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I've got salmon, chicken, sausages, potatoes, pasta, plenty of veggies but feel totally uninspired. Just finished a big pan of lasagne so want something new and intriguing.

Any suggestions?

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Well, nothing new and intriguing, lol. I'm having top sirloin steak with brussells sprouts sauteed in olive oil and garlic. That's it, that's about all I can eat. :lol:

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Yum! Salmon, spices and veggies! that sounds good.

Hi Donna- Long time no see! I miss you. Your dinner sounds pretty good to me (9unless it's like the 18th night in arown that you've eaten it :P

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Just had chicken last night--I made "Nini's Chicken" with the potato flakes and garlic. That is our favorite way of doing chicken now. Had leftovers today on salad :P

Tonight, I think I'm making boneless pork chops smothered with apple slices and onions, roasted potatoes and probably carrots.

I get into dinner "ruts" a lot, too. Sometimes, I just don't know what I'm in the mood for...

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Mustard Glazed Salmon

1 T. olive oil

2 to 4 T. minced garlic

1/3 c. whole grain or reg. Dijon mustard

1/4 c. dry white wine

1 T. lemon juice

2 pounds salmon fillets, 8 pieces

salt and pepper

lemon wedges

In a small saucepan heat oil. Saute the garlic over low heat until soft. Stir in mustard, wine and lemon juice. Remove from heat. Arrange fillets on a broiler plan and rub lightly with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Broil 2 min. Remove from oven and brush with mustard mixture. Return to oven and broil 5 min. or 'till salmon is browned and cooked through. Served with lemon wedges.

I have another easy salmon recipie I'll post after I pick up my kiddo from school.

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Hi Donna- Long time no see! I miss you. Your dinner sounds pretty good to me (9unless it's like the 18th night in arown that you've eaten it :P

Miss you too! Nope, I'm good on the many days in a row thing. :lol:

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Grate the potatoes, add minced garlic, fresh chopped dill, salt and pepper and one egg. Mix well. Put salmon on tin foil with a spritz of pam cooking spray. Press the potatoe mixture on top of the fish, or if you prefer, cover the fish with potatoes. Place fish with potatoes in oven safe dish. Bake for a bit, then broil for the last few minutes to crisp the potatoes.

Tin foil is optional, but I use it to ensure no dirty pans.

Optional, but adds a new flavor is Coconut oil.

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Spring Thyme Salmon

1/2 c. dry white wine

3 T. olive oil

2 tsp. dried thyme leaves

1 1/2 tsp. ground mustard(sub. prepared mustard)

1 1/2 tsp. garlic salt

1 tsp. dried basil leaves

1 tsp. dried minced onion

1/2 tsp. white pepper(I use black to taste)

2 lbs. salmon fillets

juice of half a lemon

Combine everything and marinate 30 min, turning once. Preheat broiler. Place fish on broiler pan and spoon some marinade on top. Broil or grill to desire doneness. serve with lemon wedges.

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Hubby is out of town, so we're having baked mac and cheese. I make a homemade white cheddar sauce, pour it on the macaroni, sprinkle it with more cheddar and bake.

If I'm up to it after I drop my daughter off at softball practice, I'll make broccoli as a side, but it's looking grim ... think I'm going to crash when I get back.

I'd put the chicken, potatoes, and veggies in a casserole dish, add seasoning and either coconut oil or olive oil, and bake.

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I've got salmon, chicken, sausages, potatoes, pasta, plenty of veggies but feel totally uninspired. Just finished a big pan of lasagne so want something new and intriguing.

Any suggestions?

We're having Thai Basil Chicken for supper (chicken + veggies over plain rice). I usually keep some frozen basil cubes in the freezer because fresh basil doesn't last very long and then we can have this meal whenever we feel like it.

It's quick and tastes great- plus you can use whatever types of veggies you have on hand.

