What I Ate Wednesday: Blogger Recipe Round-Up

what i ate wednesday blogger recipe round-up | almost getting it together

I decided last weekend that I was actually going to make some of the recipes that I had been pinning. I’m really great at pinning every recipe from every blog ever (not really exaggerating) and never making them because I eat the same exact things – oatmeal with nut butter, fruit & yogurt, salad with some sort of protein, then probably a turkey sandwich on a brown rice wrap for dinner, or whatever random things I throw in a bowl. This isn’t what I ate on a particular day, but a mixture of things I ate last week. Also I’m terrible at taking pictures of my meals, so please enjoy the good food photography bloggers hopefully don’t mind me borrowing. The only photos that are mine are the terrible iPhone photos. Balsamic Chicken Salad with Figs, Portobellos & Candied Pecans by The Healthy Maven

Balsamic Chicken Salad by The Healthy Maven | almost getting it together

Picture from thehealthymaven.com.

Confession: I was too lazy to make candied pecans, so I just used raw pecans. I’m sorry, Davida. I know it would be so much more with the pecs. I also couldn’t find fresh figs in Pittsburgh, so I used a dried fig. This salad was amazing, though. I definitely could not wait for lunch on Monday morning! Foil-Pouch Sweet Potato Noodle Fajitas by Inspiralized

Foil-Pouch Sweet Potato Noodle Fajitas by Inspiralized | almost getting it together

Photo from Inspiralized.com

I went on an intense spiralizing kick last Sunday. More or less, if something stood still and was able to be spiralized, it was spiralized. I had been craving fajitas but also I’m not into corn tortillas unless fish tacos are involved and obviously can’t have flour tortillas. These were so simple to make and SO tasty. The sweet potato was really unexpected. It was great to come home, throw some in a bowl, top with a little avocado and have dinner. Smashed White Bean and Kale Quesadillas with Creamy BBQ Dip by Running to the Kitchen

Smashed White Bean and Kale Quesadillas with Creamy BBQ Dip by Running to the Kitchen | almost getting it together

This photo does not do it justice.

I had no idea that BBQ sauce was involved in this recipe, so as I actually read it to make it, it was a pleasant surprise. This also came together in 15 minutes, which made it a perfect weeknight dinner since I typically have the three main ingredients (kale/spinach, white beans, cheese) on hand. Chocolate Almond Fig Bites by The Almond Eater

Chocolate Almond Fig Bite by The Almond Eater | almost getting it together

A pre-yoga Chocolate Almond Fig Bite while checking out the redesign of my blog. Please excuse my chipped nail.

I had wanted to make these since Erin posted them on Valentine’s Day. On Friday evening, I realized I didn’t have any energy bites or Larabars for my long run. I luckily had dried figs thanks to Davida’s salad, so I quickly whipped these up (sans M&Ms) and had to stop myself from eating them straight from the food processor.

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17 comments on “What I Ate Wednesday: Blogger Recipe Round-Up

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Erin @ The Almon Eater on April 16, 2014 7:43 am

Thanks for sharing girly girl! I’m glad you liked them :) I also can’t find fresh figs in PIttsburgh sooo I always just used dried ones–they seem to do the trick! Oh and I want a spiralizer baaaaad but I have a feeling if/when I get one I will literally become obsessed and never eat vegetables in their actual form again.

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Cassie on April 25, 2014 10:26 am

I’m totally having a hard time not eating vegetables in their regular form, but is that a real problem??

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Davida @The Healthy Maven on April 16, 2014 8:41 am

gourmet ads!!!!!!

Glad you liked the salad! When you come I’m making it with candied pecans and I will force feed them to you throughout the weekend. Come make me lunch. thanks baye.

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Cassie on April 25, 2014 10:00 am

Yesss I was so excited to get that e-mail :) Thanks so much for letting me know about themmmm xoxo

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Ange @ Cowgirl Runs on April 16, 2014 1:35 pm

Oh gosh, the number of recipes I have pinned/bookmarked and never make is ridiculous. Ha!

Your meals looked amazing this week!!

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Cassie on April 25, 2014 9:35 am

It def was a tasty week!! I think I need to follow you on Pinterest!

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Hilary on April 16, 2014 2:48 pm

I think we are all guilty of saying we are going to try recipes and then sticking to the regular foods we usually eat! I hope I get to try out some new recipes during my four day break! Hopefully they turn out as good as yours :)

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Cassie on April 25, 2014 10:26 am

Yum, what did you make?

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on April 16, 2014 3:09 pm

I think I have almost 3000 pins now, and at least 80% of them are recipes…pretty safe to say that I’ll never get around to making them all ;-) and I swear, everyone is spiralizing things these days. I need a spiralizer…

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Cassie on April 25, 2014 9:34 am

I think I’m the same way!! And yes buy a spiralizer – I bought mine on Amazon for like $28 I think? It’s the one Ali from Inspiralized uses!

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Alexis @ Hummusapien on April 16, 2014 3:34 pm

That kale quesadilla is calling my naaaaame! YUM. Kale all day err day.

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Cassie on April 25, 2014 9:34 am

Haha dyyyying at your kale comment. So true. And please make it, I’m still dreaming about it two weeks later.

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on April 16, 2014 3:53 pm

I’m a pro at pinning recipes, but I suck at actually following through and making them :lol: The problem is that between trying to come up with new recipes for the blog and testing them out, I don’t have the time or cooking mojo left over to try much else… I wish I did, though, ’cause there’s so much good stuff out there!

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Cassie on April 25, 2014 9:33 am

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THAT STATEMENT! Plus I just love all my normal foods, right? I have so many of your recipes pinned that I want to make… then saw the baked oatmeal on my Insta already… yet another to add to the list :)

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Matt @ Runner Savvy on April 16, 2014 8:01 pm

I want those quesadillas!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on April 18, 2014 7:12 am

Who knew tinfoil could hold so much magic!!!! Loving the new blog design buddy!

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Cassie on April 25, 2014 9:31 am

MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY ABOUT TINFOIL!!! Glad you like the new design, I love yours too!!

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