recent recipes

The first blogs I started reading were cooking blogs. I loved being able to find new recipes everyday and learning new tactics. It all started with Smitten Kitchen. One day I hope to have a cooking blog of my own, but for now you get to deal with sub-par iPhone pictures and recipes from Pinterest.

 

Here are some that we’ve tried these past few weeks:

 

original recipe

 

Verdict: Very good. My first time using skirt steak. I think it would taste better if it was cooked over an actual grill. The chimichurri wasn’t too spicy, but added a fresh taste to the steak.

Changes:  I didn’t have any red wine on hand, and to make an effort of not drinking an entire bottle, I didn’t buy any. Next time I would definitely add it to compliment the steak.

Served with: Caprese Salad

Make Again?: Yes

 

original recipe

 

Verdict: It was OK. Not sure if I needed to cook the chicken longer for it to be crispier, but it had good flavor.

Changes: I used the spice mix and the recipe and had everything except cayenne pepper so I subbed for ancho chili powder. This recipe also suggests to be served with Ranch dressing.. so in another effort to be healthy, I bought Annie’s Organic Buttermilk Ranch. Needless to say, stick with the good stuff.

Served with: Chopped Salad

Make Again?: Maybe, probably not.

 

original recipe

 

Verdict: This was the first dish I made in my cast-iron pan. The roast came out nice and tender, but could use a bit more seasoning.

Changes: Also omitted wine in the recipe, should have learned my lesson by now.

Served with: Roasted Rutabaga

Make Again?: Next winter.

 

original recipe

 

Verdict: LOVED this. Already a huge fan of brussel sprouts, and this was a refreshing twist on them.

Changes: Added crushed red pepper to the sauce for some heat (per her suggestions below).

Served with: Baked Salmon

Make Again?: I wouldn’t mind eating this every day.

 

original recipe

 

Verdict: This is my go-to recipe for anytime in a rut or need something easy. Two ingredients (plus salt and pepper), let it marinate all day then when you’re ready just stick it in the oven.

Changes: None, it’s perfect. But do not skip the broiling at the end to get the crispiness on the chicken.

Served with: Just broccoli, but this with the sauce would probably be really good served over rice.

Make Again?: Definitely.  

 

And now here’s a simple recipe for anyone who loves sandwiches but are trying to stay away from bread:

 

When I was in college I ate at Jimmy John’s at least once a week, so for the fillings I mixed two of my favorites, the Turkey Tom & the Vito.

 

What you need:

1 head Boston Lettuce ( for your “bread”)

3 slices Boar’s Head Jerk Turkey

2 slices good salami

2 slices Muenster cheese

sliced tomato

Alfalfa Sprouts (a must for recreating Jimmy Johns!)

 

Layer ingredients in order and just roll it up like a lettuce wrap! That simple! Served with Terra Chips Sweets & Beets.

 

Linking up with Katie and Steph for Saw It. Pinned It. Did It.

 



 

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. April 4, 2013 / 1:28 pm

    you've been cooking up a storm woman! How have you been in NYC?! Everything looks so good that you made!

    Thanks for linking up:)

    • April 6, 2013 / 1:12 am

      NYC is good – I feel like I am never there though! Looking forward to some free time soon! Hope all is well in Cbus!

  2. April 4, 2013 / 2:41 pm

    Yes you HAVE been cooking up a storm! Wow! Talk about ambitious for the SPDLinkup 🙂 I just did one measly little project! I did try a recipe from pinterest this week, but I took no pictures and it certainly wasn't as healthy as your stuff. Oopsie 🙂

  3. April 8, 2013 / 2:13 pm

    The chimichuri at the top looks awesome. I always forget about what a great sauce it is! And i love the idea of the bread-free sub rolls. What a great way to get a sub-fis in without all that bread!

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