I spend quite a bit of time browsing various websites for recipes, some of my favourites are foodgawker, Pinterest, and – believe it or not – the ‘recipes’ and ‘food’ tags on Tumblr (and no, you’re not getting my Tumblr account name 😛 ).
Since my sister announced that I am officially on her food blog roll, I figured I might as well put together a bit of a list of interesting recipes I’ve found on foodgawker lately.
Basic meatloaf from The Meaning of Pie
I think I remember my mother making some kind of meatloaf when I was a kid. I considerably pickier about food back then and I hated it. For some reason I’ve had some kind of craving for it for a few months now and I’ve saved a few recipes from here and there. I just keep forgetting to actually try making it. This particular recipe seemed simple enough…except that I doubt I’d go with the three different types of meat. Maybe two?
Bratwurst and bean skillet supper from Curry and Comfort
Back when I was living in England, my friend Adam once cooked dinner for me. He made some kind of sausage in onion gravy with mashed potatoes (bangers and mash, basically). It was delicious. I made something similar for myself at some point too. I’ve been meaning to figure out a way to do that here, since the sausages you can get in shops in Iceland are nothing like the English ones. However! We recently got a few Iceland supermarkets and one time I went there I saw a bag of frozen English sausages and I’ve been meaning to buy some.
This recipe isn’t the same thing, but when I saw it I was intrigued because it reminded me of Adam’s bangers and mash and so I saved it. I can get bratwurst in regular supermarkets here and it has beans and it’s probably quite good with mashed potatoes. And somehow I’m sure it’ll make me miss England (and Adam) some more.
Citrusy red lentil salad from Local Kitchen
I keep saving salad recipes, but I rarely look at them again. I keep feeling like fresh vegetables are too expensive, and fresh salads tend to not keep for long. I think I’m probably more likely to try out some interesting salads when cooking for more people, and not just myself. So one day maybe.
This one looked nice. I like salads to have something sweet in them, and something crunchy or chewy, like croutons or beans or pasta.
Banana cake with caramel buttercream and dark chocolate ganache from Western Living
This just looks amazing. Banana and caramel and chocolate and guh!