Alternate title – Things I’ve Made 100+ Times But Still Aren’t Sick Of.
Ok, so 100+ times might be an exaggeration, but these recipes are the ones that find themselves on my weekly menu most frequently. I love having an arsenal of go-to’s to run to when I’m feeling uninspired in the kitchen. Most of these recipes you’ve seen a time or two (or ten) around the blog, but I wanted to compile them into one post that can be easily referenced when you’re seeking some menu inspiration.
Please leave a note in the comments below with a link to one of your go-to recipe’s as well! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. 🙂
1)Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins by Hummusapien
Need I say more? I just made another batch of these on Sunday for my mom and I to enjoy throughout the week. I will brag on these until the end of time.
These are my go-to breakfast when I have to be out the door quickly. They take all of 5 minutes to throw together in the evening, and are ready to eat when you wake up. Not to mention they make the perfect canvas for toppings and are extremely portable. I love making mine in empty nut butter jars!
3) Sweet Potato Wedges via Carrots n’ Cake
I first discovered sweet potato wedges on Tina’s blog the summer before my junior year of college. I used to be a french fry FIEND, so I started making these and serving them with ketchup as a way to get that fry taste without eating fries. Since then, my dipping sauces of choice have switched to hot sauce, tahini, or hummus, but the recipe stays the same. I make these every week without fail, sometimes multiple times a week. They can be seasoned with whatever flavors your heart desires, but more times than not I opt for the classic salt and pepper combo.
This is one of my go-to “make once, eat all week” lunches. It is so easy to throw together on a Sunday and holds all week long. Pair it with some fresh fruit for the ultimate #notsaddesklunch.
This is one of my favorite side dishes to enjoy at dinner. This recipe gets its cheesy flavor from nutritional yeast, and its creamy texture from coconut oil. I legitimately crave this all the time, and will circle a whole meal around it!
Talk about an easy weeknight dinner! This uses only two pans (one if you already have quinoa or rice cooked), and takes all of 25 minutes to make. A bonus is that it can be easily customized to cater to different tastes. Prefer zucchini to broccoli? Swap it! Spicy not your thing? Use less curry paste and add a tablespoon of agave. It’s so versatile and perfect.
7) Avocado Bean Burgers by Hummusapien
This is my favorite black bean burger recipe by far! I’ve even made them for my meat-eating family on multiple occasions and they loved them. They’re the perfect texture with just the right amount of kick. I like serving them with roasted broccoli or collar wraps and the sweet potato wedges mentioned above.
8) Shrimp “Fried” Quinoa via Eating Bird Food
I remember having bowls of shrimp or chicken fried rice all the time growing up. I loved seeing it come up on our family menu, because it meant eating dinner out of a bowl. These days I sub rice for quinoa and stick to shrimp, but the meal will always have a special place in my heart. I’ve made this particular recipe multiple times for myself and Blake and it’s always incredible. I follow Brittany’s recipe, minus the sambal oelek and mirin for no reason other than stubbornness to not pick them up at the grocery store. 🙂 I always add red pepper flakes and tons of siracha for extra kick.
This is my go-to lunch on the weekend, which I usually pair with a smoothie. It’s also a wonderful breakfast option if you’re a savory breakfast person (which I so wish I was!). I usually top my toast with a dippy or hard boiled egg, but feel free to use scrambled, poached, or whatever your favorite style is.
10) Curried Chickpea Salad via Hummusapien
I legitimately packed this for lunch one day, let my coworkers try, and they both went home and made it that weekend! I love making this as a healthy packed lunch, but could also make a flavorful side dish or an alternate to a traditional potato or chicken salad.
Have a happy Monday!