Favorite recipes from other bloggers

Hi! How’s your day going? So glad you liked the standing core workout. <3 Let me know if you give it a try!

Last night, Livi asked if we could have our dinner outside on the patio. The Pilot had grilled up some wild salmon with olive tapenade, and we enjoyed it al fresco with the spiced potatoes I’d made + grilled zucchini. I also got sucked into Giuliana and Bill (such a heartbreaking episode this week) and a Shark Tank. There are very few TV shows I’m into (Scandal is one of them!) but Shark Tank. I love it.

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We also noticed that there’s a pomegranate tree in the yard! Cute little crowns:

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This morning was pretty chill. We enjoyed breakfast, hung out around the house and packed snacks to take over to Whitney’s house. Check out her awesome chicken coop:

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I think I would love having chickens -and fresh eggs!- but I’m not sure how Bell would deal with it. She gets along with dogs and cats extremely well, but I could see her terrorizing the poor chickens.

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Some Glow juices for Whit and myself + fruit for the babies:

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and the star of the show was this zucchini bread.

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I used this recipe from PaleOMG and will definitely be making it again. It has a glorious texture and rich chocolate flavor. (I also added some chocolate chips in there.)

This zucchini bread made me think of some of the staple dishes I’ve made from other bloggers, so I thought I’d share the list of my all-time faves.

These are some of my go-to recipes:

Black bean burgers (awesome for when we have parties or BBQs with our vegetarian friends. I prefer them over turkey or chicken burgers, too)

Salsa (the best!!)

Flour-free pancake

Paleo bread

Banana soft serve

Are there any blogger recipes in your regular rotation? Please share the link love! I always enjoy trying new ones 🙂

Have a great night <3 



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  1. Julie on June 4, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Scandal is amazing. I blew through seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix earlier this year and when season 3 came on Netflix, I finished it in 4 days. Don’t judge 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      no judgment. applause and cheers haha 🙂

  2. Mia on June 4, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I’m so excited to try all of these! Just tried the standing core workout (at work 😛 ) btw, and it was much harder work than I imagined. In a good way! I’ve been looking for something I can run away to do in the middle of the day at work and this is perfect because it doesn’t require me to touch the floor with my hands or make too much noise. Thank you, thank you!

  3. Erin on June 4, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    OMG I would love to have chickens! The fresh eggs would be amazing and I think I would really enjoy taking care of them….and maybe a few goats. 🙂 I just love animals in general, I guess. Sadly, where I live has a very strict HOA. Maybe it’s time to move, or maybe the HOA is just keeping me from ending up on an episode of animal hoarders, lol!

    That bread looks delicious, I will have to try it. And that black bean burger recipe. I have been making my own burgers for a while now & I have been wanting something new for the summer bbqs…this sounds perfect. Thank you!! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      haha! that’s how our house was in tucson. our HOA wouldn’t let us do anything :/

  4. Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome on June 4, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    We just discovered we have a pomegranate tree at our house too! Also three plum trees, an orange and an apple tree. Plus a few mystery ones….
    I want a chicken coop so bad but like you worry about what our dog will do. I think he would actually try to dig is way in there. Although he listens pretty well so maybe he wouldn’t… I need to do a trial run somewhere. But who would volunteer to put their chickens up for that!?!

  5. Jackie on June 4, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Carrots n cake two ingredient pancakes!

  6. Runner Girl Eats on June 4, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Love Shark Tank! I am also a big fan of G & B but haven’t seen a single new episode in forever…maybe I will check it out on Demand!

  7. Meg @ A Dash of Meg on June 4, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    love the idea of this post babe and i have been meaning to make that pancake you always make! thanks for the link to the actual recipe! xo

    i don’t make a lot of recipes as i like creating my own but i have made this recipe several times since the first time i tried it back in february. and i think you’d love it 🙂 xo


  8. Tammy on June 4, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I love this edamame and black bean salad and make it nearly every week.


  9. Jessie on June 4, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    This delicous and not awful for you butter chicken (I make it almost weekly! and eat with TJs naan- yummmmm): http://damndelicious.net/2014/03/14/slow-cooker-butter-chicken/

    As well as Chung-Ah’s Beef and Broccoli http://damndelicious.net/2014/03/31/slow-cooker-beef-broccoli/

    And these spicy chicken thighs: http://eatlivepaleo.com/2012/01/18/spicy-lemon-paprika-chicken-thighs/


    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      amazing! can’t wait to try these 🙂

  10. anne on June 4, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    I love the veggie burgers from this vegan blog girl SO MUCH. I make them for meat eaters all the time and everyone always loves them. http://ohsheglows.com/2011/07/13/our-perfect-veggie-burger/ Try them. Don’t bother with her bbq chickpea burger recipe, tastes blah and falls apart, but this one is amazing. I also love that banana soft serve, for mine I add a dash of almond milk, a huge spoonful of dark cocoa powder, and a spoonful of natural creamy pb. Sooo good. Try them!

