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post #101 of 154
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Originally Posted by FitMOmmyOf2 View Post
Oooh.. That sounds wonderful! I didn't even think of that! It could be even like a banana bread pudding style. Whew, I'm glad this disaster will be saved! lol

If you wanted to be healthier..I wouldn't LOL you could do a yogurt, nuts and fresh fruit parfait with the bread as well

Tonight was gazpacho which is my all time fave summer food! I did canned tomatoes instead of fresh though red onion, white onion, garlic, carrot, celery, cucumber, orange pepper, fresh cilantro and chives out of the garden, black beans and chips to dip...so good!
post #102 of 154
Tonight was potato pancakes and yellow squash
post #103 of 154
Tonight was cream of potato soup (made in the crockpot, of course.) I'd marinated tofu for tofu jerky all night and had some marinade left, so I threw it in the soup. At the end I added sauteed mushrooms. It was quite yummy.
post #104 of 154
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I usually do a store bought one with sliced cucumbers and bell peppers. It's great with carrots and celery sticks but I am having some problems with my back teeth and can't really eat anything crunchy without pain. I like using it for a dip with tortilla chips. I've also thinned it out with a bit of water and drizzled it over salads. It would probably be really good spread on toast points too. Hummus is my favorite go to when I really don't feel like cooking, especially during the summer when it's so freaking hot.
You've inspired me, next week we're going to have a hummus meal and I'm really excited about it, the kids can try it but I'll make sure there's something on the table i know they definately like just in case they don't and then thats no problem...........hopefully they will learn to like it b/c I really like hummus and warm pitta bread.
Yeah for easy meals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you XXX
post #105 of 154
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Again I don't really follow a recipe LOL. I use to buy Pitaks curry paste but the way we go throw it it just seemed to expensive...so one day I winged it and dh thought it was pitaks so I never bought it again. Here we go this is a less spicy version then we eat...you can add/or subtract the spices

1 med onion chopped
1-4 cloves garlic chopped-depending on your taste..we use a 1/2 bulb
1 inch piece ginger peeled chopped
1-2 potatoes chopped(peeled if you like)
cauliflower(as much as you'd like)
cooked chickpeas-when we use canned it's about 1/2-3/4 can

1 can tomatoes or tomato juice
1/2 cup-full can of coconut milk depending on your tastes-can use almond or soy we just really like it w coconut
1/4-1/2 c cilantro+ some to garnish-we go heavy on cilantro
1-2 tsp tumeric
1-2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp corriander
cayenne to taste
splash of lemon juice(can omit, we rarely have lemons on hand and try not to use bottled lemon juice)

I pre-boil the potatoes/cauliflower so they cook quicker.

Saute onions, garlic, add cilanto and spices until you can really start smelling them. Then tomatoes, coconut milk and lemon. Give it a good stir and let simmer. Taste test it and add more spices if needed(we add A LOT of spice). Then stir in your veg and let simmer again. Serve over rice with more cilantro

This is the quicker way...the more authentic way would be to use veggie broth, tomatoes all the spices the uncooked potatoes and let it simmer on the stove all day long until it reduces some...I do that recipe in the winter when I don't mind having the stove on/want to make big batches to freeze..though it seems the more I make the more gets eaten at dinner, not to mention every time I make curry my uncle demands I inform him so he can pick some up on his way home from work the next day
Thanks so much for taking the time to type this out, I need to build up some spices in my store cupboard, right now I have some.........ummm..... curry powder. Goodness, I'm so unimaginative!
post #106 of 154
Last night we had homemade lentil and lemon soup with crusty bread, cheese and home grown cherry tomatoes and cucumber. The children had banana tea bread for pudding.

The soup was from the freezer so it was an easy night for me! Yeah!
post #107 of 154
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In case anyone gets their posts out of the email instead of here, I edited to add garlic to the mac 'n cheese recipe.
Thank you!

We'll have vegan 'Crab cakes' a la Vegan Dad tonight (I bought his e-book ) with some rice and possibly some 'pink beans' on the side that Hubby brought home yesterday from the market. Not sure yet what to do with those! *lol*
Fresh fruit for dessert or a bit of the banana bread pudding from my disasterous banana bread that I saved yesterday by transforming it into bread pudding with vanilla soy milk
post #108 of 154
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If you wanted to be healthier..I wouldn't LOL you could do a yogurt, nuts and fresh fruit parfait with the bread as well
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Well.. I just recently stopped smoking : (we never smoked inside the house though! -Not that it makes it better, I know..) and gained a few pounds, so I'm trying to make at least halfway healthy dishes But at the end.. I guess I rather have a few extra lbs than smoking!.. I'll just have to walk more than I do now to walk off the extra food since I do love food!
post #109 of 154
Last night's dinner was pretty tame since I was playing a gig at the farmer's market (nothing like a string band to liven up your produce-shopping!). We had a big salad, homemade whole wheat herb bread, more of that asparagus tapenade, and hard boiled eggs. Tonight I'll try to do something fun!
post #110 of 154
OK, update: tonight we ate still more salad (WILL THE LETTUCE NEVER STOP COMING?!?!), and I made sesame-crusted fried tofu with homemade sweet & sour sauce, and sauteed spinach. I watched in absolute shock as my almost-4-year-old ate a HUGE pile of spinach. This is the kid who has declared gnocchi "too squishy!" I was impressed!

