BBQ Meatloaf Muffins w/ Sweet Potato Topping

Recipe found on The Real Food Dietitians
My Rating:
4 out of 5

My Review

We were confused about our white sweet potato but, it tasted like a regular sweet potato, nonetheless. The mini meatloaves were super cute and the meat packed together tightly in the muffin tin. They were a little on the dry side but, there was a lot of flavor and a nice texture.

We served it with… baked beans

Ingredients You’ll Need


  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 2 tsp. cooking oil or ghee (avocado oil, coconut oil or olive oil)
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil or ghee (we used EVOO)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breasts

Recipe found on Southern Living
My Rating:
4 out of 5

My Review

The sauce and potatoes are included in the recipe so that was convenient to have both the main dish and side in one. I enjoyed this straight-forward, simple meal but, it was a bit too boring and nothing I would ever crave or want to make over and over again.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 4 (8-oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 bacon slices (not thick cut)
  • 1 1/2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, divided

Salmon Carbonara w/ Leeks

Recipe found on Meatified
My Rating:
4 out of 5

My Review

I was impressed with this pasta dish! The salmon was delicious, seasoned well and cooked perfectly. The sauce was really good but, I needed more. Some of my fettuccine wasn’t coated enough! Maybe because the real recipe calls for spaghetti squash and that is less absorbing??

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1lb of salmon, baked and flaked as below
  • 3 cups of cooked and shredded spaghetti squash (we used regular fettuccine pasta)
  • 1/4ish onion, diced
  • 2ish tblsp preferred fat
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • black and red pepper to taste
  • Splash of chicken stock
  • 1/4 oz fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 egg
  • Couple handfuls of spinach

26 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #74

  1. The salmon carbonara looks and sounds good and interesting because I had the same problem when we made regular carbonara at home like the pasta wasnt well coated either and it also kind of sucked up all the creaminess.

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  2. Ooh that salmon carbonara sounds so good! I’ve never made carbonara, the raw egg part freaked me out a little lol, but it has always sounded delicious, so I need to do it. Also I’m sorry I’m sooo far behind! I always read between work tasks and projects and I’ve been swamped for weeks. I will catch up, though!
    Also, I’m going dairy-free, so looking forward to getting inspiration from your recipes! I think I may have developed a dairy allergy because my acne has been so so so awful. A lot of people say cutting dairy clears it up and confirms their allergy. Nothing else is helping clear my acne, which makes me think it’s worth a shot!

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    1. Isn’t it weird that there’s a raw egg in it? It made the pasta so creamy & delicious, in a way I never had before.

      & no worries! ❤ I'm still a few weeks behind on my Reader, too. I'm sorry you've been so swamped at work, I hope you're able to catch a break soon! ❤

      Aww, not having dairy is such a struggle. I have heard it may help with acne though so, fingers crossed that'll be the case for you! & hey, on the bright side, I have 78 Recipe Reviews posts for you to sort through LOL.

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      1. Very strange! Maybe if I make it, I will just use the egg yolk instead…I’ve seen that in certain carbonara recipes! I feel like that wouldn’t freak me out as much lol. I love that it made it so creamy though, especially without dairy!

        Thank you so much, lovely! I miss reading all of your posts and I feel so behind on what’s going on in your life right now!

        Every time I think about what I can’t have now that I’m cutting dairy, I feel so sad. Also, I learned that lactose-free and dairy-free are not the same thing…so if you’re lactose intolerant then lactose-free is fine, but if you have a reaction to dairy, then lactose-free is not enough. It’s crazy! Hahaha oh my gosh that’s so true, well I am very thankful for your recipe reviews!!

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        1. I read that in carbonara that the egg becomes fully cooked before touching your fork somehow. Try it with the whole egg!! Lol it’s so good.

          ❤ aw no worries, it seems the whole blogging world is quieter than usual lately. You're not missing out!

          Yeah, my stomach hates dairy & lactose so I just stay away from both. I hope you find some good recipes from my reviews!! 🙂 ❤

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