Recently I've been devouring my cookbooks as though they were novels, poring over them as I lie in bed each night. I take notes on which treats I want to try and, as a result, we have been cooking a lot lately. Reading my cookbooks has also inspired me to try out all of the recipes I've bookmarked online over the months (okay, let's face it, years). We've discovered so many new kitchen staples, so I thought I'd share some of my favorite recipes that we've tried here. Nearly everything we've made has been a winner! Some are from those delightful cookbooks I've been pawing through (like The Forest Feast), and others have been gems discovered online. Take a peek at the list, and let me know if you try your hand at making any of these recipes yourself! From The Forest Feast:
- Corn & Cauliflower Tacos - So delectable! Using Greek yogurt, feta cheese, and hot sauce to top the tacos is a must.
- Peanut-Butter Coconut Balls - The easiest recipe in the history of ever. Healthy sweet treats to enjoy as a snack or a dessert.
From It's All Good:
- Salmon with Sriracha & Lime - Delicious, healthy, flavorful, and surprisingly fast.
- Millet "Falafel" with Avocado-Tomato Relish - This will be making plenty of repeat performances, that's for sure. James loves these, and I've been whipping up the avocado-tomato relish to go with everything from baked chicken to salad. We made this cucumber yogurt sauce to go on top of the falafels, which was delicious, too.
- Risotto with Peas & Greens - You will not miss the butter and wine that normally comprise a delicious risotto - the vegetable stock used in this dish creates a surprisingly luxurious, creamy dish.
- Almond Butter Cookies with Maldon Salt - Just, yum.
From The Sprouted Kitchen:
- Mashies & Greens - The comfort of mashed potatoes meets the healthy boost from the wilted kale in this tasty side dish.
- Almond Meal Cookies with Coconut & Cacao Nibs - Seriously addicting.
From The Blogosphere:
- Oven-Baked Chicken with Lemon & Thyme - Cooking chicken has always intimidated me, for some reason, but now I have a go-to method for making chicken that creates a flavorful, delicious, and juicy outcome. You must incorporate the lemon and thyme for extra special flavor that will have you coming back for seconds.
- Soba Noodle Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing - This is delicious and light, and it gets better each day that it's left mingling in the fridge. I really liked taking this to work for lunch for several days in a row.
- Green Detox Smoothie - I crave this delicious blended concoction on a daily basis and, as a result, have been enjoying it every morning for breakfast. I was scared of using the spirulina at first because it smells terrible but you can't taste it at all and the superfood's benefits are mind-blowing. The pomegranate seeds on top are a must - they are so yummy!
- Thai Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes - So much flavor! We ate these while I was cleansing so the sweet potatoes were perfect but the chicken mixture would be good on top of anything - rice, quinoa, noodles.
- Chicken & Poblano Chili - If James had to pick a favorite from the bunch, I think this would be it. This chili is hearty and packed with great spicy flavor. (The original recipe calls for turkey, which would probably be delicious, too.)
- Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies with Pretzels & Toffee - I mean, DELIGHTFUL.
- Egg Muffins with Vegetables - Great for breakfast on the go.