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The Friday 5: Real food recipes #8

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

Drinking and eating our way to health
Recipes of the Day from March 11-17, 2016

We started the week with my own maple almond granola, always a favorite at our house. Then I found five new recipes I’d like to try–one of which I got to!  That would be the cashew cookies, which I changed up a bit to suit our dietary constraints. I’m still looking forward to trying those magic bars with their vegan condensed milk. And check out that blood orange lemonade! Yum.

For St. Paddy’s Day, we had a shamrock smoothie as good as it is good for us, and ended the week with a fantastic looking low-carb pizza crust I plan to make one night soon. Check them out and let me know which ones set your taste buds dancing.

I tried the cashew cookies recipe, but I couldn't help fiddling with it a bit!

I tried the cashew cookies recipe, but I couldn’t help fiddling with it a bit!

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.

Friday: Maple almond granola recipe with cranberries and raisins via Yours Truly right here on YayYay’s Kitchen

Saturday: Cashew cookies with salted date caramel filling via Kelsey of Little Bits of Real Food and Real Talk

Sunday: Vegan Magic Bars via Jenny Dunklee of The Lazy Vegan Baker

Monday: Some days, we just need a little rest

Tuesday: Blood Orange Lemonade for the Season(s) via Laurie Pieper at A Taste of Morning

Wednesday: Shamrock smoothie via Natalie Browne at Kitchen Uncorked

Thursday: The Best Low Carb Pizza Crust with Buffalo Mozzarella via Andrea Wyckoff of Forest and Fauna

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.


  1. HI Kathryn,
    Love the recipes especially Friday & Tuesdays. Glad you took a rest on Monday. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

    Liked by 1 person

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