My Go To Recipes From the Blog

September 10, 2017

 

 I follow a lot of food bloggers naturally, and I watch them post so many drool worthy recipes on social media and also in my inbox. Sometimes, I think it can be a touch overwhelming as to where to start. New recipes can be scary and there is always a rick of things flopping–especially if you found your way to the recipe via Pinterest.

On top of that, some recipes get a lot more love than others, some are super simple and others make you feel like you need to go to culinary school to master. Wouldn’t it be nice though, to have all of the tried and true, best of the best or just the recipe creator’s go to recipes in one place?

Why I thought you’d never ask! So I bring you that today!So this is my one stop shop of the recipes I make almost religiously from the blog. These are my go to’s, my faves, the recipes that I can essentially make in my sleep–possibly have, ha. I went through all 300+ recipes and put this list together. The thing I noticed the most is that SIMPLICITY was for the most part what set these apart, but still so delicious. That’s the way it should be, right?

They aren’t in order by favorites, I tried to just start with breakfast and then kept moving down the line. Hoping you find some of your new favorites as well on here! So here we go!

First up…

Banana Bread Overnight Oats

This was one of my early overnight oats recipe and it essentially went viral, quickly. The recipe has over 137,000 re-pins on pinterest, crazy! And once you taste them, you will know why! Banana bread is a classic and having an oatmeal version does not disappoint. As always, with overnight oats, the key is that you can make them ahead and be set for several days. Convenience is huge!

 

Peanut & Jelly Overnight Oats

Please don’t ask me which flavor is my favorite. I will have too hard of a time deciding. But this one is very much in the top 3. The classic sandwich that I still love as an adult. I mean, yes, please! Don’t let the fancy photo deter you, there is no need to layer it like that. Put the fruit on top or just stir it in and you will be just fine. I never thought I would like peanut butter in my oats, but it finds its way in more often than not!

 

Banana Oat Blender Pancakes

It just so happens I made these this morning! Throwing everything you need for pancakes into a blender is ultimately genius and makes clean up a lot better. I find that more often than not, we have super ripe bananas so I am always working on ways to use them up. These, please and thanks. Another banana bread like recipe, you get it, right. And lots of options as well for toppings or ways to change things up a bit. Add chocolate chips, blueberries, toasted almonds and more. Freeze a batch for quick and easy morning meals.

 

Baked Pasta with Spinach + Mushrooms

This one I have been making for years and it’s one of those I am pretty sure my husband fell in love with me more over. It has become my go to recipe to take to friends who have had babies, lost loved ones, etc. Freezes well, and leftovers are even better. It looks like a lot of work, but in reality, it’s not really. And a great make ahead meal that you can just pop in the oven then at dinner time.

 

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

One of my earliest recipes and during fall and winter I make chili almost every Sunday. This one is usually the one I make and then switch things up a bit by adding chopped zucchini, or perhaps another veggie or spice. I freeze leftovers in individual mason jars and then have my own frozen meals in the freezer for quick grab and go lunches and dinners when I am too tired to cook. This one is originally meatless, but I have added meat to it as well. It’s great either way!

 

Peanut Butter Cups/Buckeyes/Truffles

I mean, do I really need to say much other than what these are called?! No matter how you shape them, they are amazing. Creamy and rich, the perfect treat for me. I like to keep some in the freezer so that I have a treat to grab after dinner or lunch. Gotta have dessert. Every day. It’s a rule. There are actually two options of how to make these and I have been doing the version a lot more with the coconut flour lately and just using dark chocolate chips for the coating. Ok, off to grab one now. Staring at this photo is making me need one!

Almond Cookies

So the actual recipe you will click on is Rosemary Orange Almond Cookies, but these have become my go to base for cookies and then I flavor accordingly. They can be made with real butter or vegan butter so that’s a bonus. And I even used essentially the same recipe but in lemon flavor for my Lemon + Toasted Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches. I have made just the cookies without the ice cream even because they are so good. Simple, easy, full of flavor. My fave.

No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites

This recipe is probably the recipe that started it all. I used to make them all the time and share them at work. I used to have to write the recipe over and over for people asking for it and thought there has GOT to be a better way. I never make these exactly the same. I just made a batch today and skipped the chocolate chips and added coconut. Always a new way to make them!

