I realized this yesterday, when I pulled out a bunch of cookbooks that have been hiding in a kitchen cabinet and tried to find something that inspired me to cook. There were recipes from the greatest Latin chefs, magazines dating back 10 years with wonderful looking summer salads and delicious pictures of cake, even clippings from my brief love affair with tofu (obviously pre-allergy). But nothing tickled my fancy.
Nada. Zilch. Zero.
And then it hit me. There's nothing wrong with these recipes. It's me. I'm bored. Yeah, I can make chicken/fish/cow a bunch of different ways, but I don't want to. I want something new.
New spices, new combinations, new textures, anything that's just plain different. So if you have something exotic worth sharing, please let me know in the comments. I'll post a follow-up if I try your recipe.