Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner: A Tribute

Today is a tribute.

Friday seems like the perfect time to celebrate some fantastic bloggers who have inspired some of the best meals I’ve had.  This list is not at all exhaustive, but it’s what I’ve had lately for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


These fluffy, lemon-flavored chia muffins were based on this Lemon Chia Cake created by Lisa @ Healthful Sense.  I’ve made several of Lisa’s recipes and have never been disappointed.  She’s also the only person more obsessed with sweet potatoes and peanut flour than I am.

They are gluten-free and vegan – great for breakfast or an afternoon snack.  Next time I make them I’ll add some poppy seeds too, as that’s what the chia bites reminded me of.  Who doesn’t need a little opium first thing in the morning?

My modifications:

  • Used brown rice flour rather than millet
  • Replaced Stevia with NuNaturals Fiber Baking Blend
  • Reduced vanilla extract to 1/2 tsp
  • Added 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • Used a full 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • Made 6 muffins rather than cake (baking time = 15 mins)


You should try these.  Like now.




When I can work from home, lunch is my favorite meal of the day.  I can cook something fresh AND use the daylight for picture-taking.  Even though I was too lazy to whip out the good camera for this pic.



Sweet potatoes.  Smashed and coated with goodness.  I took the idea from Pinterestthis recipe for Hot Crash Sweet Potatoes pinned from Donalyn @ DLYNZ.


My modifications:

  • Rather than her spice mix, I used this one created for use in my Babaganoush Soup… fitting because the blend was from another blogger, Cara @ Cara’s Cravings
  • Brushed sweet potato slices with a mix of olive oil and rice wine vinegar.  
  • Skipped the boiling step (increased baking time to 20 mins on each side using convection bake)


These “crashed” sweet potatoes tuned out beautifully, and my Middle-Eastern spice blend went perfectly with the Coconut Curry Marinated Tempeh by Turtle Mountain I had in the fridge.  Nom.




After an orange lunch, I needed a green dinner.

Janet @ The Taste Space created a Spinach Dal Palak that couldn’t be any greener if it tried.  If you don’t already follow Taste Space, check it out.  There isn’t a day where I don’t drool over a post.



My modifications:

  • Short on spinach, I reduced the recipe to make a single serving
  • Increased cumin
  • Used ground ginger (I’m out of fresh – use it if you have it on hand!)
  • Added more red pepper flakes (because I’m not happy ’til my nose is running)


Served with sriracha and an Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Tortilla.  Pinned and will be making again soon!



I have a bajillion blogger desserts marked to try… but tonight was my own.



These Chewy Granola Cookies (not limited to dessert – momma texted me to say she had 2 for breakfast with Greek yogurt) with a glass of “Chocolate Milk.”



“Chocolate Milk”


Mix in cocktail glass and serve with ice.


Yes, I realize such a simple drink shouldn’t count as a recipe… but it was good, so I’m going to milk it.  (Tee hee… milk it… get it?)

What blogger recipe have you made lately and loved?

What do you use to bookmark recipes?  Pinterest?  Reader?  Delicious?



  1. says

    That daal looks yummy! I have some lentils sitting around that I’ve been meaning to use, so I may try to make something similar.

    And I love Pinterest for saving recipes. Before Pinterest, I would just email myself the link.

  2. says

    I think that drink recipe counts as a recipe for sure – just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s not a recipe! :)

    I use two different places to bookmark recipes. For recipes I’m going to make in the next week, I put it straight into “Plan To Eat” which is the website I do my meal planning on each week. For ones that I want to remember, but may not make immediately – Pinterest!

  3. says

    I think the last blogger recipe I’ve made was strawberry oat bars from OhSheGlows, which were really delicious. I’ve been just bookmarking recipes in Chrome, but that’s not been the most helpful, so I think I’m gonna start moving them all over to Pinterest.

  4. says

    Thanks for the shout out my friend =)
    I love the addition of the lemon extract mmmm!!
    I’m guilty of bookmarking a bunch of recipes and have yet to make them.
    Wow does that chocolate milk sound good =) It definitely deserves to be a recipe!! The shorter the ingredient list the better =) Have you ever tried adding coffee… mocha chocolate milk?

  5. says

    Love those sweet potatoes!! And how you enjoyed such a “colorful” day! Never thought to look at my meals throughout the day as what color I’ve had or am missing!! You can bet I’m going to be thinking of that from now on!!

  6. says

    Wow….this is an amazing tribute and now i am in a big time dilemma which one to choose first and try, all look fabulous. I wud like to try this sweet potato dish…enjoy !

  7. Anonymous says

    Ohh I need to try that Lemon Chia cake! Looks delicious! :)
    I love your lunch! Sweet potatoes have been a favorite of mine.

  8. says

    Wow, those all sound delicious… especially the Spinach Dal Palak. Yummm. I haven’t had a lot of time for experimenting lately, other than with cupcakes. :) We’ve been eating lots of crockpot beans and lentils this week!

  9. says

    I am trying the Hot Sweet Potatoes for lunch tomorrow! They look and sound delish.

    Also, when my stash of dark chocolate oatmeal cookies run out, which will be VERY soon, your recipe will be next on my list!

    • Laura says

      Same here – I’m constantly looking for new ways to incorporate greens. Do you put spinach in smoothies? That’s my go-to and I PROMISE you can’t taste it.

  10. Anonymous says

    I just bookmark them the old fashioned way to the little “bookmark this page” thing up in the corner. I should use pinterest, though! That way there’s a photo to remind me why I bookmarked them in the first place!

  11. says

    All sound wonderful although I’d expect nothing less :) Just last night, I tried Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash from Heather’s Dish. I used brown rice instead of Orzo and Feta instead of goat cheese since they were all I had but it was still so delicious and easy!

    I tend to bookmark recipes in my head or leave the post open on my laptop to get to it. When something sounds good, it does NOT take me long to make it :) Have a great weekend chica!

    • Laura says

      That sounds like a really good one! I’m going to have to look it up.

      Maybe if I started leaving stuff up on my computer to make I’d work though my loooooong to try list faster. Hmmmm…

    • Laura says

      It is surprisingly easy for me to cut out most dairy – I actually prefer almond milk to cow’s milk. I do love my Greek yogurt though!

      Let me know what you think if you try it – I’d love to see what spin you put on it!

    • Laura says

      Haha – I didn’t think it was that bad. I serving of lentils cooks up pretty quickly and I took the lazy out and steamed my spinach in the microwave. Thanks for a great recipe!


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