Oldies but Goodies

I am AWFUL at updating my recipe page.  Which is a shame because that makes it really hard to find all the tasty things that I post on the blog.  But every now and then I finally get my act together and update the page.

Often that involves going back months and months to find everything I made so I don’t forget anything.  It’s time-consuming, which it wouldn’t be if I just updated it regularly like an adult.

But what fun would that be? Oldies but Goodies | Life Healthfully Lived

A few weeks ago I did one of these massive updates and as I was going through my recipes, I ran across some old ones that are really good and I had forgotten about them. You might be wondering how I could forget one of my own recipes, but I guarantee if you ask any food blogger if they remember/know all of their recipes, the answer would be a resounding no.

See, I’m always coming up with new things to share with you guys which means I often forget many of the recipes here.  Because there is always another kitchen experiment happening.  Now, that being said I do make my recipes more than once and often rely on a few tried and true posts here to make my life easier.  But remember, and MAKE all of my recipes all the time?

Nah, bro.

Today I thought I would do a little round-up of some of my older recipes in case you missed them or forgot they were there.  Because obviously you, dear reader, know all of my recipes intimately.  🙂

Now before we get to the food, I will warn you that some of the pictures are NOT pretty.  Some of these recipes are from back when I would take a quick picture with my phone right before I ate.  Some are from when I had no idea how to use natural lighting.  And some of them are just plain bad.  But it’s kind of fun to see where I started and how my posts have evolved over the years.

So enjoy, find some dinner inspiration, and come back Friday for a dee-lish-us burger recipe!

Oldie but Goodie Recipe Round-Up Oldies but Goodies | Life Healthfully Lived

Baba Ganoush– Sometimes you need something other than hummus and that is when baba ganoush comes to the rescue.  Many of the same flavors but slightly different texture, still tasty!

Caramelized Onions– I used to make these all the time because they are so easy.  I haven’t in forever, so I should probably get on it.  Make a huge batch and freeze some and then pull it out whenever you need a little caramelized onion flavor!

Curried Quinoa Salad– Ah, the first of many horrible food pictures.  I know it doesn’t look like much and the recipe is so simple, but this really is one of my favorite summer recipes.  It makes a perfect picnic dish and if you have to feed a crowd you can easily double or triple it!

Carrot Fennel Soup– I think this was the first time I used fennel and I loved it.  It’s such a unique flavor and it goes really well with sweet and creamy carrots.  This soup even tastes good cold, so if warm weather ever decides to show up you can serve it as a gazpacho.

Chili & PB Marinated Chickpea Tofu– I just scared half of you off that title.  Rest assured that chickpea tofu has no ACTUAL tofu in it.  It’s just a way of preparing chickpeas that resembles tofu.  I used to make this recipe in big batches and have it for dinner throughout the week.  Not into chickpea tofu?  You can still make the marinade for chicken or pork.

Chickpea Casserole– I remember LOVING this dish when I first made it and it became a weekend staple.  I haven’t made it in years, but it really is a simple and comforting dish.  Very reminiscent of lasagna without the noodles or cheese.

Chipotle Chili Mac N “Cheese”– I have quite a few Mac n “Cheese” recipes on here and I always forget about this one.  If you like a little kick to your dishes, give this one a shot.

Chili-Spiced Polenta with Avocado Sauce– Keeping with the chili theme, it works great in polenta.  But let’s be honest, I really love this recipe for the avocado sauce.  While I haven’t made polenta in a very long time, I do occasionally make this sauce and never regret it.

Pumpkin Gnocchi– Yes, I know it isn’t Fall but when was the last time you wanted to turn down pasta?  And honestly, with this “spring” we’re having, pasta sounds good all the time.  This recipe does take a little bit of time to prepare, so make it on a weekend when you have the extra time.

Healthy Brownie Bites– I love these little bites of chocolate.  A little sweet, a little earthy (from the tahini), all delicious.  I’ve made them for gatherings quite a few times and they always seem to be a hit.  Or people are just being nice to me and secretly throwing them in the toilet.