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#1 of 8 Old 04-30-2012, 08:28 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi everybody,

 

We are from France and since we arrived i try to cook for my family but i just know french recipe with french ingredients and where we lives it's very hard to find, I may substitute some other foods but has not often.

 

 

So I'm looking for easy heathy recipe that i can cook here with US ingredients easy to find.

 

 

We usually schedule one of the menus has semaine.Mon husband works in a factory, he changes his team (morning or after noon) every two semaines.Nous then eat the same thing in two consecutive meals.

We are not very difficult at food.


Maybe we can also use this post to post our menus, we ca give ideas (here, the menus do not really vary from one week to another)


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what do you normally eat?

 

my plan for next week is 

 

chicken noodle soup

bacon potato soupwith grilled ham and cheese sandwiches

turkey burgers and veggie fried rice

pork chops with curried chick peas

and pizza 

 

so far

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#3 of 8 Old 05-01-2012, 05:57 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

 

We eat lot of pasta,rice,potatoes because my husband have a physical job.

I think that we don't eat enough vegetables and i really would like to eat more but i don't know lot of recipe with vegetable.

 

I really would like to learn some US recipe


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Hi French Expat,

 

See if these are available at your local public library

 

Basic standard American cook books:

 

1) Fannie Farmer Cook Book

 

2) Joy of Cooking

 

 

Basic Vegetarian-kind-of-Hippie Cook Books

 

1) The Moosewood Cookbook

 

2) Laurel's Kitchen

 

3) The New Laurel's Kitchen
 

Favorite all-round Cook Book (Mennonite)

 

1) The More with Less Cook Book

 

2) The New More with Less Cook Book

 

Good Online source of recipes

http://www.recipesource.com/

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My husband is American but is an extremely talented French chef. Here are some great ideas for a meal for your family - we have no problems finding the ingredients here:

Potato Leek Soup
Quiche and Salad
Boeuf Bourguignon over pasta and add carrots to the stew for a veggie
Coq au Vin with potatoes

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I've found some good recipes on http://www.food.com/ or http://www.kalynskitchen.com/.

 

This week's menu at our house:

1. pancakes and eggs- kind of an emergency meal as we had not gone food shopping

2. gyros with tzatziki sauce and french fries- a family favorite!

3. Mexican Potato Bake- dd didn't eat it and dh thought it would be better as a side dish

4. Cheese ravioli  with garlic bread and salad- everyone was happy with this. :)

5. Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes, baked beans and corn

6. Pulled Pork sandwiches with pasta salad

7. Minestrone and bread- another family favorite!


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We do a lot of beans in our house, either in soup, over rice, or for Mexican dishes.  Some things we make pretty frequently are....

 

Gallo pinto (a Nicaraguan dish with beans, rice, and peppers)

Pasta e fagioli

Chicken soup

Pasta...with red sauce, with oil and garlic, with sardines and capers, etc.

Macaroni and cheese

Burritos (usually just bean, rice, salsa, avocado)

Chicken or beef and broccoli stir-fry

Chili (usually vegetarian, sometimes beef and bean)

 

I absolutely love the Cook's Country and Cook's Illustrated magazines, although the recipes are sometimes a bit complex. 

 

For veggie sides, we often do:

 

Spinach salad with thin-sliced cucumber, red onion, and feta

Kale, blanched then sauteed with garlic

Broccoli, also blanched and quick-sauteed with garlic and crushed red papper

Roasted vegetables, often cauliflower, asparagus, brussell sprouts, or zucchini

Green beans, simmered until tender, drained, and mixed with olive oil, salt and pepper, served room-temp

Carrots, simmered with onions and chicken broth

Corn on the cob (yum!) OR cut off the cob, sauteed in butter with salt and pepper

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I love those ideas. Now to make me a list of meals to try out and plan

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