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Recipe craving swap:

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I know earlier we had a smoothie recipe swap, but I thought it'd be fun to post recipes (or just ingredients,) of what we are all craving lately.  Personally, I'm having a hard time finding something to make for my family, so I also would like some inspiration from you all! 

post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 

I made fried potatoes yesterday. I know, not really a recipe, but it's all about technique! 

 

What you need:

red or gold potatoes

canola or veggie oil

salt & more salt :)

 

what to do:

chop all of your potatoes into about 1 inch peices

throw them on the stove with about 1/2 inch of hot oil cooking.  (I cook mine on med-high)

add salt

put a lid on the pan

 

stir a few times over about 10 minutes

then the last 5 minutes I take the lid off and let the potatoes get really crispy

take them off of heat and drain them on paper towels (the only reason I ever have paper towels in the house!)

salt again

devour

 

:) tacky that I am going to post this- yes, but my goodness, it's fried potatoes!!

post #3 of 11

my favorite lately is BLTs with ripe, summer tomatoes from the farmers' market:  thick sourdough bread toasted and smeared with a bit o' mayo and lots of salt and pepper, crisp iceberg lettuce, thickly sliced tomatoes, and (because we are vegetarian) morningstar "bacon."  yum...i could eat that every night!! 

 

and, to be a cliche pregnant woman, several pickles on the side!  winky.gif

 

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ETA:  natalie, we had fried potatoes earlier this week.  soooo good!!

post #4 of 11

Found out this week I have a wheat allergy (probably pg related, as this has never been an issue before!). SO:

 

My favorite right now is gluten-free bread straight out of the bread maker, with goat butter and (depending on the craving) jam or almond butter. With a cold glass of sparkling lemon water :)
 

post #5 of 11

Ohhhh yum!

Craving at the moment- don't know its real name but I call it my "Cheesey roast up"

 

Pataoes, Sweet potato, pumpkin all cut up into small cubes

Roast with LOTS of minced garlic

When close to done, take out and add small cubes of philly cheese (about a whole block)

put back in oven

Serve on a bed of cous cous (or by itself) with quickly steamed fresh beans! drizzle balsamic vinegar for extra bite! And add cashews for extra crunch!

 

(Goes best with a glass of red wine greensad.gif haha)

post #6 of 11

Travelmumma-This is for you! :)

 

Homemade Vegan Bacon

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dried adzuki beans or other small red beans

1/3 cup hulled wholegrain buckwheat (not buckwheat flour)

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke
  • 4 teaspoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Braggs Liquid Aminos (May be substituted with soy sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup

Rinse the beans and buckwheat, place in large bowl covered with several inches of cold filtered water; let soak overnight.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Strain the soaked beans and buckwheat and rinse. Place in the bowl of a food processor. Add the onion powder, liquid smoke, nutritional yeast, smoked paprika, aminos or soy sauce, salt, tomato paste, coconut oil, and maple syrup. Pulse several times to combine, scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl and continue pulsing until uniform but not as pureed as hummus.

Line a 9×13 casserole dish with parchment paper and coat pan with baking spray. Place bacon mixture in pan and spread as much as possible with a spatula. To get the mixture very thin and evenly spread, spray another piece of parchment paper lightly with baking spray and press the paper on top of the mixture and flatten with your hands. Remove and discard the top piece of parchment paper, then use a spatula to spread over and fill in any bare spots.

Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes, then slice into 24 strips, about 1 inch by 4 inches (Do this by making one lengthwise cut down the center, and then twelve cuts across the shorter side). Remove the strips with a small spatula.

Heat a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Fry the bacon slices for 2-3 minutes, flipping once. Alternatively, before frying, you can freeze the bacon, then fry when ready to serve (no need to thaw first).

post #7 of 11

I have been making this for years, but have been eating it a lot more since being pregnant since it makes a great quick snack. It isn't really a formal recipe, and it sounds a little weird but it is delicious, I swear.

 

Peel and mash one large ripe avocado with a fork, mix with about about a 1/3 of a cup of cottage cheese (you can adjust this to taste and the size of your avocado), a pinch or two of salt and a few dashes of hot sauce (like Tapatio). It is great with corn chips or crackers. 

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by kateadelle View Post

I have been making this for years, but have been eating it a lot more since being pregnant since it makes a great quick snack. It isn't really a formal recipe, and it sounds a little weird but it is delicious, I swear.

 

Peel and mash one large ripe avocado with a fork, mix with about about a 1/3 of a cup of cottage cheese (you can adjust this to taste and the size of your avocado), a pinch or two of salt and a few dashes of hot sauce (like Tapatio). It is great with corn chips or crackers. 

Yum. I have all those things in the kitchen! This is going to be my next snack. thumb.gif

post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by purposefuldoula View Post

I made fried potatoes yesterday. I know, not really a recipe, but it's all about technique! 

 

What you need:

red or gold potatoes

canola or veggie oil

salt & more salt :)

 

what to do:

chop all of your potatoes into about 1 inch peices

throw them on the stove with about 1/2 inch of hot oil cooking.  (I cook mine on med-high)

add salt

put a lid on the pan

 

stir a few times over about 10 minutes

then the last 5 minutes I take the lid off and let the potatoes get really crispy

take them off of heat and drain them on paper towels (the only reason I ever have paper towels in the house!)

salt again

devour

 

:) tacky that I am going to post this- yes, but my goodness, it's fried potatoes!!

No, no! Not tacky! I'm loving potatoes, and I needed this recipe. lol  I can never get my friend potatoes right.

post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkblue0729 View Post

Travelmumma-This is for you! :)

 

Homemade Vegan Bacon

 

Mumma- DID I MENTION I LOVE YOU?????????????? luxlove.gif Definitely doing this in the next few days!!!!!

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

I made my white bean salsa soup tonight and I thought you all might like this (easy) recipe. 

You just cook some great northern beans and when they are done, drain some of your liquid, then add about 3/4 of the beans to the blender and blend with a small jar of salsa. Add salt and top with  tortilla chips! That's it. It's really good. And easy, and has a ton of protein in it. 

 

I started eating meat again and made this tonight with chicken. It was a huge hit. I just cooked the chicken with the beans and then pulled it apart and mixed it all in. (I use a pressure cooker for all my beans, which I cannot recommend enough!) 

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