365 Project: Recipes 121-135

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Hope you are having an amazing summer. Here’s the latest batch of fifteen recipes I’ve tried.

121. White Asparagus Soup

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Source: Bitter Sweet Blog 

Notes: I didn’t serve this chilled. I made this ahead of time and reheated on the stove top for a dinner party. It was a nice change from traditional gazpacho to start of a summer meal.

Rating: Liked

122. Nordstroms Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad

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Source: San Antonio Magazine 

Notes: I have some odd food interests including regional snacks and sodas, famous restaurants, and department store eateries. I have some cookbooks from existing and defunct department stores. For this recipe, I used Trader Joe Veggie and Flax Seed Chips.

Rating: LOVED

123. Sweet Potato Brownies

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Source:  Healthy Spirit Body 

Notes: I love this recipe but I wish there were more instructions about pan sizes and measurements in some cases. I used an 8X8 square pan but honestly, I could have used a smaller mini pan.

Rating: Liked

124. Madelines

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Source: Lavender and Lemonade 

Notes: I made this gluten free by using rice flour in place of all-purpose flour.

Rating: Liked

125. Strawberry Poppyseed Madelines

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Source: Adore Foods

Notes: I also added 1/2 a tsp of poppy seeds to this recipe.

Rating: Liked

126. Slow Cooker Pasta Sauce

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Source: Savory Nothings 

Notes: I used ground meatless instead of sausage.

Rating: Liked

127. Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding

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Source: Babble

Notes: I loved the last chia pudding I made but this one not so much. I think the difference is the nondairy milk. This time I used flaxseed milk. Last time I used canned coconut milk which makes the pudding more solid in texture which I prefer. I also felt this was too sweet for my taste.

Rating: Pass

128. Chai Tea Latte Pops

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Source: Jessica Gavin 

Notes: Like the recipe above I think I would like this better if I used coconut milk from a can. It’s a much thicker consistency. This tasted more like flavored ice than something creamy.

Rating: Okay

129. Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad

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Source: Mel’s Kitchen 

Notes: I used baby kale instead of basil.

Rating: LOVED

130. Parpadelle with Butter Sauce

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Source: Huge in Japan 

Notes: I added fresh spinach to the sauce which sauteed while cooking.

Rating: Liked

131. Lavender Lemon Green Iced Tea

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Source: Original

Notes: I steeped five bags of green tea in a pitcher with juice from 1/2 a large lemon, 1 tsp of lavender, and ice. I let it chill in the refrigerator till it was cold.

Rating: Liked

132. Dutch Oven Popcorn

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Source: Food 52

Notes: I added parmesan and ground peppercorns as a topping.

Rating: Liked

133. Frozen Banana Nut Butter Bites

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Source: Not Enough Cinnamon 

Notes: I used a nut butter blend and dark chocolate.

Rating: Liked

134. Summer Fruit Protein Smoothie

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Source: Original

Notes: I used almond milk, 1/2 a peach, 1/2 a nectarine, and strawberry protein powder. I don’t like fruit flavored powder (I had this in a variety pack and didn’t want to waste it). Artificial fruit flavor tastes like children’s chewable medicine to me. I would try this again with natural or vanilla powder and fresh strawberries.

Rating: Okay

135. Slow Cooker Sole

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Source: Original

Notes: I’ve made fish in the slow cooker before. I would have given this a higher rating but I felt I had over cooked it. I put fresh spinach on greased foil sheets and placed a sole filet on each spinach pile and seasoned with lemon, dill, salt, and pepper before wrapping the foil packs and placing in the slow cooker for 2 hours on high. That time has worked out well for me in the past but I should have put it in for an hour checked and then cooked in 30-minute increments until it was done. Live and learn!

Rating: Okay

 

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