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Where Do I Find Inspiration For Cooking? Roasted Broccoli & Savory Dutch Pancake With Dill

Where do you get inspiration for cooking meals? I find mine at a grocery store, restaurant menus and my imagination, to name a few. Instagram and a few websites are also a great source for either new ideas or as a reminder of things you've been meaning to make and haven't yet.

That's exactly what happened last week when I made a simple lunch of Roasted Broccoli & Savory Pancake With Dill. This is a great Meattles Monday lunch, but can as easily be made as breakfast for dinner.

The recipe for roasted broccoli came from TheKitchn. The only changes I made were the following: 1) I preheated the oven with a cookie sheet inside to help sear the broccoli faster 2) I did not measure the oil 3) I added green za'atar.

Roasting broccoli is fast, easy, and you get great results. I'd recommend, however, only to roast the amount you'll be eating because I did not like the leftovers.

The inspiration for the Savory Dutch Pancake with Dill came from @onetomato_two's instagram account. The only changes I made to her quick recipe was to add a bit of salt to the egg/flour mix. I also used Kerrygold's Dubliner instead of chevre because that's what I had.

You combine 3 eggs with 3 tablespoons of flour, 1/4 cup milk and 1 tablespooons butter {or oil, which is what I did}. I used my Blendtec to make sure the mixture was perfectly smooth. You then bake this in a cast iron skillet for 15 minutes in a preheated oven {425F} and top it with dill and cheese when it's ready and fluffy. 

As luck would have it, the broccoli required 425F oven too! You start by roasting the broccoli, then 10 minutes add the savory Dutch pancakes and 15 minutes later your meal is ready!

A few tomatoes never hurt anyone ;)

Your turn: tell me where you get your inspiration for cooking!