One of my favorite things to do is take restaurant menus and use them for inspiration to create recipes at home. It allows us to enjoy a restaurant meal in our own home at a fraction of the cost and allows us to experience restaurants we aren’t able to visit on a regular basis. So today when I received the Candle Cafe Newsletter with their Spring 2011 menu I was inspired by one of their sandwiches:
Instead of making a BBQ Tempeh & Sweet Potato Sandwich I made a BBQ Sweet Potato and Black Bean Sandwich. I baked the sweet potato and glazed it with BBQ sauce. I grilled the kale and red onion on our little George Forman Grill and I whipped up a variation of my smoked paprika aioli, I added roasted garlic and roasted shallot to the aioli- YUM!. I then layered up the sandwiches and grilled them on the George Forman Grill to make them nice and toasty and served a green salad along side.
Q: Where do you find recipe inspiration?