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easy as pie

Recently, I heard from a reader asking for a list of my easiest recipes.  Great idea!  I’ve put together “best of” lists in the past, but never an “easiest recipe” list. 

Here goes!

Banana Cornbread Cake – Sounds like a strange combination, but trust me on this.  If you’re not a banana fan, check out the 3 ingredient corn cake instead.

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Oatterific Banana Scramble – I used to make these all of a time and really need to bring them back!  If you’re expecting a pancake, this is not your recipe.  The banana scramble, is gooey + creamy, with a little crispiness on the outside.  I used to enjoy these with jelly on a sprouted English muffin or bagel, before going GF.  Now, I would probably make 2-3 without the bread, to fill me up!

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Vanilla Bean Brown Rice – If you have plain leftover brown rice, this is super easy + a nice change of pace from oats.

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Quinoa Parfait – Always make extra quinoa.  This is why.

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Banana Cinnamon Protein Buckwheat Bake

Creamy Smoked Kale Salad – A longer ingredient list for the dressing, but no cooking involved!  I make this salad time + time again.  I encourage you do make at least a double batch of the dressing.

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Veggie Sandwich To Go

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Quinoa, Veggie, Egg Bake – An all time favorite to make with leftover quinoa.

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Lemon Garlic Green Beans [and Crockpot Red Sauce]

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Veggie Coconut Curry – My easiest curry dish to date!

Savory Oats

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Buckwheat Millet Pizza – Takes a little while to bake, but very easy to throw together and a great stand in for yeast-dough.

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Cinnamon Coconut Raisin Bread – Delicious for a PB+J!

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Grilled Hummus + Egg Sandwich – I completely forgot about this combination!

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Raw Basil Pesto 

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Recipes for Mom – Smoothies – 3 easy smoothie recipes!

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Cocoa Peanut Energy Bars – No baking involved!

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Hope to add more quick + easy recipe to the list in the coming months! 

I’m headed back to Colorado today.  It’s been an action-packed week, full of laughs, food, + 1000’s of photographs.  Time to enter into the black hole that is photo editing. 







Reader Comments (53)

I THOUGHT THIS HAD PIE. It's okay. I'm over it. This is waaaaay better.

January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatelyn @ Chef Katelyn

I totally forgot about the Cinnamon Coconut Raisin Bread and those bars at the end...and the other things, too. Thanks for the memory refresher.

Safe travels back home!

Hahaha, totally misleading. :)

January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I love your wrap-ups like this :) Next time I made brown rice, I'm definately making extra just for that breakfast bowl of it. YUM.

January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Winner, winner. Kale salad dinner.
Helloo superfoods!

January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCasey @ Insatiably Healthy

I'll take one of each.

Don't leave!!!!

January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMama Pea

How could you not be hungry drooling over all this? I have no idea, because I"m hungry now. ;)

January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly @ Foodie Fiasco

Those peanut energy bars look amazing!

Loving the leftover quinoa recipe...gonna try and egg bake for lunch...yummo :)

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah @ The Healthy Diva

love it! So trying these :)

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren @ What Lauren Likes

I think I bookmarked every recipe you posted, they all look spectacular! I cannot wait to try the vanilla bean brown rice, what a great idea :)

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmilia

I forgot all about banana scrambles!!! They are so good! I think I'm going to have one tonight actually.

Awesome recipe list! Thanks!

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGen

totally forgot about banana scrambles...that needs to happen STAT in my house!

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather (Heather's Dish)

Oh my gosh, you probably have SOOO many photos to edit! Good for you though, can't wait to see the next cookbook!
(Vanilla brown rice all the WAY!)

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne @ Healthful Pursuit

Welcome back to Colorado..suppose to be in the 50s today-yay!!!

