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post #141 of 751
We had corn fritters, applesauce and salad. Strange combo, but it was really good and dd actually ate it. She is such a picky little eater lately. I may fry some plantains for dessert.
post #142 of 751
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Originally Posted by LankyLizards View Post
We had corn fritters, applesauce and salad. Strange combo, but it was really good and dd actually ate it. She is such a picky little eater lately. I may fry some plantains for dessert.
That doesn't sound strange to me - it sounds awesome!!
post #143 of 751
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Originally Posted by LankyLizards View Post
We had corn fritters, applesauce and salad. Strange combo, but it was really good and dd actually ate it. She is such a picky little eater lately. I may fry some plantains for dessert.
Yes, this sounds really tasty!

We had a pretty good dinner, considering it was a "freezer/pantry" meal. Not exactly made from scratch:

--1 box Simply Asia (the chili flavor)...added 1/2 block tofu, stirfried a bit
--Chinese Tofu Vegetable Soup from Veg. Family Cookbook...it involved 1/2 block tofu, a bag of stirfry vegetables, some boullion cubes, and a handful of fresh greens
--stir-fried broccoli
--orange juice popsicles for dessert

I would prefer to cook a dinner that did not involve two bags of frozen veggies and a box of noodles/sauce, but we were running late, and the natives were restless.

Holly
post #144 of 751
Tonight I had Vegan with a Vengeance Sweet Potato Crepes with Coriander Tamarind sauce. Mmmm they were SO good! Last night was Lemon Tahini Rice and Beans from www.veganyumyum.com and the night before was seitan sausages with scalloped potatoes and garlicky tahini spinach. Not sure what I'm having tomorrow night yet.
post #145 of 751
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Last night was leftovers night. DH had a "burrito" using the leftover bell pepper mix for the stuffing. Layered it with cheese and warmed it up in the oven. I had greek salad...
post #146 of 751
Will someone post their falafel recipe, never works out for me.

We are going to have breakfast for dinner tonight; scrambled eggs with veggies, soysausages and cresent rolls (store bought and crap ).

Lately I've made broccoli and noodles in peanut sauce, vegetable soup, curried asparagus w/ noodles (so yum, I use coconut milk in the curry sauce), chilli burgers w/ onion rings. Those meals were served with a salad.
Mostly quick and easy stuff since little guy (7 mths old) doesn't like me to cook. I need to start using my crock pot more.

I'm envious of all the great meals everyone is making!
post #147 of 751
I just got back from the tiny market in town and here's what I have planned for tonight:
baked or roasted yams and black beans sauteed with garlic and olive oil
on basmati rice,
maybe with red pepper too,
with corn on the cob
and oranges and strawberries for dessert.

I might wrap the bean, veggie, rice, mixture in tortillas if I can find a good, easy recipe online.

Either that or I'll make some pita bread and use the box of falafel mix that's in the cupboard. I haven't had any luck making my own either, Sheacoby.
post #148 of 751
I'll post mine; it's a new one I came upon, and it's absolutely phenomenal. I've only had so-so luck with making them before, so I'm especially pleased with these. Moreover, they're relatively easy - nothing too difficult or time consuming at all.

I've just got to dig it up...
post #149 of 751
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Originally Posted by pixiexto View Post
I'll post mine; it's a new one I came upon, and it's absolutely phenomenal. I've only had so-so luck with making them before, so I'm especially pleased with these. Moreover, they're relatively easy - nothing too difficult or time consuming at all.

I've just got to dig it up...
Thank you!!!
post #150 of 751
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Originally Posted by LankyLizards View Post
I might wrap the bean, veggie, rice, mixture in tortillas if I can find a good, easy recipe online.
Go look at my bell pepper stuffing I posted. That's what DH had in his tortilla last night (he's had it for lunch too) with some cheese on it. He loved it!
post #151 of 751
Ok, here it is. I originally found it on allrecipes.com It converted it for me to useful measurements (I think it was originally in UK-style measurements of ounces, etc.), so you'll have to round off a bit sometimes. Also, I directly cut and paste this, so the format is a bit annoying - sorry about that!

Given that you don't actually have to *cook* the chickpeas, it's very easy.

