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March 7, 2020

Recipes I've Been Loving From Other Bloggers

As a food blogger, it’s easy to get lost in creating my own recipes and never explore other bloggers. I look at the recipes, I admire the photography, I comment on how yummy it looks, and I even receive emails from a few that I’m subscribed to. But still, I never actually go through with making any. So, I decided to challenge myself and explore other recipes and it was awesome to get to relax, not worry about making anything pretty, and just follow a recipe. 

 

Below I’ve listed ___ recipes that I’ve tried over the past few weeks as well as named the bloggers who created them. For the record, I loved every single one! I’ve included my honest opinions and any modifications I chose while making the recipe. 

1. Carrot Ginger Soup by Feel Good Foodie

https://feelgoodfoodie.net/recipe/carrot-ginger-soup/

 

This recipe is my new favorite soup recipe!!! It’s delicious and so easy to make. My mom was actually the one who saw it and suggested we make it and boy am I glad she did. The spices in this soup are warm and tasty and the coconut milk makes it super creamy. I loved having it as a side to my dinner or as a pre-dinner snack. I definitely recommend trying this one!!!

2. No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars by The Conscious Plant Kitchen

https://www.theconsciousplantkitchen.com/no-bake-peanut-butter-bars/

OKAY woah. Probably the best dessert I’ve has in a whilllle. These bars are the tastiest things, in fact, they far exceed Reese’s (I know, I know but trust me you’d say the same). After freezing, these bars were oddly easy to slice through (in a good way!) and even though you store them in the freezer, they’re not at all too hard to eat. They soften as you bite down which I was both surprised about and thankful for. The only modifications we made to this recipe was using chocolate chips instead of a bar of chocolate and using standard peanut butter opposed to runny. Overall, I’d say you definitely need to try these as your next dessert.

3. Garlic and Paprika Chicken by Jo Cooks

https://www.jocooks.com/recipes/garlic-and-paprika-chicken/

 

Ben has been experimenting with different baked chicken recipes lately and it’s been the best! He loves cooking too and I always look forward to trying what he’s whipped up. This chicken recipe is probably our favorite so far. It’s full of flavor and the chicken comes out nice and juicy! He has been making slight modifications to them, though. For this recipe, he added cumin and chili powder as well as reduced the oil from 1/2 cup to 1/3 cup.  (Also, this recipe is made for drumsticks but we used chicken breasts!)

4. Greek Yogurt Bars or Bark (name not listed) by @fitnessrecipevideos

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_JYZRAFXdQ/?igshid=njcv8u65vdum

 

This recipe is one that my mom saw on Instagram and wanted to try out! We’ve really been enjoying this time together cooking/baking :). Although I do not agree with the caption they included with this recipe (“gulit-free,” “cheated,” “fatlossdiet,” etc.), the recipe itself is super yummy! Recently, dairy yogurt hasn’t made me feel the best so I didn’t eat a ton but you could definitely make this with dairy-free yogurt instead. We mixed the yogurt with honey and then topped it with frozen berries and granola. At first, we used an 8x8 pan like the video showed but they came out pretty thick so the second time, we used a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread it out so it was thinner like bark. I can’t wait to try out the other flavors too! It’s quick to throw together and makes for a tasty dessert. 

No Pinterest for this one :/

5. Savory Oat Flour Bread by Hungry Hobby

https://hungryhobby.net/savory-oat-flour-bread/

 

I’m a big fan of oat bread. Yes, banana bread and other sweet breads are amazing too but something about a savory, oaty bread just really hits the spot. Now this isn’t like a yeast/flour bread so don’t expect the bread you buy from the store BUT I’d say it’s even better because it’s got a similar consistency to a baked bread (such as banana bread) but a tad breadier. I hope that made sense. Anyways, I really loved this recipe and besides my beginner-baker move of not spraying the pan…..it turned out awesome!!! It will work great as a dinner bread on the side of a meal or a breakfast bread with some avocado or jam. 

 

(watch how easy it is to make oat flour here>> https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_aaBQ8jrM3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link )

6. No Mayo Cole Slaw by Camila McConaughey (@camilamcconaughey)

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-k3C-kJjQd/?igshid=nwcs8ag48nyf

 

I’ve never liked cole slaw… until now!! I probably don’t like traditional slaw because it has mayonnaise and as I’ve said before, mayonnaise and I are not friends but luckily we found this no-mayonnaise recipe and I’m loving it!!! This slaw has a fresh taste and light feel to it. Honestly, I wouldn’t mind making this at the beginning of every week! (We ate it plain on the side of a meal)

No Pinterest for this one :/

Other Bloggers I Really Enjoy:

Ambitious Kitchen https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com

The Banana Diaries https://thebananadiaries.com

Elsa’s Wholesome Life http://www.elsaswholesomelife.com

Shuangy’s Kitchen Sink https://shuangyskitchensink.com

If you have a favorite food blogger (or bloggers), comment them down below!!

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