Recipe Reviews #62

Tomato Basil Bisque w/ Italian Meatballs

Recipe found on Physical Kitchness
My Rating:
5 out of 5

My Review: Mmm, yet another one of those traditionally dairy-filled meals that boyfriend perfected without using any at all. The meatballs were seasoned well, super juicy, and compact. The bisque was at a nice thickness and the flavors were all complementary.

We served it with… grilled cheese sandwiches — boyfriend’s had Tillamook Cheddar Cheese and mine had Lisanatti’s The Original Almond Jalapeno Jack Style “Cheese”

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 leek stalk, sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 1/3 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Saucy Mongolian Beef Broccoli “Rice Bowls

Recipe found on Cotter Crunch
My Rating:
3.5 out of 5

My Review: My biggest problems with meals that use veggies to substitute carbs is that they act as though more veggies aren’t needed? I get that we were eating broccoli as rice but, I do think some red peppers and onions etc. should have still been sauteed with the beef. The meal was good but, not great.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb beef sirloin
  • 1 tsp oil (we used sesame oil)
  • 1 tsp arrowroot starch or potato starch (we used corn starch)
  • 1/4 c more starch for coating before frying meat
  • 1 tbsp avocado or sesame oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 c coconut sugar (we used regular sugar by Simple Truth)
  • 1/3 or 1/4 c gluten free tamari soy sauce (we used regular low-sodium soy sauce)
  • 1/3 c extra oil for frying
  • 1/3 c broth or water
  • 1 head broccoli. equals 3-4 c riced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 scallions
  • Sesame seeds
  • Fresh Coriander/Cilantro to garnish

Honey Mustard Chicken Sheet Pan

Recipe found on Brit+Co
My Rating:
5 out of 5

My Review: Hands down, one of my favorite chicken breast dishes boyfriend’s ever made for us. If you chose honey mustard for your nuggets as a kid, you’re going to love this!! With the delicious roasted veg and the whole-grain mustard, this dinner felt like a refined, grownup’s version of my favorite kid’s meal.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 3 large red-skinned potatoes, chopped into bite-size chunks
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped into bite-size chunks
  • 1 large red onion, peeled and sliced into chunky wedges
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Medium head of broccoli, broken into florets
  • 20 asparagus spears
  • Small bunch of parsley, finely chopped

32 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #62

  1. Oh these look delish!!!! I’m so bored of the menu at home I’ll have to try something like these! My kids are just so incredibly difficult to feed!!! How are kids born so damn picky!!? Maybe for a date night for the Mr.

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  2. Ohhhh my gosh that tomato bisque looks AMAZING. I’m such a sucker for a good tomato bisque and it looks perfect, especially with the little meatballs. I love that you served it with grilled cheese also! The perfect compliment and one of our favorite go-to’s, lol. Yum! And the fact that none of it had dairy! That’s incredible.

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    1. I always find bisques and such to be a bit boring so I was loving the meatball addition. 🙂 The grilled cheeses went so perfect with them!! I feel like I hadn’t had this classic combo in too long. I don’t even miss dairy anymore since finding all these recipes that don’t even need it!!

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  3. Ok that soup looks so tasty and I love that you guys paired it with grilled cheese. I love tillamook cheese so much, it’s my fave and I get that brand almost exclusively, especially their Colby jack lol.
    And that broccoli rice bowl looks pretty sad lol. It does look like its missing something.
    The honey mustard chicken looks really good

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