Recipe Reviews #23

Cajun Shrimp, Sausage, and Veggies:


My Rating: 2.5/5 stars

My Review: This dish all depends on if you have a tasty Cajun Seasoning in your pantry. There were no other flavors besides the seasoning. I found ours to be way too salty.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 14-ounce pork or chicken sausage, sliced
  • 2 medium-sized zucchini, sliced
  • 2 medium-sized yellow squash, sliced
  • ½ bunch asparagus, sliced into thirds
  • 2 red bell pepper, chopped into chunks
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Cajun Seasoning

Recipe by Alyssa at The Recipe Critic

Lamb Ragù:


My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

My Review: Mmm, this was really yummy. I enjoyed the diced carrots and the lamb was pleasantly different from ground beef. My only complaint is that the sauce was a bit too chunky, I would have preferred it to be a little more saucy.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely diced
  • 1½ pounds grass-fed ground lamb
  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chopped dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ½ cup dry red wine or water
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • One 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

Recipe by Beth at Tasty Yummies

Sticky Balsamic Chicken Drumsticks:


My Rating: 5/5 stars

My Review: The balsamic sauce on this chicken was amazing and yes, super sticky. I liked that the sauce stayed on the chicken and each drumstick was perfectly coated. The flavor was like nothing I’ve ever tried before. Totally unique and absolutely delicious. For our side: baked beans and brown rice with red quinoa and garlic.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 8 chicken drumsticks (2 lb / 1 kg)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (all purpose or light, not dark)
  • 3 tbsp sugar (brown)
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha or 1 tsp red pepper flakes

Recipe by Nagi at RecipeTin Eats

XO, Hunida

32 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #23

  1. Is it me or did you include the Cajun shrimp, sausage and veggies in a previous post? Because I swear I thought I’ve seen it before lol or maybe I’m getting some serious dejavú lol. Anyway, the drumsticks look really delicious. I still have a hard time cooking brown rice. And I’ve only had quinoa once or twice and I thought it was really good

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    1. LOL! I don’t think it was the exact same one but I’m sure there was another sausage type sheet pan meal a few times before. My boyfriend does say I choose a lot of sausage sheet pans haha.
      The drumsticks were my fave! And my boyfriend can’t cook any type of rice for some reason, not even when it’s in soup, so we just buy Organic Minute Rice! They have a brown rice & red quinoa mix, it’s really good!

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      1. LOL perhaps, but I’m positive it was the exact same photo. Most likely dejavu but those moments trip me the fuck out LMAO
        OOoooo I forgot about minute rice! LMAO I tried this brown rice and quinoa cup that I received in my voxbox (review coming soon, lol) and it was really delicious. I may start buying quinoa but I need to research how to make it. And usually the key to making rice is the amount of water, add too little and it doesn’t fully cook, add too much and it’s too chewy. It’s a lot of trial and error and I’ve also found that the measurements of water people say to use are kind of off and do not apply to every single type of rice/brand.

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        1. Deja vu is the creepiest! Lol, I hate it! But I had to go back & look at my two latest recipe reviews. There are two sausage plates that look ALMOST the exact same but they’re different, I promise lol.
          Yeah!! Rice is really hard. I can only cook Jasmine rice because my mom taught me but I read it’s not so good for you. Brown rice never works out for us and boyfriend refuses to make any recipes with rice in it now hahaha.

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          1. Lol okay! Good to know and thanks for checking 😄
            I just realized I said if you add too much water it’s chewy, no, I meant mushy lol. But anyway, did not know about the jasmine rice being bad for you. How come?

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            1. All white grains are not so easy to digest. White bread is probably the worst thing in the world, though since it’s mostly sugar and nothing else. Jasmine rice isn’t like super bad for you but it can make you gain weight fast, especially at the rate that Asians eat rice (at every single meal). Brown rice is better for your digestive system by like 7x.

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              1. Yes, I knew that about white bread but not rice. Should have known it applied to rice too lol. I don’t eat white bread anymore, we always get whole wheat BUT, when we’re out and about and they don’t have wheat bread, I do get the white or the Italian etc.
                Anyway, I love rice and I hate that it makes you gain weight lol. Perhaps with moderation you won’t gain that much but you still have to be very careful.

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                1. Yeah same LOL if they don’t have wheat bread, it’s not like I’m gonna be like “hold the bread” I’ll def eat the white bread if I’m out & about. But hey, I heard if it’s French & Italian white bread it’s a bit better than just plain ‘ol white bread somehow??
                  I know! I need rice in my life but I’m scared of it haha. The worst is sticky rice and that’s my fave!!

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