Try a New Recipe
Unfortunately, and maybe surprisingly, I am picky about meat. For some reason, it freaks me out. I don't like fat, I don't like gristle, I don't like random body parts. This week I decided to put my revulsion aside and made a new chili recipe that called for liver. Liver is sooo good for you! I just hadn't brought myself to try it until yesterday. The recipe was a chili recipe and it called for the liver to be chopped up into small pieces. Well, I already had my blender out to make cashew butter, so why not? Nope nope nope!! Never ever blend liver if you have a stomach like mine! Worst. Idea. Ever. Lesson learned. I mixed my blended liver into my chili and it was actually quite delicious even though I choked it down knowing what I had put in there and what it looked like when it went in. My husband loved it, so that's a win! You may be wondering where I'm going with this, well this week I want to talk about trying new recipes.
As much as we would love it if you were surviving solely off of PPN meals, I doubt that's the case. Most of you are still probably cooking a few of your own meals each week so this week I want you to try a new recipe. At PPN we try hard to offer a wide variety of meals and to constantly come up with new recipes but even with us helping your variety, sometimes I know people get stuck in a rut of cooking the same dishes over and over.
- The cheapest way: google! You can also visit your local book store and purchase a new cook book and try recipes from it.
- If you are following a Paleo or Whole30 diet and feel like you've given up some of your favorite dishes, google a Paleo or Whole30 version of that dish. For example, if you love pizza, google "Paleo pizza" and you will get plenty of ideas and sometimes I think these versions are even better than the originals.
- If you aren't following a specific diet, you can search "meal ideas," "quick meals," "healthy meal ideas," or get more specific. For example if you want to use beef and eggplant, search "beef and eggplant meal ideas.
- If you don't cook or don't like cooking then try a new menu item at your favorite restaurant.
In my house we are constantly trying new recipes, we shoot for one new recipe a week although sometimes it's one every 2 weeks. My suggestion for you is to try at least one per month, more if you can or want. If you come up with come up with something good, share it in the comments section below!
See ya next week!