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!

375 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Beth Kailey July 28, 2020, 1:47 pm

    You know that reaction a toddler has after trying something delicious (like ice cream) for the first time. Well, that was me a few minutes ago after I tried your homemade coleslaw recipe. That dressing is so freaking good! Thank you!

  • Richard costa July 22, 2020, 7:37 am

    Made your blueberry muffins, they were the best.

  • Kathy July 13, 2020, 12:11 pm

    Was looking for a healthy Blueberry , banana recipe and found yours !! Easy, healthy and sooooooo good ! And will they cook the aroma is heavenly. Thank you, am going to subscribe ?

  • Vanessa Cloete July 12, 2020, 9:11 am

    Looking forward to subscribing to you guys – like what I see so far and how easy you explain things and show very clear filmed demonstrations. Cheers from Vanessa in South Africa??

  • Krishna Patel July 11, 2020, 7:36 pm

    I loved your recipe. I did not have anything in my fridge because I was traveling.fortunately I had everything frozen so I made it and it was delicious.

  • Manfred July 4, 2020, 5:26 pm

    I was looking for a baked trout recipe and found one with you.I did it a little differently. I got rid of the bones after baking… I liked your recipe very much and looked at the rest of your sight. Im very impressed. As much as im impressed I cant subscribe. I have to many things on my plate as it is. When I want to cook something Ive bookmark your page for my future endeavours. Thanks again for a very nice sight

  • Jim McLane July 2, 2020, 2:53 pm

    Have never been disappointed with any of your recipes.

  • Melissa Spokojny June 13, 2020, 5:08 pm

    You guys are GREAT!!! Thanks for taking up the charge to create easy, fun & nutritious recipes.

  • Jeanne Moriarty June 12, 2020, 9:36 pm

    Looks great. Can’t wait to try some of the recipies

  • Alex Lindsay June 8, 2020, 3:09 pm

    Dear Inspired Taste – Now that I am stuck at home (furloughed) I am learning so much from you about the joy(s) of preparing and eating such good food. I cannot wait to explore more on the site. I only wish I had had access to all your great video instructions/recipes 30 years ago when I was a young wife and mother! Gratefully, Alex

  • Julie May 29, 2020, 9:05 pm

    Thanks for your recipes; however… you REALLY should keep the level of your voice up so you don’t trail off at the end of your sentences. With the sound turned down a bit, your voice just fades away.

  • Diane O. May 29, 2020, 2:07 pm

    Thank you so much!…Best ribs I’ve ever made.

  • Olivia Noronha May 22, 2020, 5:56 am

    Loved your Juicy Skillet Pork Chops. Best we’ve had. The videos and step by step instructs were very helpful. Delighted we found your website. We’ll be coming back.

  • Loukia Tsapari May 9, 2020, 4:02 pm

    Hello Joanne and Adam! Your site is so refreshing and happy, for the FIRST TIME EVER I actually followed a full recipe! I made Hummus and it came out very good following you step by step. Having the video as well as the written instructions is a fabulous idea! My next one is the tzatziki (which we have made many times at home but always came out too watery). Many thanks and blessings!

  • Rebecca Stockdale April 22, 2020, 1:16 pm

    Enjoyed the details that were included with the recipes


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