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post #161 of 400
Risotto with aspargus and brie, another vegetable too -undecided
post #162 of 400
Originally Posted by VikingKvinna
AlsoSarah, I want your recipe too, pretty please?
Eek, sorry that I didn't see that post earlier, Nick....
I don't have an official recipe, it's more of a throw-together.

I toss chopped, cooked* sweet potatoes with balsamic vinaigrette (either homemade or Newman's) while they're still hot.
Sometimes I add a little sambal oelek to my vinaigrette, but usually not.

(Or, sometimes, I add soy, garlic and ginger, and a hit of toasted sesame oil and chopped water chestnuts.
Or chili powder and cumin, with cilantro.
Sometimes I add lime juice, if I'm going with the Asian or southwestern flavors....)

I also usually add caramelized shallots or leeks (minced red onion, if not). Often a little roasted red bell pepper, finely chopped celery, or sometimes a little fresh fennel instead, sweet corn, sometimes chopped, seeded cukes, sometimes black beans, etc.

I usually make it ahead to this point, and fridge it.
Closer to serving time I throw in the herbs.
Scatter the toasted pecans in at the last minute.

For the fresh herbs, I use either basil, tarragon or sage.
(The basil really works with a citrus vinaigrette, too.)

*Since it's nearly always hot outside when I make this, I peel 'em, slice 'em thickly, and microwave 'em with just a little water in a covered dish until they're tender.

Not exactly a recipe, I know.
post #163 of 400
Tonight we're having pinto beans, grass fed beef meatloaf, and some kind of quick sautee of onion, yellow squash, and green beans from our garden. If I can stand to cook it in this hot house, lol! I think I"ll use the microwave as much as possible.
post #164 of 400
thanks, AS!

tonight is picadillo w/ white rice (white b/c my mom is here )
post #165 of 400
Roasted Garlic and Chicken Pizza with Carmelized Onions and Shallot Butter Dipping Sauce. I even made the dough this morning before I went to work!

Oh, and lots of broccoli!
post #166 of 400
Chicken cordon blue with garlic potatoes and a salad

I'm really proud of myself cause i made a menu fo rhte month, grocery shopped according to teh menu AND have stuck to it every ngiht ewxcept one when we went to my parent s instead
post #167 of 400
wow. I can hardly do a week at a time. : (I've just been waiting to be able to use that smilie!) Tonight is crockpot lentil soup, tomorrow is some kind of pasta with veggies (waiting to see what's in today's CSA basket!)
post #168 of 400
Roasted Garlic and Chicken Pizza with Carmelized Onions and Shallot Butter Dipping Sauce. I even made the dough this morning before I went to work!


post #169 of 400
After much wavering and browsing of recipes, I'm going to make chicken piccata or a reasonable facsimile thereof. Probably with pasta and peas and whatever salad is left. And I am sorely tempted to make some sort of dessert to celebrate the fact that I (finally!) lost 6lbs worth of the baby weight. That's prolly not such a good idea, huh?
post #170 of 400
Originally Posted by ArlyShellandKai

Well, this is not going to be a recipe per se... but here's what I do:

I make pizza dough with garlic powder in it! (Do you need basic pizza dough recipe? I use Emeril's, which you can find foodnetwork.com, but I can type it if you want). I make the dough ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for anywhere from a few hours to a full 24 hours.

Then to make the pizza I:

Cut whole head of garlic in half (horizontally), drizzle with evoo, and roast in oven at 400 until mushy. I then mash it up (after pulling the cloves out of the paper, of course!) with olive oil to make a spread.

I then pound chicken breasts (I use about 3/4 lb for large pizza), I season with salt, pepper, little garlic powder, and some thyme, and I cook it in butter at medium heat (cast iron skillet works great!)

I carmelize 2 medium onions in butter.

I shred 8 oz (per large pizza) of mozzerella cheese.

Then I build the pizza: roll out the dough (or toss if you can!), spread with the mashed garlic/evoo. spread out the carmelized onions, cover with mozzerella, then arrange the (diced into bit sized cubes) chicken all around. I cook on a pizza stone at 500 until cheese melts to my liking (I like the brown crispy spots!)

I make the sauce by mincing shallot and letting it "cook" in melting butter (don't let the butter go too brown!) and I add in parmesan cheese. I find the "dipping sauce" works better drizzled over the pizza (after it is cooked!). It is also nice if you sprinkle the pizza with a little oregano before serving.

Everyone who has tried it LOVES this pizza!

post #171 of 400
I'm using leftover chicken and vegetables in a curry sauce, with raisins and crispy nuts, and a tossed salad with vinaigrette. Maybe raw ice cream for dessert!

post #172 of 400
Mexican-inspired potato gratin (veganized )
post #173 of 400
I made sloppy-joes (grassfed beef). I loosely follow a recipe that Xenabyte posted a while back that is now one of my family's favorites.

We also had oven fries and sugar snap peas from the garden.
post #174 of 400
soy spaghetti & frozen meatballs with jarred Tomato Basil Marinara, salad (made from CSA veggies) & homemade herb vinaigrette (made with basil, oregano, and thyme from our garden)
post #175 of 400
Tonight we had poached in wine salmon, shrimp and scallops. We also had brown rice, miso soup with soba noodles, and Japanese pickles (daikon radish and greens). For dessert I made a sorbet with frozen raspberries and peaches with a little honey.
post #176 of 400
Another *hot* one today, so I'm thinking As-you-Please salad, with quinoa and chickpeas.
post #177 of 400
Tonight is a greens and 'faux crab' salad with rice on the side.
Last night was a roast (for the carnies) with rice and roasted carrots and whole onions.
Night before that, bean tacos.
post #178 of 400
I am experimenting tongiht, and have no idea how it will turn out:

Seared Tuna Steaks with Lemon-Pepper Aioli (okay, mayonaise!), cous cous, and a veggie or two, gotta see what's left in the fridge.
post #179 of 400
Tonight is sushi!
post #180 of 400
Last night it was hot so I heated up leftover pinto beans, made some corn muffins w/home made yogurt instead of milk, and sliced up some fresh yellow squash and carrots into sticks and served w/ranch for dipping.

Tonight.....NO IDEA YET! Hoping to get some ideas from here.
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