Recipe Reviews #53

Teriyaki Chicken w/ Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice

Recipe found on Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice
My Rating: 5 out of 5

My Review: I have recently become a  huge fan of cauliflower rice! I love the texture and how it absorbs so much flavor. The teriyaki sauce and chicken were fantastic, too. We added in a mixed bag of veggies instead of just corn and peas and we also added two eggs. I highly recommend the additions but, I know it’d still be good without them.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breast
  • 2 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbs. toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil (we used EVOO)
  • 2 Tbs. honey
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbs. reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • green onions
  • 1/2 large or 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 2 Tbs. coconut or vegetable oil (we used EVOO)
  • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 clove of garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup corn, fresh or frozen
  • 3/4 cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1 (20 oz) can of pineapple chunks
  • 1/3 cup macadamia or cashew nuts, chopped
  • 1-2 eggs (optional)

Italian Sausage & Peppers

Recipe found on Spicy Southern Kitchen
My Rating:
4 out of 5

My Review: The bread we got was so soft and fresh! That wasn’t part of the recipe but, it definitely added to the tastiness. The sausage and peppers mix was very simple and traditional; just like you would expect it to taste. It was popping with all the right Italian spices.

For our side: Alexia’s Sweet Potato and Waffle-Cut Fries

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable oil (we used EVOO)
  • 1 package Italian Sausage
  • 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Swedish Meatballs w/ Mashed Potatoes

Recipe found on Paleo Running Momma
My Rating:
2 out of 5

My Review: Umm… as you can tell in the photo above, our gravy didn’t make it to the plate. Boyfriend followed the recipe step-by-step and what we ended up with tasted like garbage! The meatballs were good but, how could you go wrong there? And the mashed potatoes were edible… we just prefer Brooklyn Farm Girl’s dairy-free recipe for them better.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

Meatballs:

  • 1 lb grass fed ground beef 80-85% lean
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1 tbsp ghee, to cook onion (we used Earth Balance Original)
  • 1/4 cup almond flour (we used all-purpose flour)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk
  • 2 tsp coconut aminos (we used reduced-sodium soy sauce)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley minced
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Gravy:

  • 3 Tbsp ghee (we used Earth Balance Original)
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp arrowroot starch or tapioca flour (we used cornstarch)
  • 1 3/4 cup beef or chicken bone broth
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk blended prior to adding
  • 1 tsp spicy brown mustard *optional, adds flavor
  • 1 Tbsp coconut aminos *optional, adds flavor (we used reduced-sodium soy sauce)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mashed Potatoes:

  • 2 lbs russet potatoes peeled and cut into 2” pieces
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup ghee (we used Earth Balance Original)
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2-3 Tbsp nutritional yeast optional (for flavor)

28 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #53

  1. I’ve tried teriyaki chicken with pineapple before.

    It’s one of my favourite dishes. ❤

    But I’ve never tried it with cauliflower rice.

    Can you pick that variety of rice up in most grocery stores?

    Or do you have to go to a specialty store?

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yesss, teriyaki & pineapple go so well together. ❤ I've seen cauliflower rice sold at a lot of regular grocery stores in a bag, but it's just as easy to make on your own. This recipe actually tells you how. 🙂

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  2. The teriyaki chicken with pineapple fried cauliflower rice sounds soooo good! I love the idea of all those flavors together. I’ve never tried cauliflower rice but I’ve been wanting to try it for a while. It sounds delicious and what a great way to get in more veggies. 🙂

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