Recipe Round Up: Putting the Internet to Use

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how easy it can be to bookmark tons of delicious looking online recipes and then never actually make them. In my previous post, my goal was to use a different breakfast recipe from my Pinterest board each morning. The experiment was highly successful and I enjoyed the variety to my breakfasts and the sense of accomplishment – it felt like I made an achievement when I could put a mental check next to all the recipes I made!

Since then, I’ve tried to continue actually making some of the recipes I set aside ‘for later.’ Here are the highlights of what I’ve tested from around the web in the past week:

Whole Grain Brown Soda Bread from Texanerin Baking
served below topped with tuna, melted cheese, with an asparagus and carrots side dish

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Oatless Oats from ‘fitting it all in’
topped with yogurt, dried currants, and cashew butter

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Bison Meatballs with Sage Onion Gravy from the Whole Foods Market Recipe App

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All this ‘cooking by the book’ got me inspired to try some of my own recipes, so I made up some of my own creations for the kitchen…

Peachy Green Tea Smoothie

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Ingredients
- one peach, chopped
- 2 T chia seeds
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 T of edible green tea whole tea leaves
- 1/4 cup steel cut oats
- 1/4 cup yogurt
Method
-Combine peach, chia seeds, 3/4 cup of the almond milk, 
and green tea in a container and let sit in the refrigerator overnight
- In the morning, cook oats with 3/4 cup water
- combine oats and chia seed mixture with yogurt and remaining
milk in an emersion blender
- blend and enjoy!

I poured my smoothie into a bowl and ate it with a spoon because somehow it tastes better that way!

Basic (but not boring) Taco Meat

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Ingredients
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 onion
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 T coconut oil
Method
- chop onion and saute in coconut oil just beginning to soften
- add meat and cook until no longer pink
- add tomatoes (including juice) and spices
- simmer for 5 minutes and serve with tortillas, avocado,
or the toppings of your choice

 

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