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Favorite Dinner Recipes?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

So, now that the MS is probably dying down for most of us, I thought I'd start a thread to post some good recipes. I'm terrible at writing down or remembering where I get great recipes, so every night is sort of a chore to figure out what in the world I can throw together that will be healthy, high protein, and taste good. 


Lately, we've just been eating steak, lol, but I'd like to start cooking some real food here and there. Anyone have some favorites they'd like to share?


I'd especially love it if anyone has a good (not TOO spicy) curry recipe. I used to use the one from the la leche league cookbook, but I can't seem to find it anymore, and I'm dying for some curry!

post #2 of 12
I make spinach quiche, 2 at a time. I have to make a gluten free crust but any crust will do. Then I mix eggs, cheese, spinach (steamed and squeezed out), green onions, pepper, and milk! Bake at 350 for 45-60 min. It's great at room temperature, then I put the 2nd one in the fridge for the next day and we just heat and eat. All my kids will eat this and I feel really great about serving it to them. You can vary quiche ingredients by what you have in the fridge too, bacon, sausage, leftover meats, tofu, any veggies you have, any style of cheese. Etc!
post #3 of 12

Howdthishappen - do you mind sharing your gluten free crust? That quiche sounds like a great idea :)


I wouldn't call this a fav - I'm still struggling with dinners, but this was yummy tonight


Chickpea salad - chickpeas, cucumber, celery, orange pepper, fresh parsley, olive oil, fresh lemon & sea salt.

I paired it with a lamb shank for some extra protein. I actually had the same salad last night but used quinoa instead of chickpeas, and it was still good. 


I don't have a curry recipe handy, hope you can find a yummy one Pregnova :)

post #4 of 12

My new favorite meal is beans & rice, now that I have a pot big enough to cook a pound of beans without boiling over.  I cook the beans with just cumin and serve them over brown rice, topped with a bit of cheese, maybe pico de gallo, and - if I can get a good one - avocado.  I put a steamed green veggie and sliced fruit on the table with it.  If I haven't had enough healthy oil that day I may take the time to "refry" the beans with some onions. Yum!


Another favorite is salmon patties.  I do try to move away from using canned foods, especially since our local recycling facility doesn't accept steel cans!, but salmon and tomatoes are both still weekly staples for me.

2 (14 oz) cans salmon, drained

1 large onion, finely diced

1 cup corn meal

2 eggs

juice & zest of 1 lemon

1 tsp dried rosemary

1/4 tsp black pepper

Stir it all together until thoroughly combined, form into patties, and fry in a small amount of oil.  I have to do it in 3 batches.  Serve with ketchup and mustard, or your favorite condiment.  We usually have this with microwaved potatoes and, again, a steamed green veggie and sliced fruit.



post #5 of 12

My go to meal is from my crockpot.  I buy frozen chicken tenders (breasts but cut smaller, not breaded) Throw them into the crockpot still frozen and pour something over the top of them.  Cans of soup or salsa with beans and corn is my fav.  Serve with rice/tortilas and veggies and you have a quick easy, yummy meal.  I HATE cooking meat, and I don't enjoy eating it very much either, so this is a great substuite for me.


It also works with Pork roast,just add, BBQ sauce for pulled pork, fruit juice with comparable sauce/fruit (ex, Cranberry juice with some cranberry sauce) Which is awesome!!  You can also add a can of French onion soup and it tastes wonderful.


I've been really tired so any of these with some veggies and salad make a wonderful dinner over here!  I also get a lot of ideas from allrecipe.com  That is a great website with lots of options and good reviews on the dishes.

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

Great ideas! The rice and beans was a good idea, along with that chick pea salad! And I had totally forgotten about quiches. Yum!


I did end up finding a curry recipe that we all love although it's not nearly as 'homemade' as what I was making from La Leche League cookbook. I'd still love to re-find that recipe! I've been using a can of coconut milk, a LOT of red curry paste, and a mixture of veggies with chicken over steamed rice. It's tasty...a bit sweet, but I put a lot of pepper on the chicken while that's cooking, so it ends up tasting very delicious. It even works good with potatoes mixed in, although I think I prefer red and green peppers. 


We've been on a chicken kick lately...no particular reason, but my go-to over the past few days has been roast chicken with roast veggies all cooking together in the oven. It ends up as a one-dish meal, easy clean-up, and everyone eats it without any leftovers. 


I've been sort of craving a lentil soup. I saw a good recipe the other day, but anyone have a special one they love?

post #7 of 12

I think I've made this before ( ha ha - I really can't remember if this is the recipe I'm thinking of!), but I think I left out the chiles at the time.





post #8 of 12
Pregnova, the la Leche league cookbook is my favorite. The one I have is whole foods for the whole family. Is there a recipe in there I can get for you?
post #9 of 12
Spring,um, I'll post the crust recipe tonight as long as I don't get too nauseous!
post #10 of 12

I've been making quiche a lot lately too and I just make a potato crust. Really easy and gluten free. I have been way too nauseous to make a real crust. Here is a potato crust example: http://www.fortheloveofcooking.net/2009/08/veggie-quiche-with-potato-crust.html



post #11 of 12
I don't want anyone to get the impression that I sit around making homemade crusts at the beginning of pregnancy. I suffer from hyperemesis. I've been so bad I was hospitalized and lived on tpn thru a picc line. This pregnancy I got by with 24 hour IV therapy at home, but still for 3 months I never left the couch and my kids had to learn to make their own food or starve. However, I am feeling better thank God, and yesterday I wants my homemade quiche! Doing it in stages, it wasn't bad and now I have 2 quiches for quick easy meals and I'm excite about it! joy.gif
post #12 of 12

Thanks ladies, and no need to explain - I'm not totally out of the MS woods yet either. My goodness Howdthishappen - I'm so sorry you get it so bad, and so happy that you can enjoy your quiches!



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