Many days I suffer from ‘cooker’s block.’

I want to cook, but have no idea what I want. And more than wanting to cook, I want to eat.

Cooking is just a vehicle.


Over the past few months, I have made multiple recipes that I have found on blogs.

I wanted to document them to show you some of the delicious recipes out there that we are loving.

I’ve made the high-fiber marshmallow treats from Estela, and we absolutely love these.

They are basically a high-fiber rice krispy treat. Mr. How Sweet loves rice krispy treats. He loves that so much, that often he take down the entire pan immediately after I make them.

I tried to warn him that it would not be good idea to eat this entire pan in one sitting, considering the bars are full of FIBER.

Yeah, that didn’t go over so well.


I have made the healthy boneless buffalo strips from Active Foodie probably 5 or 6 times by now.

We LOVE these. Mr. How Sweet asks for them every week. You can’t even tell that these are a lightened-up version of a classic.


One of my other favorite’s is better-than-bottled balsamic dressing from Angela.

We know I hate veggies, but I do love an occasional salad. I would probably eat more salads, but have never really found a dressing I love. I tend to often use only vinegar because I love the tartness.

This is my new go-to dressing. I love it! If you make a big batch for the entire week, it also seasons day by day and gets more delicious.


Just this weekend, I made some crunchy quinoa granola from Ashley.

I can’t keep my hands out of this stuff. It is addicting.


Is there a new recipe that you can’t stay away from? What recipes have you come across on a blog that you just can’t live without?

Please share!

Have a great Sunday. :)

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39 Responses to “What We’re Eating.”

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    Erica — March 28, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    One of the reasons I just LOVE blog world is for all the new recipe ideas. That crunchy quinoa looks awesome. I love Tina’s oatmeal bars, Suite Apple Pie (Sarah’s) granola, Green dog wine’s quinoa stew, your chocolate cookies! etc etc- I could go on for days!

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    Nicole @ making good choices — March 28, 2010 @ 10:09 am

    Great post! I have made so many new recipes since I started blogging. I have also added new foods into the mix. I love averies raw desserts!

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    Jil — March 28, 2010 @ 10:17 am

    Ohh, all of those things look amazing!! The high fiber crispy treats look amaaazing!

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    Hallie — March 28, 2010 @ 10:17 am

    Cooker’s block! I love it. I totally go through the same thing. And that’s why we eat a lot of meatloaf…it’s the one thing I know my guy will always eat (and will eat leftovers). I loved this post because you linked to bloggers I don’t read that often. Now I have new recipe’s to add to my “to-do” list :-)

    (That’s my way of saying you should make this a regular feature, haha)

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    Low — March 28, 2010 @ 10:31 am

    I love finding new recipes on blogs! That dressing looks awesome!

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    Mae — March 28, 2010 @ 11:17 am

    I have to try that vinigrette. It’s look amazing since the first day I saw it

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    homecookedem — March 28, 2010 @ 11:31 am

    Oh, I’m gonna have to give those high fiber marshmallow treats a try. They look really good!!

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    Anne — March 28, 2010 @ 11:32 am

    I love it that you can find a new recipe to try every day from other blogs :) from this post I got a lot of new ideas, I’m a passionate vinegar lover and that dressing looks awesome.

    I’m now in the lookout for a great home-made tzatziki recipe, anyone? :)

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    Jess — March 28, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

    Those marshmallow treats do look very good! Sounds like something I will have to try.

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    Shannon O | Confessions of a Loving Wife — March 28, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

    I have to give those high-fiber rice krispy treates a try! Thanks for sharing.

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    Jenny — March 28, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

    I love the healthy buffalo wings! I always buy “fake meat” versions, but would love to try that recipe!

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    Maria — March 28, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

    Love this post! Great recipes and blogs!

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    Rachel @ Shedding It — March 28, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

    I’m really dying to make Leah from Nutritionista’s coconut dark chocolate!! On my to-do list!

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    Jenna @Healthy. Happy. Well. — March 28, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

    I’m going to have to try out this marshmallow recipe. Count me in for anything -high fiber-!

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    Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) — March 28, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    I hate it when I get a cooking block. I think when I look at too many great things, I just can’t decided what I want to start with. This weekend, I have been on a huge hummus kick. Anything that is not nailed down is being dipped in!

