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Friday Foodie Favorites: July 26, 2013

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Happy Friday everyone!  I am so excited that we have almost made it through the work week.  The weekend has been calling my name for days now…or more like since Monday ;).  I am off to Des Moines this weekend to spend some quality time with my brother and mom.  I am looking forward to checking out their Farmer’s Market for the first time.  I hear that it is absolutely AWESOME.

But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.  It is technically still Friday and, as a result, it is time for me to share some of my favorite recipes from around the web that I have cooked up over the past two weeks.  I hope you all find something that calls your name :).

Friday Foodie Favorites: July 26, 2013

friday favorite black eye kale soup 2






Remember this?  I posted about this Smoky Black-Eyed Pea and Kale soup a couple of weeks back, and I am finally going to share the recipe link with you.  I ran across this recipe on Janet’s blog and was so excited to try it.  I have been majorly crushing on both kale and black-eyed peas, so I knew that this soup would be right up my alley.  I really enjoyed it.  And, I still have one serving left in my freezer that I cannot wait to dig into next week.

Up next is…

friday favorite hippie loaf






…the Happy Herbivore’s hippie loaf (a.k.a vegan “meatloaf”).  If you have been reading my blog for a while now, then you are well aware of my love for the Happy Herbivore cookbooks.  I use her three cookbooks more than any other cookbooks that I own.  This vegan “meatloaf” is super-duper flavorful, it has an awesome texture, and it is packed with veggies and high-protein ingredients, like quinoa.  You really cannot beat this one.  And lucky for you, the recipe is also posted on the Happy Herbivore website!

friday favorite spicy black bean burgers 3






The next recipe that I am eager to share with you is for Heather’s Spicy Black Bean Burgers.  I have cooked and eaten many a veggie burgers, but I always get excited when I find new twists on the more traditional burger.  I am a huge fan of black bean burgers, but Heather’s spicy additions made for an even more delicious meal.  Plus, look at those veggies in there.  I love when you can actually SEE the vegetables in a veggie burger!

So…back to soup:

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And yes, I do eat soup when it is 95 degrees outside.  I am cool like that (no pun intended)! 😉  The heat of this soup was so worth it!  I was drawn toward Elise’s Curried Yellow Split Pea Soup for several reasons.  First, pretty much anything with “curry” in the title instantly draws me in.  I am a curry fanatic!  And then when I saw that this soup contained carrots, parsnips, and butternut squash, I was totally sold.  I also loved the idea of cooking with a new-to-me food: yellow split peas!  All of these reasons had me sold on this soup.  Not that I really needed multiple reasons to cook it!  I am SO glad that I tried it.  It was beyond tasty, even in the heat of Summer.  I served my soup over cauliflower “rice” and I absolutely loved this substitution to my usual choice of saltine crackers.  I will definitely be making this again, likely this Winter ;).

And finally…

friday favorite salisbury tofu 2y






…I saved the best for last?  Haha, okay I’m just kidding.  All of the recipes that I have shared today are fantastic, but I must say that I am especially excited about this one.  Apryl’s recipe for Salisbury tofu instantly caught my eye.  When I think back to my days of elementary school, junior high, and high school, I definitely remember eating many Salisbury steaks in my schools’ cafeterias.  I am not sure that I was the biggest fan of them at the time, but a few months back I was having a craving for something similar and came across this recipe.  I adapted the recipe a bit by using a packet of vegan mushroom gravy instead of the vegan “beef” gravy.  I also added a ton of extra mushrooms because I have really been loving them lately.  This dish turned out so good.  It was incredibly easy to make and instantly satisfied all of my cravings for the more traditional Salisbury steak.  This is a must make!

