The idea to do this came to me this morning when I was reflecting on the really delicious food I've eaten in the past two days and realized that all of the food came from recipes I had followed! Normally I'll just throw "healthy" stuff together with some nuts (okay, I realize nuts are healthy and that could be considered some of the healthy "stuff" to which I'm referring but I'll distinguish) and some sauce/dressing I have on hand along with some spices and call it a day.
Too often, though, I fall into a rut with this formula and don't branch out OR I DO branch out and end up with something that is, well, not good and then I get discouraged from experimenting again.
Two days ago I made those HEAVENLY turtles using a recipe I found on a blog and then yesterday I filled a raw chocolate tart shell with the leftover caramel sauce from the turtles and made a caramel cream chocolate pie...also from Rachel's blog.
So follows the journey of the ENTIRE pie into my belly.
...all while playing Holiday Scrabble with my mama...
THEN! Last night for dinner I made a recipe from the Veganomicon, following it to the T. It turned out AWESOME!!!! The Veganomicon is one cookbook to which I refer for consistently the same recipes, but I thought, All of these recipes are amazing so likely other recipes are amazing.
And the recipe I made last night was.