100 Recipe Project

The First Ten.

Ten down. Ninety to go.

Week 1 of the 100 Recipe Project is complete. It was…. interesting. And I will share the good, the bad and the ugly.

First, I should mention I kicked off this project with ten recipes by Danielle Walker. I own all 4 of her cookbooks, and I have never been disappointed by any of her recipes. Due to her autoimmune disease, she eats a diet free of grains, dairy, soy, legumes, etc. But, she has managed to develop delicious recipes using fresh, nutrient-dense ingredients that anyone would enjoy.

Danielle’s books

I don’t think a week goes by without us making a recipe by Danielle.

The Recipes

From the EAT WHAT YOU LOVE cookbook

  • Butter Chicken
  • Naan Bread
  • Buffalo Chicken AAGwich
  • Spiced Almonds
  • Sunflower Seed Butter Crunch Bars
  • Chili Cornbread Pie
  • Herb Dressing
  • Sloppy Joes
  • Savory Sweet Potato Mash

From the MEALS MADE SIMPLE book

  • Mexican Chicken Soup

The Good

  • The food. The meals were (unsurprisingly) delicious. Danielle has mastered combining ingredients to bring out all the flavours of the foods.
  • Leftovers. The main courses provided ample leftovers that could be used for lunches. And, the leftovers are just as flavourful – sometimes better.

The Bad

  • Timing. I am consistently bad at timing meals. You would think I would learn, but alas, I almost always take too long to make meals, especially new recipes. This resulted in a few late meals and/or meals in which one part was done and the other needed more time.
  • Finding Ingredients. In some cases, I had to check multiple stores to find items, like Fenugreek seeds. In other cases, I could not find the ingredient and had to find a substitute, like poblano peppers.

The Ugly

  • My angry back. Mid-week, I woke with pain in my back/neck that limited my movement, and made it hard to stick to my original plan. Luckily, the meals provided plenty of leftovers, so I didn’t go hungry, but I had to push some recipes back a couple of days. I still managed to make all ten, just not like I had imagined. Life happens.