Here’s a recap of some of the recipes I have made recently with a quick review for future reference.
1. Chicken Tikka Masala from House of Nash served with Naan Bread from Budget Bytes.
This was my favorite dinner this week. It was fantastic! Both the Tikka Masala and the Naan Bread recipe’s were easy to follow and although they were a little bit labor intensive (so many dirty dishes!) it was well worth it. I brushed the naan with a little bit of butter and sprinkled it with garlic powder. Oh my yum. I will definitely be making this again.
2.Southwestern Lentil and Rice Bake from A Chef’s Kitchen
This was another hit at our house! It was easy peasy to make and tasted yummy. I did make one substitution, I used white rice instead of brown because that’s what I had on hand. When we ate it for dinner we put it in tortillas with a little dollop of sour cream, but when we had it for lunch the next day we ate it in a bowl plain to cut back on some calories and carbs. It was great either way!
3.Aloo Gobi from The Perfect Pantry
Unfortunately this one ended up being a big bust. We couldn’t even eat more than a few bites. It was SO SPICY! The original recipe called for 1 tablespoon of Cayenne, but I had read the comments on the recipe before hand and pretty much everyone agreed that that was way too much, so I put in 1 teaspoon and it was still way too much, and I am fairly tough when it comes to spice. That being said I think I am willing to give this one another shot sometime and just use a tiny pinch of Cayenne. I really want to like this recipe, its healthy, easy and meatless which is something I am trying to incorporate into more of my cooking. I’ll keep you posted!
4.Homemade CrunchWrap Supreme from Cooking With Janica
This recipe is on point! It really does taste like Taco Bell’s version and it was pretty easy to make. I used lentils and flavored them with taco seasoning instead of ground beef because I don’t eat beef, and it was a delicious substitution. My husband barely even noticed. The only problem I had was that my burrito sized tortillas weren’t big enough to fold all the way around, which made things a little messy when grilling them. The other problem with this recipe is that it’s pretty bad for you. So as much as I would like to eat these cheesy carb-filled crunchwraps every week, that won’t be happening. On a similar note, I highly recommend you only eat one, you may think you want another one, but trust me, you don’t.
That’s it for this week. Well, I also made a baked salmon recipe that was absolutely terrible, but I am not going to recap it because I am pretty sure it was my fault and not the recipe’s. Mistakes were made, gagging ensued, Ramen Noodles saved the day….