Hi FitFeat friends!
How did your first month of 2012 go? Mine will be known as “Jam-packed January”. I don’t remember the last time I had such a busy month! When the blog gets quiet, you know things are going bonkers around here! No complaints though – I’m thankful to be busy with work. Although recently I’ve been finding that the more cooking I do for clients, the less cooking I do for my household. It’s kind of a “cobbler’s children go unshod” situation – the chef’s hubby is left unfed! Thank goodness for Chipotle bowls!
I did have one quick snack recently that I wanted to share with you. As you may know, one of my favorite spices is Smoked Spanish Hot Paprika. I love to pair it with sweet potatoes. Well, I had half of a baked sweet potato left over so I mashed it up with a few sprinkles of paprika and a small spoon of fresh red miso and WOW was it delicious! A little sweet, a little salty (from the miso), a little spicy & smoky… I shaved a little raw goat cheddar over the top and finished it with a little sesame seed gomasio. This would be a great side dish for burgers or even some seared tuna. Don’t worry about measuring the spice and miso. Just go by taste!
I’ll be working on the next installment of Recipes to Inspire soon. I have had a brand new Bon Appetit magazine sitting on my coffee table for 2 weeks and last night was the first time I had a chance to crack it open. Since I have some time scheduled for recipe testing next week, I’m on the lookout for some fun ideas!
Here’s to a FABULOUS February for us all! And Happy Groundhog Day EVE!
– Shari B. =)