It’s time for another round of what we’ve been eating lately, all courtesy of snaps from my trusty iPhone. Truth be told, we’ve been kicking ass and taking names when it comes to the meal planning and, of course, I’ve been documenting it all over on Instagram each night when I’m finally putting the meals together. Dane and I both save recipes we come across and then incorporate them into our meal planning each week, so the following are some new recipes as well as a few old favorites. Let’s dig in…
Eating Lately Via My iPhone
Sweet Potato Noodles With Cashew Alfredo – Okay, so trust me when I tell you that I understand this doesn’t look appetizing. Yep, I get that part. But I also need you to trust me when I tell you that it tastes so good I could weep. The key is the nutritional yeast. It might be a new and different concept to you, but it’s delicious and you’ll thank me later. Note: They say to use carrot noodles, but I had sweet potato and so I modified. Would I make this again? YES!
Extra Crunchy Buffalo Cauliflower – The look on Judy + Bill’s faces should tell you all that you need to know — this recipe is INSANELY good! You might remember when I attempt similar cauliflower before and it was “meh” at best, but this is SO MUCH BETTER. The key here is double baking them. I put them in butter lettuce wraps for a taco kind of a feel paired with dump ranch slaw and they were delicious. Would I make them again? YES!
Spicy Salmon Cakes with Loaded Whole30 Fries – For the cakes, I added in a jalapeño, because I decided that it needed a little something besides what the recipe called for and it definitely tasted good with it, but I would add 2-3 next time for some heat. The key with the cakes is to let them get really crispy and I think that’s why they get a couple stars off, because I didn’t let them get crispy enough. They were good, but definitely not my favorite. The loaded Whole30 fries are a staple in our house since we loosely follow Whole30 when we can and I always have the ingredients on hand. Would I make this again? The cakes – maybe, but the fries – OH YES!
Coconut Bacon has my heart forever and ever. I never share photos of it, because it truthfully never looks that appetizing, but buying the big chunks of coconut makes this recipe all the better! It’s delicious as a snack and I love to put it on top of salads and in the aforementioned loaded fries.
Sweet Potato Noodle Shrimp Lo Mein – Again, this called for carrot noodles and I just don’t have huge carrots to make noodles readily available. But trust me when I say that I’ve always got a sweet potato handy! HA! It also has you make chicken, but since we don’t eat that I used shrimp and it was tasty! This recipe was so full of flavor and I’m so glad I attempted it even though I felt pretty “meh” about it when I saw it on the meal plan for that night. Would I make it again? YES!
Sweet Potato Cakes in Spicy Tomato Coconut Sauce – Okay, this recipe had been taunting me from our meal plan the entire week, because it just seemed like so many steps and frankly — a lot more work than it was going to be worth. That said — TAKE THE TIME! DO THE STEPS! This recipe might be our best Pinterest find to date and all credit goes to Dane for picking it out. We loved the combination of flavors and it’s essential to let your sweet potato cakes get extra crispy. Would I make this again? YES!
Zucchini Noodle Shrimp Scampi – Once I realized that I needed to make my zucchini noodles bigger and not the smaller noodles I was used to making, we were in business! This meal is SO GOOD! Don’t skip adding the fresh parsley at the end! Would I make this zucchini noodle shrimp scampi again? Yes.
Tom Kha Gai – Getting this soup right has evaded me for as long as I’ve tried to make it. I don’t know why, but here we are. Well, I’ve found the solution, friends, and it sits squarely in this delectable recipe from 40 Aprons. It is so rich and full of flavor and comes together so quickly with just a handful of ingredients. Dane and I were both shocked at how much we loved this soup! We subbed in shrimp instead of chicken and it was amazing! Would I make it again? YES
And there you have it – exactly what we’ve been eating lately at the Hanson house! Have you found any good recipes lately that you’ve loved?