Recent Recipes

I've been trying new recipes here recently. I'm terrible at taking pictures of what I make, but here are some links.

Last night I made Tikka Masala from Tessa the Domestic Diva. It was a bit of work and I had about a million dirty dishes when I was done, but it was really good and a forgiving recipe. I'll be making this one again. Oh, I also love that it's ethnic without being spicy. I was able to broaden the boy's palates a bit. They both ate it without complaint!

This taco soup recipe from Today's Creative Life was easy and tasty! Ben was for sure I'd used a store bought mix. My intentional tweak was to marinate the chicken breasts in Trader Joe's enchilada sauce. My unintentional tweak was leaving out the kidney beans. Oops. This made plenty for leftovers, too! Yay!

These Chickpea cookies from Texanerin were pretty good. I've made black bean brownies before, but had never heard about chickpea cookies until a friend posted about them on FB. They were pretty good and don't require eggs which is nice. Often, nut butter cookies also require eggs which means it turns out to be a pretty expensive dessert.

Oooh, not a recipe, but something that we really liked was beans, rice, salsa, cheese, and hamburger fried in corn tortillas. I have yet to find a gluten-free tortilla that we like and most paleo tortillas are too much work. About once a year I try corn tortillas hoping that we'll suddenly like them, but they are just so blah. I hopped online and googled "how to make corn tortillas taste better" and found a whole blog post about how corn tortillas are awesome fried. So simple. So DUH. But it worked! I wrapped the ingredients in the tortillas and then fried them in ghee. They were amazing!

Another favorite was this awesome salad from Pinch of Yum. It may seem silly to use a recipe for a salad,but sometimes I just need a boost of creativity. We eat salad often and it gets old quick! I used spinach, kale, and butter lettuce because that's what I had on hand. I put scoops of wild rice, pomegranate seeds, and walnuts in each bowl and then I crumbled honeyed goat cheese on top. I drizzled on some avocado oil and sprinkled with a dash of champagne vinegar from Trader Joe's. Oh, so good!!

One day, for breakfast, I tried these coconut flour popovers from Thank Your Body. Unfortunately, they were very meh. They are pretty flavorless by themselves and are really just a vehicle for jams, jellies, or syrups. Since we try to keep the sugars to a minimum, they were not a hit. I do want to try them again with some cheese and bacon added.

Last, but not least, was this Asian Ground Beef Stirfry from Feeding My Kids. I left out the mushrooms and used ghee. Oh, and I used liquid aminos instead of soy sauce. It was really good and easy and we'll be having that again.

So, that's some of the new stuff I've been trying. It's hard to find new gluten-free, dairy-free, low sugar recipes that are also fairly easy to throw together and aren't super pricey. Sometimes I just give up and we end up eating the same meals over and over and over again. It's been nice to have some variety!



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