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Friday, July 22, 2011

Pea pasta

We're going to make this pea pasta from Smitten Kitchen tonight. I'm embarrassingly excited! Deb is a genius with her simple, delicious recipes.

What are your favorite places to find good recipes? Cookbooks? Blogs?

106 comments:

sam said...

Love Smitten Kitchen recipes, and epicurious is a good place to browse, too. I wish there was a place where you could select the ingredients you have and see what recipes you could make. So often I'm left with random items that I can't sort into a meal.

http://prettyvintagefinds.blogspot.com

lori said...

that looks great! thanks for the idea!

i get most of my recipes ideas from pinterest or online... eatbetteramerica is one of my favorite websites for good, healthy recipes. and i have a couple cookbooks that i pick from too!

sophie said...

i just made this -- it was delish! enjoy!

Charlotte said...

This looks Great!! Thanks for the tip

tvmom said...

that looks amazing! i want some!

Hannah J. Holmes said...

My husband and I both love to cook and we only use recipes as guidelines and often not at all. Usually the "guidelines" lead to flat out experiments and sometimes the results are delicious and sometimes...not so much :) That pasta looks wonderful but I am afraid of what we might create instead :)

Melina said...

Yum! I prefer blogs such as smittenkitchen, honey&jam, tartlette, notwithoutsalt, and so many others. I think I'll have to try this recipe now!

Heba said...

my mom has the best recipes ever, I write down every recipe she make ,shes the best cook i ever saw ,my blog is full of her recipes :)

http://girlynote.blogspot.com/

Clio is ainm dom. said...

Yum. Smitten Kitchen is my favourite!

Giulia said...

I read a lot of blogs & always see what Martha Stewart has going on...but recently I returned to several favorite cookbooks. I don't know why I'd turned away from them but I love going back. I found a cookbook I bought when I returned from school in France. It's outdated in that we can buy so many ingredients that the author says, "substitute this bec. you heathens don't have in the States" ...but otherwise, it's classic.

Tamuna said...

For best recipes, I call my mom :)

Joanna Goddard said...

heba, that is so sweet. and susan, that's awesome about the substitutions, i have to do that with my grandmother's recipes as well.

Joanna Goddard said...

and susan, i agree about martha stewart--and they've been especially good in the magazine these past few months!

Joanna Goddard said...

tamuna, so cute :)

Kacie @ A Collection of Passions said...

That is soooo funny! I have her Pea Pesto Pasta on my menu for the month! I always make monthly menus...http://acollectionofpassions.blogspot.com/2011/07/july-menus.html
I looove SK! I also love Sprouted Kitchen.

Kacie
http://acollectionofpassions.blogspot.com

cozette said...

Smitten Kitchen is my favorite! The many dishes I've made from Deb's amazing website have all been really yummy!
J - have you ever made her cheese straws? So good with a glass of red wine.

Anna said...

how delicious - considering I love peas intensely (yes...intensely haha) AND I love pasta (who doesn't?) This will have to go straight on my 'to cook' list. Thanks for a fun & tantalizing recipe!

Anna xo

http://www.lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com/

krissyjane said...

This looks DEVINE! I'm totally going to try it out.
My favorite recipe sites are http://www.gojee.com/ and http://punchfork.com/. Both have good, unique recipes, and both are designed and laid out well with beautiful pictures! It really helps me get excited about cooking the different recipes.

Sam said...

Sam, try GoJee.com! It's a new site and you can select the ingredients you have/hate/want to use to find recipes. Love it!

Bonnie said...

oooh! I am making this soon!

Joanna Goddard said...

sam! you can do that on epicurious! it lets you enter the ingredients you want to use.

Joanna Goddard said...

cozette, cheese straws + red wine sound PERFECT.

BookishPenguin said...

I made that a few weeks ago and my one year old son shoveled it into his mouth. It was SO good. Enjoy it!

Kim said...

I find the best things from blogs - especially because so many people give feedback. And oh, the pictures really help too :) Love smitten kitchen!

Kathy Besser said...

