Recipe Reviews #30

Thai Basil Chicken

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My Rating: 3.5/5 stars

My Review: While it doesn’t taste anything like the Thai Basil Chicken you’d order from an authentic Thai restaurant, this was still decent. I loved the wilted basil and though 2-3 cups seemed like a lot to us at first– it ended up not being enough. Boyfriend also sliced up an onion and added that in, I highly recommend doing the same if you make this at home. For our side: brown rice.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast (or tenders), thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil (we used EVOO and it was fine)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 8 garlic cloves)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 – 3 cups fresh Thai basil leaves
  • Lime wedges (optional, for serving)

Recipe by Melissa at Simply Whisked

Carbonara

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My Rating: 5/5 stars

My Review: Wow, this was SO scrumptious. I had never eaten or even seen carbonara before. I had only heard of it because The Sims can make it. The whole raw eggs mixed in pasta freaked me out a bit but, I’m ever so glad we took the risk to try this! It was somehow creamy, it filled my mouth with all the flavors. A recipe that uses bacon as the main and only meat is a rare one for us to choose but it was definitely enough in this one. We added the sliced mushrooms which ended up being a really good idea.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 200g (7oz) pasta
  • 200g (7oz) bacon, trimmed and chopped
  • Head of broccoli
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • salt and paprika to taste
  • chopped parsley

Recipe by Laura at Dairy Free Kids

Chicken Tortilla Soup

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My Rating: 2/5 stars

My Review: I should’ve known this soup was going to be way too bean-y with the amount of cans it called for but I read the writing part before the recipe (that everyone else skips) and she said “I know you’re doubting me right now, but trust me” and I was like hmm… “she’s right that I’m doubting her so maybe I can trust her?” my mistake. I wasn’t a fan of this soup, we had a ton of leftovers that eventually got thrown out instead of eaten. The chicken was poorly seasoned and the texture of the soup was ick.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp. minced jalapeno
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1½ tsp. cumin
  • 1¼ tsp. kosher sea salt
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. coriander
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • pinch ground black pepper
  • 3 (14.5 oz) cans cannellini beans
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 c. frozen corn, thawed
  • 3 c. shredded chicken
  • juice of 2 limes
  • Tortilla strips
  • Chopped cilantro

Recipe by Natalie at Life Made Simple Bakes

XO, Hunida

32 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #30

  1. These look so delicious! I really want to try my hand at homemade Thai food but I know I’d just fuck it up. I can’t even pronounce the ingredients nor navigate the Asian Market to even find them. My guilty pleasure is watching those lil food videos of Thai recipes on Instagram! Even though I can’t make any of it, it’s one of my favorite genres of cuisine and I know where to find the lit restaurants! Haha!

    Dom | http://www.DivaNamedDom.com

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      1. We have an Asian aisle but it’s not a reeeeeal Asian aisle. There are Asian supermarkets though! It pales in comparison to one that you’d find in Atlanta or Cali, but they do exist! Thai meals seem so complicated. I’m working up the courage to make something simple like pho or ramen first before I attempt Thai!

        Dom | http://www.DivaNamedDom.com

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  2. The Thai chicken looks amazing. That is one of my absolute favourite dishes of all time. The onion was an excellent idea as well. In my mind, there’s always onion and that is part of what makes it delicious.

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    1. Ooh that carbonara was amazing!! 😀 The spiral noodles were definitely fun haha thank you!! ❤ & Thank you so much for taking the time to catch up on my blog!! ❤ 😀 You're the best!

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      1. I hate eating warm brothy meals in the summer time, especially when it gets too hot. But yeah I don’t think the amount of beans would make that any better lmao. But I have seen a few other tortilla soups on pinterest that look really really good.

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          1. I bet. We go to my favorite restaurant for happy hour which sucks because I’m missing out on their dinner menu, but going during happy hour when it’s empty is so much better for us and slightly cheaper 😃
            One of these days I’ll have to go back and go right before dinner time hopefully it’s not too full.

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