Instagram is my favorite, I like it more than Facebook and Twitter combined! Instagram recipes are just one of the many reasons why I’m such a fan. I feel like I’ve hit some kind of tiny jackpot every time I see a gorgeous #foodporn photo and the recipe is posted in the caption or the comments! Sometimes, if I’m really lucky and ask very nicely, folks on Instagram will type out their recipe for me in the comments even if it’s not posted originally. Instagram recipes come in all formats and levels of complexity… the fun thing is discovering them via their mouthwatering photos! I’ve gotten in on the fun with a few Instagram recipes of my own in the recent past.
Check ’em out…
I try to keep it simple when posting Instagram recipes, but since it’s possible to view Instagram posts on your desktop computer it’s almost exactly like using a recipe in a blog post (without the print functionality, of course). These purple sweet potato bacon bites were a late night experiment that went really right! You could sub chili flakes or any other spicy thing you have on hand for the jalapeño. Cooking should be as convenient as possible, in addition to a healthy, productive, frugal, creative outlet. 😉
Nighttime experimentation: purple sweet potato buns! All I had within reach to stuff them with was bacon and jalapeños, life is so hard…
In addition to late night culinary experiments, pre-workout snacks and post-workout meals are some of the things I post to Instagram. This egg in a sweet potato “nest” is an example of the former that was particularly delicious in my opinion (plus looks fun and funky too).
This one can be made with spiralized yellow, white or purple sweet potato, parsnips, carrots, or your favorite root vegetable (the water content in zucchini and summer squash is too high for this sort of flash fry technique). I always love an excuse to use my favorite spiralizer!
Crisp a bit of spiralized sweet potato in a cast iron skillet, crack an egg into it. Let set, then flip. Flip again, then top with dill, shichimi togarashi, black sesame.
Dessert and treat recipes are also fun to post to Instagram, although they can get a little more complicated. I wanted to start my Monday right with some “carrot cake” waffles, and while they’re not nearly as sweet as carrot cake normally is, they were tasty and unusual enough to qualify as a very special breakfast.
Carrot Cake Waffles! Come at me, Monday. 1/2 lb carrots 1/3 cup coconut flour 4 eggs 3 tbsp coconut oil 1 tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp cinnamon Pinch salt Grease and preheat your waffle-maker. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until a coarse dough forms. Cook according to waffle-maker directions.
If you’re not following me yet on Instagram, come join the fun! I love to see what my readers are up to in the kitchen, especially if you try one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram with @grokgrub or #grokgrub so I can see how it went. 🙂
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