Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Cooking

As I was trying to find my Strawberry Pie recipe last Thursday, I came across several old Cooking Light magazines, along with numerous recipes torn from Cooking Light pages, and Sunset Magazine pages. I was reminded how once upon a time I was more adventurous when I cooked. Now that the children are getting older, I get tired of hearing, "gross!" and "yuck!" all the time, which has made me *almost* a slave to cooking the same things over and over. Perhaps the fact that we used to be vegetarian had something to do with my former willingness to try new recipes... Cooking vegetarian often involves more creativeness than plopping a protein, a starch, and a couple of vegetables on a plate!

After finishing The Omnivore's Dilemma, and being in the process of reading In Defense of Food, I realize I need to get back to some of my old habits. I was delighted to find this recipe on Mary Beth's blog. I can't wait to try it!
Squash Rice Casserole
(image courtesy of Cooking Light)

6 comments:

Meg said...

Those are two of my FAVORITE books!! The casserole looks good!

littleluxury said...

"Gross" and "Yuck", were did I hear that before.....
Same happens here ! thats why I am gonna try your recipe,looks yummy!
Thanks.regards Laura

Margaret aka Supermom said...

I can just hear my boys now at the sight of that..."Yuck", "I'm not gonna eat that".
Although they tend to eat most things, they prefer to tell me how awful it is first!
Kitchen creativity is a thing of the past :-)

Jessica said...

I actually went in reverse, reading In Defense of Food first, and am going to start The Omnivore's Dilemma when I'm done with my current read. I loved Defense though, and Pollen's earlier book The Botany of Desire is fantastic!

Jenny said...

i'm nearly finished w/ omnivore's dilema. can't wait to hear what you think of the defense of food one . . . i'd like to read it, too.

this casserole looks great. thanks for the recipe. :)

Karin said...

I just found your blog, thanks for the cooking inspiration! That casserole looks yummy. And I agree that vegetarian cooking is more of a creative challenge than "normal" cooking...