Of all the things we love to lament about the Internet, I owe my entire cooking history to the dotcom. With the click of a button, I can sift through hundreds of recipes from chefs, gardeners, food-lovers and everyday folks – each inspiring me to get a little messy (and a lot creative) in the kitchen. Two of which? Sonja and Alex, the darling friends I can now forever blame for my family’s turmeric cauliflower obsession.
Last week, the duo celebrated the launch of Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Food. Finally: a non-intimidating foray into cooking with whole foods where nearly every recipe boasts a creative take on an everyday pantry or produce staple (and then some!). While the book is beautiful, yes, and the recipes are drool-worthy (double yes), it’s their whispered mindset I love most: that dinnertime needn’t be a race to the finish line. In cooking and in life, sometimes you gotta stop and smell the rosemary.