The Forest Feast

i think about food all the time. and i don’t mean just eating it (of course) but always trying to answer the same questions – what am i going to eat for dinner? how can i NOT spend a crapload of cash on food? how can i not waste my food? how can i not resort to take-aways? what can i eat for lunch at my desk that isn’t a sandwich, every single day? etc. i find food blogs pretty overwhelming sometimes, and realistically i don’t want to make something that calls for more than 5 ingredients or a trip to the grocery store that fills up more than one bag.

The Forest Feast is a food blog by photographer and illustrator Erin Gleeson who, “inspired by local, seasonal ingredients in her weekly CSA box, has created a series of photographic recipe illustrations that are mostly vegetarian and laid out visually. The goal is to eventually create a Forest Feast Cookbook.” and i tell you, i’d buy that cookbook. not only for the visual aspect, but obviously for the simple & tasty looking recipes… plus Erin makes a mean cocktail.

all images courtesy of The Forest Feast



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  1. says

    OH MY GOD. Thanks for sharing this wonder of a website. :) I’m the same way as you – totally always thinking about food, but not wanting to but 500 things to get a decent meal. Love this! xx.

  2. says

    This is so good! Finally something different in the food blogging world! Like you, I love food blogs but it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by them since lately when I look at food blogs I have more and more the feeling to watch a competition for ” who is able to put up the most complicated recipe” prize. Simple food is the key and gorgeous photography of course, always a plus.

  3. says

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful website. I remember eating “fairy bread” when I was little–bread with butter and rainbow sprinkles. It was so simple but so magical at the time. This all looks like grown-up fairy food! It’s so inspiring.

  4. says

    These illustrated recipes are totally rocking my world. I like that the recipes are so easy that can fit all the instructions on the one image (and that the image happens to be a super awesome one). Makes it seem like the recipes are foolproof. Perfect for a gal who loves food but doesn’t always have lots of time to throw it all together.

    I don’t actually follow many food blogs but definitely adding this to the list. Great find, Diana. Two thumbs up!!

  5. says

    this is gorgeous!! i couldn’t let go of the images, the colours, the instructions! she makes it look so simple, stylish and delicious and that is not easy to do… i see so many food blogs that are so full of… you know! :) hard things to buy and to accomplish! so this one is perfect!

  6. Cindy says

    I am in love with your photography. It is whimsical, it mimics the way people who like to cook “think”, and the recipes are amazing. Thank you for sharing.