Kai Kraphao (Thai Basil Chicken)

300 g chicken breast cut in strips

1 green or red pepper cut in 1 inch squares

5 Tbl vegetable oil

1 tsp chopped garlic

6 fresh hot chillies- chopped (or some red chilli flakes)

1 Tbl fish sauce

1 tsp sugar

1 Tbl gluten-free soy sauce

1 Tbl gluten-free oyster sauce**

2 Tbl water

20 whole leaves fresh basil (or substitute frozen basil cubes, see package for appropriate amount)

1/2 tsp cornstarch

1 Tbl water

2 1/2 cups freshly steamed rice

Heat oil on high heat in wok or large frying pan. Add garlic and chillies- stir-fry for about 30 sec. Add reserved chicken and stir-fry for about 2 min. Add fish sauce, sugar, & soy sauce- stir-fry for about 1 min. Add oyster sauce & water and cook for about 30 sec. Add reserved peppers & 3/4 of the basil leaves- stir-fry for 2 min- until peppers have begun to soften. Dissolve cornstarch in water- add to wok- stir-fry for about 1 min. Transfer to serving dish. Top with the remainder of the basil leaves (if using fresh leaves) & serve.

** I haven't been able to find a gluten-free brand of oyster sauce yet- anybody know of one?

Suzie

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I made this recipe a couple weeks ago from a recipe I found on Delphi and it is super yummy!! Great for leftovers too.

STIR-FRIED MAPLE CHICKEN

Serve this glazed chicken with white or brown rice.

2 Whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts (cut into

chunks)

1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil

1/2 Cup Red Bell Pepper (chopped)

1/2 Cup Sliced Green Onions (including some of green top)

1 Clove Garlic (crushed)

1/2 Cup Maple Syrup

1/4 Cup gluten-free Soy Sauce

1/4 Cup Sherry

2 Tblsp. Cornstarch

1/2 tsp. Ginger

Dash Cayenne Pepper

1 Cup Sliced Mushrooms (sauteed in 2 tablespoons butter)

1/2 Cup Cashew Nuts (or with sliced water chestnuts)

Fry chicken in hot oil in large skillet over medium heat

until opaque, 8 minutes. Add pepper, onion, and garlic.

Stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes, until tender-crisp. Drain excess oil.

Combine maple syrup, soy sauce, wine, cornstarch, ginger,

and cayenne. Add to chicken mixture. Cook and stir until

mixture thickens, 3 minutes. Stir in sauteed mushrooms

and cashews. Heat 1 minute longer.

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Sadly I don't think I'll be much inspiration. I made the herb cheese bread that someone posted last week. Now I'm using it up for ham and cheese sandwiches tonight since hubby is working super late. I'm serving it with some raw veggies, ranch dressing for dipping, and a small side salad. I know, pretty boring, but I didn't feel like cooking tonight. BTW, the herb cheese bread makes AWESOME microwaved cheese sandwiches. It's way better that way than plain.

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OMG- you guys rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They all sound good. Now I have like 5 new recipes to add to my collection. Thank you so much!

patti- Must give me that recipe. YUM!

Right now I'm making shrimp and mushroom risotto to get me through a few lunches and think I'll go woth salmon for tonight but that maple glaze chick stir fry sounds yummy.

I haven't been able to find a gluten-free oyster sauce either and Gai Krapow is my absolute favorite Thai dish. Must try to find some!

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Tonite we are doing nothing original. Left over corned beef on rye sandwiches with the bestest mustard sauce around. Thats it! lol I have been in a rut on what to make for dinner too.. but that maple chicken sounds heavenly!!!

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Nothing fancy here either, i got gluitened yesterday and im not feeling good at all today. So its just steak and potatoes and an veggie

paula

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Nothing fancy here either, i got gluitened yesterday and im not feeling good at all today. So its just steak and potatoes and an veggie

paula

I hope you feel better soon :(

Ok- here's what I ended up making and it was good.

Put olive oil in a casserole dish and salmon with dill and lemon juice, gralic salt, lemon pepper, and asparagus. Did the grated potatoes on top. Baked at 400 for 20 minutes and then turned the broiler on for the potatoes (about 5 minutes).

Hubby liked it and it tasted healthy!!!!!!! Needed more garlic (I think EVERYTHING is better with more garlic :P )

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If you have Lee Kum Kee brand oyster sauce, check for Choy Sun. It has a yellow label. LKK makes about 5 different kinds of oyster sauce, so be careful.

Our family really likes the Maple Salmon from Allrecipes.com. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Maple-Salmon/Detail.aspx

Thanks for the oyster sauce brands... we'll have to check them out. It would be nice to have this ingredient again.

I'm going to try that salmon recipe soon- we just got some maple syrup at the sugar bush this weekend. I love salmon, but my kids usually don't like it much- however, the maple syrup might make it more appealing to them. :rolleyes:

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You know, last night I made the most incredible ham and potato soup. I figure I'll post the recipe here in case someone wants to use it as a dinner idea. It really is the best soup I've ever eaten in my entire life and it was great reheated today for lunch.

