What's for dinner? May. - Page 7 - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#181 of 223 Old 05-27-2008, 12:21 AM
 
scarlettrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i love reading this thread...

can i get the recipe for lentil stuffing from someone...and possibly the chickpea cutlet recipe as well? pretty please....
scarlettrose is offline  
#182 of 223 Old 05-27-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,747
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jadzia View Post
I
The salad has lightly steamed broccoli florets, mango, celery, walnuts, and baked tofu tossed in a mango chutney and Veganaise dressing over salad greens.
That does sound really good!

Over the weekend we were at my dad's, so the only thing I made before we left was pineapple fried rice - rice with tofu, bean sprouts, peas, carrots, dried cranberries, cashews, zucchini, onion, scallion, garlic, ginger, and of course, fresh pineapple. Throw in a little tamari, mirin and sriracha, and :.

love.gif

pinksprklybarefoot is offline  
#183 of 223 Old 05-27-2008, 10:54 AM
 
mikaela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Souderton, PA
Posts: 400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This week's dinners:
5/26 (Mon.) - Dollar Dog Night at the ballpark! Yes, they have vegan hot dogs -- and cheesesteaks
5/27 (Tue.) - stir fry with veggies, Thai tofu and brown rice
5/28 (Wed.) - kisir (Turkish Tabbouleh)
5/29 (Thu.) - something with seitan
5/30 (Fri.) - biscuits and gravy, spinach salad
mikaela is offline  
#184 of 223 Old 05-27-2008, 12:07 PM
 
Keeta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Loving the stuffing out of Seattle
Posts: 2,768
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by scarlettrose View Post
i love reading this thread...

can i get the recipe for lentil stuffing from someone...and possibly the chickpea cutlet recipe as well? pretty please....
Can't help with the lentil stuffing, but the chickpea cutlet recipe is here:

http://www.chow.com/recipes/11364

Chessa , mama to Silas T (6/06) , wife to Chad . Welcome August Emerson! 2/8/10
Keeta is offline  
#185 of 223 Old 05-27-2008, 05:52 PM
 
Ianthe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Logan, Utah
Posts: 6,808
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Last night we made chickpea tacos.. it was super easy.. just mix cooked (canned) chickpeas with taco seasoning (plus onion and garlic if you want it) and serve in taco shells with your favorite toppings :

stillheart.gif The Hippie & the Marine stillheart.gif  hh2.gif
My boys: S (4) & O (2) & Expecting #3 in Dec. 2011

Ianthe is offline  
#186 of 223 Old 05-27-2008, 08:21 PM
 
Blucactus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,976
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This evening we had stuffing lentils, with steamed broccoli, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce (I also had marinated tomatoes and DS also had frozen peas, haha)--so yummy! We just restocked on nutritional yeast after a long absence, so I had it on my broccoli and mashies.
Blucactus is offline  
#187 of 223 Old 05-27-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Blucactus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,976
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
back soon to share stuffing lentil recipe--baby needing me NOW...
Blucactus is offline  
#188 of 223 Old 05-27-2008, 10:48 PM
 
Jadzia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,366
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tonight I made the Black Bean Salad with Peppers, Green Olives, Tomatoes & Croutons from Vegan Express. Except I subbed a green pepper for the yellow pepper and I served it on a huge bed of lettuce.

Hubby raved and raved about it (which made me happy since it was so easy.) We scooped out some beans and olives for our picky 3yo and he loved it also.

We are trying to get back to eating more like the Eat to Live diet so we need to eat more salads. This hit the spot. Our CSA starts tomorrow so that should help a lot.

Mommy to DS Adrian 8/10/04 and DD Geneva 9/02/09
Jadzia is offline  
#189 of 223 Old 05-27-2008, 11:18 PM
 
littlelentils's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 659
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
last night: bean, cheese, potato tacos
tonight: creamy tomato soup with basil (veganomicon), grilled cheese sandwich on olive bread, salad, and mango tea. dessert was a chocolate banana shake.


 

littlelentils is offline  
#190 of 223 Old 05-27-2008, 11:34 PM
 
Keeta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Loving the stuffing out of Seattle
Posts: 2,768
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tonight I made Vegan Dad's Best Ever Vegan Mini Meatloaves and they were sooooo good. Unlike other loaf recipes, these used tempeh as the base and they were the perfect texture. The ketchup-brown sugar glaze didn't hurt either, OMG. We had them with some sauteed spinach, green salad and garlic bread. And a little Tofutti Cutie for dessert, yum!

