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!

337 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Mark Thomsen March 7, 2019, 1:46 pm

    Hi guys, Just watched your 3 Ingredient Tomato Soup vid. Sorry for the dumb question, but to make 3x as much soup (for bigger family) do I just triple the ingredients, or does it not work that way?

    • Joanne May 1, 2019, 5:44 pm

      Hi Mark, I’d just triple the recipe. Happy cooking!

  • Judith March 1, 2019, 7:48 pm

    I made the baked salmon with garlic capers and butter tonight. It was amazing. We could praise it enough. However, I cooked it in a 400 degree oven fir 12 minutes and it was perfect. Will make again! Thanks!

  • Sharyn Brohm March 1, 2019, 4:56 pm

    I LOVE your pork tenderloin with apples and onions!!! I make it often. I just need to cook it a little longer than your recipe says. My whole family enjoys it. I have made it when we have dinner company. Everyone is impressed!

  • Kaye McCALVIN February 28, 2019, 4:14 pm

    I’ve tried several of your recipes and they are very very delicious and will be making more. Ya’ll REALLY know how to cook. Thank you for sharing them.

  • A. Cush February 26, 2019, 6:24 pm

    We tried your fried spiralled zucchini recipe and loved it! We added in some vermicelli and served it a Mexican omelet. Delicious!!!

  • Susan Volpicella February 20, 2019, 6:24 pm

    Delicious! Tomato soup and grilled cheese for dinner tonight. Will be making this again

  • Susan Glowacki February 10, 2019, 1:47 pm

    We were looking for a recipe for blueberry pancakes and found your site…after reading review

  • debbie stack February 9, 2019, 12:17 pm

    I can’t tell if you lovely got my comments I’m new to this site and not very computer savvy I feel so Blessed to have found you -also do you have a cookbook?

    • Joanne March 6, 2019, 6:20 pm

      Hi Debbie, We do not have a cookbook, but it is something we have been thinking about for some time. We are so happy you found us! Happy cooking.

  • Piya Romy February 7, 2019, 12:00 am

    First time to watch ! very inspired . Encourage me to try on cooking .

  • Linda February 4, 2019, 3:44 pm

    Found your site while googling coleslaw dressing. Oh my goodness! Seriously Good, Indeed! No exaggeration, we loved it and so did our guests. I’m already looking forward to making it again and have shared it with others. Awesome! Thanks!

  • Dale Lafferty January 31, 2019, 8:37 pm

    Hey, I found your Turkey meatloaf recipe looking for tomato bisque, which you also have. I am more of a smoker guy that likes BBQ. I followed you recipe exactly and it turned out delicious. Very tasty and flavorful. I was surprised. The turkey intrigued me but once I found dark turkey meat, cheaper than ground beef by the way, I thought of this recipe. I now prefer this to ground beef meatloaf.

  • Nancy January 27, 2019, 6:21 pm

    Loving your so easy recipes and real food.

  • Karen January 25, 2019, 9:42 pm

    Found your website this afternoon and tried your homemade leftover chicken broth. Had some chicken leftover and didn’t quite know what to do with it. Enjoyed the ease of the recipe and was quite tasty. Looking forward to making soup with it tomorrow. Thanks.

  • Francine Smith January 2, 2019, 10:58 pm

    Hi there, I am a new to pintrist. I have been collecting recipies and My husband and I both enjoyed your Seared Scallops with Garlic and Basil Butter. Easy to make and very enjoyable. Thank you for Sharing. Yours Francine Smith

  • Shelly December 30, 2018, 9:09 am

    I stumbled onto your blog from a focaccia recipe Google search and amended my recipe to include your infused olive oil, which made all the difference (next time I’ll try your recipe since mine was less flavorful). Then I saw a link about your trip to the San Juan Islands, which seemed weird, since I’m baking this in Mumbai, India! I grew up on Whidbey and the Seattle area and my husband hails from Okanogan County. Namaste from India!


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