After getting up at 5am with our littlest, I couldn’t go back to sleep. I decided to do one of my favorite things which is search through some good food blogs for new recipes to try. As i was doing this, I realized that i have a LOT of recipes stored up in my brain and some scribbled out onto paper scraps here and there. And, so, the idea was born to start my own food blog. i’m not sure anyone will read it, but have come to the conclusion that, regardless, it will be a good exercise for me for several reasons:
1) I don’t usually measure when I am cooking. I guess after cooking for so many years I have learned to eye-ball most things. And I usually have enough confidence to just guess on spices and flavorings. The problem that i continue to run into is that when asked for a recipe, I get all nervous and panicked b/c i can’t reliably duplicate the recipe in question. I am hoping that this new venture will force me to keep track of amounts and specific details in my cooking so that i can pass things along to others and have records for myself.
2) I love the challenge of creating new recipes or altering old ones to fit the needs of my family. I think this will help me be more intentional about getting out of the rut of making the same old things and making my family happy with some new flavors.
3) For health reasons, I went gluten free about 5 years ago. At first, i thought that this new lifestyle meant that I couldn’t cook much anymore (due to so many ingredient limitations!) and that i had to settle for less than average flavors and textures in my food. Not true!! Sure, there are some things that will never taste the same as they did when i could eat gluten, but boy have i discovered that there are ways to re-vamp meals and turn them into gluten free masterpieces! 🙂 Many of my posts will be gluten-free with the option to make them regular if you would like. It really just involves a few simple changes most of the time.
So, that’s that. Now, which recipe should i cook and post first??? my head is swimming with possibilities!
How about my FAVORITE COOKIE RECIPE? yep, that’s it. Stay tuned for “Gluten Free (or regular) Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”