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« Reply #2200 on: June 16, 2020, 12:54:40 PM »
Cauliflower bake w/ leeks & greens : a new recipe to try out

(from Amy Chaplin's cookbook 'Whole Food Cooking Everyday')

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« Reply #2201 on: June 16, 2020, 04:34:21 PM »
Korean Beef Bowls (https://damndelicious.net/2013/07/07/korean-beef-bowl/).  Usually I serve with rice, but tonight I'm going to throw the seasoned beef over a big green salad.

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« Reply #2202 on: June 17, 2020, 07:24:28 AM »
We're harvesting cabbage from our garden right now, so I'm going to give this vegan cabbage, potato, and chick pea recipe a try.
The cashew gravy sounds good.   

 https://www.thecuriouschickpea.com/vegan-cabbage-potato-and-chickpea-sheet-pan-dinner/

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« Reply #2203 on: June 17, 2020, 10:48:08 AM »
Salmon & rice + salad

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« Reply #2204 on: June 17, 2020, 11:58:40 AM »
BBQ glazed crispy tofu with oven fries. YUM. Plus some produce, either a salad or roasted veg or some fruit.

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« Reply #2205 on: June 17, 2020, 12:59:56 PM »
Buffalo chickpea pizza w/ white garlic sauce

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« Reply #2206 on: June 17, 2020, 01:45:27 PM »
Brisket! (https://smittenkitchen.com/2010/04/tangy-spiced-brisket/)  The sauce is so good - I'm already dreaming of leftovers on top of a salad.  Will serve with okra, asparagus, and maybe mashed potatoes, too.

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« Reply #2207 on: June 17, 2020, 03:12:38 PM »
Found some pesto in the bottom of the condiment drawer, so we're having fresh linguini with pesto and blanched green beans.

And then I'm going to a friend's house for socially distant margaritas. It's surprising how many people have said to me in the last 24 hours "you know, you CAN get a DUI on a bike". Fortunately, my husband has come back with "have you met Jen? Between her disinclination to drink too much and her general caution, this is a non-issue."

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« Reply #2208 on: June 17, 2020, 03:49:08 PM »
Pork shoulder that was slow roasted over charcoal, fresh peas in a lemon-mint vinaigrette, green salad, and baked sweet potatoes.

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« Reply #2209 on: June 17, 2020, 04:00:43 PM »
Chicken cooked with Makoto dressing and lime juice.

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« Reply #2210 on: June 17, 2020, 09:29:45 PM »
Pork shoulder that was slow roasted over charcoal, fresh peas in a lemon-mint vinaigrette, green salad, and baked sweet potatoes.

That sounds absolutely perfect.

I had a package of lamb ribs, and not a lot of time, so I seared them in the Instant Pot, then pressure cooked them with tomatoes, onion, garlic and some Indian spices (mustard seed, cardamom, asafoetida, clove, ginger), and on the side, turmeric-coconut cauliflower rice made with some coconut cream that comes in bar form.  Other than the lamb needing a little longer to get tender, it was pretty good for a totally improvised meal!

Tomorrow I'm planning to make Scotch eggs with either roasted asparagus or a big ass salad.

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« Reply #2211 on: June 17, 2020, 10:13:06 PM »
you can sear things in an instant pot? how much sear are we talking?

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« Reply #2212 on: June 17, 2020, 10:22:50 PM »
you can sear things in an instant pot? how much sear are we talking?

Not a great sear, but enough to get some browning and render some fat on the high setting of the saute function.

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« Reply #2213 on: June 17, 2020, 11:43:46 PM »
I don't even have a slow cooker... I did once but now I do everything in an enameled cast iron in the oven. Which works out great for 9 months a year.

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« Reply #2214 on: June 18, 2020, 01:38:04 AM »
There was little leftover pasta from two nights ago, and a yummy risotto from last night in the fridge. We had that for dinner* and there's just enough risotto left for my lunch tomorrow. Easy button for the win.

BTW, when I made the risotto, I didn't have a lot of time, so I turned the flame much higher than I normally would and it worked amazingly well. Game changer! I love risotto because I can add tons of veggies which means I don't have to make a salad. Last night's version had onions, shallots, mushrooms, peas, sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta. Yum! Now that I've figured out how to cook it faster, it's going to go into regular rotation.

* I just realized that sounds kinda gross. DSS ate the pasta and DH and I had the risotto.

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« Reply #2215 on: June 18, 2020, 06:01:37 AM »
I made tuna cakes with a lemon dill sauce. Had a Napa cabbage slaw and broccoli salad on the side. They were decent but salon cakes are better.

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« Reply #2216 on: June 18, 2020, 07:48:07 AM »
@Dicey - have you tried baked risotto? It's hands off (e.g. no stove prep time) & all in the oven. I follow the based of this recipe (https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/oven-chicken-risotto) & then change the mix ins based on what I have available.

