Review of Cravings by Chrissy Teigen (cookbook)

 

 

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Cravings by Chrissy Teigen

Maybe she’s on a photo shoot in Zanzibar. Maybe she’s making people laugh on TV. But all Chrissy Teigen really wants to do is talk about dinner. Or breakfast. Lunch gets some love, too.
For years, she’s been collecting, cooking, and Instagramming her favorite recipes, and here they are: from breakfast all day to John’s famous fried chicken with spicy honey butter to her mom’s Thai classics.
Salty, spicy, saucy, and fun as sin (that’s the food, but that’s Chrissy, too), these dishes are for family, for date night at home, for party time, and for a few life-sucks moments (salads). You’ll learn the importance of chili peppers, the secret to cheesy-cheeseless eggs, and life tips like how to use bacon as a home fragrance, the single best way to wake up in the morning, and how not to overthink men or Brussels sprouts. Because for Chrissy Teigen, cooking, eating, life, and love are one and the same.

 

After loving Cravings, Hungry For More, we decided to pick up Cravings.  It’s just as good.  We use these cookbooks a lot.

 

My husband helped me out by trying out a few recipes from the book.  We do make some changes with ingredients we don’t have or don’t like, so they’re not exact.

 

Page 39  French Toast Casserole With Salted Frosted Flakes

 

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This was really good, but it’s super rich and filling.  We had a lot leftover and would cut down the recipe if we make it again.

 

 

 

Page 123  Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

 

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This is a favorite and we’ve already had it twice.  I’m obsessed with both sauces.  The cucumber jalapeno sauce would be perfect for summer.  The peanut sauce is the best I’ve had.

 

 

Page 124  Steak Bites With Melty Blue Cheese Butter & Page 160  Buttery Glazed Green Beans

 

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I took off about half the cheese and ended up loving this.  We’ve used the green bean recipe (minus the almonds) multiple times.

 

 

Page 252  Buttery Brown Sugar Adobo Chicken

 

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We used regular rice for this.  I’m really surprised how much I loved this.  I was a bit worried, but it was so good.

 

 

Page 83  Sweet and Salty Coconut Rice

 

I don’t have a picture of this one (I was sick), but I loved it so much.  The toasted coconut on top is a must.

 

There are a lot of recipes we won’t make (like the seafood), but overall, I love this cookbook.  I have quite a few other recipes marked to try soon.

 

 

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Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

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