First thing that came to mind was a hearty beef stew. Especially since I had some cubed chuck from my favorite beef producer - Getaway Farms and some root vegetables to go with it. But what to do with them?
I could have just made my Easy Oven Stew - always a hit around here.
But I also wanted to use my Preserved Lemons, so Moroccan Style Stew sounded appealing.
Then there was the delicious sounding (stunning photo too) traditional version from Flavours of Prince Edward Island: A Culinary Journey that I reviewed which had roasted vegetables & red wine... never a bad combo. I also had another sourse that inspired me - House of Annie's entry to Presto Pasta Nights #187 . It was her olives that made me think of my preserved lemons. By the way, her dish was inspired by at least two others as well... almost a chain letter in abstract.
Here's my creation from all those inspiration points. (Photo at the top of the post)
Where do you get your inspiration?