When I get a recipe idea in my head, I have to make it that week. I usually have to wait until my next grocery shop which is always on the weekend. In the meantime I keep throwing the idea around in my head, changing ingredients, proportions, techniques, but all imaginary. But even when it comes time to actually make the recipe, I always end up going with my gut. I may have thought I would use this spice or this amount of beans. The real creativity of cooking comes when you are actually cooking, not imaginarily thinking of cooking. Just like I never follow someone else’s recipe exact, I never even follow my own recipe exact.
Every time I cook I always change something up, use something different. Cooking is an art form and should reflect how you are feeling. Feeling spicy? Add some cayenne. Feeling warm and comfy? Make some chili Feeling misunderstood? Use that can of sardines! Granola is something that you can truly turn into a magic creation of everything. Just throw a bunch of ingredients in a bake. Now I like to have a general theme and I had been wanting to make some carrot cake granola for awhile now. I had this recipe in my head for months, but for some reason it kept getting delayed. But maybe that is a good thing this time. I really had time to think about it, and when I did go to pick up the ingredients to make it and actually stand at the counter mixing everything together, I really had the recipe gods working their magic.Read More