Delicious Ham and Potato Soup - the original recipe is from allrecipes.com by ELLIE11

INGREDIENTS

* 4 cups peeled and diced potatoes

* 1/2 cup diced celery

* 1/2 cup shredded carrot

* 1/3 cup finely chopped onion

* 3/4 cup diced cooked ham or one Hatfield preprepared unflavored (or rinsed) ham steak, diced

* 3 1/4 cups water

* 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules

* 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

* 1/2 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste

* 5 tablespoons butter

* 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

* 2 cups milk (not cream)

DIRECTIONS

1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.

2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 5 to 10 minutes.

3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

This is awesome with homemade bread or breadsticks. I know soup is normally a lunch dish, but this soup is very dinner worthy and VERY filling.

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I made a totally easy (and quick!) dish tonight, so if you're ever in a rush, try something like this (if you're not in a rush, add chicken to it!):

I boiled up some lentil pasta (high protein!)

Tossed it with some Road's End Golden Gravy

Threw in some frozen peas and carrots

And had it all over some zuchinni!

Was great :)

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I sometimes make baked potatoes then top them with a sausage gravy. I used to use the Road's End until I realized that Tamari was soy. Doh! We have additional food allergies so I have to get creative with food.

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I've got salmon, chicken, sausages, potatoes, pasta, plenty of veggies but feel totally uninspired. Just finished a big pan of lasagne so want something new and intriguing.

Any suggestions?

Here is one of my family's favorites. It's quick to prepare, so it's easy for after work.

Pepper Steak or Chicken

This one really works equally well for steak or chicken breast.

(Use quantity of meat to suit number of servings required) Cut meat into strips, and marinade in a little gluten-free worchestershire and red wine vinegar while you prep the veggies. Start boiling the water to cook plain rice.

(adjust the amount of veggies to match your serving quantities.)

1 clove minced garlic

1/2 onion cut in strips

1/2 green pepper and

1/2 red pepper cut in strips

1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 cup fresh tomatoes, chopped

other veggies to your taste (we like snow peas)

Start cooking plain rice before you start sauteing meat and veggies.

Using a wok, or large saute pan, cook the meat in oil of choice (I use olive oil) to desired doneness (chicken, well done, of course. Steak, to taste). Transfer cooked meat into clean holding bowl. toss veggies, except tomatoes, into pan, and stir fry until tender-crisp. add tomatoes and cook until juices flow. Add some worchestershire, red wine vinegar, black pepper, and dash of salt, to taste. Add meat back in toss to blend. Serve over rice.

Enjoy,

Debbie

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mmm, i cried 2 nights ago as i enjoyed my dinner! teared up again as i ate leftovers at work for lunch!

tuna noodle casserole was a staple in my childhood! i've tried recreating it gluten-free, but never had it just right. until i went to walmart the other day, and actually found Progresso Mushroom Soup (been hearing about it but never tried it until now). it's a lot runnier than campells, but tastes the same to me. heaven on earth! stroganoof is next!!

Tuna Noodle Casserole

1/2 a bag Tinkyada pasta (i used the fettuccini cuz it was all i had, and just broke the noodles up real small)

1/2 can Progresso Creamy Mushroom Soup

1 can tuna fish, drained

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

crushed fritos (optional)

Cook Tinkyada pasta. Drain. In a casserole dish, add soup, fish, and half of the cheese. Mix well. Top with remaining cheese and chips. Bake for about 30 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and melted. Enjoy!

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Do you ever watch the food network channel? I think some days I am addicted to it, although my husband likes it too. We watch Rachel Ray's 30 minute meals and I bet I have copied two or three dozen recipes in the last couple months. She uses a lot of spices and many things have cheese in them I cut back on the spices and since I am dairy free do not make any of the cheesy things. I also watch Semi-Homemade. I can't make very many of these things the way she does, she uses a lot of store bought junk in her recipes, but sometimes I get an idea for something new and different. Emeril is also good, he had some really good recipes for Super Bowl.

The best thing about the food network channel, is 95% of it is from homemade ingredients, so we, as celiacs, just need to use gluten free items of the same ingredients.

I have had lots of success with these recipes.

Daisy Duke

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