And just like that we’re done with January, shimmying into the groove of things. For winter’s sake, I’d love to say we’re “skating into the groove of things” but it’s unseasonably warm right now and the rinks are slushy. It’s still soup weather though!


Speaking of warm meals, I made a whole bunch of delicious recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers in January. I tried (and loved!):

Greek Goddess Grain Bowl with Fried Halloumi by Half Baked Harvest (pictured below)
Spanokopita Quiche with Phyllo Crust by Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Spicy Peanut Stew with Butternut Squash and Chickpeas by Oh, Ladycakes
Twix Thumbprint Cookies by Cooking Classy
Stovetop Goat Cheese Shells and Cheese by How Sweet Eats

grain bowl
Photo taken by Tieghan

I love cooking from food blogs. It’s one of the reasons I started blogging in the first place! So, when I stumble upon new bloggers I am always more than happy to add them to my list of daily reads. Recently I’ve discovered two new blogs (that I think you would love too)!

1. Kale & Caramel. I actually discovered this blog a few months ago, but haven’t had the chance to tell you about it yet. Here you can find healthy recipes made with local ingredients that Lily whips up and photographs beautifully. I’m currently crushing HARD on these Greek Yogurt Polenta Bowls with Broccoli Rabe. Such a unique recipe!

2. CleoButtera. This is where all the delicious dessert recipes I’m craving are coming from recently. Like, this Caramelized Croissant French Toast (pictured below). Sweet goodness!

Photo taken by Tasbih

And the favorite recipe that I made? Definitely my Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls. They are out of this world amazing.

Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls


I’m currently reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I’d love to elaborate more on it, but I just started! So far it’s a story about two sisters stuck in German occupied France during WW2. I’m a sucker for these stories.

I have way more to say about movies though. WHOA! I’ve seen all of the Academy Award Nominations for Best Picture and legitimately LOVED each movie!! Brooklyn was one of the best love stories that I’ve seen in a long time but my personal fav was probably either Spotlight or The Revenant. Have you seen them all?

Lastly, I’ve been cooking my way though the Minimalist Baker “31 Meals Cookbook“. It is AMAZING! I can’t wait for the actual hard copy of Dana’s to come out this year. She is SO creative!

That’s all for this month folks! I’ll be back with a fresh new recipe on Tuesday.


9 Responses to January Things

  1. I can’t believe the end of January has arrived! It went by so quickly. And most of my goals for this month, sadly, remain unaccomplished…. Oops! Those carrot cake cinnamon rolls sound divine – as do all the other recipes you shared! Happy Thursday! xo

  2. My friend is reading the Nightingale too and loves it! I’m looking for a good cinnamon roll recipe actually, so hmm…

  3. I was freaking out earlier this week when I realized that it’s about to be February! How on earth did that happen!! Those cinnamon rolls look amazing…

  4. This was such a great post! So many yummy things to try! I agree with you- I love cooking from different blogs as well. Sometimes you just need a break from your own self, you know 😉 And ps- Dana’s recipes are just so wonderful, aren’t they? x

  5. wow, carrot cake cinnamon rolls?? That I gotta try!
    There are soooo many awesome foodblogs out there these days, thanks for sharing your favourites 🙂

  6. Traci says:

    Annnd happy February! I wrote down the book you’re reading, I’m a sucker for those types of stories too.

  7. Sabine says:

    What a great january foodie round-up! Love the rolls and the greek goddess salad, that name is too wonderful – as great as it looks actually!

  8. Katrina!! Thank you so much for spreading the love. Wish I could whip you up a big pot of Greek yogurt polenta right about now. Sending hugs from LA!

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