365 Project: Recipes 181-195

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Only 170 recipes to go! Since I’m a little behind my goal is to be at 200 recipes complete by September 1st and 300 down by November 1st. These seem like lofty but doable goals. Here’s the latest crop of recipes I tried.

181. Spicy Avocado Egg White Salad

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Source: Original

Notes: I mixed half an avocado, mustard, sriracha, with egg whites and served over toasted Ezekiel bread.

Rating: Liked

182. Broiled Orange Blossom Grapefruit

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Source: The Little Book of Fruits and Vegetables 

Notes: I love orange blossom water and the sweet floral fragrance it adds. I used stevia instead of sugar with this recipe.

Rating: LOVED

183. Apple Jicama Slaw

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Source: The Little Book of Fruits and Vegetables 

Notes: I don’t like traditional slaw because I’m not a big mayo fan but this one was lighter and the apple and jicama added some extra crunch.

Rating: LOVED

184. Squash Blossom and Veggie Scramble

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Source: Original

Notes: I have a weakness for farmer’s markets and the squash blossoms looked so good. I sautéed them in coconut oil with eggs, mushrooms, and kale.

Rating: Liked

185. Catfish with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce

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Source: The Little Book of Fruits and Vegetables 

Notes: The original recipe calls for salmon. I used catfish (because that’s what I had in my freezer) and it was delicious.

Rating: LOVED

186. Corn and Barley Chile Rellenos

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Source: The Little Book of Fruits and Vegetables 

Notes: I used almond cheese for this one. This was good but has quite a few steps.

Rating: Liked.

187. Orange Blossom Salad

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Source: The Little Book of Fruits and Vegetables 

Notes: This cookbook is from Weight Watchers. I have used other Weight Watcher cookbooks in the past and have really enjoyed them. They’re accessible even if you aren’t doing the program.

Rating: LOVED

188. Endive Boats

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Source: The Little Book of Fruits and Vegetables 

Notes: I used ground meatless for the “chicken salad”.

Rating: Liked

189. Mini Blackberry Almond Tarts

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Source: The Little Book of Fruits and Vegetables 

Notes: These were yummy. You need to make them for a party though or take them to the office. They go soggy after a day or two.

Rating: LOVED

190. Great Green Monster Smoothie

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Source: Aim True 

Notes: I’m finding so many green juice recipes that I am loving!

Rating: LOVED

191. Shrimp Tequila Lime Tacos

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Source: The Little Book of Fruits and Vegetables 

Notes: You could serve this over rice or in a stir fry too. I dished this into low carb whole wheat tortillas.

Rating: LOVED

192. Citrus 1

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Source: Juice

Notes: This was too spicy and a bit acidy for me to want on a regular basis.

Rating: Okay

193. Greens 5

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Source: Juice

Notes: The fennel adds a subtle anise flavor to this juice. I added some natural flavored protein powder to make this a meal.

Rating: Liked

194. Cheeseburger Quesadilla

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Source: Real Simple

Notes: I used ground meatless and soy cheese to make this meal vegan.

Rating: LOVED

195. Shrimp Fried Broccoli Rice

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Source: Original

Notes: I riced a head of broccoli and cooked it in coconut oil with and then fried an egg and added cooked shrimp and coconut aminos.

Rating: Liked

 

365 Project: Recipes 151-165

We’re at another milestone in this challenge. I’m a little ahead of the 165 mark now so less than 200 recipes to go. Life has been busy but I’m determined to finish this challenge in time. Here’s the latest crop of recipes with my notes and ratings.

151. Greens 14


Source: Juice

Notes: One of my favorite things about the Juice cookbook that I have been obsessed with lately is that there are recipes for additional veggie drinks that they don’t carry at the Pressed Juicery locations. I’ve said it before but if you’re thinking about getting into juicing this is a really good cookbook to start with. There aren’t any weird ingredients that are hard to find or over priced. You can do this on a rice and beans budget.
Rating: Liked

152. Chocolate Date Protein Shake


Source: Juice

Notes: I adapted this recipe from the almond milk section in the Juice cookbook. I’ve attempted to make nut milk in the past and it has never gone well for me. I’d like to try the Juice recipe for almond milk in the future, but I honestly haven’t had the time to plan ahead for it. Lately, my go to store bought non-dairy milk has been Flax Milk from Good Karma. I love the taste and it has much more protein than the majority of milk alternatives out there.

Rating: Liked

153. Detox Salad


Source: Juice

Notes: There are a few solid food recipes in the Juice cookbook. This was a great salad to take to work. I did add some hemp seeds for a little protein. If you’re making a salad and don’t want to add meat or soy protein, nuts and seeds are great alternatives. I tend to use walnuts, almonds, hemp seeds, or chia seeds.

Rating: Liked

154. Greens 11


Source:  Juice

Notes: During the summer I tend to want to eat lighter. These green juices are great snacks because it’s like having a salad in liquid form. Since I use a NutriBullet I have to add liquid to anything I’m blending as a drink so that additional water helps me stay hydrated.

Rating: Liked

155. Pan Seared Tempeh


Source: Original

Rating: LOVED

Notes: This was great for something a little different. I heated up some coconut oil in a pan and lightly coated the tempeh in some coconut flour and a spice mix of pepper, coriander, cardamom, and cinnamon. I seared it for a minute or two on each side and then drizzled a little honey on top.

Rating: LOVED

156. Coconut Lime Basil Corn


Source: Original

Notes: I cooked some frozen corn as directed but threw in some basil and the juice of a lime as it started to heat. When I took it off the burner I added some unsweetened coconut flakes.

Rating: LOVED

157. Street Fair Inspired Corn on the Cob


Source: Original

Notes: I live in an apartment so I don’t have access to a grill. I love to broil ears of corn as an alternative, but sometimes it’s just too hot to want to run the oven. I boiled these ears on the stove top and to give it more flavor I coated them in a mixture of butter, paprika, parmesan, and dried tarragon.

Rating: Liked

158. Citrus 2


Source: Juice

Notes: Orange juice isn’t my favorite thing. I love all of the citrus options in Juice because they incorporate lemons, limes, or grapefruit. They do have some that are orange based which I will try in the future because I have a feeling the other ingredients in each blend will make it less over powering and acidic.

Rating: Liked

159. Cherry Coconut Sorbet


Source: Aim True

Notes: I love Kathryn Budig’s book. It’s not just a cookbook. She goes through yoga routines, meditation, and tips for your home too. This recipe is an easy and healthy dessert if you’re craving a little something sweet after dinner.

Rating: Liked

160. Greens 7


Source: Juice

Notes: This one had fresh mint which added some natural sweetness.

Rating: Liked

161. Roots 2


Source: Juice

Notes: I like beets but love trying other root based juices too. This one was carrot based.

Rating: Liked

162. Apple Cinnamon Chia Pudding


Source: Original

Notes: I made this with coconut milk, chia seeds, fiji apples, and cinnamon. This flavor combo didn’t work for me.

Rating: Pass

163. Summer Buddah Bowl


Source: Oh She Glows

Notes: I used edamame instead of lima beans.

Rating: Liked

164. Golden Beet Salad


Source: Original

Notes:  I love yellow beets. I make this with baby spinach, goat cheese, grilled tempeh, and balsamic vinaigrette.

Rating: Liked

165. Chocolate Mint Protein Shake


Source: Orignal

Notes: This was fresh mint, chocolate protein powder, chia seeds, and flaxseed milk.

Rating: Liked