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Friday Foodie Favorites: February 28, 2014

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Get ready.  This is about to happen.  I am going to share with you a Friday Foodie Favorites post two weeks in a row!  I held out on you all for so long with the FFF posts that I have tons of great recipes to share with all of you.  Let’s get to it!

Friday Foodie Favorites: February 28th, 2014

(Is it seriously the last day of February already?  I am definitely not complaining!)

Let’s start with breakfast, now shall we?

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The minute that I saw Kylie’s Instagram post for her Banana Bread Breakfast Bake, I knew that I had to make it.  All of my original breakfast plans for the coming days went out the window.  I arrived home from work that day, baked up a batch, and enjoyed it for breakfast the next two days.  It was so good!  I made mine vegan by using a flax egg.  And because I do no like walnuts, I subbed in cashews and raisins.  It was seriously fantastic and I have already made it multiple times since.

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I (obviously) topped mine off with peanut butter!

friday favorites baked refried bean tacos

Up next is Ashlee’s recipe for Baked Refried Bean Tacos & Vegan Cheese Sauce.  A few weeks ago I had a major craving for tacos and I was also feeling super duper lazy.  Ashlee really came to the rescue with this one.  These tacos are vegan, they are very quick and easy to make, and (most importantly) they are absolutely delicious.  I am actually kind of salivating just writing up this post and looking at the picture again.  Using hummus (I used a chipotle flavor) to make “cheese” was seriously genius on Ashlee’s part.  Go make these.  And then thank me Ashlee! 😉

friday favorites red thai tofu curry

I have also been having major tofu cravings lately (it is still so funny for me to say/type that since I used to be “afraid” of tofu).  This craving also happened to coincide with the posting of Becky’s recipe for her Red Thai Curry Stew.  Since by now it is pretty obvious that I really like curry and I really like tofu, combining the two sounded like a fabulous idea to me!  It didn’t hurt that it also involved lots of veggies- green beans, red peppers, and cauliflower.  Basically, this was delicious!  I served mine over brown rice.  Protein, veggies, and healthy carbs for the win!

friday favorites carrot ginger potato bowl

So my picture of the Carrot-Ginger Roasted Potato Bowl with Collards and Spiced Chickpeas looks nowhere near as pretty as Kathy’s photo, but it sure did taste good!  I have been a fan of roasted chickpeas ever since I tried them, and Kathy’s spicy, yet sweet, version is delicious.  And roasted potatoes…well, you can never really go wrong with those.  Add in some collards and the carrot-ginger sauce and you have a protein and veggie packed meal.  My sauce was much thicker  than Kathy’s (aka not as pretty), but I was still very pleased with the taste.  This was my dinner on Sunday night and I ate it for leftovers two more times throughout the week.  I was pretty sad when the leftovers came to an end.  It is a good thing that it was easy to make so that I can add it to a future meal plan soon!

That just happened.  Two Fridays in a row of some of my favorite recipes from around the blogosphere.  And all vegan, at that!

Now go enjoy your weekend!  I am off to Des Moines to reunite with a bunch of my old college roommates.  It is bound to be a good time!  Say some prayers that I make it back alive on Sunday! 😉  Oh, and for the heads up…we are crazy busy at work right now so if I am a little bit scatterbrained/MIA over the next week or so, you know why!

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  • Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog February 28, 2014, 12:04 pm
    Mmmm...loving all of the recipes in this post, particularly the banana bread! Haven't made it in awhile, so I'll definitely have to check out the recipe you shared. HAPPY FRIDAY! :-) Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog recently posted...Cookie Butter Stuffed French Toast + One Song Kickboxing WorkoutMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 28, 2014, 4:49 pm
      You definitely need to! It makes a fantastic easy breakfast!
  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes February 28, 2014, 12:06 pm
    Those tacos look awesome!! I have to say, I'm really happy February is over! This winter has been brutal.... Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes recently posted...How To Measure Flour When BakingMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 28, 2014, 4:49 pm
      It has been SO brutal! Hopefully now that it is almost Spring we can actually get some decent weather. And yes...you NEED to try the tacos! They are fantastic.
  • Kammie @ Sensual Appeal February 28, 2014, 6:59 pm
    These sound delicious... And I love tacos. You just got me hungry for some! Kammie @ Sensual Appeal recently posted...How to Live Life on your OWN Rules (Interview with Allie LeFevere)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 28, 2014, 8:24 pm
      You can never go wrong with tacos, right??
  • Danica @ It's Progression March 1, 2014, 12:30 pm
    Those tacos look fantastic! Hope you have a great weekend, girl! Safe travels! Danica @ It's Progression recently posted...thanks for your help!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 2, 2014, 5:18 pm
      Thanks so much, Danica! It WAS a great weekend!
  • Megan @ The Skinny-Life March 1, 2014, 12:57 pm
    Carrot-ginger potato bowl sounds amazing & so does the breakfast bowl too! It's cold & raining in AZ this weekend (that's 60s) so warm comfort food is where it's at!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 2, 2014, 5:38 pm
      I SO agree!! I will continue to eat warm comfort food until I get some 70/80 degree weather!
  • Kathy @ Olives and Garlic March 2, 2014, 6:39 pm
    Oh the tacos look spectacular. I have never tried vegan cheese but there is a first for everything. Yum
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2014, 3:56 pm
      You should definitely try it! It was fantastic!
  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe March 2, 2014, 6:46 pm
    These look like good eats right here. I definitely want to try that breakfast bake! Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe recently posted...Fresh Citrus MargaritasMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2014, 3:56 pm
      Do it!! You will not regret it..I promise! :)
  • Jessie March 2, 2014, 8:21 pm
    I too have tried Ashlee's Vegan Tacos and thought they were a huge hit. Which reminds me, I really should add them back into one of our weekly meals soon. I used roasted red pepper hummus which worked awesome. Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Hannah! Jessie recently posted...Roasted Garlic Parmesan Brussels SproutsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2014, 3:57 pm
      Aren't they awesome? I love using spicy hummus for the "cheese." It gives them fantastic flavor!

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