Hi, I'm Candi and I am a recipe addict. I spend a large chunk of my time online scouring the internet for things to make. I grew up in Miami and am a huge lover of light, fresh fare. Fish and a salad is my idea of a good dinner time. Tofu? Yes! Please. But enter the Netherlands, the land of meat and potatoes (or more specifically stamppot, of which I am now starting to get the hang of) My partner is very Dutch and grew up on fare that couldn't be further from my dining upbringing. So alas, cooking for the two of us has been a bit of a culinary journey. And I will admit that a lot of times, I end up making 2 completely different meals for dinner time. So enter my obsession of the recipe treasure hunt. I decided that as part of this new blog re-launch of mine, once a month I will post some of my delish findings.
First up is This corn soup posted on David Lebovitz's divine blog about living the sweet life in Europe. I made it, loved it but ah, wasn't a hit with the rest of the household. But perhaps you wanna give it a try. It works just as well with both fresh and frozen corn.
I adore cauliflower, especially tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper and then roasted in a 400F oven for a half hour until golden and just delicious. Self magazine (another addiction of mine though a LOT harder to get my fix in Holland) did an article on 8 creative ways to cook with cauliflower. Although many of the recipes did look fabulous, the one I tried and fell in love with was the cauliflower and sweet potato tacos (pictured). Great combination if you like sweet potatoes. Which my man doesn't so I made this while I was house-sitting in Amsterdam solo a few weeks back.
Another site that I love is Leite's Culinaria. The recipe section is a virtual goldmine of food inspiration.
And lastly, my absolute favorite site of late is Culy. A Dutch site all things culinary created by Dutch culinary superstar Monica Van Loon. It is entirely in Dutch but check it out, if nothing else it is truly food porn for the soul. Dream scenario is that one day soon my writing in Dutch gets to be good enough that I can contribute. A girl can dream... My favorite is the section Recept van de Dag (Recipe of the Day) where they feature something that looks positively scrumptious. This was one that I came across: The perfect Mac and Cheese. It comes from a Martha Stewart recipe and looks positively delicious!
If you have a favorite recipe site, I would love to know about!