Kiss the Cook
If I didn't love men, I would switch teams for this gal.
Seriously, I'm not shitting you. There isn't anything I don't absolutely love about Chrissy Teigen. I'm assuming you know of her, if you don't I might be concerned for your well being seeing you could have only been locked in a cave somewhere, FOREVER, if you haven't.
Chrissy was first famous for her Sports Illustrated swim suit edition spreads, as a supermodel. She then married the very talented recording artist and handsome John Legend and they together became the poster pair for #couplegoals in an age where no one stays together. Just because that wasn't enough, the two of them spawned the most adorable children, are cool enough to have Chrissy's mom live with them and have branched out into the cooking universe. Let me just add, Chrissy is kicking ass. Her star rating in my books is off the charts.
I READ her cookbooks. READ.
Why? Because she is fricking hilarious, the girl should have been a comedian. She dishes it up as tantalizing as the recipes she whips up. Her quips, sarcasm and comedic stories, have me in stitches daily. My son asked me one day (he thought I was losing my mind) what the sam hell was so funny in that cookbook? It was valid question, have you ever laughed reading a cookbook? Like anywhere in the range of a giggle, to a chuckle to a full on belly laugh that may or may not have made me pee just a little because I was laughing so hard? Yup, that would be Chrissy.
Chrissy Teigen ladies and gentlemen. (Chrissy take a bow here)
I love both of these cookbooks equally, I truthfully use them ALL THE TIME. The dishes are so, so, so damn delicious, and the recipes are easy to follow and I usually have the ingredients in my pantry. THAT'S what I look for in a good recipe, I hate having to traipse all over town to find ingredients. I'm all about the time management. I have some faves that I make all the time and have ditched my own favourite family recipes to replace them with Chrissy's version.
I am listing my family's favourites that I make at least weekly because we can't get enough of them. My own recipes are right here, on the CharisOnRecipes blog for more tasty wonders and more giggles.
Sweet and Salty Coconut Rice: I use this as a side for many a Chrissy dish and have become a worshipper of this rice in all ways. I eat it with savoury dishes and as Chrissy does, I make sure there are left overs so I can make rice pudding with it afterwards. (I add chopped dates to mine and if I'm feeling really decadent, I make a caramel sauce to pour on top.
Cravings, page 83
Dump and Done Ramen Salad: I make a batch of this at the beginning of the week so that we all can help ourselves during the week. It gets better the longer it sits. I eat mine, morning, noon and night, not lying. I love it that much.
Cravings, page 74,75
Actual Drunken Noodles: This is one of my comfort dishes, it fills my belly and gives me a zing of spice which I do love. I love a bit of heat.
Cravings, page 86
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce: I've made peanut satay for my kids since they were little, it's one of the dishes they will always ask for. I use all the ingredients in Chrissy's recipe, but I don't always marinate the chicken. sometimes (more often than not) I add everything into one pot all at once. It still tastes ridiculously good and as the kids will say, it's better than my own recipe of years gone by. There aren't to many people I would give up my crown too, but I will to Chrissy.
Cravings, page 122, 123
Carrot Coconut Soup: I can make a batch of this and not share it. Not a drop. It's to die for, and if you try to steal the said soup, you will vanquish my dear friend. Don't get between me and my Chrissy soup. The only thing I add to this divine bowl of goodness is a tablespoon of minced garlic and 1 tsp of turmeric. ( I just love, love, love garlic, so in it goes)
Hungry For More, page 54,55
Egg-Mozzarella Ham Cups: I make this at least once a month for one of our Sunday family brunches. They get gobbled up almost as fast as my #AmmaC Viking Pancakes. (Pancake recipe here)
Hungry For More, page 31
Be it known, that if I love you, I have given these books to you as a gift, from my foodie heart to yours, but only if I love you. If I haven't given you a set yet, you have some work to do. (LOL) But seriously folks, my daughter gave it to my other daughter, then my son gave them to me because I was drooling after the girls copies and I have given them to many others. If you are some of those people, please write a comment about your favourite Chrissy recipes so that we can also give them a go. I would love to hear from you!
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