Break out the elastic wasted pants, cause that is what it is going to take to dive into this dish. If you are looking for the ultimate comfort food, make this soon! With three types of cheese, fresh marinara sauce with beef & mushrooms, lots of herbs and sheets of pasta, you won't need anything else. Maybe, just maybe, a glass of wine.
I say this so many times, the simplest of foods are quite often the most delicious. When you start with great ingredients, you just can't go wrong. In fact, this salad is just a bunch of great ingredients thrown together to make some pretty amazing flavours. Yes, amazing! That is the one world that sums up this salad. And for a salad that is a pretty big word.
Just recently I was reading a very interesting article about the love of food and cooking. In a world that is all about fast, quick and easy, food really does seem to be neglected. Have we forgotten how to love food?
I have thought about this time and time again recently. What got me into food blogging wasn't 10 minute dinners, trendy food or (God forbid) social media. What brought me to this place is my love for food and all that it entails. I love cooking, full stop. I also love sharing food. Clearly, I love eating! Over time, I have found that I love writing and sharing. So be it a very different aspect to the cooking itself. To enjoy something immensely, no matter what that be, there has to be passion. So, lets bring passion back to food.
Okay, there isn't always time to spend hours in the kitchen as that doesn't relate to most people's real lives. However, there are moments or even days when we all have a little extra time. Time that can be spent creating something we love. I recently wrote a post about quick dinners and about how achievable they actually are. I did touch on my kitchen being my happy place. That is true. I am a person that likes time alone, an introvert if you like. I'm totally okay with that title. Off on a complete tangent here. Just last week I ran into a dear woman while beach walking. She later sent me a video about the importance of creativity and introverts. It was one of those Ted videos (which I hadn't even heard of until that moment). Guess what, it's okay to be creative, indulgent, by yourself cooking in the kitchen with a glass of wine. So, go on be a rebel and cook something with love, passion and delicious ingredients!
Yes, it's cloudy, the wind is howling and it is pouring! This is my idea of a blissful weekend. Rain equals my very happy place right now. After pretty much 6 months without clouds or rain, when you hear it beating down on the roof, you just can't help but smile. Even walking in the rain is pleasurable at this point. Mind you, when it rains here, it really rains. We are not talking about a few drops to whet the pallet, we are talking full on torrential rain. You know, the stuff floods are made of. And yes, I love it!
Which brings me to this very warming and somewhat decadent pork roast. Perfect rainy day food.
This is the time of year when I start thinking about Christmas Cookies. It might just sound a bit bonkers, as it isn't even Halloween yet, but I do start thinking about Christmas baking and all that it entails early on. For the record, I love Christmas!!! I am not one of those people who starts to decorate in November, puts a blow up Santa on the roof or has my shopping done midway through August. But I am a kid at heart when it comes to Christmas.
What goes well with Christmas? Cookies, of course. Which brings me to these delightful bites of orange and chocolate goodness.
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