Recipe Reviews #16

Cincinnati Chili:


My Rating: 5/5 stars
My Review: Mmm, mmm… this recipe was so delicious. The little hint of cinnamon was different but a good kind of different. I could eat this everyday and never get sick of it. It is meaty, hearty, and full of all kinds of flavors.

Ingredients Needed:
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 pound ground beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocao
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water

Recipe by Michelle Deberge@Gluten Sugar Dairy Free

Shrimp Pasta Alfredo:


My Rating: 2/5 stars
My Review: I am not a huge fan of peas… so I should’ve left them out or replaced them with something else but boyfriend likes ’em so I just went with what the recipe called for. Neither of us really thought this dish was anything to write home about. It was an impressive creamy sauce for a non-dairy recipe… but quite bland in taste. It definitely could have used some more spices.

Ingredients Needed:
12 shrimp
1 cup fresh or frozen English peas, cooked until just tender
1 pound pasta, preferably orecchiette
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt
For the Alfredo Sauce:
1/2 cup raw cashews
2 cups water
2 shallots, finely diced
4 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil

Recipe by Craig Strong@Today

Caribbean Chicken Curry Sheet Pan:


My Rating: 5/5 stars
My Review: We didn’t expect it to be so liquid-y but I didn’t mind that it was. The chicken skin was perfectly crisp and the meat inside was tender and juicy. I liked the taste of the curry a lot and the vegetables were soft but still had a little crunch… there was also a good amount of char to them. I thoroughly enjoyed this meal. For our side: brown rice.

Ingredients Needed:
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (4-6 pieces)
1 red onion
1 red bell pepper
1 large sweet potato
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (1 teaspoon dried)
1 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon chinese five spice powder (or allspice)
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
13 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
2-3 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons corn starch or arrow root powder
Salt and pepper

Recipe by Sommer@A Spicy Perspective

XO, Hunida

20 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #16

    1. LOL… hey, actually… my “Recipe Reviews” food is usually pretty healthy. 🙂 They contain no dairy and usually aren’t super high in calories. You would be healthier if you tried these. 😀

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  1. The chicken curry looks so good! I’m not a big fan of peas either. I can eat them if I have to though. When I stayed with my dad in high school, he would put peas in a lot of his meals. Especially soups, and I hated it. lol I would actually rather eat peas by themselves than in soup.

    My mom made chicken alfredo over the weekend, and it was delicious. I like shrimp alfredo better though, but my mom bought a garlic alfredo sauce from the store, and then she added some pesto to it. Maybe you should try that next time.

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    1. Lol, Britney!! I always know which one your favorite is going to be. ;D The chicken curry was really so good!

      You know what… I think I would rather eat peas plain than in a soup, too… the flavor could ruin the whole soup!!

      I don’t know if I like chicken or shrimp alfredo better… they’re both so yummy! & mmm, alfredo mixed with pesto sounds amazing. Sadly, both of those have dairy in them so I’m gonna look for a recipe for a dairy-free alfredo (that has more flavor than the one we used for the Shrimp Alfredo in this post)… I heard pesto is simple to make at home without the dairy, too. 😀 Thank you for the suggestion… must go recipe hunting now! ❤

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  2. Alex keeps asking me to make chili 🙄 lol but this looks good too, he loves meat 🙂
    And the shrimp Alfredo pasta looks good, I think it’s neat that you guys made the sauce from scratch, and I find that it’s really hard to get the specific flavor, not even store bought Alfredo sauce tastes like it should lol. Which is why I only get that at Olive Garden haha.

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    1. Mmm… I love chili but yeah the Cincinnati chili was unique & very tasty… you should try it! 😉
      We will have to keep looking for a tastier dairy-free Alfredo sauce!! & I’ve only been to Olive Garden like once when I was much younger.

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      1. OMG!!! Ummmmm did you forget to mention this chili was the fire breathing, arse burning, hot as heck chili or did I get the recipe wrong?!!
        I simply could not eat it, neither could one of my dinners guests…However my SON loved it and took the remainder of the pot home!!

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        1. Jad, I’m so sorry… me and my boyfriend are both almost immune to spice unless it’s extra extra spicy. I could literally not tell that this was spicy. I’m so so sorry you & your guest couldn’t eat it… I feel so bad! I don’t know how I can next time know that something might be spicy for others!! But I am happy your son didn’t let it go to waste. 💗

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          1. Awwwww you don’t have to say sorry… if truth be told I should have known that it was going to be spicy with the amount of cayenne pepper in it….My son loved it so nothing was wasted

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