I finished this about a week ago, but I wanted to try some of the recipes before writing up my review I love Chrissy Teigen The girl is my spirit animal In fact, I was watching Lip Sync Battle while making the second recipe from this book I m that awesome.The humor in this cookbook was an unexpected delight You feel like you re sitting in Chrissy s kitchen while she cooks There is cussing, so it s a bit awkward when your grandmother asks you for one of the recipes Unless your grandma s cool like that Full disclosure I m a vegetarian who can never eat gluten due to an autoimmune disease So wtf am I doing with this cookbook It is very meat lover oriented, but you can just leave the meat out or substitute with tofu or whatevs for most of the recipes And it s pretty easy to substitute gluten free ingredients with what is available at your local grocery store.The first recipe I tried was for the Sour Cream and Broccoli Baked Potato Cakes The only modification I did for this one was substituting corn starch for the egg OMFG this was so good The freaking potatoes took me so long to bake in the microwave, though, that I may try using ready made mashed potatoes next time to see how that works Next I made the Yellow Cake Baked Oatmeal with peaches and raspberries I made this recipe gluten free and vegan by substituting gf yellow cake mix for regular gluteny cake mix, almond milk for the whole milk, corn starch for the eggs and gf oats There are so many possibilities with this one Is it breakfast Is it dessert I used plain oats this time, but I d also like to try brown sugar or maybe plain oats with a brown sugar crust on top So many options I think next I will try the Baked Pasta Alla Norma with mozzarella bombs or maybe Chrissy s Mac and Cheese This book makes me excited to cook and try new recipes You can t ask for than that. I checked out this cookbook after seeing one of its appetizing recipes on Pinterest I m not that familiar with Chrissy Teigen, but based on this cookbook, she s crazy photogenic and knows how to cook I was immediately drawn to about 16 of the 94 beautifully photographed recipes, which I realize is a pretty low percentage, but their quality created a sense of urgency that got me in the kitchen the following day and of course I can t dismiss the amazing flavors that ensued My first recreation Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe can also be found HERE if you don t have access to the cookbook Believe me when I say this photo does not do justice to the amazing flavors I m making two batches next time because this dish was devoured way too fast and we all wanted MORE It should be noted that the recipe did require a trip to the store for several bottles of ingredients that I personally may only find myself using for this recipe but you may keep them on hand , and the prep work kicked my butt I m pulling out the food processor next time to save my wrist from all that chopping and dicing But oh so worth it.Cultural, sensible, indulgent, but mostly delicious, this is a cookbook I m really glad I decided to flip through Looking forward to taking a peek at her newest one Check it out. 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, TooFor 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 86 Recipes Completed List Below w RatingsWow, what an incredible year of recipes My personal goal for 2017 was to cook 50% 80% of each section in Chrissy Teigen s FIRST cookbook I say first because I am absolutely sure she will come out with a second and third, etc Her passion for her recipes is evident on every single page Laugh out loud funny, Chrissy can make you want to try even the most questionable recipes hot cucumber soup anybody.I hope you have fun exploring the recipes in this book Go beyond your borders, try something new, you may be surprised with what you find Words of Caution Based on personal preference, I cut the salt in most recipes by almost half You can always add salt, you can t take it back out SPICE If you re not big on heat, I would cut some of the spicier elements by half as well Do not attempt the Fish Tacos at full heat if you re not ready to sweat through the entire meal My husband loved them Breakfast All Day 11 11 RecipesCheesy Cheeseless Scrambled Eggs with Burst Cherry Tomatoes 3 5 Dutch Baby Pancake 3 5 Crab Cakes Benedict with Avocado 4 5 Creamy Parmesan Skillet Eggs 5 5 Spicy Tomato Skillet Eggs with Prosciutto 3 5 John s Breakfast Sandwiches 3 5 Crispy