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Friday Foodie Favorites: March 14, 2014

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Lot’s of 14s in today’s title!  I am weird when it comes to numbers.  I love when dates and times follow a cool sequence.  I imagine that I will really enjoy it when it is April 14th.  Again, like I said, I am a bit weird cool ;).

But enough of my silliness.  Let’s talk about food!

Friday Foodie Favorites: March 14, 2014

friday favorites banana french toastI have had French toast craving for years.  Yes, years.  And yet somehow I never made it even though it is so simple!  When I came across Julie’s recipe for Banana French Toast, I knew that I had to make it- especially because it is vegan!  Using ripe banana in place of eggs was fantastic and gave the French toast some extra sweetness without having to use sugar, which I loved.  I have already made this multiple times since (including when my dad was visiting), and it is definitely going to become a regular on my weekend breakfast schedule.  Simple, vegan, and tasty for the win!

friday favorites refried bean burritosThese burritos really hit the spot.  You know, that major Mexican craving spot.  Kitchen Treaty’s Easy Refried Bean and Cheese Burritos are just that- easy!  Oh, and it does not hurt that they are delicious.  I mean really, REALLY delicious.  I absolutely loved these.  I adapted the original recipe slightly by leaving out the corn and adding in red peppers in its place.  I also left out the cheese so that my burritos would be vegan.  Both were very good decisions.  While I am sure that the corn and cheese are great additions, I thought all of the other flavors were so good that they did not even need anything else.  That is a sign of a great burrito made from a fantastic recipe.  Go make these.  Your taste buds and your watch will thank you!

WIAW 3514 6These next two recipes are both coming at you from Kim at Hungry Healthy Girl.  I do not know if it is right that I included a recipe that was already on my blog for a guest post, but I don’t care! 😉  I tried Kim’s Curried Vegetable Lentil Chili recipe that she shared last month and loved it!  Kim said that this recipe was totally my kind of recipe because it contains lentils, veggies, and curry…and boy was she right.  I do not think that mine turned out quite as pretty as her’s did, but I am fairly certain it tasted just as good because I was loving this.  This WILL be made again…and again.

friday favorites cannellini bean kale soupAnd finally, another fantastic recipe coming atcha from Kim.  Last week I made her Cannellini Bean and Spinach Soup for dinner (and leftovers for lunch the next couple of days, too!).  It was easy peasy and super tasty.  I followed her instructions exactly, but subbed in kale in place of the spinach since I have been on a major kale kick lately.  Oh, and I added in some garlic powder and onion powder because I add that stuff to pretty much everything.  And I just have to say that I am pretty excited about how pretty this soup looks.  It’s looks definitely match it’s taste, too!  All around goodness!

I hope you give these recipes a try and love them as much as I did!  Oh, and happy Friday, friends!

