Duggar is from the midwest and she is one of 19 kids, which means homemade meals growing up featured not-so-healthy dishes that could feed an army on a budget, like tater tot casseroles, hash brown casseroles, sloppy joes, and spaghetti pie.
When Duggar first attempted to share her family’s recipes with fans – as well as some of her own – there was immediate backlash about the high-calorie meals. The 29-year-old also faced accusations that she was stealing recipes from other sites and trying to pass them off as her own.
But, the mom-of-two has come a long way in the past couple of years, and she is now sharing recipes that her 1.6 million Instagram followers can’t get enough of. Duggar’s most recent dish was inspired by her husband, Derick Dillard, who lived in a Tibetan neighborhood in Nepal for two years.
The dish is called Tibetan Thukpa, and she shared that in Nepal it might be made with water buffalo or chicken meat, but could also be made with just vegetables.
“Tibetan Thukpa recipe is up on our blog now! 🥣,” wrote Duggar in the caption of her latest post. “🏢 Fun facts: my hubby @derickdillard lived in a Tibetan neighborhood in Nepal for 2 years • water buffalo is a common meat to cook with in traditional recipes in the city and sometimes yak meat is cooked with in the remote villages • ⛰”
Duggar also directed her fans to the Dillard Family blog (www.dillardfamily.com) so they could see the recipe, and she said that fans could see pictures from Dillard’s time in Nepal in her Instagram Stories.
Unlike others in the past, this recipe was a big hit with Duggar’s fans and friends. Her sister-in-law Anna wrote that it “looks delicious,” while her friend Casondra Radford added that “it was the best.”
Duggar replied to Radford, telling her: “Love that y’all loved it.”
Also in the comments, many shared with the former reality star how happy they were that Duggar was living her best life on her own terms.
“Girl, I am literally so proud to see you stepping out and enjoying life and all it’s opportunities! Once you pop the bubble, it’s a whole new world❤️,” wrote one fan.
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