Chrissy Teigen is becoming my new girl crush. She is funny, loves to eat, and loves to drink. I mean, what else would you want!
I have never watched her show. I don’t have cable 😦 I first saw her on Lip Sync battle when people share the videos on FB or I search for them on You tube when I am bored. When I heard she was with John Legend, I was thinking he was a singer from back in the day but now I don’t know. I have no clue who he is honestly. I have heard him sing though and I do like this songs. I guess you can say I am not a “fan” though. I would go to a concert of course but wouldn’t pay for them from my own wallet.
I was really excited when I saw her cookbook coming out. However, I was scared that all her book would have is the same recipes available on her website. I feel like if I buy a cookbook I should have something the rest of the world doesn’t. I was more intrigued when I noticed she hadn’t added any recipes in quite sometime so maybe she was understanding where I was coming from (cause we are friends like that).
Well, I got the best of both worlds! I received the book from blogging for books in exchange for my review!!! Win Win!!! Honestly, I love it! I would’ve paid for it. Her humor shows through the entire book. She is so down to earth (besides all her matching pajamas she wears ) in all her pictures. It’s not healthy food at all. There are quite a few salad recipes that honestly look good to me. I am not a salad adventurer. I like lettuce, veggies, maybe a meat along with dressing. No nuts, fruits, or anything else.
Normally, I wouldn’t be able to try a recipe mid week since I do meal prep most of the time. But this weekend, I was a bad girl and went day drinking with my friends. Therefore, I am having to come home and cook every night.
So… while I was waiting on my pork tenderloin to cook, I decided to go ahead and try Chrissy’s Caesar Salad recipe since I had nothing better to do anyway. Plus, I had some romaine lettuce that needed to be used. I normally use The Pioneer Woman’s Recipe but I decided to step out of my box. I didn’t have Anchovy Paste though so I subbed three anchovies just as I would use in The Pioneer Woman’s recipe. It was very good!!!! I didn’t use the Sarriachi though because my daughter doesn’t like it. I did leave the lettuce like “boats” though and I admit I like this better. With the lettuce like this I didn’t have to dirty another dish for the salad (since my food can’t touch each other). The hubs just ate it like a taco. It was kind of fun.
When you’re old, you look for anything in your life to be exciting.
Here is her recipe for the dressing:
1 Cup mayo
4 Cloves of garlic
1 1/2 cups grated parmesan / reggiano cheese ( I only had parmesan)
2 Tbsp Lemon juice
1 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce or more to taste ( or none in my case)
1 1/2 tsp Anchovy paste ( I used three anchovies from a can)
1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp kosher salt * see note
1/4 tsp black pepper
I just threw everything in the blender and turned it on. I also made homemade croutons as well since the tenderloin was taking so much longer than expected.
*At the beginning of her cookbook, she explains that the salt she uses is Diamond Chrystal Salt . She says if using any other brand to use half the salt she says to use. You can always add more.
I love how she is “real” and puts herself out there. The food isn’t fancy but it’s not junk either. She has quite a bit of Thai recipes also which I am excited about. I also think since my daughter is a fan, she will be more intrigued to get in the kitchen and try a few things out herself.