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Yesterday 06:53 PM
kitchensqueen
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Originally Posted by Ragana View Post
I love Asian food and cook/eat it every chance I get! That said, Asia is a big place What are some of your favorite dishes? It helps to narrow it down to a cuisine, then favorites - that will help you stock the right ingredients. I can almost always whip up a Thai vegetable curry because I keep rice, curry paste and coconut milk on hand; same for Indian curry - rice, curry powder/spices or paste and can of chickpeas. Ditto for a Vietnamese rice noodle bowl by keeping noodles, garlic-chili paste, lime juice and fish sauce in the fridge. Korean ingredients are also pretty easy to stock - you need soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, Korean chili paste. And rice, always rice! It sounds like a lot, but things like a bottle of fish sauce last a long time, and we eat this type of dish probably twice a week.
Sometimes when a spicy Asian food craving hits, I make some rice or noodles, saute up whatever vegetables and tofu/protein I have and mix with this sauce (mix to taste): soy sauce, sesame oil, sriracha, rice vinegar, extra garlic optional.
Add in mirin, rice wine vinegar, and fried garlic and you can make basically anything. And in a pinch, spaghetti can sub in for long noodles. :-)

Tonight I wanted something a little different, so I made pretzel-crusted chicken with honey mustard dipping sauce, mashed potatoes and fresh Jacob's Cattle beans from our garden, simmered in bacon-flavored broth.
Yesterday 02:15 PM
Ragana
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Originally Posted by KatelynRose View Post
I wish I could make Asian dishes.. I need to stock my pantry for that purpose if I want to cook Asian food though.. I dont have any of the correct spices/sauces.. But I've really been craving Asian food. Spicy Asian food.
I love Asian food and cook/eat it every chance I get! That said, Asia is a big place What are some of your favorite dishes? It helps to narrow it down to a cuisine, then favorites - that will help you stock the right ingredients. I can almost always whip up a Thai vegetable curry because I keep rice, curry paste and coconut milk on hand; same for Indian curry - rice, curry powder/spices or paste and can of chickpeas. Ditto for a Vietnamese rice noodle bowl by keeping noodles, garlic-chili paste, lime juice and fish sauce in the fridge. Korean ingredients are also pretty easy to stock - you need soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, Korean chili paste. And rice, always rice! It sounds like a lot, but things like a bottle of fish sauce last a long time, and we eat this type of dish probably twice a week.
Sometimes when a spicy Asian food craving hits, I make some rice or noodles, saute up whatever vegetables and tofu/protein I have and mix with this sauce (mix to taste): soy sauce, sesame oil, sriracha, rice vinegar, extra garlic optional.
Yesterday 07:53 AM
applejuice Fruit and plain youghurt
Yesterday 07:28 AM
pumabearclan ground lamb with leftover ragout & leftover pilaf
Yesterday 04:09 AM
Gingerjv Chinise buckwheat noodles with shrims and asian style veggie salad. shrims -cooked in soy sauce, with garlic and chili pepper
Yesterday 04:05 AM
Gingerjv
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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post
That sounds really good! How do you make the beans?

I'm cooking for the first time in a week (was on a business trip for most of the last week) and I'm so excited about eating delicious home made food again! The food on my trip was abysmal. So I'm celebrating being home again my making pasta bolognese from scratch. :-)
Thanks) i am glad you like. I actually love to cook!!;-) I take saucepan and slowly boil beans and corn until it's half cooked. then i put sliced fresh tomatos and some tomato juice, garlic, italian style herbs, chili peppers and stew everything slowly until it's done;-) bon appetit!
07-27-2014 08:48 PM
crazyms
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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post
I think you're in for a good meal - you've basically described minestrone soup! :-)

Had leftover bolognese earlier, but I have no idea what I'm making for tomorrow. I've been thinking about pulling out the crockpot too, but am very much lacking inspiration.
Thanks! That's what I was thinking after I got done. I have only ever made minestrone vegetarian though but that is pretty much what I did. I hope it turns out well. I'm so glad I got all those left over pieces out of my fridge. I feel like a new woman decluttering the fridge so well.
07-27-2014 07:58 PM
KatelynRose Tonight we had Cajun seasoned baked chicken breast (with a bit of our bacon grease on top mmm tasty) with broccoli cooked lightly in butter and a baked sweet potato with cinnamon ... Yumm!
@apeydef you make me want Alfredo it is my weakness!

I wish I could make Asian dishes.. I need to stock my pantry for that purpose if I want to cook Asian food though.. I dont have any of the correct spices/sauces.. But I've really been craving Asian food. Spicy Asian food.
07-27-2014 07:50 PM
newmamalizzy
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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post
I think you're in for a good meal - you've basically described minestrone soup! :-)

Had leftover bolognese earlier, but I have no idea what I'm making for tomorrow. I've been thinking about pulling out the crockpot too, but am very much lacking inspiration.
Ditto. I didn't even plan meals before shopping because I couldn't think of anything. Hopefully stuff will come together. I think tomorrow will be tuna/potato cakes with corn on the cob and spring greens.
07-27-2014 06:36 PM
kitchensqueen
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Originally Posted by crazyms View Post
So we have in the pot:
- small bits of leftover diced ham, smoked sausage, and bacon
- zucchini
- a few of the tomatoes that an elderly neighbor dropped off "for those kids ya got there"
- three cans of garbanzo beans I found on sale and scored for .40 each!
- box of chicken broth found on sale.
- random dashes of seasonings from the pantry by the crazy lady here.