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      i will definitely try them! angela always has amazing recipes

  11. Livi on June 4, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I am addicted to Scandal! Soooo good!

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      the best!

  12. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on June 4, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Shark Tank is one of my favorite shows!

    I use your cheesy ranch kale chip recipe every time. It’s the best!

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      ahhh i love that one too!

  13. Megan @ The Skinny-Life on June 4, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Amanda at Running with Spoons has the most amazing food by far!

  14. Kim on June 4, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    I love PaleOMG’s original banana bread too – so amazing! I just saw that Juli is actually going to be in San Diego (Mission Valley Costco, I think) to do a book signing for her new cookbook in a couple of weekends. I’m super excited – thought I’d let you know!

  15. GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth on June 4, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Zucchini bread has been on my to-make list forever but I haven’t found a recipe that I liked yet. But this one’s got cocoa powder so it’s an instant win haha
    Definitely gonna check out the black bean recipe as well 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  16. Shaina Anderson on June 5, 2014 at 12:12 am

    I LOVE PaleOMG and Pioneer Woman salsa!! We made a double batch for the party this weekend aaaaaand its gone.

    Some of our regulars:

    quinoa broccoli casserole http://www.edibleperspective.com/home/2012/5/23/quinoa-broccoli-casserole.html

    gf carrot banana muffins http://www.elanaspantry.com/carrot-banana-muffins/

    breakfast cookies 🙂

    and I’m hoping these eggplant meatballs become a regular after I test them out this week: http://bakeaholicmama.ziplist.com/souschef?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmidwestveg.com%2Feggplant-meatballs%2F

  17. Kate on June 5, 2014 at 12:55 am

    I love the Pioneer Woman salsa! The blog recipe I make the most is Kath’s baked pumpkin oatmeal. I always have the ingredients on hand and I can make it on Sunday and eat it all week for breakfast: http://www.katheats.com/recipage?recipe_id=6034726

  18. Elena on June 5, 2014 at 4:20 am

    At the moment I am pretty much obsessed by these two recipes from oh she glows:



    The ice cream torte passed the test of very picky non vegans!

  19. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork on June 5, 2014 at 7:22 am

    That salmon looks delicious! What a perfect dinner!
    We also enjoy Shark Tank from time to time. I’m fascinated by people just going out and inventing something, and then the whole business aspect (that I have no idea about).
    Thanks for sharing the recipes! Gotta love a great recipe.

    I’m a fan of immaeatthat’s sweet potato hummus dip and have made it many, many times: http://immaeatthat.com/2013/01/25/super-simple-sweet-potato-superbowl-dip/

    Another favorite is this Tuscan sausage soup: http://feastonthecheap.net/tuscan-sausage-soup/

    And I just made Eat, Live, Run’s apple cider potatos salad for the first time on Memorial Day and it was a big hit: http://www.eatliverun.com/apple-cider-potato-salad-giveaway/

  20. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on June 5, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I make PaleOMG’s buffalo chicken meatloaf into meatballs and I make them all the time!

    Also pretty obsessed with these bacon avocado cups with balsamic glaze!

    And Mediterranean cauliflower rice!

    Now I’m hungry 😉

  21. Carly on June 5, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I love getting recipes from bloggers! Especially since you can read the comments to see what worked/didnt’ for people who actually made it!

    My go to’s include the flour-free pancake (at least 2 times a week lol), overnight oats: http://www.pbfingers.com/2012/01/09/how-to-make-overnight-oats/ , this microwaved oatmeal: http://www.fannetasticfood.com/recipes/perfect-microwave-banana-oatmeal/ (it’s so easy and fast). and for snacks: these: http://fitnessista.com/2012/04/banana-almond-muffins/ – like every week, and granola bars: http://www.fannetasticfood.com/recipes/no-bake-peanut-butter-granola-bars/

    I also recently picked up the Oh She Glows cookbook and am working my way through that (the Mango-Strawberry Guac is ah-mazing!)

