February 22, 2010

Inspiration

Since becoming pregnant my feelings about food have changed drastically. My first feelings of ambivalence turned quickly to solid distain which turned into something of a multiple personality disorder and now we've settled upon something I'd like to call "Easily Swayed".

Before hormones were surging through my body, if you asked me what I wanted to eat, I'd come up with a list of meals that sounded interesting. But, as I mentioned a few days ago, now I draw a complete blank when faced with food questions. But, being a foodie at heart this is quite disturbing and so I am pretty much obsessed with food now.

This is why watching The Foodnetwork has become so interesting. It doesn't take much to influence my food mood and so I am now using this to my advantage.

Now, when faced with a grocery list that currently only has cereal and milk on it- I am turning to allrecipes.com and other recipe sites for inspiration.
Last night I made Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Bell Peppers and I definitely recommend it. Although, I though the Peppers were maybe a LITTLE too strong and next time I will probably cut the Balsamic Vinegar back a bit. However, the Chicken was awesome and I'll probably make that again very soon. The technique of cooking the chicken in a pan for a few minutes before putting it in the oven is SUCH an easy way to insure a super juice piece of chicken-fast and easy!


And now for my question...do you guys have any go to blogs or websites that give you foodie inspiration?! I'd love to hear about them!!

5 comments:

Katie said...

I just started getting Southern Living this year and have been trying lots of new recipes from it. So far they've all been quite tasty. I actually have a new pork chop recipe in the crock pot right now!

S.P. said...

Supercook.com is fantastic! You type in what you have in your pantry and it tells you what you can make right then! Love it! Very handy for moms!

sharville said...

My favorite food blogs are www.smittenkitchen.com and www.simplyrecipes.com. Every recipe I've tried from either site has worked wonderfully!

Lindsay O'Connor said...

I have found a lot of quick, easy recipes on cooks.com. If you want to try more elaborate things (I think a lot of it is southernish), my step-sisters-in-law (too many hyphens, eek!) have a food blog: http://nowthisisgoodyall.blogspot.com/

Lindsay O'Connor said...

Thought of one more... a friend from church highly recommended http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/ for "comfort food" types of recipes, but I haven't tried any of them myself yet.