Confession time. I don't know about you, but I have so many recipes bookmarked that if I started making one new recipe every day, it would probably take me at least two years to get through all of them. Actually, I'm not sure I would ever get through all of them because by the time I'd made all of my current bookmarked recipes, I'm sure I would have accumulated at least that many more. It's a never ending cycle, and I must say that I blame you guys. You all just come up with too many amazing looking dishes! ;)
But I'm trying my best to work through at least some of them, and this past week, I made a dent. Well actually, more like a tiny nick as in you can't even tell it's there, BUT that's not the point. The point is that I tried, and I must say that overall, it was a smashing success! So let's take a look, shall we? Happy WIAW
First up, we have Christine's Cinnamon Roll Scones
. Unfortunately, my pictures didn't turn out half as good as Christine's gorgeous photos, but don't let that fool you. These little guys are awesome! I used all spelt flour instead of half all-purpose/whole wheat so I will admit that they tasted a bit more grainy-y, but I happen to love that wholesome taste so I sure wasn't complaining! The scones were super, super moist and rather biscuit-like and the topping was sweet, cinnamon-y, and crunchy! It was my first time making scones, but I don't know why seeing as they were so easy and tasty, and my whole family loved them!
Next up, I made Arman's Baked Tofu
. Even before I went vegetarian, I loved tofu - in any shape and form, pretty much. But one of my favorite places to enjoy it is at Asian restaurants. They sure do know how to do tofu! So when I saw Arman's recipe that included some of my favorite Asian ingredients such as sesame oil and soy sauce, I knew I must try it! Well my friends, I'm already on my second batch, and I can assure you that I will be making it again at least once again before I head back to school (less than two weeks... WHERE did summer go?!?). I love broiling the tofu for about 5-10 minutes after baking to get it extra crispy. There it is below with edamame, peas+lima beans with buffalo sauce, and amaranth. It was my first time trying that cute little grain, and while I loved the texture, there wasn't a whole lot of flavor. Oh well, nothing a little siracha can't fix! Anyway, I highly, highly recommend Arman's recipe!!
Ever since I saw Hannah's Squash Crust Pizzas
, I knew I had to make them. I've seen lots of veggie pizza crusts in the blog sphere (particularly ones made with cauliflower, which I still need to try), so I thought I would give it a go. And I'm glad I did! I'm not going to say these tasted like regular pizza because they didn't, but I wasn't expecting them to either. I mean they didn't have pizza sauce or cheese so how could they?! Traditional pizza or not, they were delicious! I think I should have baked them a bit longer as they were still pretty soft, and my favorite parts were the crispy edges, but I still greatly enjoyed the soft inside. I topped one with BBQ sauce as the recipe suggested and one with buffalo sauce. I think I preferred the BBQ sauce, but both were tasty. Next time, I want to try pizza sauce+mozzarella on the squash crusts just for fun!
For breakfast one morning, I made Davida's Mango Matcha Green Tea Smoothie
. I happen to love green tea (I drink it every morning!), and my amazing mom recently bought me some matcha green tea powder. I think I went a little crazy with it (I seem to always add extra powdered stuff like spices, protein powder, baking powder... it's just so easy to make the measurements extra heaping!) because the green tea flavor was a bit overpowering. I think I ended up using at leas two teaspoons of it... whoops... Haha but it was still super refreshing, had a lovely mango flavor, and I loved how thick it was! I'll definitely have to try it again, but I'll scale the matcha back to one teaspoon - you see, I can
You see those pancakes picking in above? Those would be Christina's All-Natural Protein Pancakes
. Aka my new go-to pancakes! They're super easy to make and wonderful in the taste department as well. They're not your typical, fluffy pancakes, but who wants typical anyways? They're denser, but I personally like denser pancakes because you don't feel like you're eating fluff!
Topped with Walden Farms blueberry syrup.
I even made my own variation on Christina's pancakes...
The name of the game is Protein Packed Salted Chocolate Peanut Pretzel Pancakes. A mouthful, I know, but trust me, it's one delicious mouthful. After my baked oatmeal
, I knew I had to do more with that flavor combination, and these turned out to be one of the best stack of pancakes I've ever had. Even better than the oatmeal so if you want that flavor combination and are trying to decide between the oatmeal and these pancakes, I'm going to have to recommend you go with the pancakes. I'm going to be a mean-y here though and postpone the recipe until next time, seeing as there are already more than enough words in this post. But be sure to check back Friday or Saturday for the recipe! You don't want to miss it! Do you have more recipes bookmarked than you know what to do with?What new recipes have you tried lately?
Have a lovely rest of the week, friends!