  22. Tracy on June 5, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I made the beef carnitas from One Lovely Life. Amazing and super easy!!! Can’t wait to make them again!

  23. Elizabeth @ Scales Down, Laces Up! on June 5, 2014 at 10:29 am

    All of those recipes look amazing! Especially the Salsa and Zucchini Bread. Looks like I’m going to have to add them to my recipe line up for this summer!

  24. Jennifer on June 5, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Every time I read your posts I think “now THAT was a great post” and then you write another and it’s even better! What an awesome idea, hello recipes. So excited to try the chocolate zucchini bread.

    One of my fav’s


    If you have a moment, can you post your homemade pho recipe???

  25. Cassie on June 5, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    I don’t cook often, so not many “regular” recipes, but the BREAKFAST COOKIE is a must every Saturday before I teach double classes 😀 I recently discovered Trader Joe’s peanut butter chips and they make a lovely addition on top!

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      omg, i’m totally trying that 🙂

  26. Tracy on June 5, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Emily’s black bean burgers have been my go-to veggie burger ever since she first posted it. So good and never fail. Banana soft serve was life changing for me!! Iowa Girl Eats has a ton of family favorites that my kids love. My other standard blogger recipe is your breakfast cookie!! 🙂

  27. Kelly on June 5, 2014 at 2:24 pm
  28. Erika on June 5, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Speaking of Scandal…you MUST order the Camilla red wine glasses aka “Scandal glasses”. They will likely be on backorder but I got mine as a bday gift and cannot wait for the season to start…I know you love your wine and drinking it in these glasses (while watching the show) will make it feel extra special (and fancy)…!

    I usually like recipes from skinny taste.com and handletheheat.com (she also follows your blog).

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      ok, i’m ordering them 😉 also, did you know that kerry washington doesn’t drink wine? i was bummed when i found that out because in my mind she really is olivia pope haha

      • Erika S. on June 5, 2014 at 7:26 pm

        Forgot to give you all the info….Camille glasses from Crate & Barrel.

        I’m sure you & I drink enough to make up for Kerry 🙂

        • Fitnessista on June 5, 2014 at 7:58 pm

          i googled it haha 🙂
          i think you’re totally accurate in that statement.

  29. Brianna K. @ Hungy Gator Gal on June 5, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Blogger recipes in my regular rotation:

    Egg White and Oatmeal Protein Pancake (from Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers) – http://www.pbfingers.com/2013/09/05/egg-white-and-oatmeal-protein-pancake/

    Hummus-Crusted Chicken (from Oprah) – http://www.oprah.com/food/Simple-Recipes-You-Can-Memorize-Go-To-Recipes/5

    BBQ Turkey Meatloaf (from Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers) – http://www.pbfingers.com/2013/05/07/bbq-turkey-meatloaf/

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      hummus crusted chicken?! stop with that. happening soon!

  30. char eats greens on June 5, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I thought the salsa would link to Pioneer Woman!! Still have yet to try making it!! I’m so jealous; pomegranates are our fave. I want a tree!!!

  31. Brianna K. @ Hungry Gator Gal on June 5, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    It’s AMAZING and so easy! I like using Sabra’s roasted red pepper or supremely spicy flavors. Lemon hummus is also good. 🙂

  32. Kristi on June 5, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    One of my favorite weeknight recipes is Chrissy Teigen’s Chipotle Chicken Marinade. It has changed my dinner rotation FOREVER!


    Also a huge fan of this Thai Chicken Soup

    annnd I love Anne’s lentil curry

    The breakfast cookie, baked breakfast cookie and breakfast cookie dough cereal I make all the time for breakfast or a sweet snack 🙂

  33. Becca on June 5, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    I love banana soft serve!

    I always make these two recipes:

    Peanut butter chocolate chip muffins: http://www.dailygarnish.com/2011/05/peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-muffins.html

    Lemon Parsley Pasta: http://www.dailygarnish.com/2013/03/lemon-parsley-pasta-salad.html

  34. Pua on June 6, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Scandal is one of my favorite shows. I can watch it several times and find something new that I missed the first time around. Great writing and great acting!
    A favorite go-to dish is SkinnyTaste’s crockpot chicken taco chili. Even my fussy husband likes it!

  35. Alexa @ simpleeatsfood.com on August 25, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Just have to tell you, I saw you post about this paleo bread the other day, bit the bullet and decided to make it. All I can say is wow…it’s SO delicious. This will definitely be a staple in our house 🙂

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