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Tonight I made mini crustless tofu quiches, with onion, green pepper, red pepper, mushrooms and kale. It was the first time I made them and they were delicious. I served them with a side of steamed broccoli and I am planning on a strawberry/banana/blueberry smoothie for dessert.

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It's a rainy, gloomy day in Chicago, but in the spirit of being grateful for the rain after so many days without any, we embraced the coziness and made soup. It's smelling wonderful right now: cauliflower, diced red potatoes, leeks, broth, cumin, garlic powder, and EB. We'll have it with bagels and tofutti cream cheese & fresh homemade grape jam I made yesterday.

Which reminds me: I have to brag a little! I picked grapes off our vines and made the most delicious jam EVER! It was so rewarding!!!
What's EB...all I can think of is expressed breastmilk!

We're having veg stir fry tonight (with seperate beef strips for DH) over brown rice.

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I am cooking a 'mystery' squash right now and if it turns out to be edible I'll make something out of it. It looks like a cross between a butternut and a banana squash with some spaghetti squash thrown in - all of which we have had growing in the garden this season.

If it doesn't turn out, ds has been requesting garlic mashed potatoes. I'll make some along with chickpea gravy and a green veggie.
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Tonight is my fils b-day dinner and one of the only places we can all agree on is MEXICAN!!!! so refried beans tonight! YUM YUM YUM!

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I fully planned on making dinner tonight...but got home from work and faced the sinkload of dishes and the whiney teething kiddo....and ordered pizza.
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Continuing my week of ED&BV, we enjoyed Pan-Fried Tempt-eh, Terriyaki Quinoa and then (not from ED&BV) some unbelievably delicious sauteed mixed wild mushrooms (we have a Mushroom CSA!) It was all reallly good. I would recommmend both recipes from ED&BV; my DH isn't gaga for tempeh usually, and he commented that this was one of the best tempeh recipes he's had.

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FitMommy and mamabecca, I swear I will PM you guys with that recipe soon!
Thank you!

Last night was leftover lentil soup w/leftover no-meat meatloaf.
Tonight we're going to make home made pizza with the kids; veggie pizza for me, cheese for Hubby and kids.

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Last night I went with the garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, and veg.

Tonight I am making a pasta dish with spicy, garlicy squash.
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What's EB...all I can think of is expressed breastmilk!


Earth Balance! You know, the margarine?
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We had a yummy farm-box dinner tonight:

Boiled sliced beets with margarine (willow run, my weakness)
Steamed broccoli with nutritional yeast cheez sauce
Sauteed mushrooms & garlic

Simple and delicious!:
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We had a yummy farm-box dinner tonight:

Boiled sliced beets with margarine (willow run, my weakness)
Steamed broccoli with nutritional yeast cheez sauce
Sauteed mushrooms & garlic

Simple and delicious!:

How do you make your cheeze sauce..my ds use to LOVE steamed broccoli but hes going threw that two year old thing and im wondering if he would eat it with a fake cheese sauce

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Lemon and Garlic Roasted Broccoli with Pecans
Baked Brown rice
Yellow and Red Cherry Tomato and Basil Salad

And fresh frozen pineapple and strawberry juice cocktails (with a splash of vodka for the grown ups)
This all sounds YUMMY! Would you share the recipes?

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Tonight we're going to have curried cauliflower-potato soup with peas sprinkled in plus home made ww bread.

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Tonight we're going to have curried cauliflower-potato soup with peas sprinkled in plus home made ww bread.
Mmmmm!!! :

Keeta - THANK YOU!!! I'm going to put that together asap!!

Last night was spag and Quorn-balls (I love that name lol!). I skated out of the dentist's office sans surgery - they think it's a ligament thing, rather than an abscess (which is good!). PHEW!

Picked up CSA last night, LOTS of beets, so thinking of making stuffed beats and apples with Crescent Dragonwagon's Eggplant-Lentil Caponata. Has anyone made her version?

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Dh is vending at a music fest down the road and since it stopped raining and the sun is shining and all soccer games were cancelled because of the gas shortage- we may go camping!!!!!!
Dinner will be vegan-faux something easy on the grill- tofu pups or burgers probably....
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Tonight I made mini crustless tofu quiches, with onion, green pepper, red pepper, mushrooms and kale. It was the first time I made them and they were delicious. I served them with a side of steamed broccoli and I am planning on a strawberry/banana/blueberry smoothie for dessert.

I love reading this thread and getting ideas from other moms. Thanks!
I'd love your recipe for the mini crustless quiches. I think I could get my kids to eat that.

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I found the recipe here.. I also added some kale to the veggies. They were really good!

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LOTS of beets, so thinking of making stuffed beats and apples with Crescent Dragonwagon's Eggplant-Lentil Caponata. Has anyone made her version?
Not yet, but I have her book, I might have to look into that and get some eggplants from the market next week!

Btw, I'm glad you needed no surgery when you went to the dentist! (I myself have yet to go there as I know I'll have 2 holes filled and I'm such a chicken..)

