Oh, man. It has been quite the week around here. For a food blogger, I’ve done a dismal amount of cooking. Truth be told, the vast majority of my meals have consisted of whatever quick snack I could grab and run out the door. There was also a whole lot of cold press coffee. No home runs in the nutrition or variety categories, that’s for sure! As we approach the weekend and I finally have a few days off, I’m really looking forward to getting back in the kitchen and eating something more exciting than a protein bar. This week’s Good Food Reads is a selfish one – a collection of recipes that I’m hoping to try in the next week. No theme here friends, just great looking recipes and foodie inspiration. I hope you find something you can’t wait to try! And don’t forget to check out all of the amazing recipes from fellow food bloggers and the Minnesota State Fair Copycat Recipe roundup.
I don’t think I’m alone in craving carbs when I’m stressed. Anyone else become a total carb-a-holic when the pressure is on? I love, love, love the pretzel rolls from Costco and have always wanted to try making them. Maybe this is the weekend to tackle the pretzel roll? I’ll be trying this recipe.
Our recent foray into Southern Cooking (see: A Moveable Feast) got me interested in grits. I’ll admit, I didn’t love them. However, I’m super intrigued by this recipe for Creamy Sweetcorn Cauliflower Grits. Just another use for cauliflower!!
Chicken Tikka Masala make ahead meals! Maybe if I make a batch of these next week’s on the go eating will be a little more balanced?!?! I’m also going to try this Pan Seared Shrimp with Tropical Salsa. You know I love a sheet pan meal!
Tomorrow morning is going to be all about these beauties: Sweet Corn Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup. Apparently, my carb addiction knows no bounds.
And since it’s zucchini season, I’m definitely grabbing a few to try this Almond Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread.
I’m a sucker for a good quinoa salad (see our Curried Quinoa and Roasted Cauliflower Salad here), and this Crunchy Thai Peanut and Quinoa Salad seems right up my alley!
The recipe that the NY Times claims is “the easiest summer dinner known to man.” Pasta with Marinated Tomatoes and Summer Herbs.
Finally, I’m definitely going to be giving a few of the gorgeous recipes from our friends in the Minnesota State Fair Copycat Recipe roundup! Check out Tuesday’s Post (Mini Donuts!!!) and go visit these great blogs:
Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends! See you Tuesday for some more recipe fun.