This post title reminds me of Yo Gabba Gabba, which is always on heavy rotation in our house. "Try it, you'll like it!" If you're familiar perhaps it's stuck in your head now too!
Anyway, this past weekend I set a goal to try a new recipe every single day this week. I cook our meals daily, but we get so set on the same things that I am always feeling like I need to mix it up. My intentions are usually great- I'll pin my heart out, spend time on food blogs, but so often I'll end up returning to an old favorite rather than branching out. This week though, I've tried a good amount of new dishes...and it's only Tuesday. Awesome!
Here are some of the recipes/ideas I've tried and loved:
1. Chia Seed Pudding
Looks NASTY, tastes delicious. Autumn and I made an "just okay" batch this weekend with almond milk. It grew on us, but the next day I decided to try it with coconut milk and it was 100x better. I got the recipe off of the back of the Trader Joe's chia seed bag, which they sell for $4.99. I'll post it below for those who don't have a TJ's. You can get chia seeds at any health store! Henry also really loved this stuff. I told him it was ice cream ("ice team" in Henry language) and he gobbled it right up and then asked for seconds (and thirds).
Here's all you do: 1 cup coconut milk for every 1/4 cup Chia seeds. Mix together- if you prefer you can add in sweetener like agave or honey, puréed fruit, vanilla, cocoa powder, etc. Set for 2-3 hours in the fridge and enjoy!
2. PaleOMG's Crockpot Pork Green Chile
Whoa, whoa, whoa! This is honestly one of the best things I've ever made. Super easy and super delicious. Hank obviously doesn't eat meat so I am slowly savoring the entire thing. I can't wait to have some of our meat-eating friends over to enjoy this with me. It's just that good. Check out the recipe here and then stay awhile on her blog- it's my current favorite.
3. Vegan chocolate banana "soft serve"
When I was in NYC with Em last month we got soft serve at the Soft Serve Fruit Co., and I fell in love with the idea of puréeing fruit into a dairy-like treat. I tried it at home tonight and fell in love. It's such a nice switch from the frozen yogurt I love so much, and it's super easy to make! Simply peel and cut up 3-4 bananas and freeze them overnight. The next day throw them into your food processor or blender and blend until you achieve a whipped, ice cream like consistency. You can also add in cocoa powder, nut butters, you name it!
Yay for new recipes and ideas. I'll keep on sharing things I try and like as I make them, so stay tuned!