more food, more glorious food!

As promised, here are the new recipes I’ve discovered through Pinterest:

Roast Broccoli. I have bought broccoli every time I go to the grocery store since trying this recipe. The slow roasting cuts much of the bitterness in broccoli, and the roast garlic and lemon add complimentary punches of flavor! If you’re feeling crazy, add some slivered almonds in the last few minutes.

Vegetable Tian. Apparently roast vegetables have become a new theme in my life this past year. THIS DISH! It is so simple, but the flavors are so complex! Caramelized onions do most of the work, but I think slow roasting is the best thing you can do for any vegetable.

Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Lemon Pasta. This dish has bright, strong flavors. Great base recipe idea – you could sub out asparagus for many other vegetables. (Maybe even roast broccoli?)

Kale Chips. Everyone was raving about these. I didn’t care for them. Oh well.

Double Broccoli Quinoa. I wanted to make a vegan side dish for a potluck, and thought this was interesting. The flavors were good, but I’d cook the broccoli a bit longer before making the pesto. It was too bitter for repeat eating.

Egg Muffins. Individual-sized breakfast casseroles? Yes, please! I made these with many variations of ingredients, and they were a big hit.

Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad. You might not know this about me, but I compulsively buy dried fruit and nuts at the grocery store. At one point, I had no less than four containers of craisins in my pantry. This recipe might be a good defense for that practice, though, because IT IS THE BEST CHICKEN SALAD ON THE PLANET! I’m convinced it’s the champagne vinegar that pushes it over the top. Tip: Buy a roast chicken from the deli counter to simplify the cooking process.

So, friends, what new recipes have YOU discovered since Pinterest?

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