We are almost done with leftovers, so tonight will be steak salads. Hopefully with peach/mozzarella salad on the side, if my calls wrap up early enough.

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« Reply #2217 on: June 18, 2020, 09:36:09 AM »
Grilled salmon and greens (baby bok choy and rainbow chard). I have a half-head of cauliflower that needs to be used, so maybe I'll cut it into florets and roast those on the grill in a foil packet.

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« Reply #2218 on: June 18, 2020, 02:29:38 PM »
@Dicey - have you tried baked risotto? It's hands off (e.g. no stove prep time) & all in the oven. I follow the based of this recipe (https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/oven-chicken-risotto) & then change the mix ins based on what I have available.

We are almost done with leftovers, so tonight will be steak salads. Hopefully with peach/mozzarella salad on the side, if my calls wrap up early enough.
Oh, that looks yummy! Risotto is one of my go-to dishes for hot weather. I like that it can be done on the stove when I don't feel like firing up the oven. It's also good hot or cold. We're at the beginning of a heat wave, so I'll file this recipe for when/if it cools down. I bought a big container of sushi rice (shhh - at an estate sale), which should also work well in this recipe, because Sir Google taught me that sushi rice is short-grained rice.

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« Reply #2219 on: June 18, 2020, 02:56:48 PM »
Pizza on the grill, and salad. The kids are doing various evening activities (probably: it's looking like it's going to thunderstorm just now) which means we don't have to turn out vast quantities of dinner at one time. Grilled pizzas take a bit of time to get enough cooked, so we can make one or two for two of us, then nibble on it while we make the next couple.

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« Reply #2220 on: June 19, 2020, 08:53:49 PM »
Tacos with salad and refried black beans. Always a winner and so easy.

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« Reply #2221 on: June 20, 2020, 12:55:12 AM »
Tacos with salad and refried black beans. Always a winner and so easy.
We had tacos last night, so of course tonight was burrito night. Love it when I can prep once and eat twice!

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« Reply #2222 on: June 20, 2020, 08:59:04 AM »
@Dicey Yum!

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #2223 on: June 20, 2020, 10:59:08 AM »
Stuffed peppers and roasted asparagus tonight.

Tomorrow I'm smoking a 1/2 leg of lamb and we'll eat that with salads for a few days.

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« Reply #2224 on: June 20, 2020, 11:43:38 AM »
Warm weather here.  I made a big batch of cole slaw from our garden, and a huge bowl of "Texas Caviar" bean salad.  We're probably going to grill some personal pizzas to go with it.  That and some cold beer = yum. 

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« Reply #2225 on: June 20, 2020, 02:53:22 PM »
BBQ chicken thighs, southwestern style corn, garlicky collard greens

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« Reply #2226 on: June 21, 2020, 05:15:15 AM »
Poor man's stroganoff using leftover meatloaf chopped up in sauce over egg noodles. side of fresh green beans.

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« Reply #2227 on: June 21, 2020, 11:18:54 AM »
Pepperoni & mushroom pizza, with micro-greens from the patio

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« Reply #2228 on: June 21, 2020, 02:12:40 PM »
Lentil sloppy joes and spicy sweet potato fries

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« Reply #2229 on: June 21, 2020, 05:48:04 PM »
Tonight I made ramen with king oyster mushrooms and chicken thighs, asparagus on the side, and my better half made rice pudding for dessert. Not a bad effort :)

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« Reply #2230 on: June 21, 2020, 07:26:05 PM »
Veggie chili (barley, black beans, tomatoes) with avocado salsa and sour cream to top.  With roasted broccoli.  A little rough as we are experiencing a heat wave here (I'm pretty sure it got to the mid-70s) so not the most appropriate choice of meals, but we hadn't had it in so long, and...avocado salsa!

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« Reply #2231 on: June 21, 2020, 07:38:35 PM »
Maryland blue crabs, hush puppies, Mexican street corn, and coke slaw. 2 crabs per person and itís a Fatherís Day wish. I HATE cracking and cleaning crabs....DH was pleased. We braved downed trees and a crab shanty dude named Roy. Live crabs are safer than steamed ones when filth is everywhere. I used to work in a seafood market, so yeah. I know how to clean and cook them. I just donít like to.

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« Reply #2232 on: June 22, 2020, 08:52:16 AM »
Sweet potato and peanut stew.  Will be lunch all week plus dinner at least two nights this week. 

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« Reply #2233 on: June 22, 2020, 09:06:06 AM »
I make that all the time. It's been a month or two - maybe I will make that later this week.

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« Reply #2234 on: June 22, 2020, 09:27:49 AM »
I really need to make fried unripe tomatoes tonight.  They were supposed to be fried green tomatoes, but they started turning red over the weekend.  Hopefully they'll still be firm enough to holdup to being breaded and cooked in a skillet.

