Recipe Reviews #83

Cashew Chicken Curry Sheet Pan

Recipe found on Food Faith Fitness
My Rating:
5 out of 5

My Review

Woo-wee!! The curry flavor really shined in this dish but, it would have been nothing without that amazing cashew crust. It stuck to the breast and had such a nice crunch. The burnt pieces were to-die-for. I also loved the mix of veggies on the side; the seasoning was especially tasty on the cauliflower.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 4 cups Cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 large Fresh Tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 medium Red Onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil, melted (we used EVOO)
  • 1 tablespoon Yellow Curry Powder, plus 1/2 teaspoon, divided
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2/3 cup Roasted Cashews, (salted)
  • 1 pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, (4 small breasts)
  • 1 large Egg White
  • 2 cups Cucumber, thinly sliced and halved
  • Chopped Fresh Mint, for garnish
  • Minced Fresh Cilantro, for garnish

Sausage Bean Soup

Recipe found on Food
My Rating: 2 out of 5

My Review

Hmm… I’m starting to stray away from ground Italian sausage lately so, I may be rating this unfairly but, the meat crumbles seemed a bit dried out. The beans were rather smushy and the broth didn’t help much, either. It was too oily and tasted like tomato juice.

We served it with… toasted crusty bread

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 lb ground sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 12 cup diced celery
  • 12 cup diced carrot
  • 12 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, do NOT drain
  • 3 -4 cups beef broth
  • 12 teaspoon sugar
  • 12 teaspoon oregano
  • 12 teaspoon basil
  • 12 teaspoon thyme
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (19 ounce) cannellini beans, rinse and drain
  • salt, as needed to taste

Stuffed Peppers

Recipe found on Cassidy’s Craveable Creations
My Rating:
4 out of 5

My Review

Boyfriend was shouting… A LOT while he cooked these peppers because they kept toppling over! The noises scared me (from him AND the oven) but, I tried to remain calm, lol.

Fortunately, his hard work paid off.

The red pepper was roasted to perfection and the mixture inside was cooked completely through. It tasted exactly as you would expect beef, veggies, and marinara sauce to. You can’t really go wrong with that trio but, there was nothing unique about it. I was also missing my carbs even though, this recipe was meant not to have them. 😛

We served it with… shredded Lisanatti’s The Original Almond Jalapeno Jack “melted” on top and a side salad made of Romaine lettuce, cucumbers, shredded carrots and Lisanatti’s “cheese”, topped with Annie’s Homegrown Tuscany Italian Vinaigrette

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut, Avocado, or Olive Oil
  • 1 Lb. Ground Beef, preferably organic and grass fed
  • 1 Medium Onion diced
  • 4 Bell Peppers any color
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Zucchini finely chopped
  • 8 oz. Mushrooms chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Cup Marinara Sauce + Extra for top

*Note: We always use Pink Himalayan Salt and a Black Peppercorn Grinder.

27 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #83

  1. That chicken meal sounds delicious and I am LAUGHING so hard about the scary sounds coming from the kitchen!!!!! You know what else makes a cook shout angrily? Trying to fill those darn jumbo pasta shells. I have trouble with those either tumbling over or ripping or something. Oh and crunchy taco shells. I need one of those taco racks like they use at Taco Bell.

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    1. Ooo, you’d love the chicken meal, Jinjer!! & it was a bit scary when I kept hearing the peppers fall over but, I’m glad boyfriend was able to persevere through it! They turned out quite yummy. 🙂 Filling hard taco shells is really hard!! We’ve never made the stuffed jumbo pasta though. I’ll remember not to!!

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  2. Ooh that first dish looks and sounds amazing, the cashew crust just sounds perfect!?!? Love love love that! It looks like such a yummy meal, shame about the sausage dish LOL from 5 out of 5 to 2 out of 5 but yay for the stuffed peppers being a four out of five… I’d totally miss my carbs too though, a meal is not complete without them!

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    1. Yesss, that cashew crust was soo perfect. ❤ LOL the sausage soup was definitely a bummer but, the stuffed peppers were good! I think some rice in there would have been just the right carb filling, right?!

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  3. OOooh I love roasted peppers!! And oh my gosh I was definitely cooking like your boyfriend when I tried making enchiladas a few weeks ago. Not so nice words may have been used while the tortillas kept breaking apart 😂

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    1. The roasted red peppers were fantastic! Boyfriend is usually peaceful in the kitchen so I was def worried when I heard all the racket. I hope your hard work on the enchiladas paid off in taste! 🙂

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  4. Oh my gosh, the food looks so yummy! The Cashew Chicken Curry sounds amazing!! I definitely wanna try the recipe out for dinner!! Hunida, you had me cracking up about your bf cooking! I’m literally the same way & always seem to injure myself when I cook 😂Don’t even get me started on the last time I tried to chop & deseed a chili pepper!! 😂😂😂

    Amazing post as usual!! P.S. I love your new festive blog design –it’s so cute for fall!! x

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    1. Yesss!! The Cashew Chicken was SO good, you should def try it out. 🙂 & oh my gosh, he was not happy in the kitchen that day LOL. He is usually quiet & peaceful in there! Chopping & deseeding a pepper does not sound pleaseant!

      Thank you so so much for stopping by, Nunzia!! ❤ ❤

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  5. I always like to play this game where before I see your rating I try to guess if it will score well HAHAHA! That cashew crumbs are genius gosh! The sausage bean soup looked promising but mehh ): Omg, stuffed bell peppers is such a genius move, I have to make that!!!!

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    1. Aww yay, how fun!!! I love that you play a little game with my reviews. 😁 The cashew crumbs were sooo good on the chicken & the stuffed peppers were awesome, too. Let me know if you end up making them!

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