I Nom Things, a funky food blog written by a Ila Betapi, is probably the most interesting food blog I have ever come across. Her recipes are mostly Asian-inspired, which I always find intriguing--mostly because I love Asian cuisine and wish that I could cook more of it at home. However, it’s the feel of the site itself that really keeps me browsing. Sure, her recipe database is extensive and her recipes can get fairly in depth, but she also manages to keep things light and fun without getting too serious. Cooking is supposed to be enjoyable, and while reading I Nom Things, it’s easy to see that Betapi is having fun and enjoying every minute of what she’s doing.
The entrees section of I Nom Things was what really blew me away above all else. The flavors that Betapi brings together in every dish are truly fascinating, and I found myself reading through each recipe and wondering how I didn’t even consider these combinations first. Sweet and Sour Kale brings together this bitter green with the combatting sweet and sour of Port and balsamic vinegar, making for a real party on your plate. I also loved the creativity of the Salmon Carbonara Pasta, as well as the Sesame Ribs. A recent but now everlasting love of lemongrass and curry brought me to fall in love with the Chicken Curry with Poached Egg and the Lemongrass Chicken, two simple dishes that are perfect for entertaining foodie friends.
For the adventurous sweet tooth, I highly recommend the Roasted Pumpkin Cheesecake. Autumn may be just about over, but as long as it’s cold out I find it appropriate to use pumpkin in as many dishes as possible, and the roasting of it in this light and delicious cheesecake makes the flavor incredible. I also love the Mochi Balls with Edamame Cream, a funky and interesting dessert that is both sweet and savory.
I Nom Things is a fun and quirky food blog that we truly love, and we hope that you love it too! Throw together a few of these fantastic dishes, and let us know what you think. I’ll be here, sipping on a mug of Hot Chocolate with Homemade Marshmallows. Yum.
Cheers, and happy cooking!
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