If you are new to my blog I must warn you. I am passionate about food. It is a love/hate relationship at times. My clothing suffers from stretching. I spend a good deal of my paycheck on food and food related items. I am sometimes referred to as a food n*zi(which I am not comfortable with really) because I am all for local, organic, non-GMO, non-CAFO foods. However, it makes me happy to make a meal for myself or people I love and know that I have put that love into what I have made.
Tonight I did something that I have not been able to do as a cook until now.
I made my own recipe and it tasted AWESOME! I think I may have giggled when I tasted it the final time and realized that it was ready and it was GOOD! I also jumped up and down and clapped my hands like a little
I have tried to make things up in the past and they were never ‘bad’ but not what I am used to making from a recipe with just a tiny bit of tweeking. I can rock the hell out of a recipe and then adjust it in the future to make it even better. No, tonight I actually used what I have LEARNED from all those recipes/books/cooking shows and went with it. I even went a step further and made an entire vegetarian meal. By ‘entire’ I mean a main and a side but still.
Was it simple? Yes. Those are my favorite kind though b/c I can repeat them easily. Was it healthy? Reasonably. I actually think I cut way down on the olive oil that I could have used. I topped with some parm but not a crazy amount. The rest, escarole, cannelloni beans, fresh tomatoes, salt, pepper, red pepper was all stuff I had on hand. Not to mention the cauliflower that I had to roast. Even the timing seemed to come together perfectly. Add some wine and BOOM! Perfect meal! Here is the evidence.
So, this might not be a groundbreaking post but it made me very happy this evening so of course I had to write about it.
Also…seeing my last post continue to pop up on people with comment luv was depressing the hell out of me.