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Today marks the 10 Year Blogiversary of Well Plated! To celebrate 10 years, I’m giving away ten $100 VISA gift cards!

Erin Clarke holding the Well Plated Cookbook and a birthday balloon


I could never have reached this milestone without you.

In May 2012, I started this little corner of the internet to keep my family updated on our adventures in a new city and occasionally share what I was cooking in our attempt to survive on a grad school budget in a 55- square-foot apartment.

If you had told me back then that:

  • I’d leave my full-time consulting job to purse blogging as a career.
  • My website would contain more than 1,300 recipes used by millions of home cooks all over the world.
  • I’d write a best-selling cookbook.
  • My husband would leave law to work with me full time.
  • I’d have my dream job…

I probably definitely would have looked at you like you had two heads and a tail.

At the beginning, I was blogging about stealing donuts from empty conference rooms at work and snapping recipe photos with a flip phone!

For posterity, here’s me shooting in our old Madison apartment, circa 2013. You can tell I’m getting more serious, because I am using an actual camera and a poster board to try to bounce light.

Erin Clarke standing on a dining table taking a photo of food for a blog


I am deeply grateful you are here.

My greatest passion is creating recipes that make healthy eating easy, affordable, and (best of all) delicious for you.

I know you have your pick of recipes. When you make one from Well Plated, it is an honor.


To say thank you, I am personally giving away ten $100 VISA gift cards!

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, ENTER YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW. If you already receive Well Plated emails, you are entered automatically. You can also access the same entry form online HERE.

That’s it!

Ten people will be chosen and contacted via the email address they’ve entered on the form.

Thank you so much for being here❤️. You have given me so much to celebrate!


Erin…and Ben and Teddy too!

Ben Clarke, dog Teddy, Erin Clarke having a picnic

**Winners will be contacted via the email address entered and will have 72 hours to respond. Must be a resident of the U.S. 18 years or older. From time to time, I’ll send you the best of Well Plated. This is FREE and you can unsubscribe anytime. Giveaway open until 5/17/22 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

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Erin Clarke

Hi, I'm Erin Clarke, and I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food that's affordable, easy-to-make, and best of all DELISH. I'm the author and recipe developer here at and of The Well Plated Cookbook. I adore both sweets and veggies, and I am on a mission to save you time and dishes. WELCOME!

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  1. Hooray! Congrats on 10 years! Our family loves your recipes and cookbook and use them just about weekly :)

  2. Congratulations! I only found your blog last year, but always look here now when I’m looking for something new, and healthy, to cook. Thank you and best wishes for the years to come :)

  3. Congratulations!! Several of your recipes are staples on our dinner table. I appreciate all that you do and wish you continued success for 10 times 10 more years!

  4. Erin,


    I don’t really follow blogs… except yours! Your recipes (blog & cookbook) now account for about half of our dinners, plus many breakfasts and desserts for our family of seven (lunches too, on the rare days we’re fortunate enough to have any leftovers). I’m constantly being asked for the recipe when we share your food — I shared your Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma link again just a couple of days ago. Your cookbook mac & cheese is the only one my kids will eat and it’s a movie night favorite here!

    We LOVE the way you balance reasonably healthy food with great flavor and practicality! Thanks for your many days, nights… well, 10 years of hard work and excellence. You bless our family every week.

  5. Congratulations Erin. You really have great recipes and love your delivery! So happy for you.

    Best wishes for many more successful years, Debbie

  6. Happy anniversary! Best blog, blogger, and first cookbook out there! Thank YOU, Erin!! 💙

  7. Congratulations!!! On 10 years. I love your recipes. Keep up the good work and here’s to 10 more years.

  8. Congrats on ten years!! I never ever write things online, but I want you to know that I honestly don’t know what I would do without your blog: We have Well Plated dinners probably 5 out of 7 nights a week. Your blog has transformed the way I think about food and has made me enjoy cooking. When your cook book came out, I was so excited, and it has been my go-to gift for my family and friends. All told, I’ve purchased at least 10, because it is that good!! I have learned so much from you, and it has impacted my health and that of my family. I really can’t thank you enough!

  9. This is my go-to website for dinner recipes, brunch, etc., and they always taste great. Congratulations on 10 years!

  10. Congratulations! I was on the Amazon waiting list for your cookbook to go on sale. It’s awesome!

  11. I love your recipes and can’t say it enough! I cook your recipes on a weekly basis.. so much so that my kids will often ask “is this Erin’s recipe?”
    Wishing you the very best!!!