As we look ahead to 2015, we say goodbye to the food trends of 2014 and say hello to the new trends that will take their place. The just-released Pinterest 100 list predicts lifestyle trends for the new year, based on popular pins. We checked out the list and identified five of the hottest food and drink trends to watch for in the new year, plus some easy recipes to get you in the game early!
1. DIY ramen
Ramen has been popular in restaurants for a few years, and now it's poised to take home kitchens by storm. This classic comfort food is undeniably delicious and perfect for those cold winter nights.
Looking to make it yourself but don't have a lot of time? Check out our recipe for easy three-step ramen.
2. Hack the menu
Nothing is more satisfying than ordering off a secret (or "secret") menu at your favorite restaurant or coffee shop.
Take your cup of joe off menu with these eight Starbucks hacks.
3. Carbs go paleo
Usually when we think of the paleo diet, our minds go to meat and vegetables, not to comforting carbs. But recipes like these paleo waffles are ready to change all that.
Next year, expect to see more paleo-friendly carbs, like this faux cornbread stuffing.
4. Tequila is the new vodka
Instead of using rum, this take on the Mai Tai calls for tequila for a creative spin that is Pinterest tested and approved.
5. Cauliflower is the new kale
Cauliflower is quickly overtaking kale as the darling of the vegetable set. Expect it not just as a side, but as a key ingredient in main dishes. Here cauliflower is used to create a pizza crust that also happens to be gluten free, tapping into another food trend.
Here's an easy way to get more cauliflower in your life: Cauliflower mashed potatoes!
Check out three home trends to watch for in 2015.