Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pinterest recipes that I've tried

I drew some inspiration from my friend's blog, where she did this post about Paleo recipes she had tried and tested - and decided to share some of the Pinterest recipes I've come across and tried!

I absolutely adore Pinterest and can spend hours browsing pins!  I have a Food Ideas board, as well as a 'Paleolicious' board with specific Paleo recipes.  Follow me on Pinterest, my username is JessV83!

The recipes I want to share today, are not from the healthier, Paleolicious board, but from the "Food Ideas" - where there are still quite a few delicious-looking and sounding recipes...

Warning - these are not low-fat or healthy recipes... But for a once-in-a-while treat and indulgence, they're absolutely perfect!

Taco Soup
 I absolutely loved this Taco Soup.   I didn't use turkey, just beef mince.  And used red kidney beans, and butter beans. I couldn't find dry ranch dressing, so left that out, and didn't use any yoghurt.  The Woolies mild chunky salsa worked great!  This was a winner, I can't wait to make it again!

Spicy Sausage Pasta
I've already made this sausage pasta THREE times!  It's so easy and quick to make, and truly truly delicious. A crowd-pleaser for sure.  My mouth waters just thinking about it!  The only change I made to this recipe is that I don't know what a can of Ro-Tel tomatoes are, so used a normal can of diced tomatoes, and then added half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper to make it spicy!  I used Woolies frankfurter sausages.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
This casserole is a winner, I've also made it a couple of times already, including for all the book club girls when it was my turn to host!
I didn't use Swiss cheese, just mozzarella slices.  That mixture of Salticrax with the paprika, garlic salt and parsley is absolutely divine and so clever!  Another dish that I would highly recommend!

Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff
Quick, easy, tender and delicious!
My hubby isn't mad about things that are too obviously creamy, he ate this, but it wasn't a favourite for him though.  I really enjoyed it!

Chocolate Nutella & Sea Salt Fudge
I have already done a separate blog post on this fudge, but just had to include it in this collection, because it is positively the best fudge I have EVER tasted. Addictive. Make it, now!!! And then go to the gym for 5 hours! ;-)

And then lastly, a recipe that I haven't made yet, but it's definitely on my list to make asap, it looks and sounds so yummy:

Beef and Bean Taco Casserole

Please share if you try any of these, would love to know if you loved these as much as I did!


  1. Oooh I can vouch for that Spicy Sausage Pasta! Can't wait for the time when I deserve a treat again just to make it!

    Still want to make the Nutella fudge and the Cordon Blue... and the rest of the recipes look so good too. Ai so many yum recipes, so little hip space :-)

    1. Hehehe, I had such a giggle at "so many yum recipes, so little hip space"!
      You know what, RE that fudge - make it next time you go visit family, and take it with. That way, you can allow yourself one or two squares, but leave the leftovers with the family and don't take it home! ;-)

  2. They all look so yummy!!! I saw your pin of the spicy sausage pasta and want to deffos try it. That and the fudge! YUMMO!!

    1. You must really try that spicy sausage pasta Kim, it's SO good!

  3. Mmmmmm that sausage pasta looks delish! Am definitely going to try that.

    As for the fudge, I am still pretending I never saw it :P

    Thanks for sharing these recipes!

    1. Definitely try that sausage pasta, it's totally deliciously amazing!
      LOL @ the fudge, sorry, hehehehe.


Would love to hear from you! :-)