Recipe Reviews #38

Indian Shrimp Curry


Recipe found on Skinny Taste
My Rating: 4/5

My Review: MMM, the thickness of this curry was wonderful. It had so much flavor, a nice amount of spice, and the shrimps were cooked to the perfect tenderness. It could have used something more, possibly extra veggies would have upped this dish to 5 stars. For our side: toasted pita bread and brown rice.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided (we used extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup lite canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt (we used Himalayan Pink Salt)
  • cilantro and chili peppers for garnish (I added both after the photo)

Maple Roasted Chicken & Sweet Potatoes


Recipe found on Honey, Ghee, & Me
My Rating: 3.5/5

My Review: As you all probably know by now, usually boyfriend cooks all these dinners in my Recipe Reviews but, you guys!! This meal was cooked be YOURS TRULY. Yep, it was ALL me! It was a super simple dish to put together – except the freakin’ thyme pickin’ was tedious as ever. I wanted the chicken skin real crispy so I left it in the oven a bit too long; the sweet potatoes turned into more of a mash than they should have. 😦 I did like the maple flavor – it was really tasty for the chicken but, a tad too sweet for the sweet potatoes. I do prefer my sweet potatoes savory spiced, though.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2-4 chicken thighs or breasts, bone-in/skin-on
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper, plus more to taste
  • optional: fresh thyme, to garnish

Thai Turkey Burgers


Recipe found on Little Bits of Real Food + Real Talk
My Rating: 5/5

My Review: Oh, these were excellent!! The burgers were juicy – not one bit dry like turkey tends to get. The veggies mixed into the meat so well and the patties stayed packed together without falling apart at all. The coleslaw dressing was refreshing and simple; I loved it atop the meat – it was the perfect combo. If we ever make this again, I would eat it on a bun instead of on a big cabbage leaf, though!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil

Almond Butter Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (we used regular soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar


  • 2 Tablespoons almond butter
  • 3 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon coconut aminos (again, we used soy sauce)
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 10 oz bag of coleslaw mix
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 head of cabbage


30 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #38

  1. ALL of these sound incredible! I absolutely adore making shrimp curry with rice so now I’m feeling like I need to add it to the meal plan, lol. Also, fantastic job making the chicken & sweet potatoes! I have the hardest time making sweet potatoes because they can be so difficult to chop, BUT they are always amazing. Seeing that turkey burger has now inspired me to look at the store for turkey burger patties to try it! 🙂

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    1. OOh!! That shrimp curry was fantastic; let me know if you try the recipe! 😀 Thank you very much, the sweet potatoes were def a bit tough to get through lol! Just buy ground turkey & make these turkey burgers, they were perfect!! If you aren’t into the Thai flavor, just don’t make the coleslaw topping & sauce. 🙂

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