It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the weeks go by these days. Once again, Wednesday is here and along with it are some Good Food Reads for your kitchen inspiration. I love the mish-mash of links this week. We’ve got amazing comfort foods, filled with cheese and bacon, some healthy dips and salads, and a simple banana cake that will be a great alternative to banana bread (though I personally think you can never go wrong with banana bread!) the next time you have too ripe bananas sitting on your counter. Putting together Good Food Reads is something we love to do – mostly to share all of the great foodie goodness out there on the internet so if you have a blog or a great recipe you want to share, let us know! We’d love to feature it. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll chat! Until next week, loves…
Starting out nutritionally strong (just kidding) with these Cheesy Bacon Smashed Potatoes (Cafe Delites). I can’t even tell you how much my super pregnant self is craving these right now. Cheesy carbs, FTW.
The New York Times featured this recipe for Eleven Madison Park Granola and I’m hoping to make a batch this week. I’ve been on a major yogurt kick and I think this will be perfect with some peaches and greek yogurt.
Also from the New York Times comes this Baked Greek Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta. It’s a little lighter but completely full of flavor. Such a great weeknight dinner.
Anyone else obsessed with olives? I love everything about them. I particularly love the deep salty, earthiness of Kalamata Olives and I think this Kalamata Olive Dip (a True Food copycat) via The Fitnessista will be a perfect alternative to the party favorite hummus.
Now, before you think that I’m trying to fatten us all up, I’ve got a salad for you: Chicken, Bacon, Date and Brussels Sprout Quinoa Power Salad (Iowa Girl Eats). Ok, I know there’s still bacon in it, but the rest is full of good for your power foods. Should be a great packable lunch option!
The Best Banana Cake from Sally’s Baking Addiction. About a year ago, a friend sent me a text asking for a banana bar/cake recipe. She totally stumped me. I had never had banana cake! I’ve been looking at recipes since then and I’m really excited to try this one. Now…to let some bananas ripen up a little.
I’m always looking for kid friendly recipes and I usually love anything by Weelicious. Can’t wait to try these Fig Bars!
Sriracha and Honey Grilled Shrimp from Camille Styles.
Usually I make French 75s with gin but these French 75 Popsicles (another gem from Camille Styles) uses cognac or brandy. Can’t wait to try them in a few weeks!