In the most recent Foodie Friday post I wrote for the Northern Health Matters Blog, I shared one of my family favourite recipes that has been passed down from my grandma to my mom, and now on to me and my cousins. It got my thinking about how even though I love to experiment and try different flavours, foods, and recipes, I still have a a group of recipes I go back to time and time again. It could for a variety of reasons – they are crowd pleasers, easy to make, remind me of growing up, or are a great base recipe that I can modify. After 7+ years of culinary experimentation on the blog, I thought I would gather those go-to, tried and true recipes together in on place. They make it into regular rotation in my life, which means they have to be at least a little tasty – perhaps they will become go-to’s for you too!
Falafelly Good Chickpea Burger – Our favourite veggie burger! Easy to make, and one of the only ways I can get the boyfriend to eat chickpeas.
Salmon Loaf – A great alternative to meatloaf. Don’t knock it til you try it!
Potato, Pea, and Cauliflower Curry – I love this recipe as is, or sometimes I’ll add other vegetables like sweet potato or carrots.
Grandpa’s Doukhobor Borscht – I make this at least once a year, and freeze it to enjoy.
Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie – Pretty much my go to smoothie recipe when I have bananas around.
The Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – They are the ultimate, so why would I make these on the regular?
Double Chocolate Banana Bread – While I don’t often make banana bread, I do use this recipe as the basis for any flavour of banana muffins I might make, such as: Whole Grain Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins and Banana Coconut Cardamom Muffins.
Buffalo Turkey Quinoa Bowls – This make a great weeknight meal, and we always have the ingredients on hand.
Taste The Rainbow Potato Salad – This has become my go-to potato salad recipe, all thanks to some inspiration from my boyfriend’s mom 🙂
Dill Beet Hummus – It’s just so pretty, I can’t not make this when I have extra beets in the house.
So tell me – what are some of your go-to, tried and true recipes? Share in the comments!