Happy Tuesday! I’m popping in today with an ‘Eating Lately’ post with some REALLY FANCY photos straight from my iPhone. Putting these together is pretty simple, because I typically snap photos really quick with my phone before we chow down. In any case, here’s what we’ve been eating lately at the Hanson house 🙂
Eating Lately Via My iPhone
Tortellini in Buffalo Sauce with broccoli – I made this up, because Dane and I were craving something indulgent for the Super Bowl. I took Kite Hill (dairy free cream cheese) and Frank’s red hot and melted it in a pan with some ghee. When it all became liquid, I tossed in the broccoli and cooked tortellini. I let it all get hot in the pan together then served. Wow – was so good!
General Tso’s Cauliflower – I have seen this recipe all over Pinterest and the internet where people go wild about the results. General Tso’s Chicken is a favorite of Dane’s and so I figured I would try to attempt this. When he saw it on the meal plan for the week, he was pumped! All I’m going to say is that this recipe takes FOREVER to come together. There are a lot of steps, but I’m fine with that when the end result is delicious. The end result is…not for us. Dane said right away “is this supposed to taste like General Tso’s sauce?” And while I’m a neutral party on General Tso’s, the juice wasn’t worth the squeeze on this one.
Wild Salmon with Mexican Corn Salad – I had purchased wild salmon from Costco (it’s the best I’ve found if you have a membership) and wasn’t sure what to pair it with, so I was so proud of myself to find this corn salad recipe from my favorite Gaby. So the day rolls around when it’s time to make it and I’m getting all the ingredients prepped and realize – SHIT! I’m out of quinoa! Going to the grocery store was completely out of the question. So, I had to sub in rice, which I’m not proud of, but it worked in a pinch. This recipe was PHENOMENAL. Like, stupid good and easy, it makes me wonder how it happened. It’s a definitely “make again” at our house.
Loaded Plantain Bowls – These might look a little familiar, because I’ve made them before. Plantains are still fairly new for me when it comes to cooking; this is only the second time I’ve cooked them. The key is slicing them down and frying them up in a bit of coconut oil on the stove. They’re equal parts crispy and soft – so good! This time instead of drizzling the sauce on top, I mixed it with the slaw and it was equally good. These are definitely a nice treat now and then since I can’t always find good plantains and I’ve been known to get bananas by accident 😉
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Bowls – If you’ve been around for awhile, then you’ll recognize this bowl dinner. It’s on heavy rotation at our house! This week I had white rice I needed to use up from other recipes I made so regular rice instead of cauli rice. As a side note, I don’t have an instant pot, so I just cook my black beans on the stove. This bowl is the only recipe Dane and I both agree that we could eat every single night – it’s so dang good!
Ginger Scallion Shrimp Bowls – This recipe is a an oldie, but goodie, for us and I go to it when I simply can’t figure out what else to add to our meal plan. I sub in shrimp for chicken and omit the mushrooms and it’s so dang good, albeit not as pretty as Gaby’s 😉
Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies – Nadine recommended these cookies to me awhile back and it’s been a sordid love affair ever since. I was never a big cookie person (give me all the cake, please), but now I’m like one of those people who can’t keep her hand out of the jar! They’re quick, super moist and usually gone within 1-2 days at our house. I always sprinkle the top with sea salt for a little salty/sweet combo — delish!
Slutty Brownies – Another delicious What’s Gaby Cooking recipe and one I’d been dragging my feet on making for awhile, because the number of steps scared me. Dane had to work all last weekend, so I finally got to baking and man – all those steps are worth the wait. They’re freaking delicious! To note – she suggests a 9×9 pan, but I didn’t have one and my springform worked GREAT! I subbed in ghee for butter and gluten free flour, but otherwise followed it exactly. Using her homemade cookie and brownie batter made the difference!
5 Ingredient Falafal – I was most apprehensive about making this falafel, because I had never made anything like it before. I followed the recipe exactly, but subbed in chives for cilantro. I also don’t have a food processor, which worked to my advantage, because I used my Vitamix and my falafel was super, duper smooth. I only know it tasted good, because Dane is the king of falafel and couldn’t get enough. In fact, he said he preferred the smooth texture. Total win! This also gave me the opportunity to practice cooking lentils, which is great since I’m sick of buying them pre-steamed.
Winter Bliss Bowls – The reason I was making the falafel was to prep for these amazing bowls from Pinch of Yum. They were a little labor intensive to get the falafel going, but I would do it all over again, because the end result was phenomenal. I didn’t have a head of cauliflower so I threw in some Brussels sprouts that I needed to use up. SUPER DELICIOUS AND FILLING – whoa! I think bowl meals are a bit of a habit around here, but other people might find them weird or unnatural. I’m telling you right now – make this recipe! We topped it with tahini, lemon juice and garlic powder.
And there you have it, friends! A quick little rundown on all the recipes we planned, prepped and ate lately around here 🙂 Do you like these kinds of posts? I like that they keep me accountable for meal prepping + give me the opportunity to browse old posts to figure out what meals I can add into the rotation that we’ve enjoyed.