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April  4, 2014

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Happy first week of April! In honor of the new month, treat yourself to some light, nourishing meals. Meals -- like almond-crusted chicken, mung bean quinoa bowls, and raw peanut butter bonbons -- that will make you feel like you can take on the world. (Or, at least power through a Saturday yoga class.) Then, congratulate yourself on such a virtuous weekend with a big slice of cake and a cocktail to wash it all down. (Balance!) Just read these links first.

Chamomile Panna CottaChocolate CakeStrawberry Rhubarb SangriaSweet Potato Cakes with Cilantro Cream

  • Dried chamomile flowers make this panna cotta extra special. (Local Milk.)
  • Chocolate, coconut, and dulce de leche team up in this decadent cake. (MBakes.)
  • Dress up sweet potato cakes with a bright cilantro cream. (Local Haven.)

Crispy Almond-Coated ChickenMung Yoga BowlSpelt Chocolate CookiesPeanut Butter Bonbons

  • What's better than one chocolate cookie? Two chocolate cookies. (The Bite House.)
  • Raw, vegan, and gluten-free bonbons have never looked so good. (The First Mess.)

Which food blogs inspired you this week? Tell us in the comments!

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Photos on top by (clockwise) Local Milk, MBakes, The Candid Appetite, Local Haven

Photos on bottom by (clockwise) Petite Kitchen, 101 Cookbooks, The Bite House, The First Mess

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Kristina April 7, 2014
I like this very much:
hans April 6, 2014
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Nyborg April 6, 2014
Aargh! Just realized the chicken recipe oven temp was in Celsius. Time to turn the oven up.
Penny April 5, 2014 is one of my favorite food/living blogs.
Mark L. April 4, 2014
As the author of the chicken recipe is based in New Zealand, I suspect the 180 degree roasting temperature is Celsius. In the US the Fahrenheit equivalent would be about 350 degrees.
Lauren K. April 4, 2014
Thanks for the helpful tip, Mark!
RENEE April 4, 2014
Ok, I love all of these recipes. And about half of them are light. So, ya'll know butter, sugar, and cream aren't "light" right? Definitely not pre-yoga class fare. Just felt like being "that girl" today -- ya know, the annoying one who points out the glaringly obvious.

Again, I still think all of these recipes rock.
Lauren K. April 4, 2014
Hi, Renee! My aim for this post was to highlight the lighter dishes, but also acknowledge the not-so-light dishes. (Because a weekend without cake is a pretty sad weekend, right?) I hope that helps clear things up a bit!
Kenzi W. April 7, 2014
Amen. It's all about balance, as you mention in the intro.
butter L. April 4, 2014