An old writer’s trick says that if you don’t know what to write, you’d write about your cats. But here’s a true story: feeding them inspired me to make this 5 Bell Peppers Paella! With five different forms of bell pepper.
>> I’ll guarantee, it’s not cat food!
I like talking about food, and about cooking in particular.
Actually, this became my main premise for meeting new people after immigrating: I guessed that when they’re interested in food, there is a big chance that we might like each other! So I really hope my new Italian food friend will approve of this Oven roasted tomato sauce with bell pepper that I served over pasta.
>> Let me tell about how we met!
Two small Ziplock bags full of goooood juices. And a cup of braised veggies.
That inspired me to make this Pilaf with tomato, bell pepper and stir fried zucchini and feta on top.
>> Have look!
What do you do, when you have no inspiration what to cook at all? I mean, when nothing seems to be the right dish for the day? Thankfully, I have a nice repertoire of useful recipes to fall back on, but I must admit, those aren’t my favorite cooking days.
I prefer the days when inspiration flows with every food item I see. Like that day I made up this Turkish chicken stew with lots of veggies.
.- >> Here’s what I came up with
I’m not good at throwing food away. I always have looooots of little pots and cups in my fridge with small amounts of food and halved veggies in my drawer. Next to that cabbage of lettuce that seems to live forever there. With all the condiments that surround them, I invent new dishes. That’s also how this recipe for a crunchy and mild spicy couscous salad with mustard seeds came into existence.
>> You know you want to try it!
Sometimes the hardest thing about cooking seems to be answering the question ‘What to eat?’. After going back and forth between some options somehow paella escaped my mouth. This Spicy seafood paella with bell pepper and peas!
>> See how it works!