Recipe Reviews #86

Chicken Noodle Soup

Recipe found on Fifteen Spatulas
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5

My Review

I love a good chunky soup, I was a big fan of all the veggies! I just wish there had been more noodles compared to everything else. The broth was what you’d expect from a traditional chicken noodle soup. Next time, we’ll choose the thighs over the breasts, though, our meat turned out a bit dry.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 cups chopped celery
  • 1.5 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 10 cups chicken broth
  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 cups finely chopped chicken breast or thighs seasoned with a pinch of salt and pepper
  • 8 oz pappardelle egg noodles or other desired noodle, cooked

Healthy Filipino Steak Bowl

Recipe found Very Well Fit
My Rating:
5 out of 5

My Review

Oh wow, this was really yummy! We haven’t tried a lot of Filipino food so, this combination of flavors was new and unique. The meat was tender and juicy, soaked through with the garlicky marinade. Boyfriend cooked the egg so perfectly and I really enjoyed the assortment of cooked and raw veg. It felt hearty and filling yet, it’s called “healthy” so, it must be! πŸ˜€

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 8-10 ounce sirloin steak
  • β…“ cup low sodium tamari
  • 2 small lemons, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon olive or avocado oil, divided
  • Β½ yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced and divided
  • Β½ head bok choy, roughly chopped
  • 1 Β½ cups steamed brown rice (we used a Sprouts brand microwaved brown rice)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • Bean sprouts (for garnish)

Chicken & Apple Sausage w/ Sweet Potato

Recipe found on Aidells (has now been removed from the site)
My Rating:
2 out of 5

My Review

Dang! Yet another recipe that has been deleted off the web before I could share it with you. 😦 I found this one on Aidells‘ (a sausage brand, that we didn’t use) official website so maybe, they’ll put it back someday.

It was extremely simple; all it included was sweet potatoes, sausages, and spinach. It called for the spinach to be frozen, which I hated… I prefer bigger pieces, not little bits of it. Regular, fresh spinach would have worked so much better and then, on top of the sweetness of the potatoes and the chicken apple sausage, there was a little honey drizzle that made this dish even sweeter. It was just way too much.

12 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #86

  1. Oooh the steak bowl looks so amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever had Filipino food, but I definitely would love to try some. These past couple weeks, I’ve been cooking a bit more (yay! lol) so I think I’ll try out the recipe. Thanks for sharing, Hunida!! πŸ’“

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    1. Thanks for reading them, Diane! 😊 A different sauce def would have worked better or maybe even no sauce & some different seasonings? Glad that I got you thinkin’ of some new recipes. Always looking forward to them! πŸ’—

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  2. I used to love chicken noodle soup when I ate Gluten, but maybe I’ll try this recipe with rice instead of noodles! I totally agree that chicken thighs would add a major flavor boost and be less dry.

    I’ve never tried Filipino food before, so I am so tempted by the Healthy Steak Bowl. It actually looks tasty AND healthy!!

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    1. Ooh, I love chicken & rice soup, too! I hope the recipe works out well with it for you. πŸ™‚ Thighs seem to just always have a little more juice than breasts! & totally try the steak bowl! It was simple & oh, so tasty!

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  3. The chicken noodle soup looks really good, but I agree about the noodles. I can barely see them in the photo, and I like my noodle soups to have lots of noodles. πŸ˜›

    Oh man, that Filipino steak bowl is making me drool. I want to try that!

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