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
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
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
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
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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Do you pin recipes and never make them? What blogger recipes have you made and loved lately?