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!

342 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Jeffrey W Foster November 6, 2019, 7:21 pm

    Hey there guys, You’re one of my most recent discoveries. I found you while looking for a homemade mayo recipe. My goal is to eliminate as many processed foods in my diet as is possible, that video was VERY helpful! Cheers; Jeffrey

  • Andrea October 29, 2019, 1:51 pm

    Was looking for a good recipe for Vegetable soup and came across u guys,
    WOW!! Your recipes are fantastic already tried the soup one might try the Zucchini next so hard to decide and the granola bars look good.
    I could go on. Keep posting guys.

  • Dee Pierce October 17, 2019, 6:42 pm

    Just stumbled on your recipes. The only problem I have with them is which one too try first. Looking forward to a long and nutritious relationship. Since my disability I’m all about simplicity in preparation n bell ringing awesome flavors. Thank you so so very much. (;

  • Qamar Prasla October 10, 2019, 10:27 pm

    Love your receipes.

  • Jan Weymouth October 7, 2019, 1:04 am

    Your page has inspired me in my retirement to try cooking for fun, not because I have to. Thank you

  • Liz Mackie September 17, 2019, 11:08 am

    I have been cooking mussels for over 45 years and have finally found your simple recipe with the white wine and chicken broth. It is delicious and absolutely perfect with that splash of cream at the end. It is the only way I will ever cook mussels again. Can’t recommend it highly enough. So often with seafood, simple is the best . Thank you!

  • Kim Dalrymple September 14, 2019, 2:17 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your recipes and your site. I found you when I was looking for a pork tenderloin recipe. My family loves the recipes.

  • Hilda Velez August 15, 2019, 11:24 am

    While searching for an easy vegetarian lasagna to serve this coming Sunday for dinner to my oldest son and his girlfriend, his girlfriend is solely vegetarian, I came across your website and recipe for easy vegetarian lasagna. I can’t wait to try it. I also plan to make the Red Sangria. Thank you. This has really made my day.

  • Larry Rushing August 15, 2019, 8:51 am

    Your recipes are very inspiring and look easy, can’t wait to try the focaccia bread recipe. Thanks.

  • Leah Jordan July 11, 2019, 6:52 pm

    Found you by accident looking for a salmon sauce. Just reading the “About Us” section has me intrigued. I’ll be following your site and definitely trying the recipes! I can’t wait!

  • Mike Tittle June 10, 2019, 3:54 pm

    Thanks for being you two and what you do. You were right get the membrane off the ribs and it does help. Appreciate the tip. Next, have to try out some other recipes on your site as I have added you to my Favorites. mike

  • Marion feinstein June 9, 2019, 11:20 am

    just came across you on this I-pad. Love your recipes

  • Gloria Scott May 30, 2019, 7:50 pm

    I just accidentally discovered you guys. I was in need of a sauce for zucchini spiralized noodles and Wow! your page opened. I Can’t thank you enough. You guys are such an amazing pair. I love that share your stories with your followers and have the same interests. I am in! Love that you keep your recipes/videos soo concise…easy and delicious. And yes, the sauce was awesome. Sorry I’ve become long winded. “Keep doing what you do.” Be Blessed, Dee

  • Nicoline van Aswegen May 1, 2019, 1:16 pm

    I have been following you for a while and love love love your recipes. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Ann-Marie March 11, 2019, 8:53 am

    Just discovered you folks. Looking forward to getting a lot of good ideas from you. Thank you.


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