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Friday Foodie Favorites: January 17, 2014

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It is Friday and we are more than halfway through the month of January.  Both of these things are very, very good.  I already mentioned that January and I just do not get along.  This is the month where I am still feeling some of the holiday blues, and it is also one of the coldest and dreariest months around.  Therefore, the faster it goes by, the better.  Fridays are also fantastic because on most Fridays I am able to share with all of you some of my favorite eats from around the blogosphere (does anyone else use this word, or is it just me?;)).  I hope you enjoy Fridays for this reason, as well!

Friday Foodie Favorites: January 17, 2014

friday favorites pizza toast

Easy peasy pizza on the fly.  That is exactly what you will find with this recipe.  I found the idea for this meal on the Hungry Happens Tumblr account.  I made my pizza with red Roma tomatoes on two slices of toasted Ezekiel bread, and topped it off with sliced red onions, Daiya vegan provolone “cheese,” and red pepper flakes.  I stuck it under the broiler for about three minutes  and voila: healthy pizza in five minutes flat.  This is an absolutely perfect dish for a quick lunch or for one of those work nights when you have no desire, whatsoever, to cook.  You’ll be seeing this one again in the near future, I’m sure of that!

Are you ready for another quick and simple dinner idea?

friday favorites popped quinoa

This is definitely it!  When Heather mentioned that she had cooked up Kristina’s Popped Quinoa and Cheesy Eggs, I knew I had to whip up my own slightly adapted version.  I used the same provolone vegan “cheese” that I mentioned above in order to make it a mostly plant-based dish.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: dippy eggs are one of the reasons why I have not gone fully vegan yet.  There is just no replacement for some good ole runny yolks.  I also added a bit of sriracha sauce to my plate because seriously, what doesn’t taste good with sriracha? 😉  I loved this dish!  The crispy popped quinoa was SO good, especially when mixed with the egg yolk, “cheese,” and sriracha.  I enjoyed it so much the first night I made it that I had to make it again the following night.  I will never see “unpopped” quinoa in the same light from now on.

friday favorites buckwheat waffles

Santa brought me the waffle maker that I had on my list, so on Sunday I decided that it was time to put it to use.  I was in a search of a vegan recipe, but also one that was made for one person.  So many of the recipes out there make enough for at least six waffles, which is great for leftovers, but I was feeling lazy and only wanted to make one ;).  I stumbled upon Ashlae’s recipe for a Buckwheat Waffle for One and knew that this was going to be “the one” for my first go at waffle-making.  Um, can I just say that this was a very good move on my part?  My blueberry buckwheat waffle turned out SO good (and on the first try!) and was even more delicious when I topped it off with peanut butter and bananas.  If you are looking for a waffle recipe “for one,” then this is a great one for you.  My mind is already thinking about my next waffle creation.  I am thinking it is going to have to involve chocolate…

And finally…

friday favorites masala

The instant that I came across Melissa’s recipe for Potato and Green Pea Masala, I knew that I had to make it!  It contains so many of my favorite foods (especially peas!) and it is Indian cuisine, which I am a big-time fan of.  Making this was a darn good decision.  It was so easy and so delicious.  Sometimes I really just crave whole and simple dishes and this one really fit the bill.  I subbed in whole brown rice because I did not have any wild rice and I found it to be a perfectly acceptable substitution.  This will definitely be going on my rotation of frequently made dishes.

Do yourself a favor and go make one (or all!) of these recipes ASAP.  Oh, and go enjoy your Friday and your weekend! 🙂

