Recipe Reviews #12

Cabbbage, Sausage, and Potato Soup:

My Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5

I really enjoyed this soup. I ate every drop of it. It lasted 3 days and was still yummy each time. I couldn’t give it 5 stars though because it needed a lot of extra salt for me. Some soups I’ve tried have not needed any salt other than how much the recipe called for.

Ingredients Needed:

1 pound kielbasa sausage*, sliced into bite-sized pieces
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 medium leeks, sliced into ⅛ inch rounds, white and pale green parts only
2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 small green cabbage, chopped into bite-sized pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 pound red potatoes, diced
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, homemade or store-bought
1 bay leaf
Kosher salt and freshly-cracked black pepper

Recipe found on Gimme Some Oven

Shepherd’s Pie:

My Rating: ★★★★☆ 4.5/5

The mashed potatoes were perfect but the beef needed more seasoning. It wasn’t very flavorful. After adding a shit ton of salt to it, it tasted better. I mean it does say “to taste” in the recipe but you need to add a LOT. I couldn’t help but feel the beef could have used something more. Other than that, I think it turned out beautifully. You wouldn’t even know it was dairy-free.

Ingredients Needed:

For Mashed Potato Topping:
4-5 yukon potatoes
1 tblsp of Earth Balance Buttery Spread
2 tblsp of unsweetened almond milk
salt + pepper to taste
For Meat Mixture:
1 pound of ground lean beef
1/2 bag of frozen mixed vegetables
1/2 cup of chopped mushrooms
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
salt + pepper to taste

Recipe found on The Wholey Trinity

Turkey Sweet Potato Chili:


My Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3.5/5

I thought the broth should have been a little thicker. It was also a little too sweet. The broth should have went for a spicier taste. I did like the turkey in it and the sweet potatoes were delicious.

Ingredients Needed:

2 tsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1 small green pepper, seeds and stem removed and chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 T minced garlic
1 T Spike Seasoning (boyfriend used: Paul Bragg’s Organic 24 Herbs & Spices Seasoning)
1 T chili powder
1 tsp. ground Ancho Chiles (or use more regular chili powder if you don’t have Ancho)
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 cans (4 oz. each) diced green chiles with juice (Anaheim chiles, not jalapenos)
1 can (14.5 oz.) petite diced tomatoes
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
2 cups homemade beef stock (or use beef or chicken broth from a can or carton if you don’t have homemade)
1 large sweet potato, diced into cubes (about 1 lb. diced sweet potato cubes)
1 T Green Tabasco Sauce (or more, to taste)
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Recipe found on Kalyn’s Kitchen


19 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #12

      1. Yeah. Not so much. I think it has more of a cabbagey taste to it. Generally any relative of cabbage – including broccoli and cauliflower had to be just barely cooked. Enough to soften it but not too soft. If you can smell it it is already overcooked.

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  1. i’ve never had kielbasa, like what the hell is it?! LOL
    the soup and the chili look really good, i bet Alex would love to try the chili. he keeps asking me to make it again, it’s been a while since we last made it lol

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