What I’ve Been Cooking Lately

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When it comes to cooking, Jo from Living Mint Green put it best my philosophy into words the best in her post the other day: “I “followed” this recipe, and in true healthy living blogger fashion, made some adjustments….  So basically I didn’t follow the recipe.” A girl after my own heart.

I’m guilty of pinning recipes or saving them on Bloglovin’ and never making them. (Aren’t we all?) I always had this fun idea to cook through everything on my Pinterest page, but truthfully, I like cooking and I like making up my own recipes.

People ask where I get my inspiration for my recipes, and a lot of time it’s just looking at a bunch of recipes, picking and choosing what I like and hoping it all works out. I haven’t really felt like experimenting in the kitchen – nor have I had the time – but.. um… yeah, I have a lot more free time right now. (More on that later.) So, here’s what I’ve been cooking (and eating!) lately.

Fall Harvest Kale Salad by Uproot from Oregon

fall harvest salad with tahini dressing by uproot from oregon | almost getting it together

Fall Harvest Salad with Tahini Dressing by Uproot from Oregon. Photo credit: Uproot from Oregon.

I am ob. sessed. with this salad. I think I’ve shared it with every person I know. I kind of bastardized it a few times, adding chicken or subbing raisins, but this dressing is also on point. I never knew if I would like a tahini dressing – but it is absolutely perfect here.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Veggie Green Curry by The Healthy Maven

slow cooker chicken and veggie green curry by the healthy maven | almost getting it together

Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggie Green Curry by The Healthy Maven. Photo credit: The Healthy Maven.

I’ve never not loved something I have made from Davida’s blog and this was no exception. I had been craving curry, she posted this recipe, I realized I had everything and bam… curry in a kind of hurry. (Is Curry in a Hurry a thing in America? Was it just in Hong Kong? Did I dream up Curry in a Hurry?)

Chickpea Flour Breakfast Pizza by The Hummusapien

chickpea flour breakfast pizza by the hummusapien | almost getting it together

Chickpea Flour Breakfast Pizza by The Hummusapien. Photo credit: The Hummusapien.

I love this recipe so much I now have it memorized. I typically just make the crust, put on avocado, goat cheese, crushed red pepper and sea salt then broil it for a few minutes. Then I top with a runny egg or two. Chickpea flour pizza crust is THE BEST crust.

Microwave English Muffin by The Big Man’s World

Microwave English Muffin by The Big Man's World | almost getting it together

Microwave English Muffin by The Big Man’s World. Photo credit: The Big Man’s World.

I’ve been craving English Muffins like crazy lately. Luckily Arman posted this recipe and it was so wholesome and so good – oh and did I mention, so easy? I made the gluten-free version and topped it with some white cheddar and a runny egg. I recommend making a bunch of these as a way to use some some extra pumpkin!

Salted Cinnamon Spiced Salmon by Cotter Crunch

salted cinnamon spiced salmon by cotter crunch | almost getting it together

Salted Cinnamon Spiced Salmon by Cotter Crunch. Photo credit: Cotter Crunch.

As I mentioned, thanks to marathon training, all I want to eat is salt. I always want to eat salmon so salt + salmon = perfection. This is definitely a different take on salmon – give it a try!

Chat with me:
What bloggers’ recipes do you always love? What have you made lately? What recipe are you hoping someone makes soon?

44 comments on “What I’ve Been Cooking Lately

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables on October 8, 2014 7:29 am

everything looks delicious!! I’ve been making recipes I have saved lately too!!
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:37 pm

Love that we had the same theme this week haha.

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Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy on October 8, 2014 7:37 am

Really, I love any bloggers recipes that re paleo and ketogenic. Paleomg dies. a Nice job!
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:36 pm

Yes, she’s great!

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lindsay on October 8, 2014 7:45 am

can we have a big blog fest eat day? i need to try everyones! hehe

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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:36 pm

YES!! That would be so amazing.

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Em Todd @ CFGF on October 8, 2014 7:54 am

I’m not surprised that our recent food Pinterest boards are 75% identical. Been thinking about trying that cinnamon salmon since she posted it!

How Sweet Eats will always be my favorite for food porn. Can’t eat all that, but man do I dream of it. There are also a lot of times when I think Gina from Running to the Kitchen might be reading my mind. She gets me.
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:36 pm

Agree with both of those… duh. Which is why our boards are always the same!! I just wish How Sweet Eats would lighten it up a bit haha.