Hi Joanna!
I usually Google the ingredient or dish I want to make - mainly to use as a starting point. For example, yesterday I had some lamb shanks (on sale, had to buy them) and wondered what else to add to the raw cacao, cinnamon and allspice I was planning to roll them in. The best recipe I found was on Earthbound Organics website - theirs had onions, garlic, rosemary, beef or chicken stock, etc. I added those items (chicken stock instead of beef) plus a can of tomato paste, a few whole cloves and voila! We ate it too quickly to photograph for my blog but I'll definitely write up the recipe and post it soon.

Kathy

Jenny Steffens Hobick said...

Funny you posted this - I'm working on a pasta with peas and prosciutto for my blog and last night I made peas with new potatoes in cream for dinner... can't get enough of 'em. Maybe because I'm carrying a pea in my own pod? Strange pregnancy craving - peas, but I'll take it! Better than ice cream, i guess...

Carolynn Cecilia said...

Alicia Silverstone's book The Kind Diet is amazing and full of the most delicious animal conscience recipes I have ever tasted. Most of them you wouldn't be able to tell were vegan or macrobiotic. Homemade Peanut Butter Cups!!! To die for!

Mrs. C said...

She's so talented! Love her recipes! My favorites are Ree Drummond aka Pioneer Woman. You can get great recipes on her Tasty Kitchen site which people can submit to! Happy weekend!

www.MrsCapretta.com
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Thea said...

I LOVE smitten kitchen recipes, I recently made her St. Louis butter cake (i added some blackberries to it) it was delicious! a few other cooking sites I love are David Lebovitz, epicurious and marthastewart.com

I hope the pasta tastes as good as it looks:) (i'm sure it will).

Anonymous said...

Recipe looks delish
I make a similar pasta dish with onions and a bit of bacon and i use orichiette (it makes little bowls in which whole peas get nested)
Looove smitten kitchen, her recipes are so down to earth and lovable
Isabelle

annabelvita said...

Mmm! I add peas to everything, so yummy. I like getting recipes from the kitchn, random links from all sorts of blogs, cookbooks and my FAVOURITE source - my friends and mum.
I collect all my favourites in a book so it's my own personal cook book and menu...http://annabelvita.com/recipes-on-the-move

AmandaB. said...

I love food blogs! Smitten Kitchen is a favorite. I also like Pioneer Woman, Crepes of Wrath, shutterbean, and the Curvy Carrot.

Rachel said...

Ooh I made this last week. It was sooo good! And easy. Hope it turns out well for you too!

Ashley said...

Yum! We tried Cacio e Pepe because of your recommendation (not sure how I missed in when we were in Rome!) and now it's a staple in our house. So easy and delicious!

Olga said...

The boyfriend + I love savory/ vegetarian recipes from the Whole Foods website and dessert recipes from smitten kitchen (Deb's fig and walnut biscotti is a favorite :)

Tonia said...

Since we have a big garden, I usually go look to see what is ready to be harvested and then I Google or Pinterest for recipes that use that ingredient. For example, we made sautéed fingerling potatoes and kale the other night as a side dish because our kale was ready.

I also use my Nonna's recipes a lot. She passed away a few years ago, and the flavors and smells of her recipes fill me with wonderful memories. She was famous for her handmade ravioli, risotto, and her polenta e fagiano most of all.

And lastly, I use the cookbook that was put out by The Mountain School in VT. It's a working organic farm school/outdoor program for high schoolers (I went there in high school). The students plant, grow and harvest all of the food that is consumed during the program, and Marilyn cooks it up and serves it. She is such a fantastic cook and kept the 45 students in my semester heartily fed after each day of hard farm and academic work. Her recipes use all whole-foods and are perfect for folks who garden/farm because the ingredients are intended to be straight from the ground to the table.

Michelle Vinson said...

I love Smitten Kitchen. My Retro Kitchen is a fav http://www.myretrokitchen.blogspot.com/
She is also a good friend so maybe I am bias, but she has real family-friendly easy recipes and I have tried some great ones.

Bri (like the cheese) said...

I was hanging out on Smitten Kitchen last night looking at cake/frosting recipes for my son's FIRST BIRTHDAY! Wow.
I like Honest Fare for everyday eating; Whisk Kid and Patent & the Pantry for dessert ideas.
I used to watch a LOT of food network. That was always good inspiration.

