This is a question I get asked a lot.
‘So, what are your favorite recipes from the blog? What do you make regularly?’
And sometimes it takes me time to answer because it kind of depends on the season, but I’ve paid attention over the last little while and I’ve narrowed down what we actually eat on a regular basis. For the record, we eat everything on the site. Every single thing. I always think it’s strange when I hear that bloggers make things and then just give them away and make something else to eat.
I don’t understand when they share their days and it involves a bunch of recipe shoots and then them having to figure out what to make for meals… or just go out instead because they don’t want to make anymore. Just eat what you make? I don’t get it.
Anywho, that is’t us. I make things and then we eat them. It works out brilliantly because I make them early in the day and then I clean up and don’t have to make another mess at dinner. Just hangout, go for walks, chill with a glass of wine while it reheats. It’s wonderful. It isn’t always awesome when things don’t reheat well in which case I have to kind of plan for that… but we just accept that it’s how it is and eat it anyway.
Having said that, if I’ve made way too much and we can’t get through it, obviously we share. If there’s too much baking, some of it goes in to Mark’s office, sometimes the neighbors or my mom’s neighbors. My family is always ready and willing to help us out. Anytime I make vegetarian things, I give half to my mom. Then she makes something and gives half to me. It all works out.
OKAY so here we go. The recipes we eat the most!
I know I just posted it, but we had been eating it for a while before I decided to share it. Mark has it x2 on weekends, I have one with some fruit almost daily these days. I also often eat it for lunch or dinner. It’s easy, super delicious, filling, budget friendly and healthy so it’s a pretty regular thing for us.
This was breakfast (along with a banana bread variation) everyday for almost the entire summer. I switched to savory breakfasts with lots of beans and eggs because I stay full twice as long and my blood sugar stays completely stable which makes me feel calm. Having said that, I still really friggen love baked oatmeal and it’s travel friendly so I still make and eat it. It also makes really excellent afternoon snacks and even dessert.
I recently updated the photos on this recipe. I’ve been making it for 3 years and it’s one of our favorite fall meals. I gets made countless times every year but, obviously, stops getting made once squash is out of season. It’s so bloody cozy and satisfying. So much love for it. Everyone who’s ever made/eaten it has loved it. It’s also a reader favorite.
Healthy Basil and Goat Cheese Turkey Burgers
I made these for most of the summer. They’re super good and healthy! We love them and I even love them more than beef burgers. They’re really easy, too, which is probably why I made them so often.
It has summer veggie in the title, but the veggies are available all year long and you can always change them out with whatever you have. This is a carb and cheese loving household and I’m currently eating my way through yet another batch of it. I actually doubled the recipe to split with my mom. We’re eating a lot of cheese and pasta this week which is basically status normal.
I make pizzas 3-4 times a month. Mine is always this version, Mark gets meats and feta instead of the goat cheese. See? Carbs and cheese. Mark prefers my pizza over restaurants. You could assume he would be lying to make me feel good, but he generally chooses something else over pizza when we go out because he prefers mine.
These get made almost weekly. It’s a really great lunch for Mark to take to work and I like having it on hand for when he’s not home for dinner or won’t be home until 7:30 and I don’t want to wait til then for dinner. It’s a few times a week because he plays squash/has client meetings late sometimes. I usually eat mine over a baked potato with veggies on the side.
I ate these daily when I worked in an office and I ate them daily basically from September to December last year for lunch. I change up my lunches every now and then, though. In the summer it was mostly crap tons of fresh veggies with hummus, veggies, cheese and bread. Lately it’s been Huevos Rancheros or black bean soup with bread and butter but I’ve been craving these bowls again. They’re really filling and satisfying AND budget friendly.
These photos were so bad. My camera had died on me and I had only taken 3 crappy photos. Such is life. I make these a lot and just change up the fish with either haddock, halibut, cod or salmon. It’s something I typically make for guests if they like fish. It’s always a hit. It isn’t budget friendly because fish is expensive, but we love them.
My mom and I originally had something like this in Switzerland.. minus the lemon and the brussels was replaced with spinach. Anyway, the base of the sauce is my favorite for a quick, healthy and super delicious pasta. I often steam some broccoli and toss with a bit of butter (since I’m not vegan) and fold that in in place of the brussels sprouts. It just depends on what’s in season.
I use the tomato sauce for EVERYTHING but the dish itself is also a favorite. If I’m not eating it with quinoa or pasta, I go with a huge hunk of bread and butter. It’s so good and cheap.
Lately there’s always a version of skinny cheesecake bars in our fridge. They’re either this exact recipe or a variation. Such a good after dinner dessert.
A different kind of healthy cheesecake. It’s also a favorite of both of ours.
Really excellent with soup/chili and really just on it’s own, slathered in butter. We’ll eat them anytime. I make them pretty frequently and literally made thousands of them at the bakery.
There aren’t words.
Except usually with chocolate chunks
Really bad photos. Really great recipe. Made all the time.
The photos didn’t do it justice. It makes it looks dry and weird but it is most certainly not. It’s our favorite pumpkin bread and has been for years. I plan to reshoot the photos since it’s made all the time.
There’s obviously a lot more seasonal/holiday recipes that are on the blog that I do make, I just only make them once or twice a year because of said holiday. I only post things we love and it’s because we love them that they continue to get made behind the scenes and in between new recipes. I also have standby recipes that I make a lot that haven’t made their way to this space yet (but will).
So there you have it! Our favorites. What are yours?