First is Nik Snacks. Nikki is such a talented and informative cook. A woman, with multiple cooking jobs (I don't know how she does it all), she provides a wealth of food knowledge, and some danged yummy recipes to boot.
The next award goes to Peef and Lo of Burp! This is a blog that will get picky eaters to eat their vegetables. This blog is all about creative use of local fresh ingredients - and I do mean creative.
Finally, I want to give the award to Darius of Everyday Cooking. This is a guy who puts a creative spin on lots of classics, and you just know he'd be a blast to hang out with (oh and and he even gave me a little bit of inspiration today, so read on and find out how).Please come and get your reward.
Splash the tomatoes with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt and roast at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until they get a little burst and wrinkly.
Cook up a chicken breast and cut that into small strips.
Thinly slice an onion and slowly cook it over low heat until it's soft and golden.
Finally cook up two cups of orzo in a quart of chicken broth and let it all absorb like rice. Put it in a big bowl and add the chicken and veggies.
Now squeeze the juice of a lemon on it and stir in some chopped fresh parsley.
It's harder than one would expect artistically pose a lemon
This dish is very versatile. You can use whatever vegetables you have lying around the house, or make it vegetarian. (Some cheese in place of chicken might be nice.) Don't think of this as a recipe. Think of it as a suggestion.