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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:38 AM

What's for Dinner ~ Friday Nov 9th

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:27 AM

1. Grilled salmon and

a salad. Don't feel like playing in the kitchen this evening, so my supper is simple and fast.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:49 AM

2. Some sort of pasta and a salad and a loaf of Mancini's bread

(an Italian bakery in Pgh). Was down to visit my Mom for the day yesterday and picked up a loaf of bread from one of the grocery stores. Not exactly the same as getting it hot out of the oven at the bakery, but good just the same .

Hope all is well with you. It's been a busy week with working at the polls on Election Day and doctor appts. I go to a Dermatologist in my hometown although it's 100 miles away and that appt. was yesterday.

Have to figure out a menu/shopping list and go grocery shopping today.

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Response to livetohike (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:08 PM

3. Just wanted to let you know that your daily offerings sound very good.

Am considering going more plant-based with my diet. Are there any particular sites or books that would be a good primer?

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:07 PM

5. Thank you!

I have a collection of vegetarian cookbooks and my favorites for information about eating a plant based diet (they also have recipes) are:

Diet for a Small Planet - http://www.amazon.com/Diet-Small-Planet-20th-Anniversary/dp/0345321200

Recipes for a Small Planet -http://www.amazon.com/Recipes-Small-Planet-Ellen-Buchman/dp/0345324927/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352487620&sr=1-1&keywords=recipes+for+a+small+planet

I'm partial to the Moosewood Restaurant series of cookbooks. You can find a list of them here:

http://www.moosewoodrestaurant.com/

I get a newsfeed from the restaurant on Facebook and they post their menus for the day (lunch and dinner). I get ideas from there when I am burned out on what to make.

Have fun!

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Response to livetohike (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:17 PM

7. Thanks so much, livetohike!

That should keep me busy for a while. Is there one moosewood restaurant cookbook in particular that is easy-peasy for beginners? I'm way behind the curve... didn't realize there were so many of them.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:48 PM

9. When I worked, this was my favorite. I think I have made 90% of the recipes in it!

http://www.amazon.com/Moosewood-Restaurant-Cooks-Home-Recipes/dp/0671679929

Nearly all of the recipes can be made in 30 min. or less and you should have no trouble finding the ingredients. The recipes also have nutritional breakdowns if you are dieting or watching cholesterol/fat. There are suggestions with each recipe on what else to serve with it (recipes from the book). It's a paperback book and has not fallen apart yet!

I'm also partial to this one (not a Moosewood book):

http://www.amazon.com/Horn-Moon-Cookbook-Ginny-Callan/dp/0060960388

Easy recipes and delicious, but there is no nutritional info.

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Response to livetohike (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:29 PM

11. I'm so glad you mentioned easy to find ingredients...

I'm about 2 hours from anything more exotic than what Publix carries.
Thank you for the recommendations.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:13 PM

6. She is, indeed, the one to talk to. If I were going to give up meat, or even

limit it, she would be my go-to woman for advice.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:50 PM

10. Thanks!

I have gotten lazy over the years. I used to grow my own sprouts, make my own yogurt and bake all of my own bread. I should go back to growing sprouts because I can't find any for sale around here .

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:12 PM

4. This is what I am doing with the ham tonight (anticipate many more of these, lol)

Sweet Potato, Ham, and Goat Cheese Salad with some nice garlic toast.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:57 PM

14. LOL. If the weather clears a simple cold plate outside may work well -

Slices of ham, veggies, cheese and bread with some dipping sauces.

I'll echo the comment above - a whole ham lasts forever. I pull some slices off from the get go and freeze separately for later meals. My sister routinely gives me a spiral sliced ham at Christmas. She knows I'd eat it three times a day or more, especially if I could figure out some kind of ham dessert.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:35 PM

8. Country spare ribs, broc/caul salad (which is leftover) nt

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:52 PM

12. Red Lentil and Apricot Soup finished with Balsamic Vinegar. I'll make

croutons to go with it.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:53 PM

13. I totally cheated and bought deli chicken

on sale for $4, I couldn't pass it up. all I have to do is round up a few vegies

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:55 AM

15. Stuffed cabbage and garlic mashed potatoes.

DH put in a special request for stuffed cabbage and I was hungry for some too.

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