There was a point in time when I was reading dozens of craft + design related blogs. Slowly over time I became overwhelmed with the number of blogs + sites out there. I find that too much inspiration can be paralyzing for my creativity. But when it comes to food blogs, I just cannot get enough. I could look at photographs of mouth-watering food all day long.
I noticed that I'm much more likely to try a new recipe if: 1) the list of ingredients are short and simple, 2) there is a pretty picture to accompany the recipe and 3) a friend has tested + approved of it. Martha flickered about Molly's broccoli soup with lemon-chive cream and I knew I had to try it out. And I have...twice. It is so good and pared with some yummy crusty bread, makes for a nice mid-morning snack or lunch. I've also been making a batch of Smitten Kitchen's Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies every week for the past month. [I like to make cookie dough, store in in the fridge and make small batches here and there since I love warm cookies. In fact I have a batch baking right now.]
I think I've made Myra's banana bread about a hundred times already. I usually make them into muffins, half with mini chocolate chips [Baby J doesn't like chocolate]. What are your favorite on-line recipes? Food blogs? Food websites?
I've also been inspired by others to do some meal planning. There are so many wonderful [and inexpensive] korean restaurants around town, so we definitely eat out more now that we're living in Korea. But I know the benefits of having some staples [e.g., homemade chicken broth] in the fridge.
Do you have any tips or helpful advice regarding meal planning? If so, please share in the comments below and I'll draw one name on April 9 and send you one of my favorite utensil sets.