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Blog Bites Kickoff

This post marks the first in a new series I’m going to endearingly refer to as “Blog Bites“. Every now and then, I will photograph, describe, and link back to recipes from around the blogosphere that I’ve made and enjoyed.

I’ve been making recipes from other blogs for as long as I myself have been blogging… longer, actually; so I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to feature the culinary creativity of my fellow bloggers. If any of my photos or descriptions catch your eye, just click on the bold highlighted (light brown) recipe name.

First up: Chocolate Covered Katie‘s Peanut Butter and Jelly “Fudge”. Yep, vegan fudge comprised of peanut butter, coconut butter, strawberries, cinnamon, and agave nectar. The texture manages to be silky and light but fudgy at the same time, and the flavor is definitely reminiscent of a pb&j sandwich. These little pieces of fudge are perfect to keep in the fridge for a bite-sized snack.

Below we have BLT Salmon Tacos from Jessica of How Sweet It Is. I pan-seared the salmon until crisp on the outside and flaky in the center, and served the tacos with a sauce comprised of 2% Greek yogurt, canola oil mayonnaise, low fat buttermilk, Dijon mustard, freshly squeezed lemon juice, granulated garlic, paprika, and s & p. The crispy, smoky bacon was an amazing flavor and textural compliment to the flaky salmon, and the sauce was the perfect creamy & cooling finishing touch. John and I both loved these tacos! I will definitely be making them again.

Next we have summer-in-a-glass, a.k.a. Peach Cobbler Frozen Yogurt from Caroline of Chocolate & Carrots. Super sweet summer peaches are cooked down until soft and jammy, combined with sugar (I used evaporated cane juice) and Greek yogurt (I used 2% plain Fage), and then churned in an ice cream maker until light and creamy. The “cobbler” pieces are comprised of ground pecans, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and agave nectar – and they work beautifully with the peach fro yo. This is not going to last long in our freezer, I can guarantee you that.

To wrap things up, here is a batch of Ashley’s Sweet Tater Black Bean Burgers (uncooked in this photo) from The Edible Perspective. Packed with sweet potatoes, black beans, corn, oats, and quinoa, these veggies burgers are not only nutrition powerhouses… but are also seriously delicious! We’re talking so fantastic, that I don’t think I’ll need another veggie burger recipe. Ever. John loved them as well, which is saying a lot considering he’s not typically a fan of veggie burgers. Make these!

Aaaaand that concludes my first installment of Blog Bites!

Have you recently made any blog recipes of note? If so, please share links!

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