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 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

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

335 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Tina Wells December 16, 2018, 5:48 pm

    I just love your easy blueberry muffin recipe. I am going to make them for work for about 40 people. They are so easy and delicious.

  • Amanda December 9, 2018, 2:14 am

    I made your pancakes for breakfast this morning and they were amazing, it’s the best recipe for pancakes I have found. I will be using your recipe from now on.Thank you both very much.

  • Bonnie December 2, 2018, 8:49 am

    Would love to receive your weekly newsletter!

  • Judy Powell November 24, 2018, 2:32 am

    Just want the weekly newsletter and or recipe. I Want to try to eat healthier

    • Joanne May 1, 2019, 5:44 pm

      That’s great, Judy! You should be subscribed.

  • Kim Lewis November 22, 2018, 4:39 pm

    Hi from California! I just came across your recipes on YouTube while looking for my Thanksgiving Recipes. For someone who is a bit insecure in the kitchen; I get overwhelmed by the options of recipes on the internet, choosing the best one, where to buy the ingredients, etc. I love how simple and short your videos are, most ~2 min long. No need to complicate something simple like following directions of a recipe. I work with a bunch of chefs and I find their egos to be annoyingly big when at the end of the day it’s just food. So thanks for your modesty and simplifying the process and I will look forward to cooking with your recipes in the future!

  • Joan Jones November 7, 2018, 11:57 am

    Finally, after about 30 years (no kidding) of trying and failing to make the perfect pie crust, I found a pie crust that makes sense! Starting off with only part of the flour then combine it all later in the process; who’d have thought this would make such a difference!!! It’s so simple to follow, paying attention to the details. It always seems to be the details that matter most in everything we do. People love my pies but I’m never satisfied with the quality of my crust, which to me is “the icing on the cake”. What bothered me most was always the pulling feeling that I got instead of an easy roll out. Thank you so much for making your expertise available to so many of us.

  • gail October 28, 2018, 1:36 pm

    I love every recipe I have gotten from on line the meals come out perfect and they are ingredients that are in everyone pantry,,I would love to know if you have a cook book

    • Adam October 29, 2018, 1:38 pm

      Hi Gail. So glad that you like our recipes. We don’t have a cookbook yet. We are thinking about it 🙂

  • Linda October 25, 2018, 9:28 am

    Your home made chili powder looks amazing!

  • melanie October 8, 2018, 7:14 pm

    Looks like a great website and lots of delicious recipes!

  • elizabeth October 7, 2018, 12:27 pm

    trying the zucchini, cheese, parm noodles today. i like your style, no muss, no fuss, thx!!!

  • Cynthia September 6, 2018, 7:32 pm

    I usually make exactly the same recipes for dinner (just different variations!) as I have no idea. But these recipes look great and I will try them out! Hopefully mealtimes would be less ‘boring’as the hubby calls it! 🙂

  • Jo-Ann McKeown September 1, 2018, 9:02 pm

    I would like to have more of your recipes. Do you have a mailing list you send out to or should I check back to a website for them . I am going to try your energy bars tomorrow . They look amazing I just scrolled down and saw i can get weekly recipes Thanks so much

  • Jo senecal August 29, 2018, 6:57 pm

    subscribing to your free newsletter

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  • Z August 24, 2018, 10:50 am

    handing your trout oven recipe to husband – let’s see how he handles it 🙂 looks like his level of ease!


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