El said...

These blogs are awesome for recipes:

http://sheeatsbears.blogspot.com/
The tomatoe in pie crust recipe she has here is sooo yummy:

http://sheeatsbears.blogspot.com/search/label/sides


http://www.101cookbooks.com/

Have you seen either of them?

joeycake said...

LOVE Smitten Kitchen and 100Cookbooks too for healthy stuff. I have a food blog that and it's so much fun to take beautiful pictures of food! I can't get enough! Must make this pea pasta! xo jolie
www.joeycake.blogspot.com

Penny said...

I love Smitten Kitchen for the photography, although I don't find myself cooking from blogs too often. Lottie + Doof is very SK-esque. I really love AT's The Kitchn. I mostly cook from cookbooks and magazines. Fine Cooking is the best best best magazine for recipes. My favorite cookbooks are Zuni Cafe and Sunday Suppers @ Lucques.

That pea pasta looks delish--enjoy!

Jillian said...

Check out 101 Cookbooks. Heidi's recipes are DELICIOUS and usually very simple. Some of my favorites are "fiesty" greenbeans, her cashew curry, tabasco and asparagus quinoa, and pappardelle with spiced butter. Yum!

My West Village NYC said...

You are making me hungry~delicious! I love Barefoot Contessa, her recipes are simple and delicious.

Ashlae said...

Mmm, I made this the dat she posted it - was a nice change of pace from my avocado pesto. Not to mention, much cheaper to make!

Krist Benson said...

There are so many great ones out there! My favorites are joy the baker and the little kitchen that could. They both write easy recipes and have great pictures. I love smitten kitchen, but her recipes have been hit or miss for me. Her cakes are amazing!

www.joythebaker.com
www.thelittlekitchenthatcould.com

Juultje said...

Have you ever tried What Katie ate?
http://whatkatieate.blogspot.com

so nice!

Bronwyn said...

Oooh, yum! I generally use cookbooks - my two favourites are "Street Food" - street food from around the world, which means it's easy and delicious - and "With A Measure of Grace" from a restaurant in Boulder, Utah....

windeater.blogspot.com

Alexa said...

Hands down, I turn to Smitten Kitchen for everything. Deb is the greatest--so creative, so simple, so perfect for my teeny NYC studio's kitchen.

Buying fruits and veggies at the farmer's market that I don't normally use also challenges me to branch out and research new recipes.

...but I still use Smitten Kitchen for that, too :)

laura_d_f said...

This pea pasta looks delicious! My favourite place is also epicurious. You can find easy to make and tasty recipes in their top-rated recipes section.

http://happenstanceandhappiness.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

I have had this same recipe open in my browser all week to remind myself to make it! All her recipes look so delicious.

I love blogs for recipes - there are so many creative cooks out there!

What Katie Ate is my favorite - the recipes are great and the styling and photography is GORGEOUS.

Stephanie said...

That looks amazing! I use allrecipes.com...or I type the ingredients I want to use into google and hit search. : )

Emma said...

looks nice :)
I just love to make up my own recipies which you can find on my own foodblog I just started:
emmas-homemade.blogspot.com

My favorite foodblogs to visit are:
honey & jam and tartelette....

Janna said...

We're both making something new tonight! I'm trying to make ice cream for the first time, just bought an ice cream maker. Although I feel like I should start with plain vanilla, I'm attempting salted caramel ice cream!

Nicole said...

Oooh, smitten kitchen is one of my faves! Along with Sunday Suppers and Sparkling Ink. I rely mostly on blogs these days for recipes...it's funny cuz I love books, but cookbooks are just way too much of a hassle for me!

Sara Szatmary said...

I'm getting hungry such looking at this!

Roseann (The Naked Rose) said...

I love www.foodgawker.com because you can just search for an ingredient and up pops a zillion ideas with visuals.

The Naked Rose

Alex said...

That looks fantastic. I'm a fan of Smitten Kitchen, for sure. I also find lots of inspiration at tastespotting.com and pinterest. Both of those always get my stomach growling! And then there's Bon Apetit magazine. I'm a little food obsessed.

