The Guy Behind The Bacon

I’m Chris, videographer, photographer, recipe developer and creator of Don’t Go Bacon My Heart. Otherwise known as ‘the guy behind the bacon’. Hi 🙂

chris collins don't go bacon my heart

DGBMH is a blog totally dedicated to comfort 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 🙂

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.

Since taking on the blog full time I’ve had the opportunity to really perfect my craft. So much so, earlier on this year I actually WON the culinary category in the UK Blog Awards!

culinary winner uk blog awards

Alongside this, I’ve also been lucky enough to work with some incredible brands.

Brands I’ve worked with:

brands don't go bacon my heart has worked with

I’ve also been featured in several large publications too!

Publications I’ve been featured in:

Publications don't go bacon my heart has been featured in

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.

With all recipes I provide a quick step by step video and step by step photos. I also include detailed notes to help you get the best result possible. I test each recipe numerous times and never upload anything I haven’t personally tried, tested and loved myself!

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! Love a sandwich? Check out my sandwich blog – Something About Sandwiches.

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

Chris xx


  • Reply
    Val Berlin-Douglass
    September 22, 2020 at 4:09 am

    Hi Chris…
    I want to attempt your Bacon Turnover… It looks incredible!!!

    I was wondering how done the bacon in the middle of the pastry gets ? If my family likes “crispy” bacon, would you recommend cooking the bacon a bit before baking?

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      Chris Collins
      September 22, 2020 at 10:13 am

      Hey Val! It depends on the thickness of the bacon. Here I use streaky bacon which is fairly thin, so as you can see by the photos it gets nice and crispy. Definitely feel free to part-cook the bacon before if you want! 🙂

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    May 3, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Hi Chris. I stumbled across your Coronation Chicken Curry. It might not be totally authentic but it is delicious. I was really impressed. I’m going to have a look through your recipes and hope to find some more fabulous dishes.

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      Chris Collins
      May 3, 2020 at 7:12 pm

      That’s awesome to hear! Glad it went down well! So happy to have you here, enjoy the next recipe and do let me know how you get on 🙂 Chris.

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    August 3, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    I absolutely love how you make the cooking, ingredients, process well organized. It is as if, I don’t even need to read, I could just scroll down and cook just from the picture. I love how you post the pictures in a way that shows the process. Very creative.

    Wonderful job, please keep this site up.

    Also, please make a twitter account only for your new recipes. It would help a lot to follow what you are cooking everyday.

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      Chris Collins
      August 4, 2019 at 9:31 pm

      Thanks so much for the feedback! Glad you’re enjoying the layout of the site 🙂

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    Rosilda de S. Gandarillas
    May 28, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Aqui do Brasil… A primeira receita que vi sua foi o pão de alho assado.. Como aqui temos o hábito de fazer pão de alho como um dos acompanhamento do churrasco, resolvi fazê-lo pq aprecio muito fazer torradinhas com sabores. Fiz e ficou maravilhoso! Virei sua fã!!

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      May 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm

      Hey Rosilda, just had to do a bit of Google translating, sounds like you loved the Roasted Garlic Bread which is awesome! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know how you got on 🙂

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    Carol Duckworth
    May 14, 2019 at 4:05 am

    I found you on Pinterest and was very pleasantly surprised to see your photo! Glad to see blokes giving it a go in this crazy internet world! Usually find the overseas sites confusing and hard to follow, measurements are different and don’t get me started on all the weird products other countries use. But you mate are on point, so easy to follow, and yes we have the same measurements and ingredients Down Under (Australia) . Looking forward to following you, just bought our first electric deep fryer so cant wait to try the wedges and popcorn chicken (so over KFC and their lack of quality these days!) … my partner thanks you, my family thanks you, my waistline is in 2 minds 🙂 … all the best Chris (omg just scrolled and saw the honey roasted carrots – shut the oven door!) take care xx

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      May 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

      Hey Carol! Thanks so much for your lovely comment 🙂 I spent a couple of years in Australia, what a lucky duck you are to be from there!! My waistline is ALWAYS in 2 minds Thanks for stopping by hope you love the recipes as much as I enjoy making them! X

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    March 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Hey Chris, I’ve been on your site many times, but am catching on some of the podcasts I try to keep up with, and just heard your interview with Elaine Benoit. So much fun! Love your food and your style and loved hearing your story. Keep up all of the fantastic work! 🙂

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      April 1, 2019 at 11:13 am

      Hey Valentina! Thanks so much for dropping by, that podcast was so much fun!! Just checked out your blog, it’s so beautiful! Keep up the awesome work your end to 🙂 Catch you soon!

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    March 27, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Just listened to podcast dishing with delicious and so here I am checking out your website. It’s awesome! I’m dairy free and damn it i want to eat cheese now 😀 I have a long way to go as a new blogger but it’s great to hear about other blogger’s journeys!

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      March 28, 2019 at 10:36 am

      Hey Kristina! Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello! I just checked out your blog, it’s so beautiful! Keep chugging away, blogging can be so rewarding. Also, if this is you as a new blogger, then you’re already miles ahead of me when I started!! 🙂 Catch you soon. Chris x

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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