I certainly don't cook in a vacuum, and I glean inspiration from many places; favorite cookbooks, old family recipes, my dad who is the most amazing chef and a > local fishmonger, magazines, and of course, the other bloggers! Here are some of my favorite recipes that I've found recently:
Each recipe on the Purely Delicious Magazine site looks delicious, but the one that really lured me in to > this raw, vegan recipe collection, was the Lemon Raspberry Tart; It's raw vegan, grain/gluten-free and just so pretty! While we're talking about grain-free tarts, I saw > these chocolate beauties on Saveur.com. Oh my! They look sooo good.
Almost everything I saw in the latest Saveur magazine made me hungry, but I was especially intrigued by the Mexican-inspired Thanksgiving recipes such as > Sweet Potatoes in Syrup with Guava. I appreciate that the recipe calls for > piloncillo, a traditional and unrefined sweetener.
I generally like all the recipes posted by Grain-Free Foodies, and > this one for crepes really made my mouth water!
Wow, these > Pumpkin Maple Mini-Muffins are scrumpcious looking! The recipe is gluten-free and uses > nourishing coconut oil and real maple syrup. The only thing I would change to make it a bit healthier is to use sucanat in lieu of the brown sugar, and I'd skip the "maple flavoring" in the glaze, using good-quality Grade B maple syrup instead(which is not only yummy, it's a good source of zinc and the trace mineral manganese). For the real DIY-ers out there, I found a tutorial for tapping maple trees and > making your own maple syrup!
I have made and loved many of Marilyn's recipes (she blogs at Just Making Noise, a beautifully designed food/family blog), and > this one takes the cake! (sorry, I just had to use a silly pun). I also enjoyed her > Chicken Chimichangas. I also want to say "thank you!" to Marilyn for giving me my first ever blog award! > Here it is;
Ok, so I'm a little sweet-obsessed today! It must be the upcoming holiday season, or perhaps it's just that all these recipes look so delicous. Give them a try and let me know how they turned out!
I am happy to have this post be apart of > Kelly the Kitchen Kops Real Food Wednesday!