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLizAshlee

I'm so glad you reposted that cinnamon coconut raisin bread!!! I really want to give it a try!

can you develop a cinnamon-y quinoa and egg bake please?! like a weird french toasty like bake? :)

Just as I'm trying to keep myself from adding to my "recipes to make asap" list, you put this post up... every single one of these sounds good to me! I've made the savory oats before, but without the egg (or almond butter!!) and need to try that.
And of course, I love anything with banana... and the banana scramble looks right up my alley! (Who am I kidding- every single thing on here is up my alley.)

Couldn't agree more with #1, still my favorite "quick" breakfast bake.
Now I'm craving egg salad for lunch. I'm pretty sure that's what will be on today's menu :)

All of the recipes you shared look amazing and easy as pie! I can't wait to try the banana scramble! I have been making savory oats on top of kale. Keep the beautiful pictures coming!

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Yesss I have so much leftover quinoa in my fridge right now. I was getting sick of it being mixed with hummus and shoveling it straight into my face. I owe you one.

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

You could probably also make this with quinoa, sort of like the savory quiona bake in this post!

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I love savory oats but rarely make them. Need to do that for lunch, stat!

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Glad you love that recipe! I am a HUGE egg salad fan and hopefully will have a fun egg salad recipe up this week!

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Haha, whoops! ;)

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

It was fun to make this list, because it reminded me of a few things I need to remake!

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I'm excited for sunshine!

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Haha, yes, but I luckily stayed on top of them while I was at their house. I narrowed them all down to a few favorites fore each recipe. When I get home, I'll just have to edit the favorites on my new calibrated monitor! I'm so excited to not edit on my laptop anymore. :) I can't wait to see the cookbook either!

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I know, I always forget about them!

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

One would make a great nighttime snack...mmm

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I LOVE that brown rice...hope you do too!

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Next time I"LL cook for YOU! :)

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Oh my! Too many delicious things in one post! My head is going to explode!

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCait's Plate

Just tried the savory oats. Fabulous!! Why have I never thought of this before. With a little Earth Balance melted on top and a good grind of pepper, tastes a little like grits, but chewier and nuttier. Yumm! Thanks.

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSukee

very nice!! I love the idea of hummus and egg sandwich. Hummus is so much better than mayo. haha

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiana @ frontyardfoodie

Ashley, this is a bit off-topic, but could you maybe consider having a ''recent posts'' list in the sidebar? It's very helpful for those who don't like to spend too much time behind a computer and want to get caught up. :)

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessy (squeezetheday)

Everything looks so drool-worthy! Can't wait to see the photos for MamaPea ;)

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKiran @

This is the biggest tease post ever. Do you deliver?

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStoriesAndSweetPotatoes

Everything looks so good! I can't wait to make the banana scramble and the quinoa egg veggie bake, and everything else! There are so many recipes here that I've wanted to try for a long time - thanks for the reminder!

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKerry

I made your coconut brown rice and broccoli tempeh curry this week and my son loves it! It was his first time trying Indian food and he usually doesn't like brown rice but he has claimed his stakes on the leftovers!

February 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTonya

These are great!! So many wonderful ideas, just what I need during busy months.

That is awesome!! Thanks for letting me know. I love when parents write in telling me their kids love a recipe of mine. Totally makes my day!!

February 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I actually have a calendar in the left sidebar that you can click on. If you hover on the day it will even show what the post title was called. I think this is even more helpful than the "recent pots" since it shows the whole month. After you click on a date you want, you can then go backwards or forwards to other posts by clicking to the left or right of the title at the top of the post. Hope this helps!

February 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I know, but you still have to go click by each one, you can't open all of them at once in tabs. Just my two cents.

February 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessy (squeezetheday)

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm and I could substitute quinoa or just use the brown rice!!!!!

What a great compendium! You make using "alternative" that is not wheat or white flour look so easy and straightforward. Can't wait to try a few of these recipes.

February 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeirdre @ Ladies Holiday

perfect timing! I've been eating terribly lately - living off refined carbs and wine and cheese. I clearly need to introduce real food back into my diet and now I know what my menu is going to consist of for the next week. all this! Thanks! :)


You can take some of this and I'll take some of your wine + cheese. :)

February 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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