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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Food Inspiration

In the middle of all of the gray, dreary and cold weather, I'm feeling a little, well, gray myself. Right about now, the lack of color  is making me wish I could just hibernate until the end of winter and the sun starts to make the flowers bloom again. So, I went looking to find something inspiring...and warm. Look what I found:

Courtesy of Smitten Kitchen

Spicy Soba Noodles with Shiitakes from  Smitten Kitchen. Soba noodles, cabbage, shiitake, edamame and chili paste. Spicy sounds like just the ticket to me to warm both body and soul.

And how about this hot chocolate recipe from Seven Spoons.

I absolutely love chocolate and cinnamon together. And the espresso powder adds another kick. Another thing I like about this recipe is the fact that you can tweak it to your liking.

What comfort foods inspire you?

1 comment:

  1. No way! You're a foodie too. Me too (and I'm a regular Smitten Kitchen reader along with 101 Cookbooks)!! xoxoxo Did you ever try the spicy soba noodles? How were they?

    I made a couple of things this week from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi: (1) Black Pepper Tofu earlier in the week (amazing, made a few tweaks based on what I had on hand and to keep it spicy but not burn my kids' mouths spicy) and (2) sweet potato wedges with a creme fraiche dipping sauce today that was superb! I have part of another dish (farro and roasted red pepper grain salad) from there going but need to run out to get black olives.


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