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post #1681 of 2705
Originally Posted by caiesmommy View Post


I don't really have a "recipe" I just blend some cloves of garlic,walnuts,2 avocado,half an onion,a bunch of fresh basil with some olive oil and lemon juice. Then add almond milk if I need to thin it out. I then toss it with the cooked noodles to take a bit of the major spice out of the garlic but I never "cook" the sauce. Kids like it topped with black olives and sliced cherry tomatoes.

It takes longer to cook the noodles then make the sauce. An actual 10 min recipe. Love it

Thanks. Copied and in my files.

post #1682 of 2705
Originally Posted by SundayCrepes View Post

Thanks. Copied and in my files.


No problem. If you like garlic and basil you'll love it. It's prob my dh's fave thing I "cook". He's a raw foods guy


Last night we had thai take-out. Our fave restaurant has seemingly shut down for good. I'm heart broken.


Tonight we planned on making dinner for my family but my gmas power has been out since Fri dizzy.gifSo we had to rush home to make dinner for us and get the kids to bed. It was a quick pasta and salad tonight. The kids had plain noodles we had tortillini.


Tomorrow I'm making a double batch of sloppy lentils in the slow cooker. Ds and dh will have theirs on an english muffin and dds will have theirs thrown into leftover pasta from tonight. I'll have mine plain. Having them with homemade french fries and salad. I'll freeze the leftover lentils for soup another night.

post #1683 of 2705

Salmon cakes, sweet potato fries, and steamed broccoli

post #1684 of 2705
Thread Starter 

Another work night for husband, so I decided to make myself pasta salad again. Needed to use the last of the ham and scallions in the fridge, and I don't mind eating the same thing for days on end if I'm into it. 

post #1685 of 2705

Let's see, Friday was dinner at a friend's and I brought a big salad with green goddess dressing and shredded Brussels sprouts sauteed in olive oil with lemon, S&P. Saturday was Mexican dinner out. Yesterday a simple dinner of rice + stir-fried tofu + steamed broccoli with choice of sauces (I made Vietnamese sauce for mine). Today DD is home sick, so I don't know if I will make it to the store to get vegetables, which we sorely need. I wanted to make frozen veggie burgers and oven-roasted potatoes, but will change that to chili if I don't get to the store.


Planned for this week:

* Veggie burgers with oven-roasted potatoes

* Salmon-goat cheese pasta bake with salad

* Chickpea and vegetable curry with rice or the dosas I have been wanting to make, if I have time

* Pinto bean chili

post #1686 of 2705

Tonight is acorn squash stuffed with a rice and quinoa blend,sauteed veggies and pistachios. Having it with tofu nuggets,salad and some type of veggie. DD is asking for carrots but she never eats cooked carrots so I'm not trusting iteyesroll.gif

post #1687 of 2705

Tonight I made a new curry in the slow cooker using black matpe beans/chickpeas and kidney beans. I was VERY disappointed greensad.gif The kids ate enough that it wasn't a bust. My youngest ate 3 helpings!!! We had it with the leftover filling from last nights squash mixed with some white rice I had in the freezer. A big salad too

post #1688 of 2705
Thread Starter 

Tonight I'm doing a huge batch of salisbury steak over egg noodles. Tomorrow I'm going to do white bean and sausage pasta sauce, if I remember to put the white beans to soak tonight. 

post #1689 of 2705

Last night Dh wasn't going to be home at all and wasn't going to need leftovers for lunch today so we had a picnic dinner. Hummus/veggies/crackers ect


Tonight was slow cooker lasagna and salad.


I've been having some issues with the kids and different food issues so we've decided to go G/F. So I'm using up what we have and replacing with alternatives. I'm currently making gluten free/vegan/sugar free yogurt. praying.gif It works eyesroll.gif

post #1690 of 2705

Thanks, KQ, I'll have to try that!


I've been trying new recipes, since I feel like I've been in a "flavor rut" for a while - I make different things but they all essentially have the same flavor profiles! Last night we tried an Asian recipe - chicken, mushrooms, red peppers, broccoli, hoisin sauce, rice. It was delicious. I can't believe how long it's been since I've cooked an Asian dish. Tonight was a shrimp coconut curry, and it was awesome, though my three youngest didn't eat a lot of it. 

post #1691 of 2705

Oh, and caiesmommy, if you haven't already you should check out the Gluten free Goddess blog. I think she is vegan. DH is gluten free but not vegan so I'm not sure I would be a lot of help to you.

post #1692 of 2705
Originally Posted by mamaofprincesses View Post

Oh, and caiesmommy, if you haven't already you should check out the Gluten free Goddess blog. I think she is vegan. DH is gluten free but not vegan so I'm not sure I would be a lot of help to you.


Thanks! I'll check it out asap!

post #1693 of 2705
Thread Starter 

I did end up getting the beans to soak yesterday with enough time so I made the white bean and sausage pasta - seriously one of my favorite things to eat. It's nice to have tomato-free pasta sauces every once and a while to mix it up. 


Tonight is leftovers night - we got a little salisbury steak and now the pasta leftovers to get through. Tomorrow night I'd like to do something a little different - I'm thinking about vermouth chicken with mushroom orzo. Not sure if we have vermouth though, so maybe I'll do vodka chicken. Have to check and see what we've got in the way of alcohol. 

post #1694 of 2705

Tonight is Jamaican Pigeon Peas and Rice. Mine and dh's fave simple meal. We're having it with salad(of courseyummy.gif) and zuke pancakes made with chickpea flour.


This morning I made a red lentil apple breakfast dahl and topped it with homemade coconut yogurt and peaches. The kids ate more then I expected joy.gif

post #1695 of 2705

Salmon foil packets on the grill

Grilled asparagus

Bowtie pasta salad with grape tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, red peppers, chunks of mozzarella and salami and italian dressing


post #1696 of 2705


Mushroom quinoa/rice combo

Tomato/cuke/olive balsamic salad

Carrot/Butternut squash/Radish peeled salad with flax and sunflower seeds

Brussel sprout saute with lemon and pistachios

Bok choy kimchi with crazy powdered peppers my bil sent from South Korea. OMG spicy amazingness

post #1697 of 2705
Today's been busy, so hubby stopped and got a burrito on the way to work and I had organic chicken soup from a box....
post #1698 of 2705
Thread Starter 

We're doing brats with baked potatoes and frozen sweet corn tonight. 

post #1699 of 2705
Chicken avocado tomato sandwiches
Leftover pasta salad with some broccoli thrown in
Steamed artichokes
Also made some sweet potato fries and pears for the kids
post #1700 of 2705

My stomach hasn't been great and we had a showing at dinner time last night and dinner time tonight eyesroll.gif


So dinner last night was scrambled eggs,veggies,hummus,leftover salad and pears


Today I made a tamarind hummus pizza on a chickpea crust with sauteed veggies on top for lunch. It went over well

I also made mini vegan quiche with the sauteed veggies and chickpea flour batter. Those will possibly be for dinner tonight if I don't have the energy to make something after the showing is done.

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