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Date: 4/30/13 10:52 AM

I'm bored with cooking. Seems like I make the same things over & over. I'm looking for new ideas and recipes. Please share your favorites.

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Date: 4/30/13 11:51 AM

All of these are in regular rotation in my house and are excellent:

If you have fresh hulled peas this spring, this fresh pea soup is wonderful

This beet salad is outrageously good.

Potato and chickpea stew from deborah
madison's book. Outstanding.

Pasta e fagioli from Marcella Hazan's Classic Italian Cooking

Vegetarian borscht from Please to the Table, my favorite cookbook. Use a lot of fresh dill and sour cream as a garnish.
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Date: 4/30/13 11:59 AM

What kind of things do you enjoy eating/cooking?

I had to eliminate all grains (even plain oatmeal) from my diet along with dairy, wheat, and yeast. I've been finding all kinds of neat things to try at nomnompaleo.com.

The food is tasty and not difficult to cook. DH asks for it (he loves the braised cabbage) constantly and he doesn't have any dietary restrictions.

His other favorite meal (really yummy if you like hot wings) is Buffalo rice Just 5 ingredients, fool proof cooking, and yummy goodness that I wish i could eat (I can't eat rice or cheese). He gobbles it out and it's honestly faster and easier than Hamburger Helper.

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Date: 4/30/13 12:20 PM

One of our favorite meals is so crazy easy.

1 container salsa (at least 8oz)
8 or so chicken thighs, skinless, boneless if they have it

Place in crockpot and cook on slow for 6 hours. If you use thighs with bones, it is fall off the bone tender! We have always served this with yellow Spanish rice and I discovered that if you put in a package about 45 minutes at the end of cooking, it absorbs the juices and tastes yummy!

I am going to follow this thread. I love new recipes!

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Date: 4/30/13 12:25 PM

How about some Indian? Recipe from Cooks Illustrated.

CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA

Published September 1, 2007.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:
Our goal was to develop a simple chicken masala recipe with readily available ingredients. To get there, we rubbed the chicken with a mixture of salt, coriander, cumin, and cayenne, then dipped it in yogurt mixed with oil, garlic, and ginger. For a year-round tikka masala recipe, we chose the broiler rather than the grill and cooked the chicken in large pieces to prevent it from drying out.

SERVES 4 TO 6
This dish is best when prepared with whole-milk yogurt, but low-fat yogurt can be substituted. For a spicier dish, do not remove the ribs and seeds from the chile. If you prefer, substitute 2 teaspoons ground coriander, 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper for the garam masala. The sauce can be made ahead, refrigerated for up to 4 days in an airtight container, and gently reheated before adding the hot chicken. Serve with basmati rice.
INGREDIENTS
Chicken Tikka
1/2teaspoon ground cumin
1/2teaspoon ground coriander
1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper
1teaspoon table salt
2pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat
1cup plain whole-milk yogurt (see note above)
2tablespoons vegetable oil
2 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed through a garlic press (about 2 teaspoons)
1tablespoon grated fresh ginger
Masala Sauce
3tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, diced fine (about 1 1/4 cups)
2 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed through a garlic press (about 2 teaspoons)
2teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1 fresh serrano chile, ribs and seeds removed, flesh minced (see note above)
1tablespoon tomato paste
1tablespoon garam masala (see note above)
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2teaspoons sugar
1/2teaspoon table salt
2/3cup heavy cream
1/4cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
INSTRUCTIONS
1. FOR THE CHICKEN: Combine cumin, coriander, cayenne, and salt in small bowl. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with spice mixture, pressing gently so mixture adheres. Place chicken on plate, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes. In large bowl, whisk together yogurt, oil, garlic, and ginger; set aside.
2. FOR THE SAUCE: Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until light golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, chile, tomato paste, and garam masala; cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, sugar, and salt; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cream and return to simmer. Remove pan from heat and cover to keep warm.
3. While sauce simmers, adjust oven rack to upper-middle position (about 6 inches from heating element) and heat broiler. Using tongs, dip chicken into yogurt mixture (chicken should be coated with thick layer of yogurt) and arrange on wire rack set in foil-lined rimmed baking sheet or broiler pan. Discard excess yogurt mixture. Broil chicken until thickest parts register 160 degrees on instant-read thermometer and exterior is lightly charred in spots, 10 to 18 minutes, flipping chicken halfway through cooking.
4. Let chicken rest 5 minutes, then cut into 1-inch chunks and stir into warm sauce (do not simmer chicken in sauce). Stir in cilantro, adjust seasoning with salt, and serve.

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Date: 4/30/13 12:35 PM

DH is diabetic, so I have to take that into consideration when preparing meals. Other than that, we like just about anything; especially fresh veggies.

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Date: 4/30/13 12:51 PM

I love meatball subs, they are super easy to make and very delicious.

Meatball subs
I use frozen meatballs and heat them up in the microwave. Then I cover the meatballs my favorite spaghetti sauce, and heat for another minute to cook the sauce in. Last I serve it on a toasted hot dog bun or sub bread with mozzarella cheese.

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Date: 4/30/13 1:57 PM

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Potato and chickpea stew from deborah

madison's book. Outstanding.


I printed out the recipe for the potato and chickpea stew. It calls for Romesco sauce, p. 70. What's that, please? Could you provide that recipe as well, please? Or a description such as --well, whatever it is.

Thanks,
Claudia
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Date: 4/30/13 3:36 PM

There are a variety of recipes for it online (scanner is not hooked up at the moment) but I never use it. It's got enough tomatoes and peppers as far as I'm concerned! I've seen it here and there in better grocery stores.

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Date: 4/30/13 6:26 PM

My super simple go-to that hubby loves: brown up about 4 bone less, skinless chicken breast. Dump a jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce on top, you can also toss in some onions, zucchini, squash etc. Put the top on the pan and let it all simmer for about 45 minutes. I boil up a bag of rice. Put rice on your plate, scoop out a chicken breast, place it beside the rice and pour some of the sauce on the rice. Add a salad and you have a great meal...super easy too.

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