5 Easy Recipes to Try

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Are you looking for some easy recipe inspiration?  Trying to find delicious recipes that have a variety of flavors and textures and come together in a cinch?  Then you’ve found the right blog post!  Here you will find 5 easy recipes that not only look amazing, but they are so easy to make, they can be weeknight dinners.


I’ve been a sort of a recipe rut lately.  I’m totally in the mood to cook, but I just can’t think of what to cook!  Ugh, problems!  Haha.  Anyway, I’ve totally been overdoing it on the easy vegetarian chili, quick vegetable coconut curry (love this recipe), lentil soup, and lasagna.  They’re my go-to recipes because they’re easy to make, freeze well, and are good, BUT I’m ready for some new flavors.  I get most of my recipe ideas from other bloggers, like Iowa Girl Eats, and A Healthy Slice of Life.  For quick and easy meal ideas, one of my favorite Instagrammers is Rachael’s Good Eats.  So, with a newfound desire for exciting recipes, I went to the interwebs to find some new recipes to try that will get me excited for meals again.  How many rice cakes can you eat topped with hummus and salmon?  I can eat a lot.

Thai Crunch Salad with Thai Peanut Dressing by Iowa Girl Eatsiowa girl eats asian salad

Photo by Iowa Girl Eats

I actually made this salad earlier today and it’s AWESOME.  Full of textures- crunchy peppers and carrots and cabbage, and creamy peanut dressing.  So good!

Brown Sugar and Bourbon Glazed Salmon by A Healthy Slice of LifeEasy Salmon Recipe A Healthy Slice of Life

Photo by A Healthy Slice of Life

I can’t stop eating salmon, so this looks amazing.  Salmon is one of those foods that can be daunting, but it’s actually incredibly easy to make, and so versatile!  Change the sauce and you’ve got yourself a new meal.

Crispy Baked Tofu by Cookie and Katebaked crispy tofu recipe

Photo by Cookie and Kate

My mom made this when I was home and it was delicious!  Tofu can be kind of soft and lifeless, but this tofu actually got crispy in the oven.  No frying required for this easy recipe!

Butternut Squash and Cranberry Salad by Little Brokenbutternut squash quinoa bowl

Photo by Little Broken

I love me anything made with butternut squash, nuts, and cranberries.  This salad looks amazing, but I would totally add goat cheese or feta.

Sweet Potato Chick Pea Buddha Bowl by Minimalist Baker

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Photo from Minimalist Baker

If I’m correct, a Buddha Bowl is just a combination of grains, protein, veggies, and a sauce.  This particular one looks awesome due to it’s combination of chick peas and sweet potatoes.  Two of my favorites!

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