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Friday Foodie Favorites: July 12, 2013

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Boy am I glad that it is Friday!  It has been crazy busy this week at work and I am so SO ready for a (hopefully) relaxing weekend.  Are you up to anything fun?  The only things that I have planned to do are to sleep in (assuming my body will let me sleep past 7:30), do some cleaning and grocery shopping, do a little apartment shopping/decorating, watch TV/movies, read, and nap.  That’s right…mostly a whole lot of relaxing.  I also hope to get in a few great workouts, but only if my knee will let me.  I just got a cortisone shot yesterday and I have to rest it for the next two days.  After my rest days, though, I am hoping that it isn’t too sore and I can get my fitness on!  Say a little prayer that the cortisone works miracles for my knee.  I am a bit pessimistic because I have not had very good luck with the shots in the past :(.

But enough about me and my super exciting 😉 weekend plans, let’s take a look at five recipes that I have eaten (and loved!) over the past several weeks.

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First up is Chelsey’s recipe for Cabbage Lentil Soup.  I don’t know about you, but in the past I always associated cabbage soup with “diet” food.  Now yes, this soup is certainly low in calories, but that is the only thing that it is “low” in.  It is super high in flavor, quantity (you get a lot of bang for your buck, so to speak), veggies, and protein!  I loved this soup and I already have plans to make it again soon!  If you think that you do not like cabbage, think again.

Next up…

friday favorite seitan cacciatore






…Kiersten’s Seitan Cacciatore.  I am a big fan of seitan, so I was super excited about cooking up this recipe.  I followed Kiersten’s recipe, except I reduced the amount of servings, left out the flour, and used sliced black olives instead of kalamata olives.  I served my seitan cacciatore dish over cauliflower “rice.”  This was good!  I would definitely make and eat this one again.

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Over the past few weeks I also made Courtney’s Banana Bread Pancakes for One.  I had a major pancakes craving, so brinner it was!  I followed Courtney’s recipe exactly, except I used whole wheat flour in place of the all-purpose flour.  I topped off my pancakes with melted blackberry jam.  These babies were SO good!  I also really loved that the recipe was for one serving since most pancake recipes that I find are for at least 2 to 4 servings.  These are already on my meal plan for next week and I am so excited to make them again.

So you have seen this next one before…

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…it’s Michelle’s Vegan Fish O’ Fillet.  I mentioned this in a past WIAW post, but I loved it so much that I want to give it a shout out again here in my favorites post.  I served my Fish O’ Fillet on whole wheat toast with fresh spinach leaves, onions, and Vegenaise vegan mayo.  It was one tasty sandwich that you can bet I will make again.  Seriously, who knew tofu could be so delicious?  Oh wait, I have been trying to tell you that for MONTHS now! 😉

And finally…last, but certainly not least:

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I mentioned in Wednesday’s WIAW post that I ate Guacamole Cauliflower Rice for lunch.  And the verdict?  Welp, Kim’s recipe is awesome!  I followed Kim’s recipe nearly exactly, except I only used the juice of one lime (mine was really juicy), I cooked my cauliflower rice before combining the ingredients (I love it that way), and I added in a few dashes of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos because they are my favorite thing to add to cauliflower rice.  I was SO pleased with the results.  This is a super veggie-filled dish and is full of delicious flavor.  Seriously, how can you go wrong with a dish that contains both cauliflower rice AND avocado?  It sure won me over :).

And that’s all folks!  Hopefully you will try out some of my favorite foodie finds from around the blog world.  I guarantee that you will not regret trying any of these delicious dishes.

Have a fabulous Friday and a great weekend!  I’ll see you on Sunday!

