04 February 2009

What you got cookin'?

The Mediterranean potluck was last night. It was a really good time. The food as always was fantastic. I made the spanakopita and it was a success. Everyone loved it. There was also falafel, hummus, tzatziki sauce, potatoes, and salad. Tasty tasty tasty. After we all ate until we were stuffed to the rafters we drank, joked, and played team Scrabble. My team kicked all the ass because the the other guy on my team, much like myself, has spent a considerable amount of time playing Scrabble online. That means we know all the cheap two letter words (qi, anyone?) and how to effectively use all of the bonus squares. I'm glad this potluck thing is working out because it's a good excuse for me to try new recipes on unsuspecting victims chance to hang out with friends during the week. The next theme is totally awesome: breakfast! I need some good recipe ideas. Right now I'm leaning towards coffee cake because it's effing delicious. Just look at it!

Speaking of cooking I've found a couple of cool recipe sites recently. Omnomicon is an awesome read. She takes pretty pictures, makes tasty-looking food, and is a good writer. Can you ask for much more? Cooking for Engineers is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. It gives step by step instructions with photos for a variety of recipes making even some complex dishes look easy. I've found some recipes through these two sites that I'm going to be trying this week. I'm attempting to eat better and lose some of the weight I've put on since I left Auburn. Since I live in an apartment with a small kitchen and I don't have the tools or the skills to cook elaborate meals I spend a lot of time trying to find simple, healthy recipes. Between these two sites I've already found a few that I'm going to be trying sometime soon. Soups, pastas, and rice dishes galore! Here's hoping they're all scrumdiddlyumptious.


Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm glad the spanakopita was a hit!

You might want to check out Receipzaar and Epicurious as well.

Apollo said...

After last night I'm pretty sure I'll be cooking more Mediterranean food from here on out. The spanakopita is, perhaps, a little too time consuming and butterrific for me to make it often but it's nice to have in my cooking arsenal. You should try it! Thanks for the tips, too.

Heather Rose said...

Coffee cake...drool.

I really only like eating the brown sugary bits off the top, but it still looks delicious.

Sarah said...

I'm a big fan of All Recipes for every day stuff. For fanciness, nothing beats Smitten Kitchen. And for inspiration (and sometimes just temptation for the sake of it), there's Tastespotting.

Apollo said...

I've used All Recipes before and it's a good one. I've never heard of the other two. I'll def check them out. Thanks!