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The Friday 5: Real food recipes #15

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

Celebrate Mother’s Day with these Recipes of the Day from April 29-May 5, 2016

From a new twist on cole slaw, which is always a hit at our house, to our all-time favorite ice cream dessert, strawberry cheesecake ice cream parfait, we enjoyed delicious treats and comfort foods this week.

Between those two, we tasted crispy-on-the-outside smashed new potatoes frisked with fresh dill and two more amazing desserts. The first, a fruity pizza, features fresh, colorful fruits on a bed of creamy yogurt “cheese” over a sugar cookie crust. And for Cinco de Mayo, Los Diablitos, devilish little chocolate cake bites. I dare you to limit yourself to just one!

What can I say? I’ve got a sweet tooth! For Mother’s Day, I want every one of these goodies!

Strawberry cheesecake ice cream parfait

Strawberry cheesecake ice cream parfait

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: Asian inspired coleslaw from Ashley on Honey and Cardamom

Sunday: Dilly smashed baby potatoes with creamy horseradish dipping sauce from Mel on A Virtual Vegan

Monday: Paradise pizza: Healthy alternative from

Wednesday: Los diablitos mini Mexican chocolate cakes from Michelle Lee on Boards and Knives

Thursday: Strawberry cheesecake ice cream parfait from Yours Truly right here on YayYay’s Kitchen

Your turn! Share a link to whatever is simmering on your back burner or hot from the oven. Did you discover or publish a favorite whole grain/whole food recipe? Take advantage of this opportunity to show it off in the comments below. Do include a description with your link, to whet our appetites.


  1. Thanks for the shout out Kathryn! Hope you liked it Leah! Once that mint starts growing it goes crazy! You will have more mint than you know what to do with before long 🙂

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  2. Cole slaw is a favourite in our house, too. I had to check out that recipe, and am inspired to include mint next time around. I would never have thought of that.

    Now, if only my mint would hurry up and grow. There isn’t even enough for a mojito, yet. How can I spare any for cole slaw?

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