Ok, so it’s true I haven’t posted a recipe on here for quite some time. I’m sorry. I really am. I just haven’t been feeling very creative. Or exciting. It’s not that I’m eating out and avoiding my kitchen. O no. Just last night I roasted spaghetti and butternut squash for Melissa’s Butternut Pecan deliciousness, whipped up a batch of rotkohl, seared salmon, and whisked a batch of Elana’s gingerbread men and put the dough in the fridge to cool. It’s just that they are in no way my own recipes, or even adaptations of other peoples recipes. Weird, I know. I feel like maybe, just maybe I need to follow recipes to a T before I can truly write them. Maybe I’m just making excuses for myself. I’ll let you decide.
But just to prove that I am still fiendishly surfing the web in search of new inspiration, here are my favorite fellow food bloggers.
Melissa is based out of Austin, TX. and her food is a blend of spices and flavors. However, she does it just right. Whether it is a dash of an exotic spice mix like Ras El Hanout, or a simple blend of ingredients like pears, bacon and paprika that tickle the tongue with happiness, she has a knack for putting together surprising flavor profiles that make leftovers damn near impossible.
I like to think of myself as a busy person, but Michelle puts me to shame. Then, on top of that, she keeps a dedicated food blog while keeping her family healthy, active, and well-fed. I have a hard time doing that for one person, let alone 2 little ones and nursing job (hello wacky sleep patterns, my body gets pissed when I’m not in bed by 11). Plus her site is full of helpful tips on how to make the most out of your busy schedule and still eat well. It’s inspiring to say the least. My favorite thing on her page? Ok, I may have a couple, butAsian Cauliflower Fried Rice has been a savior!
When it comes to baking, Elana is my go to. I have her Almond Flour cookbook, and the only reason I don’t own her cupcake book is because I would need to start a bakery in order to avoid gaining 20 lbs. in taste tests alone. Her carrot cake is divine, her gingerbread men dough is currently cooling in my fridge, awaiting to be rolled out and divided, and her chocolate almond joy bars have been on my list for quite some time now. O, and she does make real food too I just forget sometimes because I’m so excited about her desserts. But if you ever need inspiration to excite your veggies, Elana has recipes for that too!
With all this inspiration, you can see why I’ve been slacking in the creation department. But don’t let that slow you down, get out there and feed yourself real food!