Friday 5

The Friday 5: Real food recipes #5

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Welcome to this fifth Friday 5, a roundup of Recipes of the Day featured on YayYay’s Kitchen Facebook page in the last week.

Each Friday you’ll find at least five recipes here, maybe six or seven, depending on how the foodie stars aligned.

Most are vegetarian, some vegan. Occasionally the Recipe of the Day includes meat or meat stock. YayYay’s is a flexitarian whole-foods kitchen.

Something new, something old
Recipes of the Day from February 19-25, 2016

This week began with a new-to-me, and possibly new-to-you salty, crispy snack that hails all the way from India.

Then an old childhood favorite, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.

Later we saw an easy lunch and a sweet tamale pie for two, along with a gluten-free, deep-dish pizza and a savory winter salad.

What’s your fave of the bunch?


Friday: Baked Sev Strips – Gluten Free via Nandini of Goan Imports

Saturday: Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies via Tiffany on Don’t Waste the Crumbs

Sunday: No recipe of the day today. My sweetheart and I took the day off together. ;~ )

Monday: Vegetable tamale pie for two via Tessa of Natural Comfort Kitchen

Tuesday: Make an easy avocado sesame toast via Marc Matsumoto on PBS Food

Wednesday: Deep dish pizza (grain free) via Carrie Vit on Deliciously Organic

Thursday: Roasted cauliflower and Brussels sprouts salad via Brianne of Natural Girl Modern World

Your turn! What’s simmering on your back burner this weekend? 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.


  1. Homestead Downunder says

    thanks for the link to the deep dish pizza, I (have) to eat grain free (can I tell you now how much I long for those hot X buns that are now hitting the shelves??!) I feel this recipe will become a firm favourite with my Boy Wonder too 🙂

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    • My pleasure. I would hate to have to give up the gluten foods, but I try to run gluten-free recipes on the site fairly frequently for those who need them. That pizza looked so good, i wanted to try it myself.

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  2. Sharon L. Grace says

    Each of these recipes sound yummy. I like the tamale pie in a small dish, for portion control. LOVE the sound of the cauliflower brussel sprout bean salad! They all sound perfect for my house and family! Great collection!

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  3. I checked out the Veggie Tamale pies, and left this comment (in case you don’t always see it here, too):
    I like this idea and look forward to trying it, for any dinner. And we love leftovers, too.

    I laughed at the “disgusting” comment because last night I served something that my husband said looked like “something that dropped off the underside of a car.” Now, that’s enough to put anyone off but I just told him to close his eyes and try it. I’m glad to say it was delicious.
    The problem was that I made a ‘strata’ using BLUE corn tortillas, layering them with leftover pinto beans and green chile chicken. The gravy dissolved the tortillas and, to be honest, it did look rather strange.I may not do that again, just for aesthetics sake. Yellow ones would look better.

    (And I have a photo, now!)

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      • Closing the eyes is also a good way to get kids to eat things that look odd to them. One time some cut up apple turned rather brownish and I just said it was getting sunburned (we were outside). I told the little girl to close her eyes and she would find it tasted just the same as before. She was delighted and went running to tell her dad.

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        • You can always tell a seasoned mom or grandmother. We have all kinds of tricks like these in our apron pockets! Thanks for the giggle.


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