Good eats!?

POSTED: Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:32 pm

Kevin and I have been challenging ourselves to home cooking everynight of the week (with some exceptions on the weekends of course ;) And I was wondering if any of you have any amazing recipes that you make throughout the week that you would be interested in sharing?

I've been using this website alot: Budget Bytes and have found alot of her recipes easy to make, and very cost effective -- not to mention delicious! Do you guys have a site that you go to for recipes? Or maybe family secret ones!? :O

Things I have made so far (added to my list of staples!):
South West Chicken Skillet - we put ours over rice with extra cilantro... and it was delicious.
Honey Sriracha Chicken Thighs THESE ARE SO GOOD -- and really easy to make! :D
Beef and Pineapple Enchilladas These were also super easy to make and equal parts delicious. :D

There are honestly SO MANY on there and I have so many more to try!

Tonight I am making something with shrimp.... but not sure what to make them with. xD
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POSTED: Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:43 pm

i plan on making these fiery turkey burgers with creamy feta cream sauce either this weekend, or sometime this week.

update: i made the burgers. i just didn't make the feta sauce since i didn't want to buy a whole thing of cream for that. the cayenne pepper was delightful in the burgers, and i love feta cheese.

i really want to make that sriracha honey chicken soon.
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POSTED: Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:30 am

Ooo I want to try this! Thanks for the recipe poppz -- I totally recommend the chicken. Mmm mmm mmm
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POSTED: Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:49 am

i made some homemade french onion soup today and omg.

warning, food porn pic of it in the crock pot here guyz


bonus picture of my dog begging for soup she cannot have


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POSTED: Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:18 pm

Mmm that looks delish hilli !

... I've actually never had french onion soup :o
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POSTED: Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:10 pm

Bane D'Angelo wrote:i made some homemade french onion soup today and omg.



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POSTED: Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:33 pm

I recently decided to make a big meal for dinner and lunch. I made kafta (also spelled kofta), which is a spiced type of meat in Levantine and Arabic cuisine. I combined this recipe with a few others I found online and it turned out pretty well! I used the spice mixture from the recipe, but looked up cook temperatures and double-checked the egg and breadcrumbs question. Since I used extra lean ground beef, most folks suggest using an egg and rolling it in bread crumbs. I like the breadcrumbs since it makes it nice and crispy, but it can be omitted.

Eat with pita bread and drip it in baba ghanouj (which is super easy to make at home... buy 1 can of baba ganouj at an Arabic or Pakistani grocer or a big chain grocery store with a decent 'Ethnic' section and add in two tablespoons of plain yoghurt if it's too bitter).

I also made some za'atar manakeesh, which is obscenely easy to make since you just buy a $4 bag of mixed za'atar spices, mix with extra virgin olive oil, and then spread on plain naan or Greek pita bread. Bake for ~3 minutes at a low temperature to warm it up and BAM. You can also make your own dough, but I'm lazy. :P

I bought some stuffed grape leaves, but they were canned and I didn't like the brand. I usually buy fresh grape leaves, but the store I was at only had canned and jarred :'(((

Anyway, all that to say - Arabic food can be pretty easy to make. Lots of dips (houmus, baba ghanouj, labneh) and lots of vegetarian options if you dig that. Houmus is very easy to make if you buy canned houmus. It says it's ready to eat, but it's not quite there. I add some olive oil, lemon, cumin, and garlic powder for a basic houmus. If I'm feeling fancy, I also add parsley, tomato, and kalamata olives. *__*

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POSTED: Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:18 pm

Um, so. This wouldn't make a meal, but it would suffice for a very nummy snack:
Roasted squash seeds.

So. Freaking. Delicious.

I just made spaghetti squash spaghetti tonight and decided to try roasting the seeds instead of just tossing them out (like I normally do). Since I've roasted butternut squash seeds in the past (mmmm), I figured they'd probably be equally as tasty. Except this time I used coconut oil. MMMMMMM.

Here's what I did, in case anyone is interested:
-Preheat oven (i used a toaster oven) to 325.
-Remove seeds from one spaghetti squash (mine was about 3.5lbs)
-Toss with melted coconut oil until coated (um... i used way too much coconut oil, haha. if i had to guess, i'd suggest maybe trying 1/2 tsp)
-Lay out on baking sheet lined with parchment paper (aluminum foil would work too) and sprinkle with salt
-Roast until golden brown and crispy (maybe about 10-20 minutes?)
-Let cool until you're able to safely enjoy :D

Sorry I'm so terrible with instructions, hahaha. I'm really bad about writing any recipes down or even really paying attention to cook times and measurements (i tend to just eyeball things). But if you like seeds (and squash), it's totally worth trying c: You could use other types of squash for this recipe too, I'm sure. Like I mentioned earlier, butternut squash seeds are very tasty as well!

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POSTED: Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:36 pm

I always make pumpkin seeds but damn gurl -- those sound UHMAZING
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