About Us

Welcome to Inspired Taste!

We’re Adam and Joanne, a couple passionate about cooking and sharing delicious, reliable recipes since 2009. Our goal? To inspire you to get in the kitchen and confidently cook fresh and flavorful meals.

The recipes you’ll find here reflect our love for food and what we actually cook in our kitchen. As busy parents of an active toddler, we understand the need for family-friendly meals that are delicious and easy to prepare. We focus on fresh, vibrant ingredients and bold flavors, creating enjoyable meals you’ll want to make again.

Find easy recipes for the every day, fun and enticing recipes for the weekend, and show-stopping recipes for your most loved celebrations and gatherings.

Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting out, we hope Inspired Taste will become your go-to resource for easy, delicious recipes that the whole family will love.

Adam and Joanne, founders of Inspired Taste

“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

Fresh Veggie Pasta

What you can expect at Inspired Taste:

  • Stress-Free Cooking: Our reliable recipes are meticulously tested and written with clear instructions, detailed ingredient lists, and helpful tips and tricks, eliminating guesswork and guaranteeing successful, delicious results every time.
  • Helpful Recipe Videos: Dive deeper into each recipe with our engaging video tutorials, where Joanne personally guides you through every step of the process, making cooking even more accessible and enjoyable.
  • Flexibility & Customization: We understand that everyone has different dietary needs and preferences. That’s why we provide valuable substitutions for ingredients, convenient make-ahead instructions, and, whenever possible, suggestions for adapting recipes to specific diets, like vegan and gluten-free, ensuring everyone can enjoy our recipes.
Homemade Hummus and Pita Bread

Meet Joanne, the recipe gatekeeper

I’m Joanne Gallagher, the creative mind behind the delicious recipes you find here at Inspired Taste. I not only test and perfect every recipe, but I’m also the smiling face you see guiding you through each step in our helpful video tutorials.

My love for food shines through in every colorful, fresh, and flavorful recipe we share. I often have to pinch myself to remind myself that this isn’t just a dream – I get to share my love of cooking with all of you!

I deeply respect your time and appreciate you trusting us with your meals. That’s why I dedicate myself to developing timeless, reliable recipes you can easily recreate in your kitchen.

Meet Adam, the driving force

I’m Adam Gallagher, the driving force behind everything you see on Inspired Taste. From supporting Joanne in the kitchen and testing recipes to capturing stunning photos and ensuring a seamless website experience, I’m the mastermind behind it all.

Think of me as the team’s steady hand, ensuring we stay on track with our single, unwavering goal: to share reliable recipes that YOU will love.

I’m the one who keeps us all focused and motivated, always pushing towards creating the best possible experience for our readers.

But I’m not just a behind-the-scenes guy. I’m also the creative force behind all our visuals. I take every photo and film every video, giving you a front-row seat to Joanne’s infectious enthusiasm and happy dances (which, trust me, happen a lot!).

As the website’s technical lead, I juggle all the technical balls to keep things running smoothly. Your time is valuable, so I make it my mission to ensure our website is user-friendly, fast-loading, and visually appealing, making it easy for you to find the delicious inspiration you crave.

Chef Richard Hattaway joins the Inspired Taste family!

Since the beginning of 2023, we’ve been delighted to welcome Chef Richard Hattaway to the Inspired Taste team. As a devoted friend, executive chef, and owner of Hattaway’s on Alder in Walla Walla, Washington, Chef Richard brings over two decades of experience in the Southeast’s most prestigious kitchens.

His passion lies in creating simple, fresh dishes that burst with flavor, and he now shares his expertise with us, advancing Inspired Taste to a whole new level.

Chef Richard’s contagious enthusiasm and deep love for food perfectly complement our drive and dedication. Together, we’re crafting even more delicious and trustworthy recipes you’ll love.

Richard Hattaway, Recipe creator for Inspired Taste

Connect with Richard on Instagram

Join the Inspired Taste family:

Since 2009, we’ve grown a happy community of passionate home cooks at Inspired Taste. Explore our recipe comments sections and see the excitement as readers share their cooking successes and valuable tips.

