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post #2361 of 2722
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I'm making kale and white bean pasta tonight. So I'm on a restricted diet for the next few weeks and can't eat any inflammatory foods. I'm basically reduced to eating potatoes, beans and leafy greens. So this is really going to challenge my cooking ability! 

post #2362 of 2722

Fairly successful week so far for meals. 

 

Monday was spaghetti and meatballs with caesar salad.

Tuesday was Big Salad with avocado dressing, bacon, and black beans.

Wednesday was pork carnitas from the freezer with corn tortillas and lime cole slaw.

Tonight was slow-cooker split pea soup with country ham. 

Tomorrow I'm planning on either "Grandma" pizza or roasted chicken breasts with carrot/turnip mash, depending on how ambitious I feel after cousin-sitting day.  Friday night suppers, despite my best intentions, often turn into frozen pizza night or take-out night that we can't afford.  I don't know how you people do it who have more than one child.  It is EXHAUSTING.

post #2363 of 2722
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I'm making kale and white bean pasta tonight. So I'm on a restricted diet for the next few weeks and can't eat any inflammatory foods. I'm basically reduced to eating potatoes, beans and leafy greens. So this is really going to challenge my cooking ability! 


Oh no! I love those foods, but *only* those foods would be tough! See if you can get the book Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas. Maybe that will help with some ideas.

post #2364 of 2722
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Tuesday was Big Salad with avocado dressing, bacon, and black beans.

Mmmmm!

post #2365 of 2722
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Originally Posted by Ragana View Post
 

Mmmmm!

I agree.  I think I need something along those lines on the menu for tomorrow night.  Nom. 

post #2366 of 2722

Last night I made a lasagna with odds and ends and leftovers: one layer of leftover meaty spaghetti sauce, one layer of sauteed zucchini  and mushrooms. Had some mozzerella and parmesean, only had to buy ricotta. It came out great, and I am enjoying it for breakfast right now.

post #2367 of 2722
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Last night I made a lasagna with odds and ends and leftovers: one layer of leftover meaty spaghetti sauce, one layer of sauteed zucchini  and mushrooms. Had some mozzerella and parmesean, only had to buy ricotta. It came out great, and I am enjoying it for breakfast right now.

 

You're my kind of people, Mamarhu! Leftover casseroles (Mex. flavor with stale tortillas, beans, odds and ends of cheese and salsa; lasagna like the above; pasta bakes with random vegetables and cheese and half jars of sauce) are a winter staple here, and my DD1 and I love to eat leftovers for breakfast.

 

Tonight I'm making tacos/taco salad (each family member prefers something different) - corn tortillas, brown rice, black beans, jar of salsa, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, chips.

post #2368 of 2722
Tonight is Italian potato chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and salad. Tomorrow is chili beans. Yesterday was a burger hubby brought home. The two days before were left over salsa chicken and Hawaiian sliders.
Edited by MrsKoehn - 1/18/14 at 12:22pm
post #2369 of 2722
Lamb with a sweet potato hash smile.gif
post #2370 of 2722
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Tonight I had leftover pasta from last night. Tomorrow - either Thai Noodle soup or white chicken chili, if my sister gets back to me with her recipe. It does call for jalapeno, but I think I can leave it out and still have it be good (although quite a bit blander...). 

post #2371 of 2722
Chili beans and fresh bread.
Tomorrow, fajitas and beans.
post #2372 of 2722
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For lunch I'm making some pasta go with the rest of last night's white chicken chili, and for dinner tonight I'm making potato soup. If I get up off my butt and get into the kitchen soon, I'll have rosemary focaccia to go with it. I also plan to bake some applesauce spice muffins for breakfast this week - that plus the last of the fresh apples from the orchard visit in the fall should make for a pretty good breakfast options for the next few days. 

post #2373 of 2722
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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post
 

Tonight I had leftover pasta from last night. Tomorrow - either Thai Noodle soup or white chicken chili, if my sister gets back to me with her recipe. It does call for jalapeno, but I think I can leave it out and still have it be good (although quite a bit blander...). 


Would something like smoked paprika be allowed? That might replace flavor, if not precisely, and make it more chili-like.

 

This is my meal plan for the week so far (in no particular order, except tonight):

* Tonight - takeout curry night w/ friends

* Roasted chicken drumsticks and potatoes

* Black bean and sweet potato stew/chili

* Brown rice, vegetable stir-fry and (frozen) egg rolls

post #2374 of 2722
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Would something like smoked paprika be allowed? That might replace flavor, if not precisely, and make it more chili-like.

 

No, I can't have any peppers. :-( But it still turned out fairly good, even without the spiciness. 

post #2375 of 2722
Okay, I think I finally have a plan for the week.

Tonight - meatballs in gravy with leftover veggies
Monday - Nicoise salad
Tuesday - Homemade pizza with raw veggies
Wednesday - Nomnom paleo's crockpot chicken, with mashed potatoes and green beans
Thursday - tuna/sweet potato cakes with broccoli
Friday - Leftover chicken and broccoli, over spaghetti with anchovy and caper sauce
Saturday - lentil soup

Or something like that.
post #2376 of 2722
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Tuesday - Homemade pizza with raw veggies

 

As soon as I can eat tomato products again, I am making home made pizza! We like to put mushrooms, sausage and soy cheese on ours - so good! What kind of veggies do you put on, and do you just put them on after it comes out of the oven, to keep them raw?

post #2377 of 2722
How long do you have to stay on the diet, kitchensqueen? It sounds really limiting.

Mushroom and sausage sounds great. I love mushroom pizza, but at home I often do sausage and kale instead. This week's pizza will be "Grandma" pizza. You put the cheese on first and then, in lieu of sauce, you top the pizza with a mixture of diced tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and oregano. So the raw veggies are to serve on the side, since there's none on the pizza smile.gif
post #2378 of 2722
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How long do you have to stay on the diet, kitchensqueen? It sounds really limiting.

 

Just two weeks, until my system calms down. Then I can start reintroducing stuff. If I find something that bothers me when I reintroduce it, I'll probably have to leave it out, or suffer the consequences going forward... 

post #2379 of 2722

So right after writing my re-introduction to Mothering Forums I decided to jump over to my most favorite forums back in the days 'Nutrition and Good Eating'. 

 

We had modified fish cakes (ran out of bread crumbs, so it was only cod, mashed potatoes, egg and herbs) with caper and garlic mayonnaise after a recipe from Donna Hay alongside a chinese cabbage and apple slaw after Heidi Swanson/101cookbooks.com. DD, DH and I loved it, the boys only had the fish cakes.

 

 

A big and warm 'Hi!' to all of you - this is me :)

post #2380 of 2722
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So right after writing my re-introduction to Mothering Forums I decided to jump over to my most favorite forums back in the days 'Nutrition and Good Eating'. 

 

We had modified fish cakes (ran out of bread crumbs, so it was only cod, mashed potatoes, egg and herbs) with caper and garlic mayonnaise after a recipe from Donna Hay alongside a chinese cabbage and apple slaw after Heidi Swanson/101cookbooks.com. DD, DH and I loved it, the boys only had the fish cakes.

 

A big and warm 'Hi!' to all of you - this is me :)

 

Welcome back. :-)

 

Tonight husband made dinner - steak, green beans, croissant rolls and leftover rice from yesterday. 

 

Not sure what we're going to do tomorrow night since I have yoga at 7, but I know I'm definitely making pork hand pies on Thursday night. 

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