I like to cook. More specifically, I like to cook when the recipe is easy. I love a great restaurant, but I prefer making the majority of my meals. I know where my ingredients come from and am able to prepare my dishes exactly as I (and my family) like them. Unfortunately, I tend to get into a rut. Same dishes, same preparations. Same, “This … again?” (sigh) Luckily, I’ve got my recipe squad: foodies that I follow who keep it real and keep it simple. Here’s where I find my recipes:
Sophia Roe – She’s beautiful, soulful, and just seems so fun! This former private chef and current mulit-hyphenated insta-sensation is a nutrition educator who shares some of my favorite recipes. I found out about her on a podcast detailing career second acts. Her personal history is powerful on many levels. Food is her medicine and, as you will see, her absolute joy. Here’s her Signature Roasted Potatoes dish.
Raepublic – With the mantra “Plant-based recipes for mental health,” I know I’m in the right place. As I’ve mentioned before, while I’m not vegan, I seem to be slowly moving in that direction. (Just don’t ask me to give up parmesan cheese. Don’t!) Everything here feels fresh. And it’s a great way to see how you can get more plant-based recipes into your diet regardless of where you are on the Paleo/Keto spectrum. Gorgeous photos. Here’s a link to Vegan Tikka Masala or, one of my favorite treats, a great recipe for blueberry-banana muffins.
SmittenKitchen -Deb Perelman’s site has many, many recipes that are easy and delicious. I love the title of her book Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites. A word of caution here: you are standing at the entrance to the rabbit hole. I dare you to try to look for one recipe. By the time my sessions on this site are over … it’s a little later than I had planned. So much goodness here. The photo above is of her Crispy Broccoli With Lemon and Garlic. And here’s a simple Spaghetti al Limone.