I’m not a horrible cook. Really, I’m not. Sure there have been some mishaps involving some burning, a few forgotten ingredients and smoke but overall, I’d say I’m fairly compentent in the kitchen (not to mention I’ve got mad chopping skillz a la Rachel Ray…BOOM!). What I do lack, is creativity. I can’t look at my fridge and instantly create a culinary orgasm (oh yeah…I went there). I get recipes here and there and Recipe.com is practically my BFF but what I’d really like is a good cookbook. Something that encourages clean, whole grain foods without breaking the bank trying to find obscure ingredients that I’m pretty sure don’t exist. I’m in a kitchen rut and I need some new stuff to try so I can reawaken my tastebuds and not have to make yet another “veggies are starting to go bad, time to make more pasta sauce” meal.
This is where I offer up a cry for help. Do you have any go-to kitchen guru’s/books/websites that you would recommend? Or any recipes that you’ve adapted into award winning entrees? Let me know.