The Guy Behind The Bacon

I’m Chris, owner of Don’t Go Bacon My Heart. Otherwise known as ‘the guy behind the bacon’. Hi 🙂

chris collins don't go bacon my heartDGBMH is a blog totally dedicated to bringing a smile to your face through food.

It breaks my heart (excuse the pun) when I hear people say that cooking is boring or stressful, because I truly believe it shouldn’t be. I’m a firm believer that food should be fun and bring endless amounts of joy, not just to make, but also to eat. In such case I’ve made it my mission to spread the love and create easy, delicious and hearty home cooked recipes. 

I’m also a firm believer that you can lead a perfectly fit and healthy life and still put an entire cup of cream in your pasta. You won’t find any gluten free fat free calorie free quinoa salads here 🙂

What are you serving up?

I like to call the food I make ‘happy food’. You know, the food you really wanna eat. From Quesadillas to Soup and Meatballs to Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms, you name it, I’ll cook it. Hey, that’s a fun game! 😁

Check out my recipes by category and by ingredient. There’s also a search bar at the top right of every page if you’re after something specific.

So how did you end up here?

Don't Go Bacon My Heart

I don’t want to start with the cliche ‘I’ve always loved food’, but it really is true. From way back when I was a young warthog cooking up some real experimental pasta sauces, to now where I’m essentially still doing the same, food has led the way for me.

And it still did right up to a couple years back when I discovered the wonders of Instagram. It’s funny, I guess you can pin all this down to one photo I uploaded. In hindsight it was (/is… It’s still alive on my private account for memorabilia) a truly awful photo of an average dinner I made that night. I think it maybe got 5/6 comments saying how delicious it looked and at that very moment, I felt like a michelin star chef destined to be a world famous food blogger. 

But in all seriousness, that’s all it took. A little nudge from some friends which gave me a tiny bit of confidence and I took it and ran with it. Over the next couple of years I made a separate instagram dedicated to food, which developed to a website and what now can only be described as my pride and joy. That and my full-time job, which is pretty cool.

How can I get in touch?

You can find me on social media – Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest  | Twitter. Got a burning question? Checkout out my Contact page and pop me a message. Also before sure to check out my FAQ Page!

So take a look around and find your new favourite meal! Hope to see you again real soon 🙂

Chris xx


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    April 29, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Creative and wonderful food!

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      April 29, 2018 at 4:42 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, Pat 🙂

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    July 22, 2018 at 2:13 am

    You had me at Bacon.

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      July 22, 2018 at 10:57 am

      Haha, alllll about the bacon 😉

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    September 3, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    I’m fed up and thank you for that!!!!❤️ Your food! Joyce

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      September 4, 2018 at 9:08 pm

      Ah that’s so awesome to hear! Thanks Joyce! ❤️

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    September 8, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes! They all look awesome. I will share on my Facebook pages, that’s how I found you on someone’s Page.

    PS. You will be responsible for the 10# I gain eating your recipes…. lol

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      September 9, 2018 at 11:55 am

      Haha thank you so much! I do apologise in advance for the 10#

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    October 3, 2018 at 11:21 am

    You the best, Chris!

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      October 3, 2018 at 11:40 am

      No Tanya, you the best.

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    Barbara A Hathorn
    December 30, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Your food and recipes are approachable and MAKE me want to make them….off to the kitchen right now!

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      January 2, 2019 at 10:47 am

      That’s amazing to hear, Barbara! Hope you enjoy the recipes! 🙂

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    January 3, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Ok, I’ve been here for two minutes, and I’m a fan!!
    Cool stuff, I’ll eat myself fat! Thanks a lot!

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      January 4, 2019 at 11:07 am

      Hahah I love it! Thanks for dropping by and hope you love the recipes! 🙂

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    January 6, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Great website, your recipes are amazing!! My friends and I have made 4 so far, truly marvy! Shared your site on my fb page, got nothing but ❤!

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      January 6, 2019 at 4:01 pm

      Margot! Thank you for popping back and leaving some kind words, so glad you’re loving the recipes ❤️

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    January 11, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Looking forward to trying out some of these recipes ! Going to treat the family to the One Pot Roast on Sunday

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      January 11, 2019 at 11:50 am

      That’s so awesome to hear! Hope you all enjoy 🙂

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    January 27, 2019 at 7:00 am

    HI Chris,
    I came across your blog totally by chance after reading a small article in the Waitrose Weekend publication. I’ve been desperate to find some new, uncomplicated recipes after many disheartening failures (unfortunately I’m not a great cook) and yours seem to fit the bill perfectly. It also helps that you’re in the UK and everything is easy for me to understand!

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      January 27, 2019 at 11:39 am

      Hey Judith! It’s so fab to have you here! I try and keep the recipes as simple as possible, but please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any clarification. Let’s put an end to your disheartening streak! 🙂

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