Hey everyone, it’s been some time since I’ve posted on the blog! Today I wanted to share about a few of the recipes that I’ve tested from Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook, Cravings: Hungry for More. If you love to cook and want to try some recipes from someone that isn’t a professional chef (but probably could be with these recipes, tbh), you should get yourself this cookbook! (Also get the cookbook because I can’t share her recipes on my blog as this would be a copyright issue). These are the recipes I have tried to date:
- Thai Seared Tuna Salad
- Red Chicken Curry
- Garlic Honey Shrimp
- Sweet Soy-Glazed Pork Chops with Tangy Buttery Zucchini
Thai Seared Tuna Salad
By far the easiest recipe I tried in this book since none of the ingredients take much time to cook and most of it just involves chopping or mixing. It’s great for those who like a light but filling dinner and something that is filling but flavorful too. I had to make a couple of edits to this recipe, such as Harissa paste instead of Thai bird chiles and I completely forgot the green beans in the microwave. But this salad is great as a side dish (Chrissy is super into side dishes) or as a meal all on its own!
Red Curry Chicken
If you like spicy, this is a dish for you! You can make it less spicy too if you need. It’s pretty simple, it just takes some time to simmer the chicken, vegetables, and sauce all together to get the most flavor out of the dish. I made a couple of edits to this as well. I substituted Harissa paste for Thai red curry paste (couldn’t find it at Trader Joe’s), omitted the fish sauce and the jalapeno. It was really good and I may (or may not) have finished the whole thing in one sitting.
This recipe is for my friends that like the flavors of a variety of Asian cuisines, but aren’t into the spicy flavors. I loved the fresh oranges and the honey in this dish, and this dish was quick to cook up. I had to omit the cornstarch (out of stock at TJ’s) but I followed the recipe otherwise to a T. This dish is great for pescatarians and is simple but delicious.
Sweet Soy-Glazed Pork Chops with Tangy Buttery Zucchini
The recipe with the longest name was also my favorite of the four recipes. I was nervous to try cooking pork chops before, but it’s not so bad! I ended up getting boneless thin cut pork chops because I knew they would be easier to cook and take less time because they were thinner (the recipe calls for thin-cut bone-in). I omitted the jalapeno because I’m not a big jalapeno fan. I loved this dish because of the sweet and salty flavor of the pork chop marinade and the grilled vegetables rounded out the dish so I didn’t have to make anything additional!
I hope you enjoyed this post and consider buying Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen! Remember to eat well on your own happy and healthy adventure. 🙂 ❤