Food Porn

12 Aug

(Wait, don’t leave! I promise this won’t be as bad as it sounds.)

I am completely addicted to food porn. I can look at recipes and pictures of food for hours. Literally. Hours.

Cookbooks, magazines, websites, blogs. I love ’em all.

My mouth waters as I look through recipe after delicious sounding recipe. And pictures? Oh my, I’m done for.

Unfortunately, I never do anything about it. Look but no cook. My husband complains about the crazy number of cookbooks filling our pantry that never get pulled out for cooking…only for drooling over.

I know what you’re thinking, Dad. “But she doesn’t eat anything but macaroni and cheese and pizza!”  

That’s the sick part. I love looking at all recipes….even things I would never eat. I drool over seafood recipes (which, not only am I allergic to, but I don’t even like) and salivate of over veggie recipes (and vegetables? yuck!). Doesn’t matter what it is.

Part of the reason I never follow through with any of these recipes is time. I don’t have it. (Or at least I didn’t when I was working.) Of course this could have something to do with the fact that I refuse to cook on weekends. But when it’s 8:15p before I get started cooking dinner, I’m looking for something that takes no more than 30 minutes start to finish and is as simple as possible. I want to eat. Now, please.  And if I can get a shower in while it cooks, Glory Hallelujah!

However, now that I have a little more free time in my day (like hours and hours of free time) I’m looking forward to trying out some new dishes.

 (Thai coconut chicken and blueberry salsa, I’m looking at you. But not together. As individual dishes. In separate meals. Probably.)

I can’t wait to get started. As soon as we get in our new house. See, our furnished apartment is great but sadly lacking in culinary equipment. I have the basics…a frying pan, a mixing bowl, a glass baking dish…but that’s about it. I only have four plates…I use that many just prepping dinner sometimes! And I can’t wait to have my food processor back! And my big stabby-choppy knives! (Also good as weapons in case the Bad Guys break-in. Multi-purpose.)

For now, I’ll just keep fantasizing about what I’m going to cook in my super awesome new kicthen. Only two more weeks…

Below are links to a few of my favorite food blogs. Warning: these (at least for me) can be a huge time suck… 

www.howsweeteats.com

One of my favorites…I’m pretty sure Jessica from How Sweet and I were besties in another life. She hates veggies and thinks cupcakes should be a food group too! Love her!

www.eat8020.com

Lindsay is a  registered dietician who promotes eating 80% healthy and 20% fun. Love that she makes sure to tell you which category each recipe fits in. She also includes basic nutrition information. Oh….and is willing to “makeover” your favorite 20% recipes to get them closer to the good kind.

www.tastykitchen.com

Love love love. This website is my current obsession. It is constantly updated with new recipes and allows you to search in so many ways. It has a special section devoted to recipes for specific health concerns (ie…gluten free, low fat, vegan, etc) and most of the recipes have gorgeous pictures accompanying them.

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One Response to “Food Porn”

  1. Chip Haigh August 12, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    But she only eats macaroni and cheese and pizza!!!!!

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