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  • snowflake954snowflake954 Posts: 4,365Member Member Posts: 4,365Member Member
    My birthday today. I made broccoletti (broccoli di rape) with whole wheat pasta (Molisana-stone ground whole wheat) and EVOO just poured on top at the end. I also had an orange and a piece of cake.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,066Member Member Posts: 8,066Member Member
    My birthday today. I made broccoletti (broccoli di rape) with whole wheat pasta (Molisana-stone ground whole wheat) and EVOO just poured on top at the end. I also had an orange and a piece of cake.

    Happy Birthday!!!
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  • RCPVRCPV Posts: 389Member Member Posts: 389Member Member
    Savory oatmeal with southwest vegs.
  • CerdwinCerdwin Posts: 728Member Member Posts: 728Member Member
    I cut a acorn squash in half and de seeded it. I then rubbed a bit of plant based butter into it and sprinkled thyme and ground black pepper on it. Placed it on a covered baking sheet and roasted/baked it at 375F for 35 minutes. While it was baking I cut 2 small new potatoes into chunks and boiled in prepping for mashing. Once both the acorn squash and potatoes were done I removed the skin from the squash and mashed the two together. I added a bit more plant based butter and more black pepper. Last I added some steamed fresh green beans on top of the mashed squash/potatoes and some roasted brussel sprouts on the side. During the winter its one of my favorite dinners.
  • RCPVRCPV Posts: 389Member Member Posts: 389Member Member
    Happy Birthday, Snowflake954! I'm glad you added the cake. Life is too short not to eat cake on your birthday!
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 4,518Member Member Posts: 4,518Member Member
    I made hack's cassoulet because I had a confit goose leg taking up space in the freezer. Have decided that cassoulet is essentially dutch pea soup (ie a casserole of beans, salty meat and alliums) with more airs and graces because it is french. After looking at a couple of recipes online went with this simplified technique.

    Soak white beans overnight. Discard water and boil with aromatics such as crushed garlic cloves, thyme, celery. In the meantime in a large casserole brown the skin of goose or duck confit (if you happen to have confit, but otherwise brown raw chicken thighs). Put the poultry aside, removing bones if using confit when cool. Brown some sausages and chop cooled sausages in coarse chunks. Put sausages aside and brown some chopped bacon. Toss in a minced onion and several cloves of minced garlic. Most recipes call for a little tomato paste which I didn't have so I squirted in some ketchup for sweetness. If you have any leftover gravy or wine lying around toss that in too. When beans are almost done drain, remove aromatics and stir into the casserole dish with the reserved meat.

    Tonight I will add chicken stock to barely reach the top of the bean mix and bake another two hours in the oven with bread crumbs on top. If breadcrumbs are over browning, stir them into the bean mixture and top with a new layer of bread crumbs. Serve with a green salad. Leftovers freeze well.
  • snowflake954snowflake954 Posts: 4,365Member Member Posts: 4,365Member Member
    Today I made fusilli pasta(spirals) with mushrooms and zucchini in a sauce of EVOO and white wine, freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano on top.
  • RCPVRCPV Posts: 389Member Member Posts: 389Member Member
    Today I made fusilli pasta(spirals) with mushrooms and zucchini in a sauce of EVOO and white wine, freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano on top.

    Yummy! Simple, but so good. :)
  • k8eekinsk8eekins Posts: 2,226Member Member Posts: 2,226Member Member
    My birthday today. I made broccoletti (broccoli di rape) with whole wheat pasta (Molisana-stone ground whole wheat) and EVOO just poured on top at the end. I also had an orange and a piece of cake.
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Happy Birthday!!!
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    RCPV wrote: »
    Happy Birthday, Snowflake954! I'm glad you added the cake. Life is too short not to eat cake on your birthday!