 

Blueberry Lemon Energy Bites

These win because they are Anthony’s favorite. He asks for these specifically and I have not gotten his dad hooked as well so I find myself making them more and more. Lemon blueberry became my favorite combo this summer so naturally I am happy making them as well!

 

Simple Mayo Free Egg Salad

On Sundays, I typically hard boil a bunch of eggs for the week. I toss some of the eggs and an avocado in my bag for work and then whip this simple egg salad up for lunch. I love eating it with crackers, on toast and even with plantain chips.

 

Honey Pistachio Avocado Toast

This is the avocado toast of all avocado toasts in my personal opinion. At least once a week I make this. (Once I ate it 4 days in a row.) The sweet, and the salty with the creamy avocado. No words. Just avocado toast.

 

Anti-Inflammatory Blueberry Smoothie

This is another one of my most popular recipes out there. It was my favorite smoothie that I decided to share on the blog and was so surprised by how much attention it got. But it is definitely full of goodness and what I love is the spicy kick from the cayenne. I never had cayenne in a smoothie until a few years ago and I became rather obsessed to say the least.

 

Maple Vanilla Cashew Coffee

Mornings I am not at work, I am on the couch sipping this coffee. I LOVE frothy rich coffee and this is just that. I always assumed I would have to have a big espresso machine to make such a frothy drink but that is not the case at all. All you need is a blender!

So there you have it! These are the recipes that I make the most, at least as of now. I am sure this will change and I am positive that there will be more to add to the list. Any of my recipes that you find to be your go to’s??

My Go To Recipes on the Blog. Be Whole. Be You.My Go To Recipes from the Blog. Be Whole. Be You.

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22 Comments

  • Reply Liz S. September 10, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Fabulous recipe roundup! I especially love your overnight oats recipes.

    • Reply Lorie September 11, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Thanks Liz! I’m pretty partial to the oats as well!

  • Reply Rachel September 11, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    So many amazing recipes!! Lasagna, pancakes, buckeyes, mmmmm!!!

    • Reply Lorie September 16, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      Enjoy!

  • Reply Deryn | Running on Real Food September 11, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    You have soooo many awesome recipes!! Seriously, where to start?!! Thanks so much for putting these all in one place. Everything looks so good.

    • Reply Lorie September 16, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      Thanks girl! Appreciate it!

  • Reply Christine - Jar Of Lemons September 11, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Love it! Those pancakes look amazing. Must try them soon!

    • Reply Lorie September 16, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      Yes, you must. Simple and delish!

  • Reply Rachel September 11, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Cashew coffee!?! That sounds so good, I don’t think I’ve ever had that combination before.

    • Reply Lorie September 16, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      It is the dreamiest, ever!

  • Reply Taylor Kiser September 11, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Everything looks so delicious! I can see why these are your favorite go-to recipes!

    • Reply Lorie September 16, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks Taylor!

  • Reply Laura September 12, 2017 at 9:15 am

    I LOVE that you created this post! I often wonder what a blogger’s favorite recipes are on their site! I try to always show my readers what I make on my instagram stories, but not everyone has IG! I need that sweet potato chili in my life stat!

    • Reply Lorie September 16, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      I do too, it’s usually their go to’s that I end up loving because they are more often than not, the easiest to make!

  • Reply Jenn September 12, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Everything looks so good! I always find it so interesting to see what food bloggers eat on a regular basis. Those buckeyes are calling my name!

    • Reply Lorie September 16, 2017 at 4:43 pm

      Good call on the buckeyes!

  • Reply Joanna September 12, 2017 at 10:16 am

    I can’t wait to try the banana bread overnight oats!

    • Reply Lorie September 16, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      My absolute FAVORITE!

  • Reply Alisa September 14, 2017 at 12:13 am

    What a delicious list of recipes and I love your style – I’m really into the simplicity of bites, oats, and toasts, too.

    • Reply Lorie September 16, 2017 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks so much Alisa!

  • Reply Agness of Run Agness Run September 20, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Each one of these recipes is so outstanding, Lorie! I especially fell in love with the almond cookies. A perfect and mouth-watering treat!

    • Reply Lorie September 21, 2017 at 11:37 pm

      Yes!!! The cookies I can’t get enough of–great minds think alike!

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