Recipe Reviews #45

Tomato, Chicken, & Green Bean Curry


Recipe found on Everyday Maven
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5

My Review: The broth was a little too thin for my curry preference but, it was still alright. The tomato was the most overpowering flavor but, I was still able to get a nice hint of everything else. All of the spices and flavors mixed really well together. It was a good meal. For our side: whole wheat pita bread.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Tablespoons Ghee (we used Earth Balance Original)
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 5 to 6 medium cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Mexican chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes (salt free)
  • 2 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1″ strips
  • 1/2 cup broth or water
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1″ pieces

Lettuce Wraps


Recipe found on Kitchen of Eatin’
My Rating: 5 out of 5

My Review: Our sweet potato was white inside for some reason– I was worried we grabbed the wrong kind but, it tasted exactly like an orange one! I love love looooved the seasoning on the beef. Every bite was mmm, mmm goodness! The spicy raspberry sauce was such a lovely touch, too! P.S. I’m sure it’s totally fine if your seasonings are not all organic like the ingredients list (below) says they should be.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 bunch romaine lettuce
  • 1 Tbs. Avocado Oil (we used EVOO)
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Pepper
  • 1 Medium Sweet Potato (diced)
  • 2 Bell Peppers, any color (diced)
  • 8 Oz. Baby Bella Mushrooms (diced)
  • ½ Sweet Onion, optional (diced)
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 Lb. Ground Bison (we used ground beef)
  • ⅛ Cup Water
  • ½ Cup Shredded Red Cabbage, for garnish
  • ¾ cup Red Cherry Tomatoes, for garnish (diced or halved)


  • 2 Tsp. Organic Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Pink Sherpa Himalayan Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Organic Paprika
  • ½ Tsp. Organic Onion Powder
  • ½ Tsp. Organic Garlic Powder
  • ¼ Tsp. Organic Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ Tsp. Organic Cumin
  • 1 Tsp. Pepper

Raspberry Sauce

  • 6 oz. Raspberries
  • 1 Tsp. Sontava Habanero Sauce or ½ Tsp. to make it mild
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2½ Tbs. Coconut Sugar (we used regular sugar)
  • 2 Tbs. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 4 Cherry Tomatoes

Spicy Shrimp Burrito Bowls


Recipe found on Two Sisters Kitchens
My Rating: 2 out of 5

My Review: Meh, the seasoning on the shrimp wasn’t that appealing to me. The corn salsa could have used just a little less of the red onion and the cilantro rice could’ve turned out loads better. All three components seemed more separate, they didn’t all quite work together.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs. raw shrimp

Corn Salsa

  • 2 cups corn
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 lime, juiced

Cilantro Rice

  • 4 cups, cooked rice
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


31 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #45

  1. OMG! Where to begin? These alllll looks so goood! I know the lettuce tacos would be a hit for sure- I could substitute the meat and DJ would love the ground beef. I’m drooling right now and may need a midnight snack … also how the heck do you always fit these recipes into your week? I used to do 1 recipe per week and it felt like a lot haha 😅 thanks so much for sharing, I am inspireeeeed!

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    1. Yes, girl! Those lettuce wraps were awesome. I hope you guys like ’em. 😀 I’m curious what you’d use to sub the meat?! A faux meat or something else?!

      I owe it all to my boyfriend, he cooks & does the dishes for us– he fits it all in his day somehow! ❤ ❤ We try for at least 3 times a week & sometimes we do 6 days a week. He's just a lovely cook & honestly I prefer his food over most American restaurants!!

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  2. Lettuce wraps, yassss!! They look good. And when I saw shrimp bowls I was like ahhh but then I saw your rating lol. Bummer. Maybe the red onions should have been finely diced because the red onions do have a pretty strong flavor and can easily over power other ingredients, or so I’ve found out in certain dishes. But as for the ingredients, i believe that’s how they usually make it.

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    1. Girl, those lettuce wraps were so good! I couldn’t believe the amount of flavor the beef had! You don’t eat beef anymore though, right?!

      Yeah I love me some onions but, it was def a bit too much in the Shrimp Bowls! It tasted more like a chip dip, you know?

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      1. I do eat beef but not as often. What I can’t too much of is pork, it gives me headaches, might be all the fat LOL.. Makes me sad because bacon is so good but I can’t have no more than two strips hahaha.
        Eeek, chip dip lol. I personally don’t like onions much to begin with and I’m barely meeting Alex in the middle with the white ones haha. The red ones are far too much.

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        1. Oh! I can eat pork in like different forms but, pork chops make me sick for some reason?!

          My boyfriend loves onions so much! He can eat it raw like a piece of potato chip! I like them but not THAT much lol.

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  3. Shrimp burrito bowls are one of my favorite meals so what a bummer that the recipe didn’t turn out that great! I guess the seasoning can make a big difference. When they turn out tasty, burrito bowls are some of the best and so easy! 😉

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