I haven’t had a weekend cooking marathon in about a month. Instead, we have been eating lots of sandwiches. And burgers from Wendy’s (still need to explain about my lapse in vegetarianism).
Tonight, I will cook, I think. I found a recipe from one of my favorite food blogs: Closet Cooking. Every recipe this blogger makes speaks to me. One of my favorite features of this blog is the blogger’s tendency to use one special ingredient in several different ways throughout the week. Kimchi, for example, was one of his recipes and then many of the following recipes were fusion-type recipes that used kimchi in super creative ways.
There are many more and it’s fun to watch the wheels turn in this blogger’s mind as he tries to repurpose bold ingredients.
When he was on a peanut sauce kick, we saw gems such as:
His fusion recipes are fun, but he also makes a wide range of authentic dishes from different countries as well. So for every riff on a quesadilla he creates, he also has a recipe someone’s grandma would cook in that given country.
So, tonight I will make his latest recipe: Tuna and Caper Tomato Pasta. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
In other news, here are the best food links of the week:
- Scrambled Eggs, I like your legs… for all of you Paul McCartney/Beatle lovers out there…
- 100 Ways to Cook Sweet Potatoes…I love lists like this. I tend to get hung up on one certain ingredient and I love to find new ways to fix it (I fondly recall the Summer of Hummus).
- Seven Worst Stocking Stuff ideas…fetus shaped cookie cutter?
- Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms…I can’t stop drooling.