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  • Erin July 12, 2013, 7:21 am
    Oh my those pancakes look delicious!! I love that the serving size is just for one too!
  • Alex@Veggin' Out July 12, 2013, 7:34 am
    I so need to try the fish o' fillet sandwich!! I've been eyeing that ever since Michelle first posted the recipe, and I get jealous every time you mention it haha ;) Everything else looks wonderful as well! Cauliflower rice is another one on my to make list. I'll definitely have to check out that recipe as you can never go wrong with guacamole!
  • chasingchels July 12, 2013, 7:54 am
    Fingers crossed for the knee girl! I think your weekend sounds amazing by the way. I want one of those soon ha. And thanks for the idea for Chelsea's soup...i have lentils to use up so that may just be the way to go :)
  • Julia July 12, 2013, 8:05 am
    Oh it all looks so good! Banana pancakes for one should be my breakfast every day! Hope you have a relaxing weekend and that next week is less hectic!
  • Her Happy Balance July 12, 2013, 8:21 am
    So I'm curious, where did you buy the vegan mayo? DId you have to hit up a specialty store or do most supermarkets carry it now?
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 12, 2013, 9:35 pm
      They sell it at Whole Foods, but I can almost always find it at regular grocery stores in my area.
  • Alyssa @ Road to RD July 12, 2013, 8:21 am
    Those pancakes look great! Yum!
  • ahealthyhappyhome July 12, 2013, 8:26 am
    Yum! I had planned to make Kim's rice this week but my avocados weren't ripe! I'm hoping to make it next week instead as it sounds delicious!
  • Sarah July 12, 2013, 8:42 am
    i need to try that Guacamole Cauliflower Rice!!
  • Eating 4 Balance July 12, 2013, 8:49 am
    I love single-serving recipes. They are great because you can easily quadruple them to make a regular-sized recipe whereas it's much harder to take a recipe for 10 and get it down to 1. I'm glad that I'm not the only one enjoying soup this summer :) I hope your relaxation this weekend is the recovery you need to run without your knee hurting. A cortisone shot doesn't sound fun, especially if it you haven't had the best of luck with them in the past :( I'll be thinking of you!
  • dixya| food, pleasure, and health July 12, 2013, 9:34 am
    everything on this post looks so good- i have to try that rice and coup.
  • swissfitchick July 12, 2013, 10:08 am
    Good luck with the shot! I hope it helps and can get that fitness on! I have no plans at all for the weekend and it's summery weather so it will be nice. The recipes look great, I am intrigued by the cauliflower avocado rice!!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 12, 2013, 9:39 pm
      Thank you! I appreciate it :). I think that the weekends with very little to no plans are often the best :).
  • Lisa July 12, 2013, 10:20 am
    Oh, all your creations look fabulous! I love trying to make other bloggers recipes. And I kind of want that cabbage soup, the way you described it sounds awesome. Hoping your knee feels better asap!
  • Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog July 12, 2013, 10:39 am
    My weekend sounds a lot like yours. I want to relax and catch up with some things around the house. Enjoy!
  • beautifullynutty July 12, 2013, 10:46 am
    I should try and make cauliflower rice. It sounds tasty!
  • The Cookie ChRUNicles July 12, 2013, 11:07 am
    I need to try making the cauliflower rice recipe - totally something I would love!
  • Jeremy DeHague July 12, 2013, 12:22 pm
    I def need to try those banana pancakes! Being a big fan of banana bread those sound right up my alley! Hope the shot for the knee works this time!:)
  • Alexis July 12, 2013, 12:39 pm
    Those banana bread pancakes for one look perfect! Thanks for sharing!
  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance July 12, 2013, 1:34 pm
    That cabbage lentil soup looks delicious. I'd like to try making that soon! I have my fingers crossed for you and that the shot works!
  • jumpeatrun July 12, 2013, 1:46 pm
    Your weekend plan sounds perfect! Outside of a long run tomorrow morning, I will pretty much be doing the same thing :)
  • Kelly @ Vegan Iowan July 12, 2013, 2:25 pm
    Enjoy your weekend! I've never tried cauliflower rice but I think you've convinced me to give it a shot!
  • Brittany July 12, 2013, 4:08 pm
    Blog food finds are the besssst!! Today is my day off, and then I work all weekend!! I am enjoying my day off though!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 12, 2013, 9:43 pm
      I hope that you had a great day off and that your shifts at work are pleasant and go by quickly!
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats July 12, 2013, 4:16 pm
    So many great recipes there! Those pancakes sound amazing. And I saw Kim's recipe for guacamole rice and so want to try it :)
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness July 12, 2013, 4:19 pm
    Sometimes, most of the times, I love nice relaxing weekends. I love weekends where you can relax, get in some good workouts and eat good food. I hope your knee allows you to get in some good workouts.
  • jessielovestorun July 12, 2013, 6:39 pm
    Heading to check out the banana pancakes now :) Prayers your knee will start feeling better soon!
  • Brittany @ Freckled Nettles July 12, 2013, 7:33 pm
    So many great shares! Those banana bread 'cakes sound divine. Happy weekend, and be sure to rest up that knee of yours!
  • kimathungryhealthygirl July 12, 2013, 9:19 pm
    Hope your knee gets feeling better soon! I know from experience that knee pain is definitely not fun. Thanks so much for sharing the cauliflower rice. I'm glad that you loved it as much as I do! Can't wait to check out all of the other recipes, especially those pancakes.... you know I'm a pancake kinda girl! ;)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 12, 2013, 9:45 pm
      Thank you for the positive thoughts! I appreciate it :). And I just HAD to share your recipe because it was definitely a favorite of mine over the past few weeks! I hope you try those pancakes. They are taaaasty!!
  • Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani) July 13, 2013, 3:54 am
    Banana bread pancakes sound fabulous- yum!
  • Kate @ Daily Cup of Kate July 13, 2013, 8:33 am
    I love pancakes and can always use another recipe to add to the stack ;)
  • katalysthealth July 13, 2013, 9:12 am
    Good luck with the shot hun! Hope it works for you. Fingers are crossed!
  • Katherine July 13, 2013, 4:44 pm
    Oh yum! Happy Friday girl! Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!
  • Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet July 13, 2013, 6:54 pm
    Mmm! Those pancakes look yummy, I haven't has pancakes in quite some time. You've made me want sooooome!
  • The Candid RD July 14, 2013, 7:19 am
    I was have to give this setain cattiatore a try!! I'm intrigued.
  • Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life January 28, 2014, 7:50 am
    I can't believe I had forgotten ALL about those pancakes!! Thanks for the reminder...I'm gonna need to make them ASAP! :) Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life recently posted...Weekend Highlights & Lucas’s Baptism {1/27}My Profile

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