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oh boy.....who loves kale? >>this girl!<< ;)

Then you would have LOVED my breakfast hash this morning: ground pork, golden beets, red torpedo onions, red bell pepper, TONS OF KALE, finished with a glug of balsamic. It was a good'un! :)

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burgers, pickles and pot cheese - oh, my! 

 

i made extra burgers for tomorrow night pickanick at the park (cook-out) - that's all i'll have time to eat between chatting, anyway :)

 

my piano is playing by itself.........  which the ghosties have been knocking around upstairs, just started back lately, but they mostly leave the piano alone -   i may have a mousey visitor!   i really need a cat to blame all these noises on  :wacko:  or at least to catch a mouse ^_^

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I need to come up with a menu plan for the next 2 weeks.  I'm extremely broke at the moment, had 2 large expenses come at me at once and have very little money left.  I have a small pack of rice, a box of spiral pasta and a tin of chickpeas but that's all I have in the way of food.  Today is shopping day.  Ideas please for 2 vegans.

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I need to come up with a menu plan for the next 2 weeks.  I'm extremely broke at the moment, had 2 large expenses come at me at once and have very little money left.  I have a small pack of rice, a box of spiral pasta and a tin of chickpeas but that's all I have in the way of food.  Today is shopping day.  Ideas please for 2 vegans.

 

omygosh, I am the worst possible person to ask this question.I thrive on meat and dairy protein. 

 

What about this website? lots of suggestion there. Hope this helps.

 

http://www.vegetariantimes.com/

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I'd go for the biggest bag of rice you can afford, some celery, onion and dried beans and/or peas, big bag of carrots.  Curry powder if you don't already have it.  I don't know if carrots are cheap here, but they are the best buy around here.  Good luck!

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Sorry, meatatarian here. Not only that but I actually can't eat a significant number of vegetarian protein sources because they'll make me blind. The few I can eat I can only have in moderation.

 

I know I've been kinda MIA lately. I just kind of had a bad month last month and decided to hide out for the rest of it. Things are looking up this month though. The gluten-free Expo is on Saturday and I'm super excited about that. I also managed to win a package of donut mix yesterday that I'll be able to pick up while I'm there. So next week I'll be having donuts again. I think I'm going to pick up a donut filling cake tip and make Boston creme donut holes.

 

Tonight I'm making a pork roast. I'm thinking maybe some au gratin potatoes with it. I may make zucchini cakes, or the zucchini may not make it to that time of day... we'll see. If the zucchini doesn't make it I'll have brussels sprouts. And because it is October now we'll have pumpkin shakes for dessert. :D

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Tonight: Roasted chicken legs (mmm crispy chicken skin....) Roasted fingerling taters and parsnips and onions. Zucchini-cilantro soup. Probably a salad that will use up the last of the cukes from the garden. Coconut macaroons!

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I guess my husband is in the mood for hot chocolate instead of pumpkin shakes. Fine by me, it's feeling lot a chocolate kind of night.

 

I found a super awesome recipe for my pork roast and it was positively divine. The man who rarely (if ever) eats my sauces on anything because he's weird loved the sauce for this. YAY! http://thedomesticman.com/2012/04/17/roasted-pork-sirloin/  Now if only I can master the art of getting dinner out of the oven without putting a finger on the oven rack I'll be all set. I managed to actually blister myself this time. :ph34r:

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I guess my husband is in the mood for hot chocolate instead of pumpkin shakes. Fine by me, it's feeling lot a chocolate kind of night.

 

I found a super awesome recipe for my pork roast and it was positively divine. The man who rarely (if ever) eats my sauces on anything because he's weird loved the sauce for this. YAY! http://thedomesticman.com/2012/04/17/roasted-pork-sirloin/  Now if only I can master the art of getting dinner out of the oven without putting a finger on the oven rack I'll be all set. I managed to actually blister myself this time. :ph34r:

That looks like a great recipe! I am adding it to my line-up. :)

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I guess my husband is in the mood for hot chocolate instead of pumpkin shakes. Fine by me, it's feeling lot a chocolate kind of night.

 

I found a super awesome recipe for my pork roast and it was positively divine. The man who rarely (if ever) eats my sauces on anything because he's weird loved the sauce for this. YAY! http://thedomesticman.com/2012/04/17/roasted-pork-sirloin/  Now if only I can master the art of getting dinner out of the oven without putting a finger on the oven rack I'll be all set. I managed to actually blister myself this time. :ph34r:

 

That does look delicious and reminds me of a sauce I use in a sauteed chicken breast recipe with apples and raisins.

I am sure it tasted FAB!! If you burn your fingers often, yup, I am pretty sure we're related. 

 

I decided to make a fritatta last night. I make those when I have veggies and eggs and a some bacon laying around and I am feeling lazy. LOL

 

It had bacon, asparagus, shallots, mushrooms and a handful of shaved mancheco cheese.  Just a touch. 

