Last month for my birthday my sister gave me a copy of the cookbook “Run Fast, Eat Slow” by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky. I was excited to try out some new recipes over the past few weeks, and I have already found a few that I love and plan to keep in my regular meal-planning rotation. It’s really nice to have an actual cookbook rather than looking up recipes on my phone! (While that is really convenient, those recipes may not be available forever. Plus, how annoying is it when the page closes while you are in the middle of cooking?!)
Here are 5 of my favorites (so far!)
On The Run Frittata Muffins
These reminded me of my sweet potato frittatas, but without the bacon. This recipe also uses cheese and yogurt which gave them some extra flavor so I didn’t even miss the bacon! These were perfect to make over the weekend and eat before work in the mornings.
Another great make-ahead breakfast. I usually had one of these with a frittata (one or the other is just not enough!) This recipe requires grated carrots and zucchini but other than that they are really easy to make! And how great is it that you are eating veggies in a muffin?
I only made this once, but it lasted me for days! This was such a great twist on standard lasagna. It took just as long as any other lasagna to make, but there are lots of veggies in there. It definitely got 2 thumbs up from Rob, and I brought leftovers for lunch for days.
Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken
We have already made this meal at least 3 or 4 times in the past month (Rob is a little obsessed). I love that I can cook everything in a cast iron skillet so it ends up being a pretty easy meal to clean up at the end. I will admit that it takes some practice to get the hang of stuffing and wrapping the chicken. However, even if it doesn’t look pretty or stay together well it still tastes really good!
Sweet Potato Fries
I have been making sweet potato fries for years but never really followed a recipe. A few tweaks made this side dish crispier and more flavorful. I wish I could share the secrets but you will just have to get the book!
Now I just need to try some more recipes from the cookbook. It’s tempting to just stick with these now that I know how good they are!
If you have this cookbook, what are some of your favorite recipes?
Do you like real cookbooks or following recipes online?
Have you tried any new recipes lately?