Like most, my boyfriend and I have had lots more time to experiment with new recipes during the pandemic. It’s been one of the weirdly fun parts of all of this. Neither of us are picky eaters and we both love to try anything and everything so I have to say we have gotten pretty creative! From vegetarian recipes to homemade pasta and gnocchi, we’ve tried it all. I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.
Green Chile Chicken Posole
I have Devin to thank for this one. Posole is a traditional Mexican soup made with meat and hominy (the type of corn used to make grits). This one combined chicken and a green chile situation that was out of this world. You can top it with a combination of avocado, onion, cilantro, sour cream or greek yogurt and / or tortilla chips. He got the recipe from Bon Appetit.
I’m not sure what made me think of making this dish. Maybe the craving for a long drawn out Friday lunch at Galatoire’s in a bustling room full of people. I got the original recipe for the fish from Southern Living, but I actually used sizable pieces of catfish instead of trout because I couldn’t find it at my local market and I cut the ingredients in half since I was only cooking for two. I served it over mashed cauliflower and with a side of green beans and a martini 😉
Ricotta Gnochhi with Peas and Herbs
Somehow I didn’t snag a photo of this one. Probably because I ate it all up too quickly. Another special by the boyf! I honestly think he wins the prize for best quarantine recipes. This is the perfect summer pasta dish. I never wanted it to end!
Cauliflower Cashew Curry
I have my mom to thank for this one. If you love spicy food, you will absolutely love this. It’s become one of my go-to’s for eating lighter during the week. It’s also great for vegetarian, gluten free or vegan diets. Find the recipe on my mom’s blog Sur le Plat here!
I’ve already bragged on my BBQ shrimp recipe. This is one of my favorites because it’s such an impressive, delicious dish and it really is so easy! Check out the recipe I put together earlier this summer if you haven’t yet.
I’ve been hearing about the magical Korean hot pepper paste, Gochujang, for a while so I was very excited when Devin said he was going to make this dish and I can’t wait until he makes it again (hint hint if you’re reading this). The chicken gets roasted with baby potatoes perfect for soaking up all of the spicy goodness left from the chicken. This recipe is from on of our favorite websites called Basically.