    Belated Happy Birthday to you @snowflake954 ... Wishing you many more years of good eats, good health, happiness and love!
  • GreenValliGreenValli Posts: 817Member Member Posts: 817Member Member
    Made Chicken Gumbo Soup for dinner last night with a salad. The gumbo recipe made a lot and is low calories without the sausage. Tasted even better when I had some for lunch today with a burrito.
  • snowflake954snowflake954 Posts: 4,365Member Member Posts: 4,365Member Member
    Today Sunday special--Funghi porcini ravioli (store bought, not made by hand), sauce of EVOO, chopped cherry tomatoes, green peas, garlic, broth and wine--topped off with freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano. Then a friend gave us fresh buffalo milk mozzarella from Battipaglia (Famous for buffalo mozzarella). This is a town south of Naples on the way to Caserta. We also had a small cream pie topped with wild strawberries for desert. There were 6 of us and 2 babies.
  • snowflake954snowflake954 Posts: 4,365Member Member Posts: 4,365Member Member
    Basmatic rice with a sauce of chickpeas, EVOO, garlic, rosemary, and tomatoes.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,066Member Member Posts: 8,066Member Member
    Herb crusted cod loins, roasted broccoli and kale salad with miso, tahini dressing.
  • mjbnj0001mjbnj0001 Posts: 716Member Member Posts: 716Member Member
    Back in NJ from more than a week visiting family in Ottawa, Canada. Tonight's (Monday) dinner: baked chicken, roasted root veg (carrots, parsnips, beets) and side tom/cuke salad. MFP thinks the plate is about 719cal, 68g protein, 20g fat, 55g carb. Running out of counter space making 6 or 7 loaves of bread of three types for a large family party tomorrow - this boule loaf in the background (shaped by baking in a cast-iron skillet) is savory: rosemary/garlic/sesame flavored. The other two types are honey whole wheat and white (unbleached) cranberry (which will all be typical loaf-shaped). Happy Holidays, all!

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  • ElleBellesTheoBearElleBellesTheoBear Posts: 68Member Member Posts: 68Member Member
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  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,066Member Member Posts: 8,066Member Member
    Vegan green curry.
  • snowflake954snowflake954 Posts: 4,365Member Member Posts: 4,365Member Member
    For Christmas Eve: spaghetti with teline (a very small, sweeter clam), the sauce is EVOO, a piece of peperoncino, garlic, broth and white wine. Grilled shrimp, smoked cheese ball, and green beans. Mandarine oranges (traditional from my husband's childhood), and panettone.
  • mjbnj0001mjbnj0001 Posts: 716Member Member Posts: 716Member Member
    "'Tis the season to be carb-loading, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!"

    Sure, not "meals" be per se, but meal accompaniments and gifts. Busy Monday back from visiting family in Canada to prep some wholesome breads to go with other gifts at parties for the next day or two. Eight loaves today join three others made and given prior to our trip, so rather than "Eleven Lords a-Leaping" it's "Eleven Loaves a-Baking." In any case, Happy Holidays to you all; may this season be full of joy with your families and friends, and full of healthful eating. It has been a pleasure sharing some of my cooking adventures with you all this past year, and I have appreciated the various bits of advice you've given me.

    Clockwise from lower left corner: artisan white boule-shaped savory loaf (rosemary/garlic/sesame), honey whole wheat boule loaf with Christmas fruit and almonds (yes, that radioactive fluorescent fruitcake fruit - don't judge me, I'm making an attempt to recreate my youth on a lark in a yeast bread not a cake, LOL), two pairs of artisan white with cranberries, two loaves of honey whole wheat. Basic bread recipe is simple: flour, yeast, salt (moderate), water. I've added various flavors: local honey, cranberries, almond, wheat germ, and, of course, that candied fruit in one case. Typically more protein/less calories than commercial breads.

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  • ThinnerLizThinnerLiz Posts: 54Member Member Posts: 54Member Member
    I'm eating it now. An egg-white omelette made with some crisp bacon, a bit of shredded cheese, a tablespoon of brown rice, and red bell pepper. (Teaspoon of refined coconut oil in a non-stick pan)
    With a clementine and coffee with a splash of whole milk.
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