I've been reading a lot of food blogs these last few weeks. Before I started getting my CSA box the end of last year, my only real source of inspiration for cooking interesting and diverse meals every night was myrecipes.com or epicurious.com. Don't get me wrong, I have a LOT of cookbooks, but when you're looking to create a meal with a specific ingredient like collard greens it's going to take a lot of cookbooks to come up with something perfect for dinner. I had no idea there were so many professional and ameteur cooks out there willing to share their creations in words and pictures.... and these are some beautiful creations! I find myself drooling daily over the food photography and recipes, and so many of them are way healthier than the cream filled, calorie filled recipes you find so many other places online. I admit it, I'm addicted. In the past month I've found probably 20 blogs that are not only easy to read, but so easy to follow using the blogger.com tools. All of them put my cheesy descriptions and crappy photography to shame. But they also give me something to aspire to. And who doesn't like that?
Looking for something interesting to do with collards, a new veggie for me, I decided to search some of these new found sites for inspiration and decided to replicate a mexican dinner fritatta from Coles Kitch. It was delicious and exactly what I was looking for. Being a lover of eggs with a kick, I added some Tobasco to the egg mixture before cooking, and next time I think I'd add even more.
With my new found "friends" on the internet, cooking with crazy ingredients is easier than ever and the other cooking sites out there have just lost one of their best customers... If someday people come to this site and get even half as excited as I do about others, I'll be proud.
Thanks Cole for the recipe and the inspiration.
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