Bacon Hash Browns 3 5 Pull Apart Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy 3 5 Cajun Catfish with Over Easy Eggs 3 5 Yellow Cake Baked Oatmeal 4 5 French Toast Casserole with Salted Frosted Flakes 4 5 Soup Master 6 7 Recipes Roasted Tomato Soup 4 5 Rotochick Chicken Noodle Soup 3 5 Creamy Chunky Mushroom Soup 1 5 Butternut Squash Soup with Prosciutto Crisps 4 5 Pot Pie Soup with Crust Crackers 3 5 Vegetable Tortilla Stew 2 5 Salads For When You Need Them 9 9 RecipesCaprese Salad with Crispy Prosciutto 5 5 Il Buco Style Kale Salad 3 5 Roasted Cauliflower, Feta and Orzo Salad 3 5 Sriracha Caesar Salad 3 5 Chinese Chicken Salad with Crispy Wonton Skins 4 5 Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Grapes and Almonds 4 5 Butter Lettuce with Blue Cheese and Cayenne Candied Walnuts 4 5 Cobb Salad with Honey Mustard Ranch Dressing 3 5 Dump and Done Ramen Salad 4 5 Noodles and Carbs 12 14 RecipesLemony Arugula Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe 5 5 Baked Pasta alla Norma with Mozzarella Bombs 3 5 Sweet and Salty Coconut Rice 4 5 Pepper s Spicy Clams and Pasta 3 5 Chrissy s Mac and Cheese with Cheesy Garlic Bread Crumbs 3 5 Cheesy Jalape o Bacon Cornbread 3 5 Pepper s Scalloped Potatotes 3 5 Creamy Potato Salad with Bacon 4 5 Smashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic 3 5 Sour Cream and Broccoli Baked Potato Cakes 4 5 John s Crispy Roasted Potatoes 3 5 Hasselback Potatoes 3 5 Thai Mom 4 6 RecipesPepper s Thai Beef Salad 3 5 Grilled Garlic Soy Shrimp 3 5 Pounded Thai Green Bean Salad 3 5 Pad Grapow Chicken 3 5 Party Time 12 15 RecipesSteak Bites with Melty Blue Cheese Butter 3 5 Shrimp Summer Rolls 2 5 Hawaiian Pizza Jalape o Poppers 4 5 Secretly Spicy Deviled Eggs 3 5 Crab, Cream Cheese and Scallion Wontons 3 5 King s Hawaiian BLPTs 3 5 John s Fried Chicken Wings with Spicy Honey Butter 5 5 Stretchy Artichoke, Spinach, and Buffalo Chicken Dip 4 5 Cheesy Guacamole 3 5 Fruit Pie Bar 3 5 Roasted Jalape o and Chorizo Queso 4 5 Armadillo Cheesy Garlic Bread 3 5 Sh t On Toast 7 8 RecipesTomato Herbed Cheese 3 5 Fig Ricotta Honey Salami Black Pepper 2 5 Crab Butter Jalape o 2 5 Avocado Prosciutto Tomato Red Onion 2 5 Raspberry Taleggio 3 5 Cinnamon Toast Dark Chocolate 4 5 Salted Peanut Butter Caramel Grapes 2 5 Vegetable Things 8 9 Recipes Cauliflower Mash with Roasted Garlic and Ricotta 3 5 Thyme Roasted Carrots 3 5 Roasted Mushrooms 3 5 Mexican Street Corn 3 5 Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Cranberries, Walnuts and Blue Cheese 3 5 Ham and Cheese Green Bean Casserole 3 5 Zucchini Fries 3 5 Charred and Garlicky Broccoli 4 5 Things That Intimidate People But Shouldn t 4 6 Recipes Sweet Potato Gnocchi w Brown Butter and Sage 3 5 Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms and Peas 4 5 Perfectly Seared Scallops with Warm Corn Salad 3 5 Sweet Chili and Mustard Glazed Salmon Fillets 4 5 Supper 13 17 RecipesPineapple Grilled Short Ribs 3 5 Zucchini Lasagna Bolognese 4 5 Spicy Cajun Sausage, Peppers and Cabbage 4 5 John s Marinated Steaks 3 5 Skillet Charred Fish Tacos 4 5 Dad s Fried Fish Sandwich with Coleslaw and Tartar Sauce 2 5 Chipotle Honey Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa 2 5 John s Tuscan Brick Chicken with Charred Lemons 4 5 Margarita Chicken Fajitas with Mushrooms and Spinach 3 5 Everything Chicken Sandwich Melts 4 5 Cheesy Jalape o Tuna Casserole with Potato Chip Topping 3 5 Literally Stovetop Pork Chops 5 5 Prosciutto Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts 4 5 If anyone else out there has made any recipes from Cravings, I would love to hear what you thought and what star rating you d give Chrissy Teigen is my dream woman Also, the recipe for coconut rice is so good I thought I passed out. I drooled and laughed the whole time Every recipe sounds delicious and easy to execute But what really made me love this book is how hilarious the recipe descriptions are Chrissy Teigen understands the struggle of needing that bikini bod but totally needing some cheesy, carby, goodness Preach girl chrissy teigen, i love you i ve seriously been a fan of hers since i saw her on a special on the cooking channel, like centuries ago i was so surprised when she brought out john legend, because they are polar opposites but ugh, they re adorable off topic but anyway, HER COOKING Definitely not for anyone looking for healthy eats, but trust me all of it was fucking delicious i m not the biggest fan of