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  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. March 14, 2014, 6:22 am
    I have to admit that I'm not the biggest fan of French toast, but I think I'd enjoy making it with a banana way more than making it with eggs. I'll have to give that a shot sometime...
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 15, 2014, 10:57 am
      You totally should! The banana gives it the perfect amount of sweetness :)
  • Linz @ Itz Linz March 14, 2014, 6:49 am
    those refried beans and cheese burritos look awesome - checking out the recipe now!! Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted...five things fridayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 15, 2014, 10:58 am
      They are great and SO easy, which makes them even better!
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine March 14, 2014, 6:59 am
    Oh my goodnesss, that Cannelini Bean and Spinach Soup sounds fantastic! I think that'll have to go on my menu plan for next week! Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted...A Night with Julia ChildMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 15, 2014, 10:59 am
      Do it!! You won't regret it. I loved it and I LOVED how simple it was to make.
  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies March 14, 2014, 7:15 am
    I love making french toast using bananas! And then topping with a little peanut butter. Best flavor combo ever (okay. maybe not as good as PB and chocolate, but this is breakfast, so I let it slide).
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 15, 2014, 10:59 am
      I (surprisingly) have not tried it topped with PB yet...def need to soon!
  • Ang @ Nutty for Life March 14, 2014, 8:09 am
    I reallllly need to make french toast since I now have bread! I gotta check out that recipe. PS I don't know if only I am seeing this but your layout is going kind of wonky just wanted you to know! Ang @ Nutty for Life recently posted...Cheesy Cauliflower and Spinach Quinoa [Fish Fry Fridays]My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 15, 2014, 11:01 am
      Thanks for the heads up! I noticed that too yesterday morning :( It should all be fixed now, though!
  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy March 14, 2014, 8:59 am
    I am a huge french toast fan. I especially love my banana and almond butter stuffed french toast. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy recently posted...The Benefits of Exercising OutdoorsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 15, 2014, 11:02 am
      That sounds seriously heavenly! I have not tried stuffed french toast yet, but definitely need to!
  • Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog March 14, 2014, 10:16 am
    I'm pretty sure that there is no better way to lead off a foodie post than with french toast and burritos...Yum and yum. Happy Friday!! Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog recently posted...Pistachio Lucky Charm Cupcakes + Skinny Shamrock Shakes + a Jumpin’ Leprechaun WorkoutMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 15, 2014, 11:02 am
      Haha, I am SO glad that you agree!! :)
  • Nicole @ FrutnFitness March 14, 2014, 1:30 pm
    Your always trying fun recipes, I'm trying to get better about it! Leftovers for dinner would be just as good if not better than my regular eggs for dinner. I'm thinking about making your vegan loaf or kims lentil dish this weekend. Nicole @ FrutnFitness recently posted...Tropical Green Banana BreadMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 15, 2014, 11:03 am
      OOooo..somehow I had kind of forgotten about the lentil loaf! I need to make that again SOON.
  • Heather @ Housewife Glamour March 14, 2014, 3:05 pm
    Ha, I'm the same way with dates! Imagine my excitement when I got to dance in the Opening of the Amway Center in Orlando on 10-10-10! ;) Thanks so much for linking up, and I hope you have a great weekend! Heather @ Housewife Glamour recently posted...Fairmont Fit + New York-ing ItMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 15, 2014, 11:04 am
      I am glad to hear that I am not the only "weird" one out there!! ;) And yes, 10-10-10 sounds awesome! Almost as good/lucky as 11-11-11!
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes March 14, 2014, 4:03 pm
    I am totally going to try that French Toast recipe!! Happy Friday. :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 15, 2014, 11:05 am
      You definitely should. It is SUPER easy and tasty! Have a great weekend, Katie :)
  • Brittany March 15, 2014, 8:03 am
    Literally 20 minutes before coming to this post, I saw a french toast photo on Pinterest that gave me the most insatiable craving. Then I see another one here..I think it's a sign! Only french toast will satisfy... Brittany recently posted...Coffee GiveawayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 15, 2014, 11:06 am
      Oh, it is most definitely a sign!! I hope you made some :)
  • Ashley March 15, 2014, 10:34 pm
    These photos look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! Ashley recently posted...St. Patrick’s Day PancakesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 16, 2014, 3:37 pm
      Thanks Ashley!! They all tasted amazing, too!
  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 16, 2014, 9:29 am
    I completely forgot about banana french toast! I made that a lot when I was eating vegan. It's so good topped with PB! Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted...San Diego: A Long, Strange TripMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 16, 2014, 3:37 pm
      It is SO good! You'll have to make it again soon! And I have not tried it with PB yet, but I imagine it is fantastic!
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl March 16, 2014, 12:54 pm
    You sure had a great week of eats!!! I'm so glad that you loved both recipes and now I'm craving French toast! ;) Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl recently posted...Healthy Texas CaviarMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 16, 2014, 3:38 pm
      I loved BOTH of your recipes!! They were so good! Thanks for sharing :)
  • rika@vm March 16, 2014, 2:44 pm
    Great Friday Foodie Favorites round-up! The curried veggie lentil chili looks pretty good esp that cannellini bean soup!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 16, 2014, 3:38 pm
      Yes, they were both good! You'll definitely have to give them a try :)
  • Megan @ The Skinny-Life March 16, 2014, 9:00 pm
    I use banana in a lot of my recipes to cut down the calories. I love the hint of banana flavor in the background and it keeps things moist too. I made a curried lentil sweet potato chicken in my slow cooker last weekend. I don't love curry, but I actually like this one. I should try this one too. I'm a sucker for anything with lentils. Megan @ The Skinny-Life recently posted...Comment on 3/16/14 Sunday Funday by Michael AndersonMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 17, 2014, 7:28 am
      You should definitely try it! Lentils and curry make for a fabulous combination!
  • Jessie March 16, 2014, 10:08 pm
    Great roundup, Hannah! Heading to check out the burrito recipe now :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 17, 2014, 7:30 am
      Thanks, Jessie!! Definitely do it! I LOVED them :)

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