It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time yet again for another Good (Food) Reads. The last week has been a bit of a whirlwind around here and that has had me on the hunt for quick and easy recipes that the whole family will love. With that in mind, here are this week’s Good (Food) Reads:
Do any of you have an Instant Pot? I got mine last summer on super sale as part of Amazon’s much (over) hyped Prime Day. Since that time, I’ve heard countless people rave about the amazing – and quick! – meals they’ve prepared courtesy of their IPs. Sadly, until now I’ve only used it as a glorified quinoa cooker. Last night I tackled this recipe for Instant Pot Honey Bourbon Chicken. Now, before you guys go nuts, I know there is no bourbon in the recipe. It was a super quick recipe that produced really flavorful, tender chicken in about 20 minutes. I served it with steamed broccoli and Trader Joes’ Organic Brown Rice. I will say that the chicken was a little sweet for me (though my toddler and husband loved it!), so next time I’ll cut the honey down a bit, add a little more soy sauce and may sauté in some actual bourbon at the end.
After a gloriously warm March, we’ve had a cool and wet start to April that has me looking back to comfort foods. Jenna from the (now retired) blog Eat Live Run, snapped about a new to me blog yesterday called Three Many Cooks. She made their Chili Beans and Rice and it looked so good! I’m planning to make a big pot tonight and serve with fresh avocado and some “Veggie Bites” that I picked up at Costco this morning!
If you’re not following us on Twitter (and you should! Check us out @WithTwoSpoons), Lane posted a link to these Asian Sesame Spiralized Carrots. I can’t wait to try them. So pretty and full of nutrients! Maybe they’ll counteract the large number of Cadbury dark chocolate mini eggs I’m still consuming in a post-Easter binge. Oops.
We met some friends for a last minute dinner at Black Sheep Pizza the other day and I fell in love with their Fresh Tomato, Green Pepper, and Kalamata Olive Pizza. Our server convinced me to add fresh arugula on top and it was LOVE. I can’t wait to recreate it at home. While I don’t have a coal fired oven like they do, I find that Jim Lahey’s famous pizza dough and a screaming hot oven usually does the trick. Do you have a favorite pizza combination?
I love breakfast. And by breakfast, I mean salty, cheesy carbs and bacon with a side of eggs. Given that fact, it’s likely no surprise that I can’t wait to try these Crispy Hashbrown Haystacks from Minimalist Baker. I feel like they’d be a great side dish for a beautiful steak, as well. And…as a bonus, The Minimalist Baker has a cookbook coming out very soon! Can’t wait to check it out.
Speaking of cookbooks, the book featured in the picture above, The Hot Bread Kitchen (Waldman Rodriguez), was a gift from Lane this last week and I can’t put it down. Thanks, Lane!! It’s a beautiful tome and I’m just itching to make some fresh pita (to pair with our Easy Homemade Hummus!), their Garlic Naan with Green Chile (what!?!?), and Olive Boules.
Do you have any new favorite cookbooks? Send us your suggestions!