I've had this recipe idea in my head for quite some time so it's fun to finally have it all done and ready to share! People always ask how I come up with recipe ideas so I thought I'd tell you.
I make them up in my head.
Towards the end of 2015 I started planning posts for this year so three or four times I sat down with the intention of coming up with recipe ideas. I either simply sit with a notebook while watching tv and come up with recipes from inside my head (does that sound crazy? I promise I'm not
crazy). Or I sit at the kitchen table with my recipe book collection and foodie magazines spread out and a notebook in front of me. I flip through the pages and look at the pretty pictures for inspiration. I look at different flavor combinations, types of dishes, and cooking methods, I never just copy a recipe, I use them as inspiration. I also just find it calming to flip through my favorite recipe books, the pictures are so pretty and the food looks so yummy.
I keep a running list of recipe ideas, mostly because I'm obsessed with making lists. I also keep a list of my makeup wish list. I like to watch those Youtube beauty videos and I write down the products that I think are pretty. I'm never going to buy three fourths of what I write down but I find list making relaxing.
Okay, I sound kind of crazy again, don't I?