Minimalist Baker Quote

15056753_1347024011988229_3886336251963375616_n“We think everyone can benefit from incorporating more plants into their diets, and that’s a message we love to promote.” – Minimalist Baker

Minimalist Baker is a website devoted to simple cooking. All recipes require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl or 1 pot, or 30 minutes or less to prepare. 

I’m Dana and along with my husband, John, we founded Minimalist Baker in 2012. We’re currently situated in Portland, Oregon.

You may notice most of our recipes are special-diet friendly, specifically plant-based and gluten-free. While this has never been a strictly vegan or gluten-free blog, most new recipes fall into these two categories. This is simply because we enjoy eating and cooking this way and love making food everyone can enjoy.

We don’t accept free products or do sponsored content on Minimalist Baker. This is because we value our readers’ trust above all and aim to keep our content pure and honest. We want our audience to know we aren’t being paid to say or promote anything – period. Every new post is original, valuable, and unsponsored.


Dana is the recipe developer, content creator, and food photographer behind Minimalist Baker. She has been blogging in some form since 2010 and developed a deep love for recipe experimentation and food photography in the process.

She is the author of Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking31 Meals Cookbook and co-creator of The Food Photography School and the Essentials of Building a Great Food Blog Course. She’s also an exercise enthusiast, green smoothie addict, and aspiring wine and coffee aficionado. Her achilles heel is an almond milk latte.

Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for Minimalist Baker updates (and @minimalistdana for personal updates).

mb-35-copyMEET JOHN

John handles all-things technical, design, branding, and product development. He writes blogging tips and creates tutorials on our Blogger Resources page.

He’s also an airline miles-earning badass, lover of the finer things in life (i.e. wine, craft coffee, and San Pellegrino), and traveler extraordinaire.

Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.


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