cooking, but i do love eating soooo of course i had to make some of these recipes and oh my god, i think i cried when i had the hash browns they were so crispy and buttery, and just heaven, pretty much and that was just hash browns anyway, highly recommend for beginners or anyone who loves amazing food which is hopefully everyone LOL. I checked this out of the library, as I often do with cookbooks, to see if it was worth purchasing I admit, I m skeptical of celebrity cookbooks but had heard that this one had genuinely good recipes Well, perhaps it does Not that I wanted to make any of them I was so put off by Teigen s expletive laden, idiotic headnotes and the constant attempts to be just hilariously funny, that I didn t even bother to attempt the recipes I returned it. Chrissy Teigen might be a hot mess On publishing this cookbook she accidentally put her cell phone number in it and didn t realize it until hundreds of calls later She seems to know how to laugh things off and she is extremely likeable in this cookbook I wasn t a hundred percent sure who she was until I got this book but I m on the liking her side of the fence Shut up haters.She takes her love of cooking and eating and even though she is hawt still manages to be someone you want to hang out with One story she told about starting to put up food pics on Instagram and the guys just telling her to show TITTAYYYY cracks me up.Anyways the foodglorious food Teigen admits to loving food and eating it Sometimes your pajamas and Netflix with a big plate of carbs are just needed Case in points include French Toast Casserole with Salted Frosted Flakes flails Looky at the pretty pictures too Baked Cake oatmeal Zucchini fries with Sriracha Dressing And when you are feeling extra fancy Frito Pie BarI m totally eating this soon ETA I made a couple of these recipes The Tuna Casserole with Jalapeno chips, I did cut back on the amount of cheese It asked for 3 cups of cheddar cheese in just the bottom layer..I only used two and didn t add any to the topping like the recipe called for It was good but extremely rich tasting I also made her Garlicy Cheese bread and cut the amount of ingredients in third and still had too much topping The flavors were good though Booksource Blogging for books in exchange for review I normally don t pic a reviewer to spotlight that doesn t have a avatar image Who knows why I m like that so I m going with this review..they deserve some likes too. It s been a while since I ve seen a cookbook that s as beautiful as Cravings In fact, even if the recipes were total crap, I d still enjoy this simply for the fact that it s such a beautiful book just to look at I wouldn t just have been attracted to this book because it was written by a celebrity Usually, that s good enough reasoning for me NOT to check out something But after hearing such good things about Cravings, I decided to give it a shot and I m truly happy that I did Whether it s the authentic Thai cuisine recipes, or down home mac n cheese, there s something in here for everyone And perhaps best of all, they re not difficult recipes I m not someone who wants to head into the kitchen to make dinner and spend the next 2 hours slaving over the stove Thankfully, apparently neither does Chrissy These are pretty fast, pretty easy, and pretty tasty a good recipe in MY cookbook What did I think If you re looking for a great book of really high quality recipes, this one will take that to the next level by adding in some stunning photography I wasn t expecting too much, but was thrilled to be able to just flip through the pages of this book Who should read it Not only do I think this is an excellent choice for both the beginner and expert cooks, I think it would be a great gift too So get it for yourself, get it for someone else, but at least check it out next time you find yourself suddenly wandering through the cooking section of your favorite bookstore Plus, FOODI was provided with a copy of this book in order to conduct this honest review WEBSITE TWITTER FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM
Chrissy Teigen is known as many things host of Lip Sync Battle on MTV, bestselling author, Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model, spouse to John Legend, star of Instagram 16.8M and Twitter 10.3M , but all she really wants to talk about is dinner.
- 240 pages
- Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat
- Chrissy Teigen
- 14 August 2017 Chrissy Teigen