It's been months and I'm sure I've lost everyone's attention...but when you get as busy as I've been...and when you don't have a kitchen to cook in regularly the motivation tends to die off...but I now have a kitchen again and my creative juices have been working! So much so that I had a dream about a recipe last night which I will attempt in the weeks to come...but imagine that...dreaming up unique recipes!
Here's what I've been playing with since I've started cooking again:
1. I cooked Quinoa for the first time and LOVED it. I now make it regularly as a replacement for rice. What a wonderful grain! So full of protein and other health properties.
2. I made a pizza dough from scratch for the first time as well. I thought it would be difficult and I prepared myself for the worst. Making the dough was alright and I think I struggled the most with rolling it out(didn't have a rolling pin)...other than that though it turned out wonderful...crispy and chewy in all the right places.
3. I've been shopping at the market(I've always shopped in grocery stores) on Sunday evenings and have been so excited with the variety of fresh produce. It inspires me to try different dishes experimenting here and there. That's how I ended up making a salad with pomegranate, dragon fruit, avocado and dried figs. All of this was tossed with a squeeze of pomegranate juice, a dash of lemon, and a splash of olive oil.
My next project will be to bake bread. I've never done this before and it scares me...but I will try it out and you'll hear about it for sure! I hope my new found motivation and excitement will have you coming back for more...