Recipe Reviews #47

Bangers & Mash


Recipe found on The Stay At Home Cook
My Rating: N/A

My Review: We can’t give this a fair rating because we really fucked it up by using an IPA beer. The flavor of the gravy was ruined– it was beyond bitter. Luckily, we were able to eat the brats and mashed potatoes still but, that gravy… oh noooo!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • ΒΌ cup Dairy Free milk (we used an Almond Cashew milk blend)
  • 7 tablespoon dairy free butter, divided (we used Earth Balance Original)
  • 8 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose gluten-free flour (we used regular unbleached flour)
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 8 Fresh Artisan Sausages (we just used regular Bratwurst)
  • 12 oz Irish ale, any flavor or brand you prefer (we used an IPA beer– very bad choice)
  • Β½ cup water or vegetable stock
  • salt & pepper, to taste

One-Pot Apple Cider Braised Chicken w/ Brussels Sprouts & Bacon


Recipe found on Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
My Rating:
5 out of 5

My Review: Oh man, if you have not tried the lovely combo of Brussels sprouts and bacon yet, you need to! They work so well together that they shined brighter than the chicken but, that was good, too. πŸ˜‰ There were so many Autumn flavors bursting in this dish; it was so unique! It definitely wowed us both!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 5 pieces nitrate-free bacon
  • 2 pounds SVO bone-in chicken drumsticks and or chicken thighs (I don’t know what SVO is but I don’t think our chicken had it?!)
  • 1/4 cup leeks, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
  • 1/2 pound brussels sprouts, quartered
  • 1 bundle fresh thyme
  • 2 cups fresh apple cider
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard, more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Spicy Sesame-Chili Noodles w/ Chicken


Recipe found on Host The Toast
My Rating:
4 out of 5

My Review: At first bite, it’s a little weird because it’s not what you’re expecting but, after eating more and more; it becomes addicting! The Tahini is what makes it taste a bit off– a little dry, almost bitter yet, I started to enjoy that. I topped mine with lots of sriracha and it was wonderful.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 12 ounces Asian egg noodles or spaghettini (we used these raw ramen noodle patties)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 pound ground lean chicken
  • 1/3 cup tahini paste
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 cup chicken stock, or as needed
  • 1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 sprigs green onion, chopped


21 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #47

  1. Love this post! I’m a huge lover of cooking and love browsing through recipes all the time. For some reason I’ve always had a bad relationship with brussel sprouts, but I think that’s just because I haven’t found the right recipe that doesn’t make it taste so horribly bitter… Thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. Yay! So glad you like this post, Ayunda. πŸ˜€ I do one of these weekly!

      I used to hate Brussels sprouts too but, I kept trying them all different ways. In this dish, the bitterness wasn’t even there at all! ❀ Hope you like it if you try it!!

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    1. Hahaha I mean, I still don’t understand why it’s called “bangers & mash” but yep, that’s what it is… some sausages & mashed potatoes (w/ gravy, usually)… lol.

      The apple cider chicken really was perfect for fall, so so yummy!!

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  2. I love that you guys cook so many different recipes we can’t seem to make anything outside of what we already make haha we literally have tried lots of things and when we find something we like, we try to make it every once in a while lol
    And the apple cider braised chicken sounds sooo good. I like apple cider but I don’t believe I’ve ever had it in my food lol

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    1. It seems like we kind of go back to the same dishes but, I find different variations and different websites to spice it up!!

      What are your top fave meals to cook at home?

      Oh & I really loved the apple cider chicken. I’m soo into savory & sweet foods but, boyfriend is a bit iffy about the sweetness.

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      1. My fave meals….that’s a hard one, I kind of like everything we make, and everything Alex makes haha. . I mean, I guess we’ll go with Alex’s sushi (which he doesn’t make often) and his Chinese inspired cooking, such as fried rice and noodles πŸ™‚ yum lol.

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