Falafel With Taratoor Sauce


4-6
servings

2 1/8 cups dried garbanzo beans (absolutely not canned)
1 medium onion, quartered
2-3 garlic cloves
2-3 slices stale bread
10 1/4 teaspoons parsley
1/3 sweet red pepper
2 1/16 teaspoons salt
5/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 1/16 teaspoons cumin
2 1/16 teaspoons oregano
2 1/16 teaspoons ground coriander
1 1/16 teaspoons hot red pepper flakes
4 1/16 teaspoons flour
2 1/16 teaspoons baking powder
10 1/4 teaspoons water
1 1/16 teaspoons baking powder
5/8 cup water
vegetable oil

Taratoor Sauce

3/4 cup tahini , sesame seed paste, stir tahini before measuring
1 garlic clove , crushed
1 1/2-2 lemons, juice of
3/4 cup water
1 1/16 teaspoons salt
10 1/4 teaspoons finely chopped parsley



1. Place chickpeas in a large bowl, cover generously with water and
soak overnight (atleast 12 hours and up to 24).
2. Drain chickpeas.
3. Add onion, garlic, bread, parsley, and red sweet pepper.
4. Run through the fine blade of a meat grinder.
5. (You may process in food processor until mealy.) Add spices,
flour, 10 mL (2 tsp) baking powder and water.
6. Mix well.
7. In a small dish mix the remaining baking powder and water.
8. Use it to moisten the palm of your hands and form balls of the
chickpea mixture the size of walnuts, then flatten a bit
(basically a slightly flattened meatball shape).
9. Deep fry in oil at medium high heat until golden brown.
10. Serve piping hot (these can be made ahead and frozen- rewarm in
the oven).


For Taratoor Sauce: (VERY VERY yummy, incidentally)

In a deep bowl beat the tahini with the crushed garlic and lemon juice until creamy.

Add water bit by bit, beating well after each addition If using blender put all the ingredients in and blend.

Add salt and parsley and stir.

Add more lemon juice if needed.

The sauce should be tangy.

Refrigerate until ready to use.




Serving Suggestion:

Using a 6-inch arabic pita bread, lay 4-5 falafel (this depends on how big you've made them) down the length of the pita. Turn the pita over the falafel and using the heels of your hands, smoosh down on the falafels (not so hard that you totally melt them, but hard enough to flatten them somewhat). Open the pita again and add fixings of your choice - tomato, cucumber, onion. Drizzle with sauce. Roll up and eat!
post #152 of 751
By the way, this makes LOADS of food. We had it once for dinner (DH and I each had two , and I've had it for lunch in a salad form (big green salad with 4 falafel patties crumbled over top) the past three days. I still have a dozen falafel patties in the fridge, though the taratoor sauce is gone now.

Anyway, it makes a lot!
post #153 of 751
OMG this sounds amazing, and I have all this stuff except the pita and fresh parsley! I am SO going to make this.

Thanks for posting it!

Holly
post #154 of 751
I made a tofu/spinach/pepper/snw pea/corn/cauliflower coconut stew to have over pasta!!!!!!!
Only another hour til dinner-- i cannot wait!!!
post #155 of 751
We're having the tempeh sausage crumbles from VwaV, possibly the white bean gravy and biscuits OR I may throw it in a pasta sauce. The crumbles are made, just not sure what I'm going to do with them yet.
post #156 of 751
Im hot..Im tired...its going to be a pizza night : Pineapple/jalepeno for us and cheese for the kids...
post #157 of 751
Thanks Kathy for pointing me over here...
post #158 of 751
I made refried beans/sweet potato quasadillas(had leftover refried beans), mixed with corn, garlic, onion, and cumin, chili flakes

then i made a dipping sauce with the leftover tomato sauce mixed with cumin, garlic, chili flakes and cilantro

and served it with a BIG green salad

It was really good!
post #159 of 751
We just got back from the pool, so we're all tired-yet-ravenous. We're having Sloppy Joes (aka Disorderly Lentils) on wheat buns with onions and pickles, corn on the cob, green beans, and oven fries. All I have to cook is the corn and fries...I made the rest earlier, thank GOD.

Holly aka StarvingSunburnedButtercup
post #160 of 751
Tonight I'm having Oregano Potato Patties with steamed baby corn, baby carrots and spinach (no it's not baby spinach ). I guess with some sort of sauce but I haven't decided on that yet.
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