I need to change my eating habits. I don't mean that I need to go on a diet. I mean I need to change my eating habits. I'm in a rut. I have the same things over and over. The Kroger app could write my weekly shopping list. Because I really need to change my eating habits.
It's not too often that I go on Pinterest, but when I do, I typically get caught up in recipes. My Facebook feed has been taken over with fast-motion video clips of fattening party favorites and lunch box suggestions. And, of course I can Google anything from Brown Betty to Hoppin' John. Meal ideas come at me from every which way, but I'm still uninspired.
Last week, I found inspiration in the library's cookbook collection. It was there that I found cohesive meal ideas and recipes worth the paper they were printed on. These recipes weren't written by bloggers who need to hammer out weekly recipes in order to meet a deadline and maintain a fan base. Rather, the books were inspired by the recipes. These authors took the time to select their very best recipes, hone techniques, give clear instructions, and include beautiful photos. And, all of it was there at my fingertips...so simple to just pull a book off the shelf and leaf through the pages. No ads. No reviews with suggestions that make you second guess the recipe. And, no shopping list in the sidebar leading you to local sale prices. Just tried and true recipes worth sharing with the world.
Tonight, we're having Mediterranean tuna melts. Simple, yet inspired. Exactly what I've been looking for.
Lynn Hobbs, PCL Director