Sunday Favourites

February 04, 2018

Welcome to the second edition in this new series, Sunday favourites! You can find the first one here

The first month of January was great for the blog - it was my first full month of posting five new recipes a week and I got some great feedback from you guys. There were times when it was a bit overwhelming, or I didn't get as much work done as I should have and had to work until 11pm to get a post up, but overall I'm happy with the new schedule. I always had these running documents of recipe ideas written out and then the season would end and I hadn't shared any of them, so now I'm sharing more of my ideas and it's great. Today instead of 'things I'm loving' I'm sharing a couple things I discovered or changed this week related to the blog.

This week I'll be sharing a recipe from Gena's new book, Power Plates, a fantastic breakfast cookie, non-traditional borscht, and more. Instead of weeknight meals, for this edition I'm sharing some easy to transport lunch ideas for work or school. They work as weeknight meals, too, and they all taste great cold.

Link love:

Five bean salad • lots of beautiful beans with a tangy garlic mustard dressing - perfect for lunch or dinner.

Simple weeknight curried beans • a lovely easy dinner when you're pinched for time.

Market veggie broth • this is great for batch cooking, and so much tastier/healthier than packaged!

Apple chicory salad • stunning as always and a nice fresh winter salad. Alanna shared on instagram that she shot these photos in low light and you'd never know, she's so talented.

Almond rhubarb cake • really I'm just excited that rhubarb will be available soon, and this cake is so pretty. 


These chocolate hemp energy bites are amazing with orange zest, and you should try it!

Onions are given by weight and size now because I had a pile of notes from readers asking about it, and I had forgotten how huge the onions are in North America! The ones I use are at most about the size of a pool ball. 


This article outlining some research done on food choices and gender and how food choices are taught through gender norms. 

Not an article, but I want to share a podcast from Bon Appetit on gender and power in the food industry

For lunch this week:

Monday: Roasted New Potato Salad with Lentils

As a snack: Apple Crumble Bars

Thanks for reading! If you make any of the recipes, please tag me on instagram @occasionallyeggs and #occasionallyeggs so I can see what you're making, or stay in touch via Facebook, pinterest, and Bloglovin. I'll be back tomorrow with a new dinner recipe that I've been loving lately.
4 comments on "Sunday Favourites"
  1. Dear Alexandra, Thank you for linking to my broth amongst all your other lovely links. I was following you on Instagram but just discovered your blog in depth and love it so much. I have bookmarked quite a few recipes to try and add to my weekly meal prep too. Hope you are having a good Sunday. Much love! Sneh x

    1. You're so welcome, Sneh, and I'm so happy that you like the blog :) your recipes are wonderful, it's lovely to have you here. Thank you! <3

  2. These recipes and your photos are simply stunning. That lentil potato salad is now on my weekly menu. Thank you so SO much for including one of my recipes in this lovely round up.
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

    1. Thanks so much, Aysegul! I'm so happy to hear that, and you're very welcome! Your recipes are always beautiful and reliable, I'm happy to share :)