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Two yummy bean dinners for us this weekend:

**Smashed white bean and avocado sandwiches (from Real Simple)**
Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

Makes 4 servings

2 15-ounce cans white beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
12 slices multigrain bread
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 cucumber, preferably hothouse (seedless), thinly sliced (peeled, if desired)
2 avocados, pitted and thinly sliced

In a medium bowl, combine the beans, oil, salt, and pepper. Roughly mash the mixture with the back of a fork. Place 8 of the bread slices on a work surface. Divide the mashed beans among the slices. Top with the onion, cucumber, and avocado. Stack the open-faced sandwiches on top of one another, avocado-side up, to make 4 double-decker sandwiches. Top with the remaining 4 slices of bread. Slice each sandwich in half, if desired, and serve

**Black bean cakes** (I got this from my MIL, but I don't know where she got it)
3 cans of black beans
2 large eggs
3 cups breadcrumbs
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
½ cup chopped green onions
½ cup chopped cilantro
Garlic
Chili powder
Cumin
Black pepper
Olive Oil
Salsa, sour cream, avocado slices.

Directions: Puree 2 cups of black beans with eggs in processor until smooth. Transfer to large bowl. Stir in remaining beans, 1 1/4c. breadcrumbs, and next 10 ingredients. Shape mixture into ten 1/2 inch-thick-patties, using about 1/2 c. mixture for each. Transfer patties to baking sheet. (Can be prepared 4 hours ahead. Cover and Chill)

Coat black bean cakes on both sides with remaining breadcrumbs. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in each of 2 heavy large skillets over medium heat. (We used one big pan but I think you have to be careful to brown the bottoms but also cook long enough to warm it through.) Add 5 cakes to each skillet; cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to plates. Serve topped with salsa, sour cream, and avocado slices.

These were so good, I made extra and they're flash freezing right now. I just have to remember to go put them in freezer bags before I got to bed.
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OMG! Those white bean/avo sandwiches look SO GOOD!!! I'm huge into avos, right now (why, when they are SO not local or even in season?!)

Val, if it didn't hurt, I wouldn't have braved it. The darned thing keeps hurting! I think it's a ligament issue, I got a crown put on next door to that tooth, I think it's changed my bite. A bit of grinding is in order.

Tonight I slapped together a black bean potato leek soup, the pots and leeks from our farm share, the beans from a can. It was ok. I made veggie burger fingers and called it dinner.

Tomorrow night I'm hoping for something good - artichokes were on sale, so we'll have those, and I'll probably get dh a slab of something he can cook for himself, and we are getting our farm eggs on Monday, so maybe a nice veggie quiche! Then off to services for the New Year.

I will have to do some hunting around for more feasible recipes. I think I'm trying to stretch it too far, and feeling overwhelmed. I wish I were a turtle. She sounds like such a fabulous cook! I think I could pull off the smashed white bean sandies, though.

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Tonight, Cashew nut and Celery Stir (not fry tho!) and Queen's pudding..

1 onion, 1 bay leaf, olive oil, (1 can of celery hearts) I use chopped fresh celery, 1 Tablespoon flour, 1 can tomato juice, the juice and rind of half a lemon; 6oz milled or finely chopped cashew nuts (according to what texture you prefer), half a handful of parsley, chopped, a pinch or two of mace or nutmeg if you can't find mace; salt & pepper - Chop onion and sweat (cook gently) with bay leaf in oil, with the lid on the pan (apx 10 mins). meanwhile chop the celery into 1/2" pieces. Add these to onion mixture, then stir in flour and tomato juice. Cook until slightly thickened, then stir in lemon rind and juice, cashew nuts, parsley and mace, and season (salt & pepper or tamari & pepper ). Serve with fried potatoes and green vegetables (can be frozen) or salad

Queen's pudding
2 cups soft bread or cake-crumbs
1 pint milk (soya or..)
2 oz sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 Tbs apricot or raspberry jam (jelly)
2 oz shredded (or dessicated) coconut

Put the crumbs in a greased ovenproof dish. Warm the milk and dissolve the sugar, flavour with vanilla. Beat the eggs thoroughly and add to the milk; pour over the breadcrumbs and cook very slowly in a moderate oven 325 deg F. When set, spread the top with apricot or raspberry jam (jellY) and sprinkle with the coconut.
This pudding should not boil or overcook - or will curdle - it's a good idea to set the dish in a pan of water in the oven, to prevent this.
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Last night was leftover thai...tonight I'll be at work during dinner so who knows what dh will make...my guess is dippy dippy eggs(over easy eggs)..my sons fav food...my LEAST...eggs totally freak me out in this pregnancy!...

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DH will be at work tonight, kids were asking for pasta, so most likely I'll whip them up a quick Mac 'n cheez dish and eat leftover soup myself. I've been sick since this weekend and my palate isn't up to much, nor can I even taste anything really! *blah*

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I found the recipe here.. I also added some kale to the veggies. They were really good!
Thanks! I've made her seitan ribz a few times, they are SOOO good.

Last night I made a HUGE pot of black beans to serve over lime cilantro rice & sauteed zuch & corn, then I planned to freeze the leftover beans. Well I had to throw out the whole pot of beans & only got to eat a few bites of my faux Chipotle's meal. There was a small snail in my beans & I didn't find it when I was sorting them. No, I found it when I crunched into it. :Puke

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Val - hope you feel better soon!

Last night we had Chickpea Cutlets with Mushroom Gravy with Rutabaga-Cilantro Puree (all from Vcon) with some lemony-broiled green beans (from ED&BV). Good stuff!

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Thanks! I've made her seitan ribz a few times, they are SOOO good.

Last night I made a HUGE pot of black beans to serve over lime cilantro rice & sauteed zuch & corn, then I planned to freeze the leftover beans. Well I had to throw out the whole pot of beans & only got to eat a few bites of my faux Chipotle's meal. There was a small snail in my beans & I didn't find it when I was sorting them. No, I found it when I crunched into it. :Puke
Talk about disappointing! Better luck next time, mama.

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