Thursday, May 03, 2012

Healthy Homemade Recipe Roundup

Back in the fall I spent a little time deciding what I wanted this blog to become if I kept it going. 

  • I didn’t want to to be a daily ‘chore’ anymore
  • I didn’t want it to be a boring tell-all of everything I do every day
  • I didn’t want it to be restaurant reviews that only mean something to local friends and readers.

So what did I want it to be then?

First and foremost I wanted it to be something fun and motivating for ME!  And along with that hopefully it would be fun and motivating for YOU!

To make that happen I decided that I would still talk about working out, fun with friends, personal anecdotes and other randomness, but my main focus would be on food and recipes.  Sometimes healthy, sometimes not.  But always simple, fresh, economical and hopefully super tasty!

While I have posted a couple of over-the-top decadent desserts over the past few months (Maple Bacon Sticky Buns anyone?) I am pretty pleased with the collection of healthy options I’ve presented too.  Here’s a list of those recipes from the first quarter of 2012…

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Fast n’ Fresh Simple Slaw

Wild Nettle-kopita Hand Pies

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Shrimp and Pesto Quiche

Quinoa with Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese & Honey Vinaigrette

Creamy Spinach, Caramelized Onion and Yogurt Dip with Roasted Garlic

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Make your own Taco Seasoning

Creamy Coconut Cauliflower Soup

Crispy Corn Flake Chicken Strips

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Clementine Guacamole

Roasted Butternut Squash Chowder

Kale and Almond Pesto

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Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip

Butternut Tart with Chorizo and Goat Cheese

Egg White Frittata with Smoked Salmon and Capers

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Ooooh, just collecting these up has set me on a path for next week’s shopping list.  It’s so easy to forget to make old favourites again when there are so many new things to try.  But next week I see those deeeelish chicken fingers in my belly.  :)

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1 comment:

Matt Beasley said...

Awesome recipe collection!