Some of my all-time favorite blogs do something I’m admittedly terrible at: create recipes. Almost every day. How? HOW! To what blogs am I referring?
How Sweet Eats (50000% required reading.)
Joy the Baker (Obvs.)
Spoon Fork Bacon (RIGHT?)
A Cozy Kitchen (And she always has perfect nails.)
Peas and Thank You (Sweetest, funniest human being and she makes dough balls. I mean, come on.)
My Little Celebration (Everything is gorgeous. Everything.)
I marvel over their creations and photography every week, and I’ve come to the conclusion that some people are born to create recipes. It’s not necessarily that they are recipe machines that pop out perfect potions every time (or maybe they are— I wouldn’t be surprised); it’s that they’re willing to experiment and see how it goes! Fearless Recipe Creators. That’s what they are.
I, on the other hand, fall into a different category. I am of the Recipe-Free and Hapless. I can bake fairly well and can follow a recipe (yet I never do), but when it comes to cooking or even trying to create a recipe, I’m done. I also feel as though I do not have the patience for it to go wrong. So I throw simple (read: mostly great on their own) things together and hope for the best.
Like this morning’s breakfast. Vegan Vanilla Chia Overnight Oats. It’s the closest I’ve come to recipe experimentation in…years? But it’s just a bunch of things thrown together that happen to work.
Thursday, 6:50 a.m.:
For being entirely vegan, it had the density I like with regular, Greek yogurt-filled overnight oats. And the dried cherries that soaked overnight— gah! Here are some measurements, if you’re into that kind of thing. (I took special notes this time!):
- 1/4 C rolled oats
- 1 1/2 T Sun Warrior raw vanilla protein blend
- 1 T chia seeds
- 1 T dried cherries
- 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 C almond milk (vanilla unsweetened is my preference)
Is it so wrong that I rely on basics and a good sauce or two to make lunch superb? I think not. Shoulda shrug.
I will continue to admire and be astonished by my brilliant, brave recipe-focused blogging sistas (most of whom don’t know me but I’m calling them sistas anyway, ALL RIGHT?). But for me, recipe-free and hapless will have to do.
Ciao for now,
Question: In which category do you fall? Brain can’t stop thinking about, creating and experimenting with recipes? OR do you just throw things together and hope for the best? (We know where I stand)