Welcome to this week's Friday Five! Today, I'm obsessing over all things kitchen-related (kind of a no-brainer for a food blogger)...I can't wait to share with you this week's most amazing recipe finds, plus the five cookbooks I can't wait to get into my life, and five beautiful tools for your kitchen (whether you're on a champagne budget or living that ramen life). And now........on to the love!!
TOP FIVE RECIPES I'M LOVING:
These Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Chickpeas, Asparagus and Arugula by Floating Kitchen, which might as well just be named "Four Things that Laurel LOVES"!!
This Purple Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Soup (I just can't get enough of the sweet potatoes, apparently) by Rebel Recipes. Purple sweet potatoes pack even more antioxidant power than their orange counterparts, which means they're basically a superfood!
These Sweet Potatoes with Spinach Tahini by Simply Beautiful Eating look bold AND beautiful!
These INCREDIBLE-looking rainbow sweet potato 'toasts' by vegan 'grammer @the_sunkissed_kitchen (I wish she had a blog, I'd be all over it! But just the visual inspiration is amazing)!
And finally, classic sweet potato fries by @alwaysromainecalm , made even better by the addition of my old friends the hard-boiled egg and the perfectly ripe avocado!
TOP FIVE COOKBOOKS I WANT TO GET ON MY SHELF IN 2018:
First We Eat, by Eva Kosmas Flores - I CAN'T WAIT to pre-order Eva's first book (out this month)! I have followed her on Instagram for what feels like ages, and am so excited to have a book of her insanely gorgeous photography and recipes in rotation at our house.
Love & Lemons, by Jeanine Donofrio - Vibrant seasonal recipes by another Instagram superstar!
Dining In, by Alison Roman - Simple recipes & solid techniques made accessible to EVERYONE in Alison's book
Near & Far, by Heidi Swanson - Gorgeous photography and writing by Heidi, combined with elegant recipes
Seven Spoons, by Tara O'Brady - Tara's writing is simple & addictively earnest, and her recipes are out-of-this-world delicious!
TOP FIVE FINDS THIS WEEK:
A classic stainless Hario v60, the only acceptable kettle
Simple & chic modern measuring cups in timeless gold
A simple, glazed stoneware jar to hold salt, spices or herbs
And finally, in my wildest dreams....this gleaming, 5-quart copper vessel by Mauviel. If I had this, it would star in every photograph I ever took. Even the ones that are just about coffee. COPPER EVERYWHERE.
Happy Friday, everyone!!