Mount Rainier. It’s breathtaking and our trip pushed me to hike a trail that I wasn’t 100% sure I could do. I’ve never really been super athletic ?Here’s an article we wrote about our trip!
  • Favorite show or movie: For a show, I love a bunch of them, but I could watch How I Met Your Mother a million times and not get bored. As far as the movie goes, our copy of Julie and Julia has definitely seen some use!
Adam Gallagher of Inspired Taste Recipe and Food Blog
Adam Gallagher, publisher of Inspired Taste Recipe and Food Blog

A little bit about Adam

  • Favorite food: Anything seafood!
  • Favorite recipe on Inspired Taste: This changes all the time, but I really love our Garlic Basil Seared Scallops!
  • Favorite place to visit: I’m with Joanne on Mount Rainier, but I also love visiting Hawaii. We’ve been to Maui, the Big Island, and Oahu so far.
  • Favorite show or movie: I’ve always been a big fan of Top Gear (the UK version) and now watch Grand Tour. Choosing a favorite movie is tough, but I do love The Right Stuff!

Since 2009, we’ve learned so much and can’t wait to learn more. We hope you’ll stick around and learn with us.

Happy Cooking! Adam and Joanne

How to Contact Us

We’d love to connect with you on social media!

For specific recipe questions, leave a public comment on the recipe post. Adam and I check comments daily and try to respond to your questions as quickly as we can. You can also email us directly.

For Our Readers: We love to hear from you! Email us using contact@inspiredtaste.net 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 contact@inspiredtaste.net.

Want to See More of Us? We’re on YouTube!

374 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Betty October 13, 2020, 10:42 pm

    Hi,Joanne & Adam, I just found your recipes yesterday and today I made your Easy Peanut Butter Cookies. They were so easy to make and they are Delicious !! I will be looking for new ( and easy ) recipes from you. Thanks for showing a grandma new baking tips! God Bless.

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  • Karen Busch October 13, 2020, 7:26 pm

    Just discovered you and love your spiral zucchini recipe! Can’t wait to try it but in the meantime I’d love your newsletter.

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  • Ravi Patel October 11, 2020, 11:43 pm

    Hi Joann and Adam, Thanks for your easy make recipe and easy to follow instructions. You have inspired my 10 year old son to bake. First time I made the blueberry muffins following your recipe he loved them. Now, he is making them on his own. He also likes to make the banana bread, but the muffins are his favorite. I would love to post his picture with the muffins. Please let me know if this is possible.

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    • Adam October 13, 2020, 7:55 pm

      Hi Ravi, you have made our day. So glad that your son loves to bake 🙂 We don’t have a way of taking photos on comments but please send us an email with a photo. You can find out email address on our contact us page.

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  • Kathy October 2, 2020, 7:36 am

    Going to try the hummus recipes, looks delicious

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  • Liz Norton August 26, 2020, 5:27 am

    I would love to see your creamy macaroni pasta salad recipe! Thanks Liz

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  • Linda Benavidez August 23, 2020, 6:30 pm

    I was browsing and searching for a delicious apple pie recipe. I found yours and it looks and sounds wonderful. I’m going to try making it soon. Apple and Apple berry pies are my favorite fruit pies. I have 2 birthdays coming up that I’m baking for. I’m making a red velvet cheesecake for my granddaughter and a lemon cream cake for my daughter. Once I am past that I’m going to make your Apple pie recipe. I love all your helpful tips! I really enjoy your website. Thank you, Linda from Rangely Colorado.

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  • Josseline Wood August 23, 2020, 1:39 pm

    Looking forward to your newsletter!

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  • Frank Downie August 14, 2020, 10:08 am

    Your creamy macaroni pasta salad is the best. Had to cut the recipe in half (only me) but delicious!

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  • Vanessa Kirchner July 30, 2020, 7:45 pm

    I made your Carrot Cake recipe and I was told by a carrot cake aficionado that it is the best carrot cake that she has ever tasted! I have to agree, it is delicious! Thank you!

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