What I’ve been cooking lately II

I. Grilled chicken with pesto and marinated tomatoes from Fine Cooking, steamed broccoli, and a quinoa, artichoke, sun dried tomato, and feta salad.

Chicken with pesto and marinated tomatoes

II. Sesame skillet chicken from How Sweet Eats with brown basmati rice and vegetables stir fried in sesame oil.

Sesame skillet chicken

III. Sweet potato “nachos” (inspired by Peas and Crayons) with Mexican spiced black beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, and plain yogurt.

Sweet potato nachos with black beans

IV. Honey almond coconut granola

Honey almond coconut granola

V. Mega Life Salad from ReFresh with shredded carrots, beets, toasted seeds, marinated tofu, and sprouts over mixed greens with a cilantro ginger dressing.

Mega Life Salad

VI. Chicken sausage on a whole wheat bun with grilled peppers, zucchini, mushrooms and red onion.

Chicken sausage on a bun

VII. Cheater baked beans from Veganomicon with a baked sweet potato and massaged kale

Cheater baked beans from Veganomicon

This post is part of the What I Ate Wednesday link up over at Peas and Crayons‘ blog. Click the link to go check out all the other posts!

What have you been cooking lately?

Where do you get most of your recipes form: cookbooks, magazines, or blogs?


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32 Responses to What I’ve been cooking lately II

  1. Blogs + Pinterest! I have sooooo many recipes pinned.

    Veganomicon is what I consider my cookbook bible (and no, I’m not even vegan) but by now I have most of my favorite recipes memorized :-)

  2. wow looks like a lot of great food! yummy!

  3. I swear… your meals always look so deliciously colorful and fresh – love it! I’d have to say that I get most of my meal ideas from blogs these days. I love the idea of cookbooks, but they just seem so obsolete now that there’s such a huge database on the internet that results in a lot less clutter around the house :lol: Oh, but I do buy pretty much every edition of Clean Eating that comes out. Love that magazine for sure.

  4. such great food you always cook! i def get inspiration from other blogs!

  5. I can’t remember the last time I picked up a recipe book, and blogs definitely aren’t pushing me towards them! I get a lot of meal inspiration from fellow bloggers and websites…and you are definitely a source of an inspiration! All these meals are right up my alley and I will definitely be trying those sweet potato nachos first!

  6. Loving the sweet potato nachos and the chicken sausages! I love eating things in hot dog buns…it’s just more fun! LOL Have to pick some of those up! I’m partial to the ezekiel brand ones! So doughy and hearty.

  7. I really want to try that granola! Happening soon!

  8. I want all of this!! Especially the salad from Refresh!

  9. I have a ridiculous amount of cookbooks, but I can’t even remember the last time I picked one up – all of my recipes come from blogs and pinterest these days. And those sweet potato nachos are incredible, right? Thinking I may need to make those again next week.

  10. Ok, that first chicken with pesto sounds amazing :) We’ve been digging chicken sausages a lot recently, too…have them at least once a week for dinner. I love how versatile they are…I can make crazy garbage bowls with them, eat them on a bun, or put them on a salad…so good :D

  11. I get most of my inspiration from interest/blogs but sometimes I feel like reading cookbooks and get some idea from there as well. I used to buy tons of cookbooks but now that each blog has their own “recipe book” there is no need to go as crazy with them. However, I still have a monthly subscription to Food Network magazine that I will never give up of course!

  12. Yum that chicken sausage looks delicious! With ketchup + mustard..um yum! I am going to have to have something like that soon!
    Instagram is always full of inspiration for me!

  13. Wow all of your meals are so colourful and healthy! Awesome! I’m especially loving the sweet potato nachos, I’m definitely going to have to try those.

  14. I love getting inspiration from blogs, recipe books, instagram and Pinterest.

    That seasame skillet chicken looks tasty and sounds really flavourful

  15. Delicious looking meals!!! And I love your green plates in the first two photos – gorgeous!

  16. I LOVE baked beans! I really need to try making my own vegetarian version at home :).

  17. Oh my gosh, loving everything! Seriously, I think I say that everytime, but your kitchen is like my dream place.
    I definitely get a lot of recipe ideas from blogs, but I can never follow them to a T. Usually I end up adapting quite a bit. I have a few cookbooks, but I don’t use them often.

  18. no but seriously you are professional when it comes to plating haha!

  19. You always amaze be with how many real meals you cook, where I am eating roasted squash and yogurt bowls for dinner half the week haha. I really do need to try some Jenn-inspired sweet tater nachos!

  20. All your meals look amazing and I love that they’re soooo colorful! I’m definitely obsessed with Pinterest and get a lot of my recipes from there. It’s amazing what you can find!

  21. Wow you have been cooking up a storm! All of these look great but I am especially drawn to #1 and #3. I love pesto on anything and mexican combinations are one of my faves!

  22. Omg, those sweet potato nachos need to be made by me ASAP, or at least something similar. Those baked beans also look great; I especially like the “cheater” aspect :)

  23. What a healthy list of food! I am drooling over my keyboard right now. I am especially attracted by the sweet potato nachos – have to hop over to peas and crayons for the recipe.

  24. I need to get into cooking again! I made meals like this all of the time in high school and then college hit! I used to love cookbooks, but lately I am all about pinterest for keeping recipes organized so I can use them! Your meals look so healthy and balanced, but so delicious which is why I love this post of yours! It shows people that healthy can be better than ever!

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    Mmm, sweet potato nachos! That actually sounds pretty good :D!

  26. I need to learn a few new quinoa and rice recipes – we’ve got tons of both in our pantry! And those sweet potato nachos look DELIC!

  27. When I read WIAW posts, there’s usually just one – maybe two – dishes that *really* call to me, however, tonight I feel like I’m being pulled in a million different directions! ;) Everything looks absolutely incredible! I definitely want to try the grilled chicken with pesto and marinated tomatoes (Googling once I’m done here), and the same can be said for the Sesame Skillet Chicken and Honey Almond Coconut Granola. Yum. I also love making sweet potato nachos – it’s one of my go-to meals when I’m in a time (and money) pinch because they’re fast, filling, and I almost always have the ingredients on hand. :D

    I owe you an email, m’dear! This week has been pretty crazy, but I’ll try to get back to you either tomorrow or Saturday! I’m counting down the days until I can give you a REAL hug! xoxo <3

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