But amidst all that, I wanted to take a minute to share some great recipes I've had a chance to try in the last couple weeks.
Dinosaur BBW "Mutha" Sauce - I didn't eat bbq until I discovered Dinosaur BBQ sauce. We can't buy it around here, so I was thrilled to find a make-it-yourself version from the restaurant's official cookbook that only used real products I already had in my kitchen! (Sub out the veg oil for olive oil, and only make half a batch - this recipe gives you a ton.) I was also pleased to find that it could be canned (thank you Ball Blue Book) - so I now have a backup jar sitting on my shelf for an easy dinner another time!
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Sage & Cinnamon Chicken - Another simple but delicious new recipe! There's lots of good stuff over on the Civilized Caveman blog, so if you have a minute, check it out.
Creamy Balsamic Dressing - one of the biggest problems I've had since cleaning up our diet has been finding salad dressing. We love salad, but I am strongly partial to creamy dressings and nearly all the commercially available offerings contain nasty ingredients (and are expensive to boot). I was delighted to find this fast, crap-free recipe and WOW is it good! I seriously want to eat it with a spoon... you need to try it!
P.F. Chang's Mongolian Beef - I've never had PFC's mongolian beef, so I can't promise this tastes just like it, but it was fantastic. I thickened up the sauce and heaped it on top of the rice. It was thick and rich and I'll definitely make it again. (Note: I barely coated the bottom of the skillet when stir frying the beef - you do not need a whole cup of oil for that step!)
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Caramelized Green Beans - I found this while trying to use up the last jar of green beans I put up last summer. It's incredibly healthy, simple and delicious.
Quinoa Curry - The recipe calls for chicken, but I subbed shrimp with no problem. This one-dish meal only takes about 20 minutes to make and was a nice change up from our usual quinoa dishes.
Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes - I made a few alterations to this recipe, but loved the end result. I skipped the sour cream, cilantro and adobo peppers. I subbed goat cheese for the cream cheese (such a good trick for healthy, creamy results!). Next time I might toss in a handful of sausage just for added kick, but this was a cheap yummy meal I will make again. I plan to make some of these, wrap them individually and freeze them to have on hand as easy lunches or a dinner back-up plan (new recipes don't always turn out well, after all!).
That wraps up the round-up for this week - happy cooking!