Recipe Reviews (#5)

I am two weeks behind on my Recipe Reviews but that’s because last week we had a rotisserie chicken with this dipping sauce my dad text-taught me how to make and sticky rice from the Laos market next door, tacos, and spaghetti–none of these things we needed a recipe for.

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We did try ONE recipe last week though!

Baked Sesame Chicken w/ Brown Rice:

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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4.5/5

The chicken was so good! It was perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The sauce was a bit too soy saucey, we added a bit more brown sugar than instructed and still felt like it could’ve been sweeter. I would definitely make this again with less soy sauce next time–there was a ton of sauce left when the chicken was all gone, too.

Ingredients needed:

4 chicken Breasts, boneless and skinless, cubed
1 1/2 c panko breadcrumbs
1 T sesame oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 t ground ginger
1 t chili paste, or 1 teaspoon sweet chili sauce
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1/2 c chicken stock
3/4 c soy sauce (low sodium)
1/3 c honey
1/4 c rice wine vinegar
1/3 c brown sugar, packed
2 T cornstarch
2 T water
sesame seeds, toasted for garnish
Green onions for garnish (we didn’t buy these)

Recipe found on Oh Sweet Basil


The week before we did try out a few more recipes than last!

Chicken Alfredo Pasta:

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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5

I thought the chicken was super juicy and well-seasoned. The recipe tells us to make noodles out of squash but we just made regular whole-wheat spaghetti noodles. I felt the sauce wasn’t that similar to Alfredo, it wasn’t as creamy as I had hoped for. The flavor of this dish wasn’t so bad though. I’m only dairy-free, I’m not paleo, so I was able to make some adjustments to the recipe.

Ingredients needed:

1 lb chicken breast
3/4 c raw cashews
1/2 c coconut milk (canned; I used “light”)
1/2 c chicken bone broth
2 T avocado oil or ghee (we used EVOO)
4 t chopped garlic
1/2 white onion, minced
3 c broccoli florets, broken into pieces

Recipe found on Just Jessie B

Green Chili Turkey Burgers w/ Carrots and Green Beans:

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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4.5/5

This was so delicous but the patties didn’t really stick together. Next time, we’d crush some crackers or something in the ground turkey mixture as a binding agent. (Boyfriend told me to say that, hehe.) I put Chao cheese on mine, yum.

Ingredients needed:

2 (4 ounce) cans diced green chiles, drained
1 pound ground turkey
1 c cilantro, finely chopped
½ c onion, finely chopped
2 t cumin
1 t chili powder
1 t celtic sea salt (we use Himalayan pink salt for everything and we didn’t buy celtic salt, I’m not even sure what celtic salt is. Usually all recipes need salt and pepper so I don’t include it on the list but maybe this is important?)

Recipe found on Elanas Pantry

Garlicky Beef and Bean Stir Fry w/ Egg Noodles:

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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3.5/5

This was a bit too sweet and had too many bell peppers. I wished for a larger variety of veggies in this stir fry. It had a nice spice to it, though. The beef was a bit dry. We wanted to make brown rice for the side but it didn’t turn out well (blame me) so we improvised and made egg noodles–I thought it was a lovely combo!

Ingredients needed:

4 T sugar
6 T soy sauce
3 T fresh lime juice
1 t dried crushed red pepper
8 t minced garlic
4 T peanut oil, divided (we used EVOO)
1 (10-oz.) sirloin steak, thinly sliced across the grain
1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 red bell peppers, cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch-wide strips
2 t cornstarch

Recipe found on My Recipes

23 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews (#5)

      1. Nothing wrong with that, Alex often cooks for me too, can I get a high-five for our chefs?! LMAO
        And honestly, cooking seems like it’s easy sure, but then when you start getting into the flavors and how cooking it a certain way makes it taste different, it’s like a fucking science! LOL

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      2. I’m sure you can do it! Find a recipe and make a dish with ingredients he loves. 🙂 Or, you could always try baking lol. Or, baked goodies Infused with cannabis. I made chocolate chip cookies a few years ago before I got pregnant. They were delicious lol.

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      3. LOL Alex always points out how I could have done things differently to make it taste better haha sometimes I’m like “ugh if you don’t like my cooking then cook it yourself” and then he goes “no I’m just telling you to make it better” LOL

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