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Cooking Without a Recipe

May 14, 2020 | By: The Darling Dish

We are all about flexibility and customization these days, and we’re realizing that cooking without a recipe and having to hunt down the exact ingredients is actually possible! If you’ve been spending more time in the kitchen and getting more comfortable, try this mix-n-match “bowl” formula that works every time.

Start with a Base

  • White rice

  • Brown rice

  • Kale

  • Riced cauliflower

  • Sweet potato spirals

  • Zoodles

  • Spinach

  • Arugula 


iStock-656873420-1Add in roasted or steamed veggies

(check out how to roast any vegetable here)

  • Broccoli

  • Asparagus

  • Sweet potato

  • Squash

  • Zucchini

  • Tri-color carrots

  • Bell pepper

  • Mushrooms



Pick your protein

  • Beans or lentils

  • Veggie burger

  • Chicken (breast, thigh, sausage)

  • Ground turkey

  • Pork tenderloin

  • Flank steak

  • Salmon

  • Mahi mahi

  • Shrimp

  • Sea bass (try this recipe!)

...or even more ideas here!


Add your toppings

Clementine Salad

  • Chopped nuts

  • Tortilla strips

  • Crunchy onions

  • Chopped scallions

  • Toasted sesame seeds

  • Pumpkin seeds

  • Hemp seeds

  • Roasted chickpeas

  • Parmesan crisps

  • Fresh Darling Citrus® slices

  • Sliced Suavo Avocado®


Choose a sauce



Here are a few of our favorite combos for inspiration:

Share your creation with us on social media @darlingcitrus! 

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