And to tell you the absolute truth, the most cooking I've done in these last few days has been oatmeal (topped with cinnamon and mom's blueberry jam… YUM!). Ok, I'm not including the appled butternut squash soup recipe because I didn't like it. Actually, it was really bad. Maybe it was my taste buds' fault, who have also been sick, and they could be betraying me, but it's not worth mentioning. I gave it a try.
- Winter veg & bean soup w/ tortellini & pesto
- Roasted red potatoes with rosemary
- Chickpea salad w/ roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts & capers
- Spinach & ricotta raviolis w/ parmesan & spinach cream sauce
- Mushroom & leek quiche
- Potato cheese soup
- Apple upside-down cornmeal cakes (see picture above)
- Cheesecake squares
- Chocolate and almond biscotti
So I'll be honest with you. When I first started cooking and getting my interest back into the kitchen, I only had one cookbook, a clumsy paperback one with thick pages and black and white print. It was called (in spanish), "1000 recipes for losing weight." Ok guys, first of all, any title that says "1000" in it, or refers to quantity rather than quality, is like a greatest hits album. They're terrible. And disappointing. But back then, quantity was more appealing. I think I only made one appetizing dish from that cookbook, a carrots and cheese combo (150 calories? I don't think so) that had some interesting flavor. Ok, it was passable.
Anyways, back in those days I mainly used Epicurious to find my recipes. Until I bought my second cookbook, a prettier hardcover vegetarian one in spanish (I hate cooking in spanish) that called for some very hard-to-find ingredients. I bought it on my first date with Gustavo. *Smile*.
Then I discovered the Joy of Baking, and many other amazing sites (and a world of cookbooks)!