Pinterest reveals 5 food trends to watch for in 2015

Paleo Waffles and Mexican Mai Tai from Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations; A Spicy Perspective
Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations; A Spicy Perspective

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.

If you are looking for another unusual (but delicious) drink with tequila, whip up a batch of salted caramel hot chocolate with tequila.

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.