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Friday Foodie Favorites: October 24, 2014

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It’s here, it’s here!  Friday is finally here!  Even though this week was not the slowest ever, it was busy and stresful at work so I am more than happy that it is almost officially the weekend.  I also have some great plans this weekend, including a lunch date at Whole Foods and a 1920’s halloween party.  Plus, I plan to do a whole lot of relaxing, TV watching, and good eating in between.  I am officially declaring that as the reason why weekends were created.

Today I am popping in to share another roundup of some of my favorite recipes from around the blogosphere.  I like to think that my Friday Foodie Favorites are a bit different than your average “Friday Favorites” post because these are recipes that I have actually tried out myself.  So if I say they are good then they have to be!  You do trust me, don’t you?

Friday Foodie Favorites: October 24, 2014

fff lentil tacosYou can never go wrong with tacos, right?  I made Alex’s Vegan Lentil Tacos for dinner a couple of weeks back and fell in love.  I have been a major fan of using lentils in place of beef for over a year now, so I knew they would make for the perfect taco filling.  I loved the seasonings that Alex used and found the lentils to be perfectly spicy.  I served my taco “meat” lentils in hard corn taco shells with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and salsa on top.  I am pretty sure that I need to incorporate tacos into my weekly meal plans far more often.  Would every week be too much?

recent eatsWould you look at that?  It’s another recipe from Alex!  When Alex posted her Vegan Squash and Corn Chowder recipe back in September, it instantly called my name.  Maybe it was the fact that it contained so many of my favorite vegetables?  Or maybe it was because I love soups?  Or… maybe simply because it looked so pretty (trust me, her’s looks way better!)?  No matter what drew me in, I am so glad that it did.  This was a very easy soup to make and it was different from all of the other soups that I normally eat, which I loved.  I followed Alex’s recipe exactly, but I also added in some Italian seasoning and a little bit of paprika.  What can I say, I like my food extra bold!  This soup pairs perfectly with crackers, rice cakes, bread, and (my favorite) blue corn tortilla chips!

fff stuffed squashTwo squash recipes in one FFF post really isn’t that unusual, right?  It is Fall after all!  This past weekend I made Sarah’s Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls and fell in love… seriously.  I used vegan Daiya cheddar “cheese” in place of the cheese, but other than that I followed her recipe exactly.  This is now easily one of my top three favorite ways to eat spaghetti squash- and trust me, I eat spaghetti squash a lot of different ways.  Not only did I love the taste of these bowls, but I loved how simple they were to throw together and that they were chocked full of healthy veggies and protein.  I love my veggie dishes, but I also need some protein thrown in there if I want to stay full for longer than 30 minutes.  Sarah did a truly awesome job with this one!

fffLet’s round things out with an amazing recipe from Alexis.  I promise you, her recipes never ever fail me.  When Alexis shared her recipe for Roasted Broccoli Chickpea Burgers with a Spicy Cashew Mayo, I thought they might have been made just for me 😉  Okay, maybe not, but they are definitely right up my alley!  Chickpeas are definitely one of my favorite beans and always make for delicious burgers.  I love that Alexis chose to add in roasted broccoli (it’s so much better roasted) and vegan worchestershire sauce.  These babies were definitely not shy on the flavor.  Originally I was drawn to this recipe because of the mayo, but what do you know, I forgot to buy cashews!  Major fail.  I settled for hummus on the side, but will definitely be trying out the cashew mayo the next time I make these.

There you have it!  Four standout recipes from some of my favorite bloggers!  Don’t say I never do anything nice for you 😉  I hope y’all have a wonderful weekend!

Please share links for recent recipes that you have made and loved in the comments!

