Another phenomenal recipe from Ricki at Diet, Dessert and Dogs! My midwife wanted me to choose a special meal as my first “celebration meal” after giving birth. I chose this recipe and I’m so glad I did. Not only is it delicious, but it is complex and time-consuming, making it perfect for ultra-special occasions. This easily gets a 5 out of 5 happy monkeys. My everything-eating husband said it was just as good as traditional lasagna, and coming from him, that’s saying a lot.
I loooove this potato salad from allrecipes.com. It is my all-time favorite potato salad recipe. It has fairly simple ingredients but it does take a while because you have to boil everything and then chill it in the fridge, not to mention peeling the eggs!
I just had to post this blueberry smoothie recipe because it is freaking delicious. My usual blueberry smoothie recipe is a banana, frozen blueberries, lots of soymilk, water and ice. But I thought it would be good to try to cut down on the massive amount of soy I’m eating these days, so I tried a new smoothie recipe based on the one in Ani Phyo’s Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen Cookbook. And I like this one even better than my usual smoothie. I threw the strawberries in at the last minute because they were just hanging around in the fridge, but I think they totally made this smoothie. Before I put them in, it was a bit too sweet from the dates.
This recipe isn’t very hard to make but it tastes best when you let it marinate overnight, so it takes a while. It is super yummy though when you take the time to make the effort. I like to have it with sauteed greens on the side. I give this recipe a 4/5 happy monkeys.
Another recipe culled from EachPeachPearPlum’s Thanksgiving 101 thread. Oh my god, is this good. Wow, wow, wow. This was the highlight of our Thanksgiving dinner. All my cooked friends loved it and you’d never know it was raw. It also freezes well so you can enjoy it later. No question 5/5 happy monkeys. This freakishly delicious recipe was also submitted to The Nourishing Gourmet’s awesome Pennywise Platter Thursday.