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« Reply #2235 on: June 22, 2020, 12:07:28 PM »
Crockpot carnitas nachos

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« Reply #2236 on: June 22, 2020, 12:23:12 PM »
crab cakes, chopped salad, and leftover pasta.

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« Reply #2237 on: June 23, 2020, 06:39:53 PM »
Panko-crusted pan-fried cod with creole dipping sauce, roasted broccoli with shaved parmesan, mashed potatoes

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« Reply #2238 on: June 23, 2020, 06:46:09 PM »
It's hot so we will have cold cereal for dinner and ice cream for dessert.

shredded wheat w/ blackberries

vanilla ice cream w/ chocolate chips

We put the milk and cereal bowls in the freezer so they're very cold.







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« Reply #2239 on: June 23, 2020, 06:48:53 PM »
Lentil sloppy joes and spicy sweet potato fries
Shout out to lentils!

I made dal again.  Start the lentils, heat the spices in olive oil, add chopped onion, garlic and ginger, strain lentils partly, then combine and finish with lemon juice and salt, and a scoop of cottage cheese.

Super good!  Probably the most underused food in the West.

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« Reply #2240 on: June 23, 2020, 06:55:20 PM »
Lentil sloppy joes and spicy sweet potato fries
Shout out to lentils!

I made dal again.  Start the lentils, heat the spices in olive oil, add chopped onion, garlic and ginger, strain lentils partly, then combine and finish with lemon juice and salt, and a scoop of cottage cheese.

Super good!  Probably the most underused food in the West.

MY homemade lentil soup

MY homemade pea soup

MY homemade bean soup

I like all three and cook them frequently.

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« Reply #2241 on: June 23, 2020, 07:08:57 PM »
Lentil sloppy joes and spicy sweet potato fries
Shout out to lentils!

I made dal again.  Start the lentils, heat the spices in olive oil, add chopped onion, garlic and ginger, strain lentils partly, then combine and finish with lemon juice and salt, and a scoop of cottage cheese.

Super good!  Probably the most underused food in the West.

MY homemade lentil soup

MY homemade pea soup

MY homemade bean soup

I like all three and cook them frequently.

Nice dude!

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« Reply #2242 on: June 23, 2020, 07:24:13 PM »
Lentil sloppy joes and spicy sweet potato fries
Shout out to lentils!

I made dal again.  Start the lentils, heat the spices in olive oil, add chopped onion, garlic and ginger, strain lentils partly, then combine and finish with lemon juice and salt, and a scoop of cottage cheese.

Super good!  Probably the most underused food in the West.

They are such great ingredients

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« Reply #2243 on: June 23, 2020, 07:25:41 PM »
We had big mixed-veg salads with diced chicken, feta, and red wine vinaigrette.

I still haven't made mujadara and the weather is fairly cool, so that and sauteed greens might be tomorrow's dinner. Yay lentils!

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« Reply #2244 on: June 23, 2020, 07:59:52 PM »
Smashed potatoes w/sour cream, capers & herbs, creamy beans w/garden greens & side salad.
Very garden-inspired...

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« Reply #2245 on: June 23, 2020, 08:02:07 PM »
It's hot so we will have cold cereal for dinner and ice cream for dessert.

shredded wheat w/ blackberries

vanilla ice cream w/ chocolate chips

We put the milk and cereal bowls in the freezer so they're very cold.

This sounds great. It's rainy and cool here right now but I love this idea..

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« Reply #2246 on: June 23, 2020, 08:42:44 PM »
Crockpot carnitas nachos
crab cakes, chopped salad, and leftover pasta.
As I scanned the comments, preparing to post aa apres-dinner report, my eyes and brain caught these two posts and conflated them to "Crackpot Carnitas". Apparently even my brain has wonky autocorrect now. Sounds delicious, doesn't it?

Dinner was, no surprise, Taco Bowls. What was different tonight was that I made Salsa Verde for the first time ever. I never dreamed it was so easy! The only hiccup is that my cilantro had turned into a slimy mess overnight, so I had to break out the frozen stuff mid-recipe. It was okay, but will definitely be better next time, when I've restocked my supply of fresh cilantro. Tomorrow will be burritos. I found some fancy chili lime flavored tortillas for a different twist.

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« Reply #2247 on: June 24, 2020, 08:58:03 PM »
Pork chops, roasted corn, sauteed squash and zucchini, and spinach salad.

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« Reply #2248 on: June 25, 2020, 08:43:38 AM »
Indian curry, roasted cauliflower, rice and peas. Easy and yum!

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« Reply #2249 on: June 25, 2020, 04:08:10 PM »
Costco Roast Chicken and Kirkland Normandy Veggies.  Yum Yum