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Friday Foodie Favorites: July 18, 2014

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Hooooollly moly it has been awhile since I have written up a Friday Foodie Favorites post!  In fact, my last post was over a month ago.  That is just totally unacceptable!  I do think that I have a pretty good excuse, though.  With being gone on vacation for over a week and home for the Fourth of July holiday, I have been a busy bee and honestly have not been making a whole lot of new recipes (from other bloggers or my own).  Now that things are starting to quiet down a bit- if that is even possible during the Summertime- I have been putting some of my bookmarked recipes from all of you to use!  Today I have a couple of salad recipes, veggies burgers, and enchiladas coming your way.  Sounds pretty tasty, eh?

Friday Foodie Favorites: July 18, 2014

foodie favoritesYou can never go wrong with an Oh She Glows recipe from Angela!  I made her Speedy Three-Bean Salad for lunches at work and absolutely loved it!  It only took me about 15 minutes to throw this together and the best part was that it literally tasted better with age (though I wouldn’t recommend keeping it in your fridge for longer than 4 or 5 days).  I loved the addition of orange peppers, too!  I ate my salad as a main meal, but this would definitely be a healthy and delicious side for any Summertime get-together.  There seem to be a lot of potlucks around this time of year so it is always nice to be able to bring a nutritious option.  Or at least I sure appreciate when I have some healthy choices!

friday foodie favoritesThese were another product of Sunday food prep for the week!  I made Ginny’s Spicy Green Lentil Burgers and ate them in burger form and on salads for both lunches and dinners.  These burgers were seriously delicious.  I loved that they contained lentils, sunflower seeds, oats, bread crumbs, veggies, and tons of delicious spices.  Talk about covering several food groups at once!  And do not be too concerned by the “spicy” title.  These had just enough spice to be delicious and flavorful, but were not overly hot.  I highly recommend serving them on a whole wheat bun, a lettuce “bun” (my favorite!), or as a salad topper.  I even used part of one for a breakfast “sandwich.”  I have yet to find a way to serve these that was not delicious.

recent eatsI am so obsessed with this Hoppin’ John salad by Jenna right now.  My love for this dish makes perfect sense, really, considering I cannot get enough of black-eyed peas and fresh Summertime produce (especially tomatoes!). I followed Jenna’s recipe exactly except I subbed in Vegenaise vegan mayo in place of the regular mayo and left out the cheese in order to make it vegan.  I happen to think that Vegenaise tastes better than regular mayo anyways, so I was totally pleased with the substitution.  I really did not miss the cheese at all either, though if you are a cheese lover then it would definitely be a nice addition!  I prepped up my batch of the Hoppin’ John on a Sunday and ate it for lunch three days during the week.  I just ate it out of a bowl, but I am sure it would be great in lettuce cups, on rice cakes, or in sandwich form.

enchiladas fffAnd finally… enchiladas!  I am never ever tired of Mexican food, especially tacos and enchiladas!  While these may not be the prettiest things ever, Alexis’s Vegan Pinto Bean & Swiss Chard Enchiladas are awesome.  No seriously, they are really truly awesome.  I, unfortunately, was not able to find Swiss chard at Trader Joe’s so I subbed kale in its place.  You can never go wrong with kale, right?  I am sure that spinach would be great in these too!  I loved that Alexis included cashews in this recipe in place of “cheese” and the spices were just right.  I froze half of my batch and cannot wait to dig into them again soon!  I have a feeling these are definitely going to be showing up rather frequently in my meal plans whenever I am craving Mexican food.

Two salads
One veggie burger
And tons of delicious enchiladas

I love everything about all four of these favorites.  You all make some darn good food!  Keep the recipes coming!

What is your favorite recipe that you have made recently (leave me the link!)?

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  • Ginny McMeans July 18, 2014, 9:59 am
    What a great list of your favorites. I definitely want to try them all! Thank you for including my Spicy Green Lentil Burgers and am so happy that you found so many ways to use them. :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 18, 2014, 2:37 pm
      They were SO good!! AND I frozen some and they reheated beautifully. I need to make another batch soon!
  • Allison July 18, 2014, 11:09 am
    I really need to try Alexis' enchiladas -they look to die for!!! And I love me a three bean salad. So perfect for summer! Allison recently posted...Velvety Vegan Cherry Yogurt Pie (+ MegaFood Boosters)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 18, 2014, 2:39 pm
      They are super delicious! You definitely need to give them a try. Let me know if you do!
  • Kylie @ immaeatthat July 18, 2014, 12:13 pm
    I never ever get tired of Mexican food either...so I'm totally ALL over those enchiladas! I also have been loving putting roasted + mashed acorn or butternut squash in enchiladas...adds creaminess without all the cheesiness:) Kylie @ immaeatthat recently posted...Poblano Zucchini CornbreadMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 18, 2014, 2:40 pm
      That sounds wonderful!! I am actually sort of ready for Fall/Winter just for squash season. I'll have to remember to use them in enchiladas!
  • Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie July 18, 2014, 12:34 pm
    That three bean salad looks yummy! And ohh enchiladas! Mexican food is my favorite! Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted...Friday Five 24My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 18, 2014, 2:46 pm
      Both are equally delicious! I bet you would love the three bean salad for lunches!
  • Ashley July 18, 2014, 1:31 pm
    Yay for bean salads! That looks sooo good. As do the enchiladas ... I am such a fool for enchiladas or really any kind of mexican food... haha Happy Friday!! Ashley recently posted...Cheesy Southwest Breakfast FarroMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 18, 2014, 2:47 pm
      Yes, enchiladas are definitely a favorite of mine because they are mostly foolproof, easy to make, and SO delicious! You can't go wrong! You have a great Friday, too, and an awesome weekend!
  • Athletic Avocado July 19, 2014, 7:27 pm
    Yummy! All this food looks amazing!! I LOVE veggies as well!! Love your blog!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 19, 2014, 8:30 pm
      Thank you so much! And yay for veggies! It is so fun to find other veggie-loving people out there :)
  • sharsti@sugarplumrunner July 20, 2014, 4:13 pm
    I love all your recipes, they always look so good! My favorite lately has been my go to summer salad. http://sugarplumrunner.com/2014/03/19/the-important-thing/
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 21, 2014, 9:52 am
      Thank you, Sharsti! That salad definitely looks good! I am loving the Summer weather and how it makes me crave salads!
  • Katherine July 20, 2014, 6:35 pm
    All of this looks incredible! I especially love Mexican food, so I totally get you! xx Katherine recently posted...A Very Insincere Apology.My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 21, 2014, 9:57 am
      Mexican food is the best!! It is one of those things that I seriously NEVER get tired of!!
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien July 21, 2014, 11:28 am
    I'm so glad you loved the enchiladas! I always load 'em up with avocado and salsa...to die for! Thanks for sharing, lady :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 21, 2014, 8:43 pm
      They were too good not to share! Thank YOU for making them!
  • Jessie July 22, 2014, 8:39 am
    Woah! How did I miss this post - especially those enchiladas. I love the idea of cashews in replace of cheese. Not so sure the hubby would, but momma to be gets what momma to be wants lately :) Hahaha! BTW, it's totally ACCEPTABLE about you not getting one of these posts up. Dont ever apologize for being human & enjoying your summer! Jessie recently posted...Babies Update: 12 Weeks & 3 DaysMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 23, 2014, 4:49 pm
      Thanks Jessie!! And I like your motto ;) I think that is a perfectly good excuse to make these! They are SO good!

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