All the mouth-watering dishes people have been cooking up.
This meal was interesting. I Ended up grilling both the chicken and the brussels sprouts as per the instructions. The chicken turned out fine; nothing special. But the really interesting bit was the brussels sprouts. They were absolutely incredible. Before cooking I tossed them in some salt and olive oil. Then cooked them on the grill for about 10 minutes on top of some aluminum foil. From the grill I placed them in a bowl and tossed them in the remainder of the marinade. So good!
The tenderloin turned out good, despite being pretty simple. I seared it in a pan and then finished it in the oven for 20 minutes. When I pulled it out it was right at 145 internal temperature. I then let it rest wrapped in foil for a few minutes before slicing. As for the recipe the sweet potatoes, apples, maple syrup, and cinnamon combo was excellent and paired really well with the meat. Getting all the flavors in the same bite was great. However, I feel like this recipe would benefit greatly from some kind of sauce. The pale meat on top of even paler potatoes was a touch dry and visually unappealing. I garnished my dish with some parsley just to give it some color.
This turned out pretty good. I ended up using some stew meat sliced thin and marinated in the fridge for a few hours in a mix of soy sauce, garlic, and rice vinegar. This gave the meat some nice flavor. As for the recipe itself, the pepper and onions gave it some variety and the quinoa was different compared to the rice you'd normally serve this with. Felt like it was missing an ingredient or two that would have taken it to the next level. As is I give it a 6 out of 10.
Was able to get some fresh cod from my local Wholefoods that was just unloaded off the truck. The cod itself tasted great and ended up cooked perfectly. However, as a recipe this was pretty bland. The only real flavor was the kalamata olives but was otherwise just white fish and brown rice. If you make this I'd recommend spicing things up a bit. A little cayenne pepper on the fish and coconut milk with chopped dates mixed into the rice would have been much better.
This turned out surprisingly good. I've made a lot of turkey meatballs over the years and this is one of the better recipes. The carrots and onions gave a nice crunchiness while the zucchini kept things from drying out. Only issue I had was they didn't stick together that well in the pan, so I had to be careful handling them during cooking. Ended up making the sauce in the same pan I cooked the meatballs in which made it rich and savory. Honestly will probably make this recipe again in the future. Thanks ChatGPT!