I get ideas for my recipes from a variety of sources. Sometimes it’s old cookbooks that I own, which I enjoy flipping through from time to time. Sometimes I happen on neat-looking recipes on the internet when I’m actually searching for something else. Sometimes I have an idea with no idea how to make it and I scour the internet for different versions of these recipes before I decide on what I am going to try. Those ideas might come from something I used to make or ate at a restaurant, or they might be inspired by a new vegetable from the Farmer’s Market or a new cut of meat from my local farmer (like today’s recipe for cinnamon-braised beef cheek). However I happened on inspiring recipes online, I used to be in the habit of bookmarking them for my future use. However, in the last week, I have found myself pinning these recipes instead.
Pinning recipes serves my purpose of keeping all of these links in one place so I can easily find what I’m looking for when I’m ready to experiment in my kitchen. But, it also gives you an idea of what is inspiring me, what I might be working on, and gives me a forum to share recipes from other blogs that I find exciting, intriguing, and/or inspiring. I also have a pin-board for great How To websites and I have also set-up a pin board (again Stacy’s idea) just for autoimmune protocol-friendly recipes from other blogs.
If you are on Pinterest (and like the idea of knowing what recipes I’m thinking about) I would be delighted if you followed me: http://pinterest.com/thepaleomom/