I hope that you found a recipe (or five!) that intrigue(s) you and that you cannot wait to try.  If you do, please let me know what you think!  Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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  • IHeartVegetables July 26, 2013, 6:47 am
    I want to try that "hippie loaf" for sure!
  • Alisha's Appetite July 26, 2013, 7:33 am
    I usually draw a blank on what to make with black-eyed peas, but now I am totally going to try that soup next time!
  • Her Happy Balance July 26, 2013, 8:18 am
    I've heard lots of good things about the Happy Herbivore but have yet to try her recipes. I just clicked on the link and I was expecting to see some really random ingredients in there that I would have a hard time buying, but besides the turmeric (which I may have?) it seems like a greta meal with readily available ingredients :)
    • Her Happy Balance July 26, 2013, 8:19 am
      oops i mean tamari!
      • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 26, 2013, 8:57 am
        Nearly all of her recipes are made with readily available ingredients, which is one reason why I LOVE her cookbooks. You should definitely check them out!
  • Alex@Veggin' Out July 26, 2013, 9:04 am
    I've tried Happy Herbivore's hippie loaf before and really loved it! Definitely need to make it again :) I also really want to try that salisbury tofu. It looks sooo good! I would definitely add extra mushrooms too! :)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 26, 2013, 10:44 am
      Happy Herbivore is awesome! If you do not have any of her cookbooks yet, you should definitely look into buying some or checking them out from your local library.
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine July 26, 2013, 10:07 am
    Oooh I love a good Salisbury steak, if I am in the mood. I love your twist on the tofu part!
  • Kelly @hidden fruits and veggies July 26, 2013, 10:23 am
    That Salisbury tofu sounds AMAZING!
  • The Cookie ChRUNicles July 26, 2013, 10:27 am
    Already pinned this delicious and simple sounding black bean burger recipe - thank you for posting it! Have a great weekend.
  • chasingchels July 26, 2013, 10:41 am
    Have a great time with your family this weekend! I need to hit a farmers market asap.,.still haven't made it to one this summer and that is lame!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 26, 2013, 10:47 am
      To be honest, this is the first one that I will be visiting this Summer! SO sad!! I have been slacking.
  • Lisa July 26, 2013, 11:02 am
    I always love reading your foodie favorites, because I love the same type of foods. I'm seriously eyeing that black eyed pea and kale soup!
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl July 26, 2013, 12:00 pm
    Lots of great new foods to try! Have a blast with your mom and brother!
  • jessiebearwhat July 26, 2013, 12:02 pm
    Oh man, youre actually totally making me crave soup! haha
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 26, 2013, 12:58 pm
      Haha, that is awesome! You can't beat a nice big bowl of soup when it is 95 degrees outside. Of course, lately, it has only been in the upper 70's and lower 80's..craziness!
  • Rachel @ Bakerita July 26, 2013, 1:52 pm
    Mmm all the soup looks amazing, even though it's summer! :)
  • Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon July 26, 2013, 2:25 pm
    I will have to make that curried split pea soup! That is my favorite ethiopian dish (which I am now craving!!!).
  • Eating 4 Balance July 26, 2013, 3:32 pm
    Happy Herbivore's recipes are just amazing. Her veggie loaf is definitely the best! I can't wait to see her next cookbook.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 26, 2013, 3:59 pm
      I know! Aren't they awesome? I believe that her next cookbook comes out in December...just in time for Christmas!
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness July 26, 2013, 4:30 pm
    Everything looks soo good! I want to try the black bean burgers. Okay I actually want to try everything!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 26, 2013, 4:33 pm
      Well...I think that you should definitely try everything!! Just not all at once, of course ;).
  • Angela July 26, 2013, 7:24 pm
    I look forward to these posts so much! Such a great help for meal ideas and I love it when bloggers link up recipes they actually TRIED! :)
  • elise July 26, 2013, 9:29 pm
    curry in summer? why not! glad you liked :)
  • jessielovestorun July 26, 2013, 10:32 pm
    Salisbury Tofu? Now that may be one of the most original recipes I've seen! YUM
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats July 26, 2013, 10:56 pm
    So many delicious looking recipes there!! I need to try some of these as they all look delicious.
  • Running In Heels July 27, 2013, 11:48 am
    LOVE farmers markets!! Have fun!
  • pbandrunningshoes July 28, 2013, 7:12 pm
    I always eat soup when it's warm out!
  • Katherine July 28, 2013, 7:51 pm
    For some reason I've been into the hot soup lately too. It can be 100F outside, and I'm sipping on tomato soup. But I must admit that your soup is some serious soup. It looks so good. I may have to try that! I'm SO glad I've found someone who won't give me weird looks when I say I like soup in the summer. It makes me feel verified or something! :)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 29, 2013, 8:45 am
      Haha, yes there are a few of us out there who eat soup year round so we must not be too crazy ;).
  • AnnaTheApple July 28, 2013, 11:48 pm
    All looks very yummy! You're so creative I make so many new recipes all the time. I always eat hot food whatever the wether! Even if it's stupidly hot outside hehe.
  • Arman @ thebigmansworld July 29, 2013, 3:55 am
    Some great looking recipes here! So glad I came across this blog, I'm experimenting with more vegetarian meals, but besides tofu I'm abit stumped, but those burgers look great!
  • Ashley July 29, 2013, 6:48 am
    I hope you had a great weekend with your brother and mom! Sounds like fun : ) I'm heading to visit family this coming weekend and am pretty excited! I totally eat soup too in 95 degree weather. Some soups are worth it!
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien July 29, 2013, 5:34 pm
    I love Happy Herbivore! Her chocolate zucchini muffins are one of my fave go-to recipes. I have everything to make that hippie load except celery....I think I'm just gonna make it without! I even have cooked quinoa in the fridge :) Thanks for the inspiration!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 29, 2013, 7:34 pm
      Oh I am sure that it will be just as tasty without the celery. I hope you like it! And yes, her chocolate zucchini muffins are amaaaazing!
  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl July 29, 2013, 6:56 pm
    That Black-Eyed Pea and Kale soup is calling my name, I am totally picking some kale and having this soup soon!

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