Chessa , mama to Silas T (6/06) , wife to Chad . Welcome August Emerson! 2/8/10
Keeta is offline  
#191 of 223 Old 05-27-2008, 11:34 PM
 
scarlettrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blucactus View Post
back soon to share stuffing lentil recipe--baby needing me NOW...
excellent... :
scarlettrose is offline  
#192 of 223 Old 05-27-2008, 11:51 PM
 
rainyday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,644
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fiddledebi View Post

I like other daals, but not this one. Anyone want to give me their favorite daal recipe?
Here's an easy one that we make a lot. I found it in Cooking Light years ago and have modified it very slightly.

RED-LENTIL DAL
1 cup dried small red lentils
2 1/2 cups water
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 cup tomato puree or chopped tomato
1 garlic clove, minced
3-4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain; discard bay leaf. Set aside.

Combine cumin, salt, turmeric, paprika, and red pepper in a small bowl.

Saute onion a couple of minutes until tender. Stir in spice mixture, tomato, and garlic; cook a couple of minutes or until slightly thick. Turn off heat. Stir in lentils, lemon juice, and black pepper and pull off burner. Blend until smooth.


We eat it on brown basmati rice. It's super-easy to make and delicious!
rainyday is offline  
#193 of 223 Old 05-28-2008, 12:17 AM
 
Chula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 535
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keeta View Post
Tonight I made Vegan Dad's Best Ever Vegan Mini Meatloaves and they were sooooo good.
That reminds me, the other night I made Vegan Dad's Green Chile Chickpea Tortilla Cups (except I used pinto beans) and my family loved them. His recipes are great!

Tonight we had eggplant parmigiana, bruschetta, and a big salad. There are plenty of leftovers for lunches too.
Chula is offline  
#194 of 223 Old 05-28-2008, 12:56 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,747
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tonight was a simple dinner of wheatberry-pasta salad (elbow macaroni, wheatberries, peas, carrot, celery, red onion, and roasted chickpeas with a vegenaise dressing) plus warm bread.

love.gif

pinksprklybarefoot is offline  
#195 of 223 Old 05-28-2008, 09:27 AM
 
Blucactus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,976
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ok, trying this again while kids are momentarily happy...

Stuffing Lentils
I made this recipe up, so it is not *exact*...

This past time I made it, this is what I did:

Cooked about half a bag of lentils (1 med pot full) in water the regular way, adding about 1/2 tsp ground sage halfway through. Once lentils were cooked, in a separate pan I sauteed 2 large cloves fresh, chopped garlic with 1 med chopped onion and 3 stalks of chopped celery in enough oil (olive) to do the job--once those things were soft and starting to get translucent & just starting to brown on the edges, I added the lentils into the pan and cooked them all together like that. I added about another tsp of ground sage, a sprinkle of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and celery seed. I cooked it all together till it was heavy and thick and well mixed; it's not necisarry but I like to add a little sweetener as well sometimes, this time I added a drizzle of honey while it was cooking. Maple syrup would work as well if you are ethically vegan.

Questions? Clarification?
Enjoy! This is one of my new favorite recipes.
Blucactus is offline  
#196 of 223 Old 05-28-2008, 11:24 AM
 
NewMama2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Midwest
Posts: 702
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by LizzyQ View Post
Last night we made chickpea tacos.. it was super easy.. just mix cooked (canned) chickpeas with taco seasoning (plus onion and garlic if you want it) and serve in taco shells with your favorite toppings :
Also yummy with cubed avocado, mixed with cilantro and lime juice w/ baby greens.
NewMama2007 is offline  
#197 of 223 Old 05-28-2008, 03:19 PM
 
ColoradoMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: mooning TAO
Posts: 10,094
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Last night we had fried potatoes, molasses and beans hot pot, roasted carrots, and a Greek salad. Yum! Even my picky FIL seemed to like everything (well, except the salad. Apparently he won't eat salad unless there is Thousand Island dressing. Must tuck that away for the next visit.).
ColoradoMama is offline  
#198 of 223 Old 05-28-2008, 04:15 PM
 
Ianthe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Logan, Utah
Posts: 6,808
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Last night we had frozen Amy's pizza.. and tonight is our aniversary and we are going to a movie theatre/brew pub (it's really cool, drinks, food and movies in one place!) for dinner.

stillheart.gif The Hippie & the Marine stillheart.gif  hh2.gif
My boys: S (4) & O (2) & Expecting #3 in Dec. 2011

Ianthe is offline  
#199 of 223 Old 05-28-2008, 04:20 PM
 
Inanna_Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 609
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Happy Anniversary, LizzyQ & DH!!

Looking forward to Vegan Express "creamy" pasta with asparagus, yellow squash, peas and sundried tomatoes tonight. We'll have banana walnut cake with a thick layer of VCTOTW "buttercream" frosting for dessert.

crochetsmilie.gifread.gif Wife & Mama to 5 yo superhero.gifboy and 13 yo cat.gif.

