One sad thing about being a blogger is that a lot of your old content gets forgotten about after the first initial days of it being posted when you are being repinned and receiving lots of comments on your Facebook and Instagram updates. After about a week, many of my favorite recipes are lost in the “vault”, never to be heard of or seen again.
It’s sad, right!?
Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean had this brilliant idea to round up 5 blog posts that are completely Pin-Worthy and create a post around them. I jumped on this idea immediately! Some of my favorite recipes are from early on in my blogging days when my pictures were less than stellar and my writing wasn’t even close to where it is now. But, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give some love to those recipes!
So, without further ado…
I know these were a good recipe because I had a friend test them with me and she was just as pleasantly surprised as I was. These are crunchy, not chewy bars, that are filled with healthy fats from sunflower seed butter, coconut oil, and hemp seeds. With a touch of salt, these crunchy bars are the perfect balance of sweet and salty, and can be customized to include your favorite nut butter and dried fruit.
2. Fudgy Black & White Salted Candy Cups *v, gf, raw*
These raw and vegan Salted Candy Cups were such a winner, and I just felt like they didn’t get the attention they deserved. They are basically like eating a black and white cookie but in fudge form. They are sweet and salty (can you sense a theme here?) and are the perfect after-dinner treat.
3. Dark Chocolate Almond Granola *v, gf*
This is a death by granola situation with this recipe. I made this Dark Chocolate Almond Granola after I visited a friend and she had this same flavor from a store that I devoured. I needed to have more, but wanted it to be a touch healthier, of course. This fat-free (yes, you heard that right!) granola is super crunchy, has lots of clumps, and great flavor. You’re going to catch yourself eating all of this before you even have the chance to put it on yogurt …or whatever it is you put granola on. I personally prefer to eat it straight from the container.
These Individual Zucchini Tarts got some decent love when the recipe first came out, but I think they have been a bit forgotten lately. There are only 7 ingredients in this easy-to-pull-together appetizer or side dish. The phyllo dough is crunchy and flaky, while the herbes de provence provide so much flavor for such little effort. Oh and the caramelized onions! They are hiding underneath the thin slices of zucchini and sprinkle of parmesan. Make this recipe for guests and I know they will be raving about it.
5. Nutella Crumbs *v, gf, raw*
This was a happy mistake in the kitchen. I tried to make natural and vegan nutella, but when I added the sugar my smooth nut butter turned into a crumbled mess. It still tasted amazing, so instead of throwing it out, I kept it in a jar, called it Nutella Crumbs, and proceeded to put it on top of my oatmeal every morning until it was gone. My dad even got into it and put it on his oatmeal too, which is a big deal since he’s about as traditional as it comes when dealing with his morning oatmeal.