I'm off this weekend to camp at the Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering, so it will be granola, trail mix, and fruit (ok, and beer) all weekend. Hooray!
post #111 of 154
last night I made zucchini skillet caes with pine nuts and capers served over brown rice. yum
post #112 of 154
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Last night's dinner was pretty tame since I was playing a gig at the farmer's market (nothing like a string band to liven up your produce-shopping!).
THAT'S MY FAVE PART! Nothing better then music to distract a 2 year old!

We had a simple meal last night 2 types of hummus, a spicy for dh and I and a plain for ds. With lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, peppers, cukes, red onion, lettuce and cilantro out of the garden hemp seeds, pitas and wraps. Then we also had yellow beans and peas out of the shell to snack on. I have the worlds easiest dh...called at lunch, I told him what I was making and he said that the idea of dinner made the rest of his afternoon...raw food makes for one happy dh LOL

It was nice all produce was local. I love this time of year!:
post #113 of 154
We're going to a Bingo night on base where they'll have pizza from a local restaurant brought in.
post #114 of 154
Last night was garbanzo curry with coconut milk. Since I've gotten into the crockpot, I've tried several such recipes and it was the first one we liked. Our son had several helpings of sauce (only, no veggies) on rice.

I was going to make wild mushroom risotto tonight, but I have a headache (I've been eating chocolate this week.) I think I'll save the risotto for tomorrow and just throw some black bean patties in the toaster oven tonight.
post #115 of 154
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Tonight I bbqed. WE had fake chicken breasts I covered mine in hot sauce to make it more edible. Baked potatoes w homemade tofu sour cream, chives out of the garden. Grilled eggplant coated in oil, lime, chives and onion chives? The big green part that grows out of the onion LOL. We had it with a salad of red lettuce out of the garden and red onion, apple and walnut w a splash of lime..A surprisingly yummy dinner just thrown together
I made extra baked potatoes w the plan that we'd have them as leftovers for lunch tomoro w salsa, black beans(leftover frm dinner a few nights ago) cilantro and grated soy cheese(left over from ds lunch)..Dh was HAPPY when he saw one packed for his lunch tomoro

Tomoro night we're going for mexican to celebrate my aunts b-day. I'm surprised not sushi, but maybe theres still time to switch...I havent been in a very mexican mood lately
post #116 of 154
wow, yet again I've completely forgotten about these threads! Time to resubscribe for some ideas!

Tonight I made marinated tofu kabobs, but we didn't have any charcoal so we're saving that for tomorrow.

Saved the dinner by making curried coconut rice with cashews, which was very yummy, and greens, which were beet tops and kale from our garden.
post #117 of 154
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Originally Posted by Awaken View Post
curried coconut rice with cashews, which was very yummy,
Do you have a recipe you could share?
post #118 of 154
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Originally Posted by mybabysmama View Post
Last night was garbanzo curry with coconut milk. Since I've gotten into the crockpot, I've tried several such recipes and it was the first one we liked.

I was going to make wild mushroom risotto tonight, but I have a headache (I've been eating chocolate this week.) I think I'll save the risotto for tomorrow and just throw some black bean patties in the toaster oven tonight.
How long do you cook the chickpea curry in the CP? I have a few recipes but never made it in the CP.

Oh.. risotto. I have a big pack of the risotto rice (forgot the proper name ) in my pantry and have yet to make it. Any hints to a risotto novice?

We'll have Shepard's Pie w/green beans tonight.. even though I'm not really in the mood for it.. but I need to use up the fresh green beans!
post #119 of 154
tonight, after being inspired by this thread, we are having homemade hummus (400 g tin of chick peas, 2tbsp tahini,juice of 1 lemon, 1/2 garlic clove,4 tbsp cold water...all wizzed together) with wholemeal pittas (shop bought) carrot/cucumber sticks/cherry tomatoes/lettuce and then for pudding homemade raspberry and peach crumble with custard. Yum!
post #120 of 154
Last night was chili with a salad and roasted green beans.

Tonight will be pasta with a artichokes and bruschetta.
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