Recipe Recap: April

Well it has been a while since I have done one of these (possibly since last year?) but it I have missed putting these posts together. I love looking back at all our favorite new recipes and reminding myself to add them into the next month’s menu rotation.

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Since it has been awhile some of these are from the last couple months. February was not my month for trying new things since I was still experiencing that first trimester aversion to anything but bland carbs. Luckily my appetite returned in March and I was able to get back to trying new recipes out.

Skinny Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies via The Food Charlatan
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Source: The Food Charlatan

I have had a serious sweet tooth lately and I wanted to make something to satisfy that post-dinner chocolate craving. Unfortunately these were so good they made for several other snacks too. Even Travis who isn’t a big sweets eater couldn’t help but make dent in these.

Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Casserole via Food Fanatic 
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Source: The Food Fanatic

I love a good quinoa bake and this one was a little more tedious to make but the result was so worth it. My favorite part was the “alfredo” sauce that was really just pureed cauliflower and garlic.

Black Bean Spinach Quesadilla via Hello Healthy 
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Source: My Fitness Pal

Veggie quesadillas are my favorite. They are easy, somewhat healthy and they fill the tex-mex shaped hole in my stomach that has been there since I left Texas. Also, these have mushrooms and I LOVE shrooms.

Loaded Guacamole Vegetarian Tacos via Soup Addict
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Source: The Soup Addict

We don’t eat a lot of meat in our house during the week so we mexican style vege meals are some of our faves (if you haven’t figured that out by now). Also, guacamole with corn in it is my absolute favorite. Just looking at this picture makes me think this might need to be the first meal I make in the new apt, since our current kitchen is now in boxes.

Feta and Herb Crusted Salmon via The Laughing Spatula
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Source: The Laughing Spatula

In case anyone was wondering where the meat was. You are encouraged to eat salmon when you are pregnant so I am trying to get in a serving at least once a week. Also, if you are pregnant and worried about the feta- my doctor said it is fine cooked. This recpe is great because it is quick, easy and delicious!

One Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus via Cooking Classy
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Source: Cooking Classy

I told you I have been eating a lot of salmon. I chose this recipe because I am lazy and love a one pan meal, but honestly the asparagus stole the show in this one.

A few others that I have mentioned in previous recaps but deserve a mention because we had them again recently and I had forgotten how good they were…

Quinoa “Fried Rice” 

Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake – I remember this being good before but this time it was amazing, I think it is because the first time I just omitted the heavy cream all together but this time I subbed it for a butter and milk mixture. It is worth the extra calories, I assure you.

Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon – I literally make this at least a few times a month. It is so easy to throw together with ingredients you already have in your kitchen

Hope I gave you some recipes to try out or new food bloggers to check out! Have a great weekend, we will be spending our three day weekend moving apartments. 🙂

5 thoughts on “Recipe Recap: April

  1. That feta and herb salmon looks amazing, and I love salmon so I’m thinking that needs to be tried out asap. I’m also adding the quinoa bake because I do this mexican one that’s amazing but I do it so often that I need to change the record…! I love reading other people’s recipe suggestions, so much better than trawling through endless recipe sites.

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