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Blog Bites VI

Well, somehow more than a month has slipped by without a Blog Bites post! Here is a round-up of recipes from fellow bloggers I’ve made over the past few weeks.

Up first is Applesauce Nut Bread from Skinnytaste.

I subbed in maple syrup for the agave, 1 whole egg for the egg whites, and pecans for the walnuts; used unsweetened applesauce; cut the brown sugar down to 1/2 cup; and topped the batter with about 2 Tbsp Turbinado sugar prior to baking.

The tender bits of apple lend a great amount of moisture to the bread, and the flavors are perfect for the season!

As soon as I saw an adapted Fine Cooking recipe for Vegetarian Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup with Lime on Kalyn’s Kitchen, I knew I would be making it.

I omitted the ground fennel (aniseed in the original recipe) and added in both cayenne pepper and chipotle hot sauce because I’m a glutton for spicy heat.

This soup was fantastic! I love sweet potatoes and black beans paired together, and the spices were delicious. I pureed most of the soup using an immersion blender, so the end result was thick & creamy with a few pieces of sweet potato for texture. I topped the soup with Greek yogurt, crushed tortilla chips, and chopped cilantro & avocado.

This next recipe – from Hungry Bruno – has been sitting in my “to make” folder for over a year…

I’m so glad that I finally got around to making Adrienne’s turkey version of Bon Appetit‘s Meatball Banh Mi, because both John and I really enjoyed these sandwiches!

Sriracha mayo & pickled carrots (I omitted the Daikon) act as a bed for Asian-flavored turkey meatballs and fresh cilantro & thinly sliced serrano pepper (in place of jalapeno) finish off the sandwich.

Spicy. Sweet. Tangy. There are so many complimentary flavors in this banh mi, and I kept on thinking how fresh it tasted as I was chowing down.

This was my first banh mi experience, and I’m now dead set on finding a Boston-area restaurant that serves a traditional version of this fantastic sandwich.

What have you made lately from the foodie blogosphere? Share links if you’d like!

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