Three ingredient recipes.
Posts on toast.
Is there a bit of food blogger burnout going on?
Or maybe just foodie burnout?
Has common sense creativity peaked?
I could have made this a two ingredient recipe: rhubarb sauce and vanilla yogurt.
I decided to make it complicated…..
It’s a five ingredient recipe.
I hope you can handle it.
I love rhubarb and I eat this every day for lunch in the spring….. But not in the fancy glass.
Rhubarb, Vanilla Yogurt Parfait
Total time: 20 minutes, plus chilling time
- 2 cups sliced, fresh rhubarb, about 2 stalks
- 2 tbs sugar
- 1 tbs water
- 1 cup (8oz 240gr) Greek yogurt
- 1 tbs powdered sugar, or more if you like sweet
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Wash the rhubarb and slice it about 1/4″ (.5cm) thick.
- No need to peel but pull off any stringy bits as you slice. Use a sharp knife.
- Put in a saucepan with the water and sugar.
- Cover and cook over medium heat until very soft.
- Taste and add more sugar if you like – before removing from heat.
- Combine yogurt, powdered sugar and vanilla.
- To serve:
- In a parfait or champagne flute, or other glass, layer the rhubarb sauce and yogurt. Serve.
Now I’m seeing ‘retro recipes’.
Old recipes I had hoped would were lost forever.
Recipes of dishes that really weren’t that good the first time around and deserved to be lost in time.
Like macaroni and cheese made with nothing but melted Velveeta. (They could at least add Spam.)
Strawberry Pretzel Dessert…. (What, run out of graham crackers?)
Molded Jello salads….. (Where did I put my Joys of Jello cook book?)
And then there are the recipes using processed foods in new and unusual ways.
I saw a recipe today that I’m not sure even qualifies as a recipe…..
It surely doesn’t qualify as healthy home cooking.
It was a simple recipe:
- 1 chuck roast
- 1 packet of dry Ranch dressing mix
- 1 packet of dry beef gravy mix
- 1 packet of dry Italian dressing mix
- 1 stick of butter
There might have been some water, as well.
All of the reviewers raved about it – easy, fantastic, so good, etc.
Well, one could put that much salt, butter and artificial flavorings on almost anything and have it taste, um, well, er….. words elude me.
Is this the new direction of food blogging?
Actually, I didn’t see this on a food blog – but on one of the big ‘serious’ recipe sites.
It makes me rather sad.
Real cooking is easy to do and healthier (I hope) to eat.
It’s a life-skill that (maybe) should be taught some where along the line.