April Recipe Roundup

by Danica on April 27, 2015

I hope you had a good weekend!  Ours isn’t over yet so I’ll be recapping it later this week :)

April is coming to a close so it’s time to take a look at the recipes I made this month to keep on point with one of my 2015 goals.  I made quite a few this month!

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Blueberry Spelt Muffins
from the Whole Foods Market website

Blueberry Spelt Muffins from Whole Foods Market

These turned out pretty well – both of us liked them – but they were a little on the drier side and weren’t anything impressive so I doubt I’d make them again.

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Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Loaf
from He and She Eat Clean

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This recipe turned out great!  I loved the ingredients list.  The bread was pretty moist so I’d recommend storing it in the fridge.

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Spinach Pancakes
from Weelicious

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I made this as waffles for brinner last week and they turned out really great.  It’s definitely a recipe I’ll make again because the spinach was totally unrecognizable so, I figure, why not add it to waffles?

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One Pan Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas
from the cookbook “more peas, thank you” by Sarah Matheny

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These were really good – interesting to have a slightly sweeter taste to a dip that’s typically very savory and cheesy.  Pretty easy to make and we enjoyed leftovers for a several meals afterward because it makes a full pan.  Come to think of it, this would make a great freezer meal (noted for when it’s closer to baby time).

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Spinach Artichoke Calzones
again from the cookbook “more peas, thank you” by Sarah Matheny

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WOW these were good.  The filling alone was fantastic.  I’m sure I’ll make the filling, at least, again because it would make an awesome dip.  This was my first time eating a non-dairy spinach and artichoke dish and I liked it more than any cheesy one I’ve tried.

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

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YUM.  I highly recommend this recipe.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
from Nutritious Eats

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I made these on Easter and they were just as good as I’d expected they’d be.  They lasted in the fridge for just over a week – the batch made several so I snacked on one or two a day.

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Peanut Butter Avocado Cookies
from The Lean Green Bean

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I’ve actually made these once before but they were so good I had to make them again after spotting them on Pinterest.  I recommend storing them in the fridge and dipping them in whatever kind of milk you like.  The recipe also makes quite a few so I put about half the batch in the freezer – they’re delicious cold, just minutes out of  the freezer.  Another one I’d definitely recommend you make sometime!

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What recipes have you recently made?  
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Five for Friday 4.24.15

by Danica on April 24, 2015

Happy Friday!

1.  I get to see my brother this weekend!  I miss that weird, intelligent kid.

2.  Have you heard that they’re making a spinoff of the show Full House?!  You probably have heard that 100 times by now, but I just had to make sure.  Full House was easily one of my favorite shows growing up (I’d watch it after school while I ate a snack and worked on my homework in elementary/middle school).  The spinoff isn’t coming out until 2016 and it’ll be on Netflix exclusively.  I hope they do a good job with it!

Full House

3.  I tried out this pregnancy workout from Its Linz this week.  It didn’t feel too challenging but my glutes were sore from the lunges for two days following, so I’d say it did its job.

pregnancy workout from itz linz

4.  On Tuesday I was craving bacon, waffles, and all the butter, so I made breakfast for dinner – bacon, scrambled eggs, and spinach waffles (an experiment that turned out great) with lots of melty butter.  I think this is maybe the second time I’ve done this since we’ve been married (which is nearly 3 years), and I now realize brinner should really happen more often.

Brinner - bacon, egg, spinach waffles

5.  I just felt especially grateful for the people in my life this week.  From my family and friends to the family I nanny for to people that read my blog, I’m just thankful that you’re all some part of my life.

Enjoy the weekend!

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Link Love #11

April 23, 2015

Thanks for your sweet comments on yesterday’s post.  I always feel a little vulnerable when I share posts about pregnancy, so it’s especially fun when you share in my excitement :) Lots of great reads in this week’s link-up…enjoy! –> Healing Kids with Real Food: Our Story of Fostering Children, Cancer, and Adoption  (from Kelly the […]

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Bumpdate: 25 Weeks

April 22, 2015

I’m 25 weeks into this pregnancy!  Part of me can’t believe that in just 15(ish) weeks, we’ll get to meet our son.  The other part of me doesn’t know how I’ll possibly wait that long.  But at the end of the day, I just feel so blessed to be growing this little baby! Here’s what’s happening […]

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Compassion International: Sponsoring a Child

April 21, 2015

If there’s one thing in this life that I know I’m good at doing, it’s taking care of children. Put me in a position to care for kids of any age, and that’s where I feel I excel, where I’m in my element, where I feel confident and happy and as though I’m making a […]

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Marathon Monday! plus scenes from the weekend 4.20.15

April 20, 2015

Happy Marathon Monday!  I’m so excited to watch all of the runners in Boston today. I’m not promising anything right now, mostly because I’m pregnant and miss running like crazy, but I kind of want to run the Boston marathon one day.  It’s quite a lofty dream, but I just know that it would be a challenge like […]

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Five for Friday 4.17.15

April 17, 2015

Happy Friday!  Another weekend is here! randoms from this week… 1.  Jesse came home from work a littler earlier than normal last night, we ordered pizza for dinner, and we cheered on the MN Wild in their first playoff game.  It was fun!  #minnesotansforlife 2.  Do you remember when I asked you lovely people for advice […]

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Book Review: ” The Guardian Code” by Steve Shenk

April 16, 2015

The Guardian Code It’s Not Your Fault…And I Can Prove It! by Steve Shenk synopsis: The Guardian Code: It’s Not Your Fault [And I Can Prove It!] is about a series of meetings between a man whom we will call Michael and a very special mentor named The Guardian. Like it or not, relationships are […]

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Link Love #10

April 15, 2015

We’re halfway through the week already!  And halfway through April…this month feels like it’s just flying by. Let’s get to this week’s great reads…. –>How to Handle the Negative Voice part 2  (from Laura at Mommy Run Fast) –>What I wish I’d known not to stress about during pregnancy  (from babycenter) pregnancy will make me worry myself […]

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We are more than the way our body looks in a photograph. Oh, so much more.

April 14, 2015

I was scrolling through Health.com yesterday and fell upon this article: The Amazing Way Pink Responds to Body-Shaming Tweets To say I was annoyed that this happened to her is an understatement. To say that I’m annoyed that this is constantly happening in our society is an even bigger understatement. When did we get health so […]

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