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The Friday 5: Real food recipes #1

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Welcome to the first Friday 5, a roundup of Recipes of the Day featured on YayYay’s Kitchen Fan page in the last seven days.

Each week you’ll find at least five recipes here, sometimes six or seven, depending on how the foodie stars aligned that week. Most are vegetarian, some vegan. Occasionally, the Recipe of the Day includes meat or meat stock. YayYay’s is a flexitarian whole-foods kitchen.

Game-day noshers
Recipes of the Day from January 23-29, 2016

With Superbowl 50 upon us, you’ll find goodies this week to help load your game-day table, plus a couple of nutritiously tasty recipes to help us all stay on track with our New Years resolutions to eat for health and beauty. That was one of your 2016 goals, right? :- )

Easy cheesy black bean dip with diced jalapeno and green bell pepper

Easy cheesy black bean dip with diced jalapeno and green bell pepper

Saturday: Microwave butternut squash gnocchi via Kaila at Healthy Helper

Sunday: Chocolate caramel slice – The Spunky Guts better for you version via Erin on Spunky Guts

Monday: Raspberry Coconut Overnight Oats via Sara Bradford on Joyous Health

Tuesday: Homemade jalapeno poppers baked in panko via Brooke on SavoryStalks

Wednesday: Miso potato soup with crispy chickpeas via Lauren Keating on Healthy Delicious

Thursday: Organic Vegetable Shish Kabobs via Melissa on A Blog by Melissa’s Food Service

Friday: Easy cheesy black bean dip five ways via Yours Truly right here on YayYay’s Kitchen

Your turn! What’s simmering on your back burner? Post a link in the comments to a favorite whole grain/whole food recipe you discovered or published this week. Spam will, of course, be smashed and burned.


    • WordPress official word count is 248 words. Perhaps we should include our post word count when we post the link on the competition page? For other readers, Lisa is part of a blogger group to which I belong, and The Friday 5 is my entry in a little competition we are all participating in. One of the rules is to limit our post to 250 words. Hence her question about my word count.


  1. Commodity Foods, a dirty word in Native American history, and Spam used to be part of that. Now our State Fair has a special Spam section in the Food Arts; bit of a joke, but people whip up some extraordinary dishes. Not on my menu, though.

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      • What tickles me, Kathryn, is that the canned food company doesn’t get all upset by the use of their name for unwanted e-mail. Unlike some others I could name (but won’t).

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          • Got a question from my sister in Fairbanks. We used to love Mum’s snickerdoodles (in the UK) but have been unable to reproduce them satisfactorily even using her recipe. I tried them here in ABQ too. They don’t puff up and then deflate nicely; just spread. Can you advise?

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            • I bake mine with whole wheat and yes, they deflate, perhaps a little too much for traditional snickerdoodles. This is a link to the only snickerdoodle recipe I’ve published and the one I always make now: Toasted coconut snickerdoodles.

              If you’d rather make a traditional white flour snickerdoodle, I’d suggest googling King Arthur Flour. They have such good tips, and often include the science involved in baking, which might help you discover why your mom’s recipe isn’t turning out the way you want.

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  2. This post is brilliant. Great way to get me to poke around and see what looks good in the kitchen today! And ease, it’s all laid out very easily. As I’d grow in making better health choices, I plan on trying some of your recipes!

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