Vanilla Wafer Crusted French Toast

This morning, I used some leftover vanilla wafers to make a vanilla wafer crusted french toast and it was really tasty! Lots of vanilla goodness. I used this recipe in order to make the french toast, but of course used the wafers instead of cornflakes.

https://www.mrbreakfast.com/superdisplay.asp?recipeid=1014

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Smoked Salmon with Mango Salsa

Today, my dad and I made this smoked salmon recipe:

https://heygrillhey.com/cedar-plank-salmon-mango-salsa/#wprm-recipe-container-3539

This is the third recipe (I believe) we have made from this blog, and all three have been absolutely amazing! This salmon and the mango salsa were one of the best versions I’ve ever had of smoked salmon. Definitely a keeper that we will have to make regularly on weekends during the summer!

Smashed White Bean Sandwiches

This weekend, I had a friend who works at a bread bakery give me a loaf of flaxseed bread for free, so I figured that meant I had to make sandwiches for lunches for the week! I wanted to try something new as usual, so after doing some research I decided to try this smashed white bean recipe:

http://www.culinarycolleen.com/smashed-white-bean-and-avocado-sandwich/

It was so quick and easy to make which was the best part. The taste is really simple and great as well! I also put some roasted cherry tomatoes, onions, arugula and avocado on the sandwiches too to make them even better, so all around it is a great week of sandwiches!

Glazed Donut Bread Pudding

I had my team that I coach over last weekend for brunch, and one of them brought over a lot of cronuts and left all the leftovers at my house, so I saved them until this weekend to make some cronut bread pudding! I looked through a lot of recipes and this was the best I could find that had the most convenient ingredients where I didn’t have to go out and buy something:

http://deliciouslyyum.com/glazed-donut-bread-pudding-dreamy-custard-sauce/

It was definitely a great find and a delicious brunch this Sunday morning!

Plantain Tortillas

I had a lot of free time today for once so decided to make something I’ve been wanting to try… Plantain tortillas! Here’s the recipe:

https://wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/plantain-tortilla-recipe/

The only thing different I did was I boiled the plantains for a couple minutes before putting them in the food processor so they would be extra soft, and I think that helped a lot. I think I may have made them a little too thin because the tortillas came out a little more crispy than I would have liked, plus I had to cook them longer (about 30ish minutes) or else they were too doughy, but overall still enjoyed them a lot!

Zucchini Lasagna

For dinner this week, I decided to make this zucchini lasagna recipe:

https://www.skinnytaste.com/zucchini-lasagna/

The only thing I changed was that I used ground turkey instead of ground beef. I also think I could have made another row of zucchini, so next time instead of getting 3 zucchini I think I need to get 4. I love the idea of grilling the zucchini though before putting it all together! It tasted great too… didn’t even notice the absence of noodles!

Avocado Cream Cheese Spread

I have a ton of leftover vegetables in my fridge, so I decided to chop them all up and roast them in some olive oil for 40 minutes at 400-450 degrees in the oven. I also went to a fancy bread bakery this weekend to buy flaxseed bread so that I could have roasted vegetable sandwiches for lunch this week. To top it all off, I googled avocado cream cheese spread recipes so that I could spread it on my sandwiches with the vegetables. This is the recipe that I thought sounded the best:

http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/avocado-cream-cheese-spread-326076

Looking forward to eating it all together this week for some tasty lunch sandwiches! The taste test for this spread was awesome!