If you count for the fact that almost all of this was left over scraps from previous meals this meal only came out to about $2 total that was bought and I did this all out of the pantry so not bad. I don't know how it'll turn out but I guess we'll see.
I think you're in for a good meal - you've basically described minestrone soup! :-)

Had leftover bolognese earlier, but I have no idea what I'm making for tomorrow. I've been thinking about pulling out the crockpot too, but am very much lacking inspiration.
07-27-2014 06:26 PM
apeydef Bow tie noodles Alfredo sauce. I put in chicken and broccoli.
07-27-2014 04:10 PM
crazyms Tonight we're having diced chicken in cheddar broccoli rice with corn as a side. Might break out the sherbet for dessert later

I already have the crock pot going for tomorrow night's dinner. I decided to use up the left over scraps from meals and make some kind of soup/stew out of them.

So we have in the pot:
- small bits of leftover diced ham, smoked sausage, and bacon
- zucchini
- a few of the tomatoes that an elderly neighbor dropped off "for those kids ya got there"
- three cans of garbanzo beans I found on sale and scored for .40 each!
- box of chicken broth found on sale.
- random dashes of seasonings from the pantry by the crazy lady here.

If you count for the fact that almost all of this was left over scraps from previous meals this meal only came out to about $2 total that was bought and I did this all out of the pantry so not bad. I don't know how it'll turn out but I guess we'll see.
07-27-2014 10:18 AM
pumabearclan Shrimp with peppers and corn in ragout, over rice.
07-27-2014 04:33 AM
applejuice eggs florentine
07-26-2014 07:28 PM
Ragana
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Originally Posted by Mylie View Post
I just made a panful of SamMills Gf Beef Noodle Hamburger Helper...sometimes I just get tierd of cooking from scratch...
I hear you. Today I bought some pitas and hummus from a market attached to a local restaurant for lunches and some frozen spinach pies and chicken nuggets for an easy dinner.
07-26-2014 07:26 PM
Ragana Yesterday, I made a Thai red curry with summer squash and potatoes, rice and cucumber salad.

Tonight was a salad of fresh corn, black beans, green/red pepper and red onion with garlic dressing and lime juice. Also tortilla chips with homemade salsa (tomato, jalapeno, yellow onion, lime juice and salt).

On the schedule so far for this week:
* Pasta with red sauce and roasted cauliflower
* Tofu and broccoli bowls with peanut sauce
07-26-2014 05:00 PM
kitchensqueen
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Originally Posted by newmamalizzy View Post
DD and her Dad are having a beach day, so probably just leftovers here, too. Which reminds me that we have nothing for tomorrow's breakfast...
In the same boat for breakfast here, so I'm going to have to do some baking after Little Man goes to bed.
07-26-2014 12:26 PM
newmamalizzy DD and her Dad are having a beach day, so probably just leftovers here, too. Which reminds me that we have nothing for tomorrow's breakfast...
07-26-2014 11:45 AM
kitchensqueen Probably leftover pasta bolognese tonight.
07-26-2014 06:42 AM
applejuice falafel
07-25-2014 05:35 PM
kitchensqueen
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Originally Posted by Gingerjv View Post
beef steak with mushed potatoes, corn and beans roasted in tomato spicy sauce
That sounds really good! How do you make the beans?

I'm cooking for the first time in a week (was on a business trip for most of the last week) and I'm so excited about eating delicious home made food again! The food on my trip was abysmal. So I'm celebrating being home again my making pasta bolognese from scratch. :-)
07-25-2014 03:54 PM
newmamalizzy Chicken and rice, Portuguese style, with green beans.
07-25-2014 08:49 AM
Gingerjv beef steak with mushed potatoes, corn and beans roasted in tomato spicy sauce
07-25-2014 06:48 AM
applejuice couscous
07-24-2014 07:05 PM
kitchensqueen After three days of positively horrid road food on business travel, I came home to crock pot rotisserie chicken, rice and corn. It was nice.
07-24-2014 05:40 PM
newmamalizzy A very healthy dinner of pizza and ice cream while visiting friends
07-24-2014 11:37 AM
Gingerjv pasta with creamy sause and mushrooms, green salad
07-24-2014 10:51 AM
applejuice baked sweet potatoes with borscht.
07-24-2014 10:17 AM
Mylie I just made a panful of SamMills Gf Beef Noodle Hamburger Helper...sometimes I just get tierd of cooking from scratch...
07-23-2014 12:20 PM
newmamalizzy Probably a 3rd incarnation of our grilled pork loin. Quesadillas or more sandwiches, with sauteed onions and peppers and some leftover broccoli.
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