Kerli said...

greenkitchenstories.com - love it!

Nikki Bohne said...

Looks amazing!! From a fellow New Yorker, I LOVE your blog!

Evi said...

I tend to do a little bit of everything: magazines, blogs and cookbooks. This way you get a flavor of all.

Michelle said...

I like The Amateur Gourmet because he's relate-able, Smitten because she's comprehensive, and No Recipes because he's creative.

I also have a food blog which some find amusing - www.michelletranny.com

acp said...

http://www.fiddleheadscuisine.blogspot.com/

amazing!!!

Jessica said...

I've actually made this pea pasta twice! It's SO delicious! Enjoy!

missmehoneybee said...

101 cookbook,
this blog http://ohdeardrea.blogspot.com/2011/07/diet-water-recipe-vegetable-spring.html and Alicia Silverstones The Kind Diet book, love the sicilian collard greens.

Katherines Corner said...

how wonderful. Looks delish!!

Meg said...

I love www.happywhennothungry.com

This is a blog run my friend from high school. She blogs about food as a hobby and she's so good at it!

Closet Cravings said...

When I first saw the pasta picture, I was like yum in the tum. Then I noticed it was made with peas - unfortunately we are sworn mortal enemies. I'm sure it is a delicious dish for those who are good friends with peas. I love looking for new recipes on blogs. I mainly use pintrest or foodgawker to explore new recipes since I eat with my eyes first.Other times I like to simple google something and then search the images. =)

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Hilary Nicole said...

This sounds delicious! We made something similar to this only we substituted the peas for broccoli and mushrooms! Have a wonderful weekend!

XO Hilary Nicole
http://thehippinista.blogspot.com/

Bethany said...

Recently I've been finding a lot of great recipes through Pinterest - the food & drinks section is always full of mouth-watering images that I absolutely HAVE to figure out how to replicate, and they always turn out well, no matter where they've come from! I guess it goes back to that old culinary adage, "we eat with our eyes first." But one of the sites that I find the best recipe pins from is http://www.kayotic.nl/blog/. Her recipes are amazing!

Darci said...

Love The Pioneer Woman for simple solid recipes and Google is always my friend.

Elissa said...

MMmm... that looks good. I like Skinny Taste.com Amazingly good food. It also gives the nutritional value and gives you the weight watchers points!

http://www.littlemisscards.blogspot.com

Tbadee said...

That looks delicious! Thanks for exposing me to SK, now I want to make all of their recipes!

Grace said...

Oh my gosh, that looks delish! Definitely going on my "to try" list.

Angry Asian said...

i usually hit up foodgawker.com for inspiration.

Zoë said...

I add almost all recipes from Real Simple to my box of recipe cards every month. They're the best. Otherwise, most recipes come from either the Barefoot Contessa or my head!

Catherine said...

My own cooking blog! It's tried and true recipes that I know I love:

http://mangoesandlemons.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

You must have a look at What Katie Ate, all her recipes are just amazing and her photography is stunning, enjoy!
Jx

El said...

to sam, about the very first comment...there IS a website that is a bit like what you are wishing for... it's called www.cookthink.com and you can put many different things into the search engine: a specific ingredient, a certain kind of dish, or my favorite, a certain kind of mood! I sometimes feel that the results are limited and repetitive but it is still fun to see what pops up.

Kat Elliott said...

I love so many of the suggestions mentioned above but also...

I love using The Grit Cookbook (a vegan/veggie restaurant in Athens, GA loved by omnivores) for some of my favorite vegetarian dishes.
For pasta/Italian, I'm a little partial to my landlord, Evan Kleiman's cookbooks and radio show (Good Food on KCRW in LA).
For baked stuff, I love the blog http://17andbaking.com/ by (now 19 year old) Elissa. She a great writer and photographer as well. You'd probably really enjoy her blog Joanna (and readers)!

Juultje said...

I made it and its delcious!!

Michelle said...

I find inspiration from foodporndaily and menus at restaurants I eat at (far too often), but most often have to tweak them to make them lactose-free. I started a blogspot with some of my creations (amourbeurre) to try to get some more lactard-friendly recipes online, there seems to be a shortage!