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  • Debbie @ Live from La Quinta October 23, 2014, 11:21 pm
    I can't wait to try that corn chowder recipe! Actually all of these sound delicious. Thanks for sharing. Debbie @ Live from La Quinta recently posted...Getting Outside with LÄRABAR (plus a Giveaway)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 7:08 pm
      I loved all 4 of them so much! I hope you try and enjoy them :)
  • Angela @ Happy Fit Mama October 24, 2014, 4:22 am
    I think you just completed my meal planning for next week! Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted...High Five FridayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 7:09 pm
      Haha, I am so happy that I could help!! They are all highly recommended! :)
  • Jennifer F October 24, 2014, 6:35 am
    that squash spagehetti bowl - WOW -- drooling!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
      It is SO good! Do yourself a favor and make it soon. You can never go wrong with spaghetti squash.
  • Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies October 24, 2014, 7:08 am
    Definitely checking out that soup!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 7:31 pm
      It is really good and I love how different it is from so many soups that are out there. Apparently I am a chowder fan.. just not the seafood kind ;)
  • Joanna @Makingmine October 24, 2014, 7:38 am
    I've still never made ANYTHING with spaghetti squash, but that burrito bowl looks genius! I just need to buy like 8 spaghetti squashes and have a spaghetti squash week Joanna @Makingmine recently posted...we’re adding another pumpkin to our patchMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 7:32 pm
      Oh geez, yes you need to!! You can never go wrong with using the squash as "pasta" with sauce and veggies. It's delish.
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien October 24, 2014, 7:44 am
    Thanks so much for sharing the burger love!! THRILLED that you liked them :) Happy Friday, dear!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 7:33 pm
      You betcha! They were delicious! Next time I am definitely going to make sure that I have cashews on hand.
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine October 24, 2014, 8:12 am
    Mmm all looks so good! Lentil tacos are the best!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 7:34 pm
      This was my first time making them and it will definitely not be the last. They were SO good!
  • Jessica October 24, 2014, 8:13 am
    All of these recipes looks delicious! I can't wait to try some of them! =) Jessica recently posted...DIY Necklace OrganizerMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 7:36 pm
      I hope you do and that you enjoy them, Jessica! Thanks for stopping by :)
  • Zan October 24, 2014, 8:15 am
    These all look delicious! The lentil soup and Vegan squash seem very interesting!!! Thanks for sharing! Zan recently posted...Five Fall Crafts & Activities for Toddlers & PreschoolersMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 7:38 pm
      All four are great! Can you tell I am on a squash kick? I love Fall foods :)
  • Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together October 24, 2014, 8:47 am
    NEED THOSE SPAGHETTI SQUASH BURRITO BOWLS. Ugh why did I waste my spaghetti squash on a plain baking?! Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together recently posted...Now Trending – Best Links Week of 10.20My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 7:39 pm
      Haha! Now that I have found all of these creative ways to use spaghetti squash, I can't seem to do anything "simple" with it anymore ;)
  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health October 24, 2014, 8:55 am
    Everything looks delicious! I have yet to try lentil tacos but they sound awesome. And thank you so much for sharing my bowls! :) I hope you have a great weekend! That 1920's Halloween party sounds like a blast! Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted...One Pan Brussel Sprouts and Sausage SkilletMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 7:42 pm
      I am really looking forward to it! I think it is going to be so fun :) And you definitely need to try lentil tacos. I have a feeling you would love them! Thank YOU for sharing your awesome recipe with all of us :)
  • Lauren October 24, 2014, 9:54 am
    It all looks amazing and I am super excited to try these recipes! Lauren recently posted...DIY Almond Milk For BeginnersMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 7:43 pm
      Thanks Lauren! Let me know what you think. Have a great weekend!
  • tianna October 24, 2014, 10:25 am
    the tacos and soup sound delicious! tianna recently posted...Weekend Sales You’ll Love!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 7:44 pm
      Both were so awesome! I am looking forward to making them again.
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul October 24, 2014, 11:10 am
    That corn chowder! Yum! I officially need to make that! Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...Friday Five 38My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 7:45 pm
      It's delicious!! It is funny because I used to not like corn... which I know seems so wrong being from Iowa. Luckily, I have changed my ways ;)
  • Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious October 24, 2014, 11:51 am
    Love those chickpea burgers! I need to try them once I'm done with Whole 30 that is. Haha...I'm on a Paleo diet right now to help with my stomach issues. So far, my body is really liking the no legumes. My mind however is missing them. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious recently posted...Raspberry Almond Chia SmoothieMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 7:46 pm
      Oh that sounds really challenging! I am a major legume lover, so I imagine that would be really tough! I hope your stomach issues improve :)
  • Missy October 24, 2014, 11:56 am
    YES - girl, I love your Friday Faves posts specifically because of that. Other "recipe round ups" just have me scrolling. I also find it extremely inspiring how much you cook. I just pin recipes and eat Peanut Butter and Jelly. *wink* Ps- Tacos once a week is officially sanctioned; ever hear of Taco Tuesday (Taco Tuesday can also occur on Fridays and Mondays...etc but you still have to call it Taco Tuesday on Mondays and so on.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 7:48 pm
      Thanks Missy! I appreciate that! And hey... there is nothing wrong with PB & Js! Those are classics :) I am also glad to hear that "Taco Tuesday" is approved for any day of the week ;)
  • dana @ fresh simple five October 24, 2014, 2:08 pm
    Yes to lentil tacos!! I'd love to try the spaghetti squash burrito bowl. Such a great idea to stuff the squash. Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend! dana @ fresh simple five recently posted...Friday FiveMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 7:50 pm
      Thanks Dana! I hope yours is great too :) No go try stuffing a spaghetti squash!
  • Angela October 24, 2014, 8:13 pm
    I LOVE your friday foodie posts. Keep doing them! (please)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 24, 2014, 9:15 pm
      Thanks so much! I really enjoying writing them, mostly because it gives me a great excuse to eat tons of delicious food :)
  • Kay @ Kay Bueno October 24, 2014, 11:38 pm
    Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl sounds amazing. I've been loving squash all fall. Kay @ Kay Bueno recently posted...Work work workMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 26, 2014, 11:09 am
      Squash is definitely one of my favorite parts of Fall. I think you would love the burrito bowl!
  • Jessie October 26, 2014, 6:15 am
    I've never made lentil tacos before, but they look great. Will have to check out Alex's recipe.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 26, 2014, 11:12 am
      I think you would really enjoy them! Any excuse to make tacos is great, right? ;)

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