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post #21 of 26
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Thanks meemee for the potato recipe, sounds like something I could make with dd1 that she'd really like too.  AND the carrot-cardamom rice sound great too (cardamom is my favorite, I'll definitely try it out here - carrots have been a past favorite but aren't right now, but I always have them around and I'd really prefer they get used up more often.)  

 

I think spinach pie will go over well too, and doing black bean/rice tacos is a good idea (a little different than we've done it before, so new and good).

 

 

 

Yay for some good ideas!  I just recently stumbled upon a cookbook with some simple stir fry sauces (& a slightly different technique to doing stir fry veggies than I've normally done) so that's a plan for us tonight.

 

There's this lemon-coconut stir fry sauce that I suspect people will actually like shrug.gif ?? we'll see (I think it sounds really good, so - that matters too).  

 

Here's the recipe for the sake of sharing:

1/2 c coconut milk

1 tsp lemon zest, 3 of lemon juice

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp sweet sherry (or similar cooking wine, or water)

4 tsp brown sugar 

 

(add to your stir fry with 2 tsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tsp water, to thicken, until heated after cooking everything through)

post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by ollyoxenfree View Post

 

We love spinach pie - we use feta or ricotta instead of farmer's cheese, and wrap in phyllo. This recipe sounds really good and a little healthier than our version with the pastry.

 

Love the full version but I'm way too lazy to mess with phyllo dough.  We like the phyllo-free version served with a dollop of Total greek yogurt on top.

 

Storm Bride farmer cheese is kind of like ricotta but a little more dry and mild.  I find it works better for not getting the pie too wet, but ricotta works too.

 

 

And another good easy recipe: speedy eggplant parm (dinner tonight here!)  Good with pasta or even just a salad, left over and reheated makes great sandwiches.

 

Eggplant, jarred tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella, grated parm, breadcrumbs, butter, oregano.

 

Preheat oven to 400.  Dip eggplant rounds in butter and coat with breadcrumbs/oregano.  Top with sauce, bake 15 min.  Top with shredded mozzarella, sprinkle with parm, return to oven for another 15 min.  Delish!

post #23 of 26
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Here's the recipe for the sake of sharing:

1/2 c coconut milk

1 tsp lemon zest, 3 of lemon juice

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp sweet sherry (or similar cooking wine, or water)

4 tsp brown sugar 

 

(add to your stir fry with 2 tsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tsp water, to thicken, until heated after cooking everything through)

 

Thank you! This was sooooo good - just had it tonight. My husband and I devoured it. The kids didn't care for it, but I'm getting used to that. I'd just about given up on stir frys, as I'm usually the only one who likes them, but this one is a keeper.

post #24 of 26

*sigh*

I tried the stir fry again. DS2 wouldn't touch it. DD1 ate the chicken, and all the veggies (except the bamboo shoots and water chestnuts), with a sour look on her face, then said "this is disgusting".

post #25 of 26
Thread Starter 

Storm Bride - we had the same kiddo reaction to the stir fry sauce (but dh & I LOVED it too).  Instead they just eat a ton of rice and complain they're hungry later.  eyesroll.gif

 

 

The recipe was from cook without a book: meatless meals.  And the author contributes to this blog too.  I found an awesome beer-cheese soup recipe there that the kids also hate.  orngtongue.gif  

post #26 of 26

I'm going to keep making it, anyway. It's soooooo good. And, even though I'm the slowest veggie chopper in the world, I can make this a "quick" meal, by prepping the ingredients earlier in the day. It would be great to be able to come home, pull out the wok, and throw a bowl of already chopped stuff from the fridge into it!

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