Gina Michele said...

I have the Pea Pasta bookmarked. I'm dying to try it out! Seems like a great summer dish.

♥ Gina Michele
CrochetClouds.com

Cath said...

She's got such a sweet blog, that Smitten Kitchen. And this dish... holy smokes, I'm on it!

Beth B said...

Oh my gosh - I saw that on Smitten Kitchen too! I actually made it last night, but mixed it into Quinoa and sprinkled some goat cheese on top. It was SOOO good. :)

I love the Big Girls Small Kitchen blog for recipes...and if you ever want to try vegan recipes (they're fun I swear) - check out How it All Vegan. It's the cookbook I use the most out of all of the ones I own! :)

Tiffany | Wedding Flowers Co said...

I go to blogs .. in fact today I'm making "celery salt" isn't it nice to have different salt flavors at home??
Nice pictures on your vacations... I an see you had a great time!!! :) Tiff

Anonymous said...

One of our family's fav recipes came from a restaurant my parents ate at on vacation. My mom loved a texmex salad so much she asked the manager for the recipe. Never hurts to ask!

I am also a big fan of googling recipes for restaurant dishes. For instance, I'm boycotting Chik Fil A and have found copycat nuggets recipes for when I have cravings! Next up copycat Baja Fresh Chicken Tortilla Soup!

NYC Recessionista said...

One of my favorite recipes is actually from my grandmother, and it's pretty similar to this one. She makes linguine and then tosses it with chick peas (or "chee-chee beans" as she calls them, since chick pea is "ceci" in Italian), broccoli, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. It's wonderfully simple and just warms your insides :)

Vanessa said...

One of my favourite cooking/food blogs is Whole Family Fare: http://wholefamilyfare.blogspot.com

I'm making her Lentil-Walnut Burgers tonight. Yumyumyum.

Olivia : I am still learning said...

that looks delicious! And I usually get new recipes from blogs, if I see the husband and kids like it then it's usually a winner :)

Anonymous said...

How was this? Did you use fresh peas?

endoftunnell said...

Just made it. Delicious! Perfect comfort food.

Chloe said...

Looks yummy! I have fallen in love with the vegetarian cooking blog Green Kitchen Stories authored by a Stockholm-based couple. Their recipes are delicious, healthy, and easy (not to mention pretty, as well). They recently contributed to Design Sponge with an amazing portabello mushroom burger recipe...check them out!

Geri said...

I like to check the menus on-line of cool restaurants around the world and if I like the mix of ingredients I have a go at creating something like it! ... is is really good and combinations such as Figs, Parma ham and Mozarella or Cod and Mango have come from doing just that! :) xx

Stacy Orndorff said...

I like "Making Love in the Kitchen" and "Joy of Baking."

Mental Chew said...

I made this too! It was really good. I did use more garlic and pecans in lieu of pine nuts. Even my 7 month old loved it!

Claire said...

That looks amazing. I am such a pasta lover! I'll have to try that when I go back to school...college living always makes me feel the need to prove I can be domestic..which never ends well. But my roommate who used to cook for us all the time transferred to another school so she can study culinary arts...SOMEBODY'S got to make the pasta in my apartment now!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I recently made this as well, it was delicious! I love finding recipes from blogs, magazines, and recommendations alike.

Yadi I. @ShopCookMake said...

Looks delicious! Will try it. Thanks for sharing.

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erin said...

this recipe looks so delicious. unfortunately, when james set out to make it last week, he accidently mistook our dish soap for olive oil. making for one sudsy dinner. alas, the downside of putting dishsoap into pretty glass bottles.

Jaime said...

Smitten Kitchen is my absolute fave! Every recipe I try from Deb is a winner...try the Kefta Meatballs!

LottieandDoof.com and thekitchn.com
are favorites, and I often visit British food sites to find some new ideas...bbcgoodfood.com.

AND, I post all of MY favorite recipes at
www.impeccabletasty.blogspot.com

Ana Maggie said...

i love cooking blogs! they always have the best pictures and easiest recipes!!

Jane Rivera said...

Every cook needs a recipe card box
in their kitchen to hold their secret family recipes that have been passed down through the generations.

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