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    Bianca @ south bay rants n raves — March 28, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

    I would have never guessed that you would have cooker’s block. Each day I come here, you have a new & unique recipe! Keep it up!

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    Amanda — March 28, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

    OK thanks alot. I had a nice evening planned and now I have to go and make that granola. You stinker. ;)

    Blessings beautiful!
    Amanda

    P.S. I think you are even Prettier then Lauren Conrad… you have the heart AND the hair! :)

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    adrienmelaine — March 28, 2010 @ 5:15 pm

    Thanks for this post- that chicken looks AMAZING

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — March 28, 2010 @ 5:48 pm

    I’m so glad you like the high fiber marshmallow treats :)

    I LOVE your recipes!! And I’ve made quite a few. My favorite to date were the chocolate chewies! Those were soooo good :)

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    Caroline — March 28, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

    Is that coconut I spot in the crunchy quinoa!? YUMMMM!!!!

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    Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) — March 28, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

    Let’s see…Beekeats Chia Granola and Heab’s Maple oaties are amazing if calories are not a worry. Also, HEAB has espoused the virtues of not nuking sweet potatoes- just baking them and OMG OMG OMG they are amazing that way. Also, April (??Not sure the blog) makes a protein cake in the microwave (and I do too now) that’s like a high-protein and denser angel food cake. I found it on Janetha’s Meals and Moves.

    Have a great Sunday night!

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    raina @ The Garden of Yum — March 28, 2010 @ 6:39 pm

    Thanks for the recipes. They look great. I love when a recipe has a healthy twist added. Another great recipe I have found, aside from yours of course, is The Pioneer Woman’s chicken enchilladas. Oh my! They are fattening (very) but they are so good, her beef enchilladas too. Maybe, you can come up with a healthy version for us! LOL..no pressure.

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — March 28, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

    I love reading blogs for recipe ideas … but the one that I use the most that I found on a blog is a simple green monster :-)

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    Nicole, RD — March 28, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

    I LOVE those high fiber marshmallow treats, too! So easy and delicious! Currently, pork carnitas! Obsessed!

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    katie — March 28, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

    oh my gosh love what yall are eating!! ahh yumm!!!
    best thing i saw on blog world..OIAJ! (but u knew that :) )

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    Cheryl — March 28, 2010 @ 6:55 pm

    I am making Mom’s Home Cooking’s cranberry pork loin AGAIN this week and now even my mom has started making it!

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    Sonja {ActiveFoodie} — March 28, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

    I am so glad that you and Mr. How Sweet enjoy the chicken strips! :) Thank you so much for the feature!

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    Madeline - Greens and Jeans — March 28, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

    Quinoa granola?! Yes please! I actually have a Costco sized bag of quinoa that is practically begging to be granola-ified

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    Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — March 28, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

    I love Averie’s chia seed pudding and raw cookie balls for sure (www.loveveggiesandyoga.com) <– RAWsomeness! :-D

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — March 29, 2010 @ 1:10 am

    i was actually going to make a marshmallow inspired thing tonite but realized i dont need to make anything; we have an assload of food in our pantry we need to eat down b4 i make anything. It would only be making food to make it to blog about it and you know more than anyone, that’s just silly :)

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    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — March 29, 2010 @ 3:18 am

    YUMMM everything looks so good! that quinoa granola sounds awsome!!! I made some chickpea blondies, they sound wierd but they were SO good! mr sweet would never know that there are garbanzo beans ;)

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    Erica — March 29, 2010 @ 4:37 am

    Isn’t that little flower plate the cutest? It was a gift but its from Pier 1 I believe

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    Ashley — March 29, 2010 @ 10:03 am

    OMG…sooo glad you liked the quinoa granola!! I have seen it on at least 3 blogs now!! Which is so exciting..I’m always nervous when people try my “pulled it out of my arse” recipes. lol :)

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — March 29, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

    Those are all great recipes! I’m especially interested in the high fiber marshmallow treats… I love marshmallow treats and a healthier version sounds good to me!

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — March 30, 2010 @ 5:11 am

    That quinoa granola looks awesome…must try. There are soooo many recipes I can’t keep my hands off of. Surprisingly one of them are my Kale Chips, no kidding! (never thought I would say that!)

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    janetha — March 30, 2010 @ 2:27 pm

    THANK YOU for this post. seriously, so many great ideas!

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