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Culinary Content: TasteSpotting, A Veggie Venture, and Featured Recipes

Updated on June 30, 2007

As a new feature in my food column here on HubPages, I will periodically write a Culinary Content article with links to some of the great culinary content I have found recently online.

This week, you will find an inspiring food photography portal, a blog that specializes in recipes for just about every sort of vegetable, and links to recipes for portobello mushroom sandwiches, char grilled vegetables with a white bean puree, and stacks with heirloom tomato, buffalo mozzarella, pancetta, and basil.

Websites:

TasteSpotting

If you haven't seen TasteSpotting yet, you have been missing a perfect opportunity for culinary inspiration. To put it in their own words, "Bookmarks, del.icio.us, blogrolls, etc. make you read and search and think. This is the picture book to their novel." And this picture book will make you very, very hungry. It is a blog, or link aggregator, composed entirely of captioned food pictures linking back to the recipes and articles that they came from. TasteSpotting is my first source for inspiration when I'm having trouble coming up with food ideas. One quick browse through and I have more ideas than I can rightly use. There is even a search option, so you can easily see everything they've posted on any given food.

A Veggie Venture: Vegetable Inspiration from Asparagus to Zuchini

We have been harvesting beets from our garden lately, and I came across this blog while looking for new beet recipe ideas. I found much more than I was looking for! This is a treasure trove of ways to cook nearly every vegetable that you can imagine. It is wonderful for vegetarians and vegans, but also an immense resource for side dishes to meat. Check the Alphabet of Vegetables for a clickable list of vegetables and the recipes that use them.

Recipes:

Here are some delicious looking recipes that I've come across recently and wanted to share the inspiration.

This recipe for char grilled vegetables with white bean puree from the blog Stone Soup looks almost too good to be true. As soon as I saw the picture I could practically taste the hearty bean puree with the smoky grilled vegetables. And what a very healthy meal, with all of those fresh vegetables and the balanced whole proteins from the bread and beans! I can't wait to try this recipe at home. (vegetarian, vegan)

Check out this recipe for portobello mushroom sandwiches from the blog City Muse. This looks so quick and easy but so very scrumptious! I'm looking forward to making these when we need a quick meal. (vegetarian, vegan)

I don't eat meat, but if I did I'd want to try one of these heirloom tomato, buffalo mozzarella, pancetta, and basil stacks from the blog SingleGuyChef. Heirloom tomatoes are just coming into season around here, and this looks like an incredible way to use them!

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