I was testing  my egg intolerance. Still there, apparently. <_< wide awake at 3 am, then the cat started her shenanigans and well, I've been

awake ever since. 

 

Wish someone could explain why I can eat eggs baked IN things, but not cooked like fried, scrambled, boiled or once over.

dang perplexing. Meanwhile, I am wide awake but exhausted ..the cat? she is asleep at my feet. little shyte.

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My SIL has an allergy? Intolerance? to eggs. For a long time she could eat them in a baked good but not scrambled eggs or quiches, etc. she said that in a cake 3 eggs is spread over 10 servings. In a quiche, 3 eggs is 1 serving. Basically. I think what she meant was she could have a little once in a while. Unfortunately, now, she doesn't like to have any in a baked good.

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My SIL has an allergy? Intolerance? to eggs. For a long time she could eat them in a baked good but not scrambled eggs or quiches, etc. she said that in a cake 3 eggs is spread over 10 servings. In a quiche, 3 eggs is 1 serving. Basically. I think what she meant was she could have a little once in a while. Unfortunately, now, she doesn't like to have any in a baked good.

It could be portion size, it could be temperature rendering something negligible (according to recent article I read in Living Without Mag)

all I know is they make me wicked nauseous, give me cramps, and some other assorted symptoms I'll spare you the deets on because we are at the table right now :D and when I eat

them baked in something like  a crust, I do not have the same reaction at all. This has been going on ever since I was a kid. But I am not allergic, according to testing that was done. 

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Monday night - Crockpot beef stew

 

Tue - Chicken noodles/ almost soup - I make a chicken soup base - broth, chicken, garlic, carrots and peas.  Then added Schar noodles to bowls and the "soup" to the bowls.  My hub and son don't like a lot of broth so they got extra noodles.  I made brown rice and added it to the rest of the "soup".  We now have chicken and rice (soaked up most of the broth) that we can add more broth to and call it soup.  M had some at lunch today and added soy sauce & no extra broth.  I like it as is and sprinkled with a generous portion of sumac. 

Could add beans and salsa to it and top with cheese, too.

 

Tonight - Encore stew or rice and chicken stuff or some of each.

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I love doing chicken soup that way. I don't like putting noodles in my soup because they get soggy. So I cook noodles and put them in my bowl and then put the soup on the noodles. I do the same with my rice though, I don't just put my rice in my soup. Then if I have leftover rice I can make it into pudding. :D

 

I have some sort of Brianna's vinaigrette or another that I'm putting some chicken in for dinner tonight. I think I may make salads to go with it, idk yet. My husband brought me a box of mac and cheese last night that I don't need but I'll probably make with dinner anyway because I'm such a sucker for it. :ph34r: And I'll fry the brussels srouts I didn't make last night.

 

And yes, I almost always have some sort of light burn mark on a finger somewhere from getting it against an oven rack or a pan. It is rare for me to blister myself like I did last night though, I stick to doing that only a few times a year. It wouldn't stop hurting enough for me to truly enjoy dinner until I did some real first aid besides trying to stand around with it in cold running water while I wasn't busy in the kitchen. Right on a knuckle... the world's most inconvenient place to put a bandaid. <_< This isn't the worst kitchen burn I've ever gotten. I once managed (at work, due to someone elses negligence) to burn the entire back of my forearm on a convection oven door. Fun times.

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Tonight for dinner

It was fancy cheese on toast ,

I rubbed a couple of gluten-free rolls with garlic and a little olive oil , then spread a little tomato puree on top with thinly sliced onion and mozzarella cheese,

then added bacon sliced mushroom and a sprinkle of oregano to finish , along with a baked potato and salad with toasted pine nuts ,

Then for dessert we had fresh pineapple with fat free Greek yoghurt with vanilla and honey mixed in ,

I can only tolerate a little bit of dairy just yet ,

otherwise I tend to get a bit windy in the night :P well so hubs tells me ha ha ,

I think I got a bit more healing to do yet ,but those toasted pine nuts were really lovely , they really make a plain salad very tasty , I just dry toasted them in the pan till golden on each side ,

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I may have been a little hasty in my estimation of how long it would take my chicken to thaw. So, chicken tomorrow. I'm going to totally cop out tonight and go with burgers, mac & cheese and some sort of veggie. I also have a free Redbox code so maybe dinner and a movie if there I can talk myself out into the chilly drizzle.

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My sweetheart is taking me out for dinner tonight! This is an especially big deal because I have not gone out to eat in months, since the diagnosis and being low iodine just makes it really hard (plus I was terrified of all food for the first month or two). I am absurdly excited. We are going to a restaurant that just opened this year and is 100% dedicated gluten free (2 out of the 3 owners have gluten and other food intolerances, so they are very accommodating and understanding) They also source most of their ingredients locally, which I appreciate. Did I mention that I am excited?! I am even going to have a leetle glass of wine and might wear a dress. Crazy.

 

It's called The Brooklyn House, if anyone is ever in Portland, OR looking for a safe place to eat.

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