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  • Becky @ Olives n Wine January 17, 2014, 6:11 am
    OMG, I'm currently walking on the treadmill and that cheesy quinoa with eggs looks amazing! I need to get breakfast ASAP! Happy Friday! Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted...Beauty Favorites!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 17, 2014, 6:16 pm
      You definitely need to make it! It is SO good and super easy to make! I hope you ended up making something tasty for breakfast ;). Have a fab weekend!
  • meredith @ Cookie ChRUNicles January 17, 2014, 7:05 am
    Do you that for YEARS I ate the same lunch every single day - grilled mozzarella cheese and tomato on a bialy (which is a type of bagel for people not in NY lol) or in more recent years, Ezekiel bread or another type of whole grain bread/roll. And on the Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin? Amazing. Perfect meal. I still eat it pretty often but not like I used to, although maybe I should. meredith @ Cookie ChRUNicles recently posted...Panera Bread For Lunch And Friday Links Of InterestMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 17, 2014, 6:16 pm
      That sounds SUPER tasty! I love the combination of tomatoes and cheese (or "cheese" for me!).
  • Amy @ Long Drive Journey January 17, 2014, 8:09 am
    It kiiiiind of looks like your eggs are smiling. Can you see it? :) Amy @ Long Drive Journey recently posted...Let’s Catch UpMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 17, 2014, 6:17 pm
      Haha, too funny!! I love it! And it makes sense that they are smiling since they make me happy! ;)
  • Ang @ Nutty for Life January 17, 2014, 8:41 am
    I really love the look of that popped quinoa dish. Both yours and Heather's looked so appetizing, and I know the flavor combo would... pop. Lol. Thanks for sharing these! Ang @ Nutty for Life recently posted...Friday FavoritesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 17, 2014, 6:18 pm
      It is awesome!! You definitely need to make it. Let me know if you do :).
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl January 17, 2014, 9:19 am
    I love all of these quick and easy ideas! I've done little pizzas on mini pitas, they were so easy and good. I'm checking out that waffle recipe.... I'm always looking for a new one and I've got just a little bit of buckwheat flour left that needs to be used up.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 17, 2014, 6:19 pm
      I bet you AND your kids like the mini pizzas. You can't go wrong with those! And you should definitely try the buckwheat waffle recipe if you are just looking to make one for yourself. It's the perfect amount. Have a good weekend, Kim!
  • char eats greens January 17, 2014, 9:46 am
    That easy cheesy pizza - what a great idea!! I seriously would eat that right now. I'm drooling. Thanks a lot lol. When I wasn't full-on vegan, I definitely appreciated running eggs on toast!!! I also would love to try vegan lemon meringue pie, which there's a place not far from me that does it. I think that's on my list of things to do this year ;) char eats greens recently posted...why i went veganMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 17, 2014, 6:34 pm
      The pizza is SO good! I am a BIG fan of the Daiya slices. For some reason I just think they taste SO much better than the shredded variety. And isn't it amazing how so many desserts can be made vegan? I LOVE it!
  • Tara January 17, 2014, 11:44 am
    It is so sad how all I want is that quick pizza bite! It reminds me of what I use to eat when I was younger, simple yet delicious! Tara recently posted...GIVEAWAY: Happy First Birthday To FAOT!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 17, 2014, 6:35 pm
      So simple and SO delicious. Plus, you cannot beat dishes that are super easy to make!
  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health January 17, 2014, 12:12 pm
    that pizza is always my favorite meal and eggs - yum! Happy Friday :) Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health recently posted...Meet The Dietitian - Nicole MorrisseyMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 17, 2014, 6:37 pm
      Have you ever tried eggs ON a pizza?? It is SO good!
  • Christine @ Gotta Eat Green January 17, 2014, 12:32 pm
    Drippy eggs were definitely hard to give up but I haven't really missed them. To be honest, they kind of gross me out now! Which is crazy coming from a former drippy egg lover! Christine @ Gotta Eat Green recently posted...Top 10 DIY Wedding Favour IdeasMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 17, 2014, 6:43 pm
      Well I am hoping that someday I will be at that point too! :)
  • Danica @ It's Progression January 17, 2014, 1:11 pm
    It felt like a little victory to me yesterday that January was half over now - it's really not my favorite time of year...the one really tough month that just seems to last forever! Danica @ It's Progression recently posted...Friday Favorites 1.17.14My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 17, 2014, 6:45 pm
      I know, right? Everything is just so dreary! I am SO ready for April/May/June weather!
  • Ashlee@HisnHers January 17, 2014, 3:01 pm
    Oh man I have to make that quinoa this weekend. Seriously so simple and sounds delish!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 17, 2014, 6:45 pm
      It really is!! I have a feeling that you would definitely love it. Have a great weekend!
  • Ashley January 17, 2014, 3:59 pm
    Love the Ezekiel bread pizza! Ashley recently posted...Guilt-free chocolate chip cookiesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 17, 2014, 6:46 pm
      It was awesome and super quick and easy to make. I'll definitely be eating it again... a lot!
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness January 17, 2014, 6:04 pm
    I saw the pea and potato dish on Instagram and while it sounds good my only thoughts were I love peas. The rest of these all sound really good too! I have been all about quick dinners the past few... Years. Nicole @ FruitnFitness recently posted...Thinking out LoudMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 17, 2014, 6:46 pm
      Haha, I thought the same thing. What can we say..we LOVE our peas! ;)
  • Kim January 17, 2014, 8:16 pm
    All of the meals look so good! I've actually never had sriracha before! I know many people love it...is it kind of like hot sauce? Kim recently posted...Thoughts on Miscarriage and GrievingMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 17, 2014, 10:14 pm
      It is SO good! Yes, it is like hot sauce but thicker and BETTER!
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien January 17, 2014, 8:32 pm
    Popped quinoa??? Ohhh I'm intrigued! I really feel you on the runny eggs...I missed eggs SO much when I was vegan. Life's too short to not eat runny yolks. Alexis @ Hummusapien recently posted...Crockpot Red Lentil, Quinoa & Veggie CurryMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 17, 2014, 10:37 pm
      Haha, I feel like that should be a tagline or a motto for something ;) Runny yolks sure are good!
  • Brittany January 17, 2014, 10:43 pm
    WAAFFFLLLEE I NEED!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 18, 2014, 12:16 pm
      I am SO glad that I asked for a waffle maker for Christmas!! It is my new favorite thing!
  • Jessie January 18, 2014, 9:59 am
    I'm thinking that easy "pizza" recipe needs to be made soon! I'm going to be ordering buckwheat flour for my first time this week - any recommendations? (email me if you could "jessielovestorun@yahoo.com" <3 Jessie recently posted...Strength & How to be IndependentMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 18, 2014, 12:17 pm
      Sending you an e-mail in a minute... :)
  • KAT January 18, 2014, 10:09 am
    I love making pizza like that!! I actually had basil pizza like that last night for dinner :) Just huge chunks of tomatoes and basil loaded with cheese. NOM! KAT recently posted...Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip BarsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 18, 2014, 12:18 pm
      Yum! That sounds awesome! I just recently started using fresh basil in my cooking and it is AWESOME.
  • Katherine January 18, 2014, 4:15 pm
    I'm doing my blog/walk on the treadmill combo, and I'm getting the urge to hop off and make breakfast at 4 pm. That being said, that pizza is something I could totally go for too! :) Katherine recently posted...Homemade Carrot Soup!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 18, 2014, 9:04 pm
      Well...there is ALWAYS brinner, right? ;)
  • Emily @ More Than Just Dessert January 19, 2014, 4:25 pm
    Pizza toast is definitely one of my go-to's on nights I need a quick dinner. I like to substitute english muffins for bread if i have them! Emily @ More Than Just Dessert recently posted...Did You Know? Fridays –Get Yo’ Exercise On!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 20, 2014, 8:50 pm
      That sounds awesome! I am MAJORLY hooked on English muffins right now.

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