Our thriving communities on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube offer another avenue for connection and inspiration.

We encourage you to join the conversation, share your experiences, and add your unique voice to the Inspired Taste family.

⭐️ Sign up for our free email newsletter to become part of the Inspired Taste family! Receive weekly updates packed with flavorful recipes and helpful cooking tips delivered to your inbox.

We are always excited to connect with our community and answer your questions. Feel free to reach out to us through any of these channels or email us: contact@inspiredtaste.net

A little more about us …

Adam and I crossed paths back in high school! Though not technically high school sweethearts, our relationship has spanned a significant portion of our lives. In 2009, we officially tied the knot in front of our loved ones. Fast forward to 2020, our family grew with the arrival of our son, Leo, who adds immeasurable joy and a bit of chaos to our lives.

Beyond the shared love for our family, we cherish the opportunity to travel, soak up the outdoors, and enjoy the company of our furry companion, Ellie.

Our journey has taken us across various states, including Maryland, Virginia, Hawaii, and Washington State. Our home, with the kitchen in our videos, is in Walla Walla, WA, a charming town renowned for its sweet onions (Walla Walla onions are so good!) and its impressive wine scene. If you want to explore this hidden gem, read our article about visiting Walla Walla.

Ellie, Adam and Joanne's lovable cat!

A little bit about Joanne

  • 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!

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

545 comments… Leave a Review
  • cbcis June 18, 2024, 5:13 pm

    I have been trying for a long, long time to make biscuits with many recipes and failed. Today I found your website and a biscuit recipe that I used and was a success. Thank you, Thank you.!! I will be using many more of your recipes

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  • Kay May 25, 2024, 4:30 pm

    I was looking for a pork chop recipe and came upon your tips on how to make moist juicy pork chops, and they worked beautifully. A huge success and tonight your oven baked pork ribs. We’re looking forward to it. I signed up for your newsletter and more recipes today. I think it is going to be great! Thank you for teaching us stuff too. Kay P

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  • Joan April 28, 2024, 9:48 pm

    Joanne and Adam, i never used to like cooking, but now I really enjoy it and that’s because of you two! Your poached salmon recipe is the best! I love your videos! So easy to follow. I just read your videos are filmed in Walla Walla! Been there many times. Born and raised in Kirkland. Thank you again for your wonderful recipes!

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    • Joanne April 29, 2024, 1:14 pm

      Hi Joan, This is such a kind comment, thank you. We are thrilled you’ve found us.

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  • Cyrina March 30, 2024, 4:08 pm

    Love, Love your recipes. I want to contiune your regular and vegan recipes. I have not cooked vegan, looking foward to doing so. I only have e-mail, is that a problem? I get your regular recipes. Thank you, Cyrina

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    • Adam March 30, 2024, 5:20 pm

      Thank you so much! If you signed up for our free email newsletter we have the option to follow along with our vegetarian recipes 🙂

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      • Judy April 5, 2024, 8:45 pm

        Impressively simple and perfect.

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    • Sara April 20, 2024, 10:00 am

      I love cookbooks and would love to add yours to my collection. Have you published one or are you in the process of doing so?

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      • Adam April 20, 2024, 2:33 pm

        We are currently have one in the works but they do take a while. Stay tuned 🙂

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  • PAM February 23, 2024, 12:26 pm

    i discovered you site while looking for a tahini recipe and you have me hooked. my question is …do you consider your recipes to mostly use non proccesed foods? i havea zoom group that is focusing on non processed /nonGMO foods and would very much like to share this site. any info would be appreciated. thanks Pam

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    • Adam February 23, 2024, 3:02 pm

      Hi Pam, so glad that you found us! We try to use from scratch ingredients as much as possible and we try to make it as easy as possible for readers to decide to use nonGMO ingredients if they have access to them 🙂

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