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on October 8, 2014 8:21 am

Hahaa, that is the same way that I cook–“following” but not following a recipe. I reallly don’t make that many blogger recipes, mostly I just make up my own, but I was super intrigued by the cinnamon salmon and I want to try the english muffin!
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:35 pm

MAKE BOTH! So easy and so good!!

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Tina muir on October 8, 2014 8:22 am

I have been tempted by each of those, and now reminded again that i must try them! YUM! I love our little network, and you, my dear are another blogger whose recipes I love!
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:35 pm

You are so sweet!! xoxo I love it too!!

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Jessie on October 8, 2014 8:48 am

I’m a huge fan of Dashing Dish & Skinny Taste’s recipe. Their actually my absolute favorite =)
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:34 pm

Love both of those, too!

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Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake on October 8, 2014 10:09 am

Just found your blog through WIAW, love it!
I love Tina’s recipes from her blog carrots n cake! Julie from pbfingers has good ones too, especially when she did a whole series of crockpot recipes!
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:30 pm

Agree with both of those!

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Lauren @ ihadabiglunch on October 8, 2014 11:12 am

I’m so curious to try Arman’s english muffin! Also I always hear about tahini dressing but I’ve never taken the plunge….what does it go good with?
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:30 pm

Tahini dressing goes well with fall flavors and anything Asian!! Squash salads, kale, apples, brussels…

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tianna on October 8, 2014 11:40 am

yummy! I’ll have to try some of these – thanks for sharing :D ♥
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Nancy on October 8, 2014 11:49 am

OMG it all looks soo good!

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Skye on October 8, 2014 11:50 am

I always like to see a testimonial for a food blogger recipe that someone else made. The picture may be pretty, but what if the food isn’t good?!
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:29 pm

Definitely agree with you there!

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GiGi Eats on October 8, 2014 12:48 pm

That salted cinnamon salmon intrigued me when I saw it on Lind’s blog the other dayyyyyy!! I am all about the salmon and the salt and I do love me some cinnamon!
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:29 pm

Make it, soooo good!!

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Emily @ Sweets and Beets on October 8, 2014 12:55 pm

Wow, that fall harvest salad looks perrrrfect. I love Arman’s english muffin!! I’m obsessed. And this week, I made Monique (Ambitious Kitchen)’s Zucchini Pumpkin bread with dark chocolate chips. I want to eat it all day, every day :)

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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:28 pm

I have that pinned to try, now I must make!

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Nikki on October 8, 2014 1:43 pm

Yum. I always find my recipes through Pinterest so I pinned a few of these. Thanks for sharing!
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:27 pm

So glad you found some new recipes!

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Mary on October 8, 2014 3:40 pm

I love find successful recipes on Pinterest! Looks loke you’ve found some pretty good ones. The breakfast pizza looks amazing.

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Matt @ Runner Savvy on October 8, 2014 8:16 pm

Oh man that breakfast pizza!
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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on October 8, 2014 9:08 pm

I’m SO horrible at making any of the recipes that I find online, but I completely blame that on the fact that I’m usually too busy experimenting with my own recipes (or eating cereal for dinner) to attempt any of the thousands that I have saved. Oops :oops:
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:26 pm

I am definitely the same way most of the time!!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on October 9, 2014 4:12 am

Thanks for trying it out….can we please make your bloody mary mussels together one day? (in Australia. ;))
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:26 pm

Ha, I thought I was going to have some time to go to Australia actually… not right now, but 2015 for sure… especially because I will be a lot closer….

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jill conyers on October 9, 2014 5:50 am

Lately I’m on a roll with creating my own recipes and loving the process! The kale salad looks amazing.
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:25 pm

It was so fantastic, definitely make it!

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Athletic Avocado on October 9, 2014 7:00 am

great roundup! that Salted cinnamon salmon looks amazing!
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:25 pm

Yes, it really was!

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Diana @sosmallsostrong on October 9, 2014 9:12 am

Your food looks sooooo tasty. I also have been making Arman’s english muffin. I seriously could not believe how easy it was to make and it really gives you a sense of grains when you need it!
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:24 pm

Definitely agree!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on October 9, 2014 12:05 pm

I’ve been so bad at actually making new meals for myself lately. But that breakfast pizza? I need to get on that.
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:23 pm

Yes, it’s so good and easy!!

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Jo @ Living Mint Green on October 9, 2014 5:15 pm

Ooohhh, that kale salad – NEED/WANT. IT MUST BE MINE SOON. I’m glad to hear Arman isn’t a compulsive liar and that the english muffin is good. I’m gonna try it soon!!
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Cassie on October 9, 2014 10:14 pm

I made it AGAIN for breakfast this morning… I’ll vouch for him… this time.

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