In the spirit of being bossed around by our pin-ful friends, I've decided to share a couple of recipes that I've tried this week that actually tasted as delicious as the pins promised. And for any faithful pinners, sadly we know that is not always the case. Cheesy chicken and rice recipes still haunt my dreams.
Looking for a couple summer dishes to add to your menu carousel? They're just as pretty as they are tasty too! Try these recipes (my tweaks will be mentioned below the actual recipe link):
Shrimp with Mango Salsa on the Grill
My own spin-
My hubs does not like his rice or couscous to touch anything else (weird bird, I know), so I made my couscous separately and it turned out just fine. I prefer to use Near East's Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil. *It's so tasty, and is even tastier when I add fresh spinach and chopped, steamed butternut squash with a touch of Parmesan once it's done cooking. But that's another dish for another day.*
Taco Bake (healthier version) with Roasted Broccoli with Chile
My own spin:
For this recipe, I tried my best to health it up a bit. Somehow married life has caused me to become the veggie police, so I'm always trying to get our daily veggie allowance in for fear of scurvy. Gotta keep my man healthy and fit! To update this dish, I made the following tweaks:
~ I used very lean ground beef (turkey would work as well)
~ I used whole wheat tortillas (shhh, the hubs didn't even notice)
~ Instead of con queso, I opted for fresh salsa
~ Bring on the veggies- I added diced red onion, black beans, corn, tomato, and cilantro
~I also used way less cheese than the recipe calls for and it was plenty
~ I used about half a tablespoon of taco seasoning and added a bit of chili powder instead
Roasted Broccoli w/ Red Chile
My own spin:
I did a major update with this hot, little dish;)
I don't do cauliflower (my reason is not appropriate for this platform, but just know that I have one). Instead, I opted for fresh broccoli (two large heads) and it was perfect. I also used a little over 1 tbsp of olive oil, as 4 seemed excessive and unnecessary to me.
Tasty and fresh with a little spice!
Has Pinterest doled out any orders to you lately that you'd like to share?