Recipe Reviews #44

Chicken Fingers & Pancakes

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Chicken Fingers recipe found on Fannetastic Food — My Rating: 5 out of 5
Pancakes recipe found on Simply Whisked — My Rating: 2 out of 5

My Review: The chicken tenders were perfect, I loved the corn flake crust so much. I don’t think I ever want to eat chicken tenders with any other kind of crust again. We also made pancakes to make our meal like “chicken & waffles,” you know? They didn’t turn out so well though. They had no flavor and the texture was really weird… more dense than fluffy.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

For the chicken fingers:

  • 1 package chicken tenders (1 to 1.5 lbs)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 C corn flakes, finely crushed
  • 1/4 tsp. each of: salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder

For the pancakes:

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil (we used EVOO)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Asian Chimichurri Steak Sandwich

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Recipe found on frommyimpossiblytinykitchen
My Rating: 5 out of 5

My Review: Ooo, this sandwich was out of this world! Better than any restaurant or deli. The chimichurri was wonderful and so fresh atop the tender, juicy steak! For our side: Daiya’s Deluxe Alfredo Style Cheezy Mac and spinach tossed in an Asian sesame dressing.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

For the chimichurri:

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped
  • ~1″x1″ chunk fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, more to taste

For the sandwich:

  • 1 pound skirt steak or flank steak
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 – 6″ French rolls or your favorite bread (we used the whole wheat rolls in the Smith’s bakery section)
  • mayonnaise (optional)

For the Asian Sesame spinach dressing (recipe found on Culinary Hill):

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil (we used EVOO)
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

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Recipe found on The Urben Life
My Rating: 4 out of 5

My Review: Wow! I was incredibly impressed with the thickness and creaminess of this gravy! The pork gave it a nice, meaty flavor and the biscuits were lovely, too, even if a little less flaky and fluffy than I prefer. I was surprisingly not missing the dairy at all! For our side: over-easy eggs.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

For the biscuits:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free butter (we use Earth Balance Original)
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk (we use Blue Diamond’s Almond Breeze Almond & Cashew Blend — Original, Unsweetened)

For the sausage gravy:

  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 3 tablespoons dairy-free butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups dairy-free milk

*BONUS* Flourless Almond Butter Cookies

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Recipe found on Heartbeet Kitchen
My Rating: 4 out of 5

My Review: I am not so good in the kitchen (that’s why boyfriend cooks all of our meals) but, luckily these cookies were SUPER easy to bake and I made them all on my own! There aren’t many ingredients needed at all and it was all done so quickly! They came out with just the right combo of chewy, crisp, and soft. I added the chocolate topping but, this recipe only calls for a sprinkle of salt on top which I did do to one… I liked it but, salt and chocolate would’ve made this recipe a 5 out of 5.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt 

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24 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #44

  1. I’m not very adventurous with food so I feel like I’d only try the chicken and pancakes (althought a savory crepe type pancake might be better) and the Almond cookies! That chicken looks so crunchy and tasty 😋

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  2. That steak sandwich looks absolutely amazing! What a great mix of recipe choices for the week. I love biscuits and gravy, though I never make my own biscuits, lol, I always get Pillsbury. XD I made them once and it was okay, just more work than I want to do haha. Pork sausage in the gravy is definitely the best!!

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    1. The steak sandwich was so good!!! I was amazed that it came out of our own kitchen. My boyfriend made the biscuits so I can’t tell you if they were easy or not!! Lol, I always try to find recipes where he has to make mostly everything from scratch– if it was me, I would try to find the simpler recipes hahaha.

      The gravy turned out so well, I think yeah, mainly because of the pork!!

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      1. Yes exactly–that steak looked totally professional! Well job well done to your boyfriend because it all looked fantastic. 🙂 Haha since I do all the cooking around here, I always look for ways to make things easier & faster without getting pre-made entrees. 😉

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