Inanna_Mama is offline  
#200 of 223 Old 05-28-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Blucactus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,976
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We had vegan enchiladas with garlic, onion, peppers, tomatoes, spinach, and potatoes....and gaucamole on the side. : I ate 3.
Blucactus is offline  
#201 of 223 Old 05-28-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Chula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 535
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am making TJ's 'beef' strips and gravy and will serve that over mashed potatoes. Roasted asparagus and a salad on the side.
Chula is offline  
#202 of 223 Old 05-28-2008, 10:13 PM
 
maciascl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: The Land of Confusion
Posts: 3,568
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inanna_Mama View Post
Happy Anniversary, LizzyQ & DH!!

Looking forward to Vegan Express "creamy" pasta with asparagus, yellow squash, peas and sundried tomatoes tonight. We'll have banana walnut cake with a thick layer of VCTOTW "buttercream" frosting for dessert.
Banana walnut cake??? YUM!! Please share : (the recipe that is)

Cheryl, wife to an amazing man, homeschooling SAHM to Gavin 12/03, Rhys 09/06, and Ian Aug 11, 2010.

maciascl is offline  
#203 of 223 Old 05-28-2008, 10:49 PM
 
Keeta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Loving the stuffing out of Seattle
Posts: 2,768
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tonight we had Rising Moon Butternut Squash ravioli with a combination of prego tomato sauce and some leftover cashew cream sauce (adapted from Vcon Pine Nut Cream). It was great! We had green salad with shredded carrots and baby turnips, some garlic bread and some oven roasted kale.

Now I'm waiting for the homemade chocolate raspberry ice cream to soften enough to eat....

Chessa , mama to Silas T (6/06) , wife to Chad . Welcome August Emerson! 2/8/10
Keeta is offline  
#204 of 223 Old 05-28-2008, 10:49 PM
 
scarlettrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks so much for the recipe, blucactus...i'm looking forward to trying them...
scarlettrose is offline  
#205 of 223 Old 05-28-2008, 11:26 PM
 
Inanna_Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 609
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by maciascl View Post
Banana walnut cake??? YUM!! Please share : (the recipe that is)
This was the quickest, yummiest cake evah!

crochetsmilie.gifread.gif Wife & Mama to 5 yo superhero.gifboy and 13 yo cat.gif.

Inanna_Mama is offline  
#206 of 223 Old 05-28-2008, 11:29 PM
 
yoginisarah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 627
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We had sloppy joes made with lentils tonight.
yoginisarah is offline  
#207 of 223 Old 05-28-2008, 11:47 PM
 
mikaela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Souderton, PA
Posts: 400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We got warmed up for summertime at our house tonight: Chili dogs and a green salad made of veggies from our CSA, eaten on the porch while listening to the baseball game Picture here!
mikaela is offline  
#208 of 223 Old 05-29-2008, 12:31 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,747
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That looks delicious, mikaela! I might have to try chili dogs. I've never had one. Ever.

Tonight was BLT burgers with chipotle sauce - veggie burger with lettuce. tomato, some of the last of the morningstar bacon we had in the house from before the veganizing and the chipotle sauce (vegenaise, better than sourcream, garlic powder, chipotle powder). I know chipotle has become so pedestrian in the foodie world, but that doesn't change the fact that it is DELICIOUS. We had that with roasted potatoes and carrots and quick pickles.

Now I am having chocolate chips for dessert.

love.gif

pinksprklybarefoot is offline  
#209 of 223 Old 05-29-2008, 12:58 PM
 
maciascl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: The Land of Confusion
Posts: 3,568
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inanna_Mama View Post
This was the quickest, yummiest cake evah!
That sounds sooo yummy! Thanks!

Cheryl, wife to an amazing man, homeschooling SAHM to Gavin 12/03, Rhys 09/06, and Ian Aug 11, 2010.

maciascl is offline  
#210 of 223 Old 05-29-2008, 08:12 PM
 
Blucactus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,976
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh my goodness you guys, dinner tonight was AWEEEEE-SOME!! e had coconut lime rice and beans in tortillas with fajita-stle onions & peppers. (As inspired by this thread. )

The black beans were mashed slightly, with fresh lime juice & coconut milk in them, plus garlic powder, pepper, nutritional yeast, cumin, & soy sauce. Simmered until they got thick and saucy. Onions & peppers sauteed till starting to soften & brown. Rice was cooked with 2/3 coconut milk to 1/3 water, and it came out really thick, clumpy and so sweet. I made my beans really spicy with cayenne pepper powder, and the sweet was really nice with the spicy. I squeezed what was left of the lime (not much) into the rice and then put the squeezed lime peel and all into the bowl to sit with the rice and give some more flavor, we ate every single bite of this dinner it was sooo good!!!!
Blucactus is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off