I’ve got to say guys, I’m impressing myself. I’m not usually one to stick to my goals, but I’ve made it through month 2 of my Cook My Books Challenge. I guess what they say about making yourself accountable really does help with achieving your goals!
In case you’re new to the blog, my challenge to myself was:
This year I will cook at least 3 recipes per month from my cookbooks and post a recap at the end of each month!
So here’s what I cooked from my books in February:
1. Fettuccine with Creamy Roasted Red Pepper-Feta Sauce from The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger
I had high hopes for this pasta, but I didn’t love it as much as I thought I would. Even though the sauce had almost 1 cup of feta blended into it, you really couldn’t even tell it was in there so I had to add plenty more on top! I much prefer my own recipe for Roasted Red Pepper and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta.
2. Radicchio with Beets, Sweets, and Classic Balsamic Dressing from Whole Bowls by Allison Day
I really loved the flavours in this salad! I’m not usually a big fan of radicchio, but paired with the sweet root vegetables and feta (I was very heavy handed on the cheese), its bitter taste was balanced out. This dish was also very visually appealing with the beautiful purples and bright orange vegetables.
3. Cuban Stir Fry of Pork, Black Beans, and Sweet Potato from Lucy’s Kitchen by Lucy Waverman
I made this recipe on a Sunday night after a heavy lunch with J’s parents, and even by 8 pm neither of us had much of an appetite. Normally I would have just ditched our dinner plans and made us toast, but I was determined to squeeze this recipe in! It was pretty good, although I think I expected more of a flavour punch from it. Next time I would perk it up some lime zest to make the citrus flavour more pronounced.
What recipes have you made from your cookbooks recently?