Recipe Reviews #40

Butter Chicken


Recipe found on My Heart Beets
My Rating: 5/5

My Review: Fan-freakin’-tastic. I have never tried butter chicken before but, I was so ecstatic to find a dairy-free version online. There was a huge amount of flavors – the curry broth was a perfect consistency and the chicken was juicy and tender. For our side: toasted whole wheat pita bread and brown rice.

Ingredients You’ll Need:


  • 2 pounds chicken thighs (boneless and skinless), cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ cup (unsweetened) coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • 2 tablespoons ghee (add more if needed) (we used Earth Balance)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1-inch knob ginger, minced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped in large pieces
  • 1 (15 ounce) can organic tomato sauce
  • 1 can coconut milk, full fat
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon kashmiri chili powder  or paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cayenne, to taste
  • Pinch of fenugreek leaves (we couldn’t find this so we just skipped it)
  • Cilantro, garnish

Orecchiette w/ Sausage & Vegetables


Recipe found on The Urben Life
My Rating: 1/5

My Review: Eh, I’m not sure what happened here. In the recipe’s photos it did NOT look like we were making a soup but, after following the instructions that’s somehow what we ended up with. Not only was it wrong, it was also flavorless. Even the meat and mushrooms were drained of taste.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 pound ground sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cups mushrooms, chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bunch broccoli, chopped
  • 1 (14-ounce) can Great Northern beans, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups Orecchiette
  • 1 tablespoon non-dairy butter (we used Earth Balance Original)

Almond Chicken Stew


Recipe found on That Girl Cooks Healthy
My Rating: 4.5/5

My Review: Ooh, I was a huge fan of the large amount of garlic this recipe called for. The broth was thick and almost creamy which is impressive for having used no dairy-filled ingredients. I liked that the sweet potato mash was included in the steps – it turned out tasty but, it was very simple. I might make one change if I were to make this again though… since the chicken was a little dry, I’d go for thighs instead of the breasts.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2-3 lg sweet potatoes
  • 1 lb of chicken breast, chunks
  • 3-4 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/3 cup smooth almond butter
  • 1 lg tomato
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic, grated
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 4 sprigs parsley
  • salt & black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Coconut oil (we used extra virgin olive oil)


12 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #40

  1. My goodness, that butter chicken looks absolutely fantastic!! I love that it seems creamy and flavorful without the heaviness of dairy! Pita bread sounds like the perfect side as well. Great choice and thanks for sharing!!

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  2. *gasp* i NEED to make that butter chicken !!!!!!! looks so good and i looked over the ingredients, we have pretty much everything in hand, i’m sure i could find the product i’m missing the masala? lol i love how you had whole wheat pita bread and brown rice on the side, i wanna eat that too!!!!!! ugh of course i see your posts filled with delicious food late at night lol

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