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#Throwback Thursday – New Recipes to Try, Reviewed

Remember this post? I promised to give feedback and here it is!

Recipes to try:

  • Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal (with eggs) – I never got to try this recipe. I ran out of steel cut oats before I could get to this recipe. Maybe in 3 months I’ll try it again.
  • Chicken and Fall Roasted Veggies Sheet Pan Dinner – Yum, Yum, YUM!!!! Please don’t skip the walnuts and cranberries, it really does make this meal so sublime! I actually toasted my walnuts on another pan, while the meal was broiling for a few minutes (I think our butternut squash needed a few more minutes to cook and broiling allowed for the extra juices to evaporate a bit). We also left our meal in a turned off oven for 8 minutes while we waited for our Ancient Grains rice to cook. Have you tried this? We love it! This meal is also easy enough that a child can make it, because one of our children did!
  • Brain Booster Pancake Recipe – Well . . . Yuck! Two reasons. We are apparently not big blueberry pancake fans. It makes the pancake taste soggy and slimy and the flavor it too strong. The oat batter was too thick and then too thin. So, Nope! Not a keeper.
  • Healthy Zucchini Oat Muffins – Well, these muffins weren’t worth trying because they have wheat flour in them. I was looking for a GF muffin. Oh well! If I’m going to make zucchini muffins, there isn’t any recipe better than my grandmothers!
  • Chicken Piccata with Capers by the Food Nanny – Yum, yum!!!! Double yum!!! We might even eat it once again before we move, because one jar of capers makes 2 recipes. 😋
  • Balsamic Pot Roast – This was actually a good recipe to try. It was a bit sweet. I was surprised! Who thought vinegar would be sweet but if you know what balsamic vinegar is made of, it does make sense. It was a nice change, but we all prefer our standard roast recipe (1 tablespoon beef better than bouillon, season all, thickly sliced onion, chopped carrots, one cup of water).
  • Low FODMAP BBQ Pork Sandwiches – Okay. I chose this recipe for 2 reasons. 1) I was trying to not trigger a food reaction, so I chose ingredients that were low FODMAP. 2) I wanted to use my food storage. Well. . . The meat tasted fine. . . But that’s it. This recipe was very tomatoey and basic. We really enjoy this recipe, but since doing low FODMAPS, we are all a lot more sensitive to sauces. If I could find a good homemade bbq sauce recipe, that’s low FODMAPS, then I would combine it with the Our Best Bites recipe. Anyway, the meat cooked for over 12 hours!!! We wanted to eat it at noon, so I started an almost thawed pork roast at 11 pm. It was moist and pulled apart easily and it tasted fine. It was just missing a tasty bbq sauce! We have plenty of leftovers! So I’ll let you know what bbq sauce we end up making.
  • GF Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies – Well. These were gross. So gross we just threw them into the garbage. No flavor, no give back in the bite. They were sponges with chocolate chips. 🤢 Sorry. 👎🏻

Some other recipes we decided to give a try were:

  • Gluten-Free Stir-fry with Rice Noodles: This was a wonderful meal! I loved the variety of flavors. My husband tweaked this recipe and swapped scrambled eggs and olives for the meat. We loved it!
  • Instant Pot Black Beans: I found a 2 pound bag of black beans in my freezer and knew I better make them, instead of keep buying canned beans. They were enjoyable.
  • Instant Pot Steel-cut oats: so the week my family all got sick, these oats truly comforted us all. I can’t wait to buy more oats in the USA! We added real maple syrup and a drizzle of coconut oil and the creaminess was like eating rice pudding. Yum!!! And now our steel-cut oats are gone. 🥰
  • Caramel apple dip – this was SO EASY and SO FAST to make and was just as delicious the following day! I’m going to definitely make this again!
  • Stovetop oatmeal – remember I said I lost my yummy oatmeal recipe. Well, this one works, but it still isn’t quite like the one I lost. But it is great to have for now.

I hope you find some of these recipes to be helpful too!

Happy Saturday,

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