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  1. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Vadouvan Curry Shrimp: Made this for the second time ever! Missing tonight's was fresh curry leaves. It shouldn't be an option as it adds a lovely fragrance to the dish! Also didn't have ground cardamom, but I had whole pods I brought back from India. Cracked open and chopped worked! I quite liked biting into bits of the seeds. Eaten with spaghetti squash topped with black sesame seeds and roasted ginger, sauteed beans from my community garden, and peas (from the freezer).
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Are these winkles? They are bigger than the ones our local Superstore is bringing in...I've only had them boiled in brine in England, or in black bean garlic sauce...Hubby considers them a waste of energy!😀
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Are those WASA biscuits? Love canned smoked oysters. Those were always a Sat. night treat for my F-i-l and us...
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Catch up on reading posts and posting! I've never had so much time on my hands for gardening that everything is taking longer...Retirement is great!😁 Tonkatsu with spaghetti squash and peas Too tired from playing in the dirt to think about supper...so it was smokies, shrimp and cabbage stir-fry and corn on the cob Steamed pickerel with ginger and green onion Steak and vegetables And tonight, fish yet again! Blackened pickerel with cauliflower Mac'n'Cheese and a big salad
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    Ketogenic Diet

    Daughter's been wanting us to reduce carbs in our diet. So, I'm trying! Haven't had real or processed bread, rice, or potatoes since Thanksgiving. Well, I slipped for a wedge of naan at an Indian restaurant for staff dinner earlier this week. Portion control is also something we are trying to work on, to reduce and control calories. Using full cream, butter, and cheese are "lifesaving" ingredients. Keto is much like the old Dr. Atkins diet we were on years ago. Meals take some thinking but certainly workable with what I usually have on hand. I need to work harder in keeping a "measured" diary and counting. Both my hubby and I need to lose weight, specifically belly fat. If anyone has recipes and suggestions, I'd SO appreciate it! I did order some supplies from a Canadian low carb / gluten-free, high-fibre suppliy store: pitas, hot cereal, breading / batter mix (soy flour), Konjac fettuccini (no fish aroma as with Shirataki but using same ingredient), Swerve sweetener, and a blueberry syrup. Daughter left us with some Pumpkin Cream Cheese muffins - dense, full of fibre, and SO good (who could resist cream cheese!) In the news this week, researchers were lamenting that we eat so much processed food, which goes straight to the blood stream. The microbs in our belly need "cud" / fibre, so I am heeding that call. For meals: A dry Beef curry with cheesy cauliflower au gratin and baby bak choy fried in chicken stock. Cumin - whole grain mustard Lamb cooked in the Big Easy. Fresh mint sauce with rice vinegar. Chicken meatballs with Konjac fettuccini and Alfredo sauce Bittermelon and Beef stir-fry - Shirataki Fettuccine Pan-fried Salmon coated with a smear of mayo and soy flour / Parmesan cheese - roasted cauliflower, steamed broccoli with leftover Afredo sauce. Roasted corned beef with simmered cabbage and fennel seeds Breakfasts usually consist of eggs in some way. Lunches are a small salad with some bits of the leftover protein from previous suppers. Snacks can be small pieces of hard old cheddar, 1/2 avocado, almonds, pork rinds, or my favourite - a tbsp of cream cheese enjoyed like a lollipop! Daughter had made a Lemon Slice with almond flour crust. REALLY good. I think I'll just make the filling (like lemon pie) and use the crust as a crumble. Fewer calories. Hope some of you readers out in eGullet land have some ideas to share!
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Beef & Veg Pie...One for us, and one for a neighbor who mows our common stretch of lawn...a bachelor who works outside all day. The pie was just in time for his supper! Salad with diced apple, cuke, iceberg lettuce, mushrooms and tomatoes seasoned with raspberry dressing.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Your memory serves you well! I've made th chicken many times but have yet to do the salad...maybe just too lazy? Will have to plan on that next time we have company...
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Pre- Father's Day dinner here for hubby...before the kids swoop in tomorrow! Pulled out a package of AAA Angus rib steaks from the back of the beef basket (still could do a "Cook Your Way Thru' the Freezer)...seasoned with Montreal Steak Spice and thrown on the BBQ. Sauteed mushrooms and a salad made the meal just fine...
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Severe storm warnings started in the afternoon. West of us, power was going off and hail the size of tennis balls were playing havoc. Storm chasers posting about development of tornadoes... Had chicken in marinade and cooked up Filipino Chicken Adobo for supper right quick! Cooked up some Coconut cardamom rice and enjoyed supper while the thunder roared and the rain poured. Luckily, the worst of the storm system by-passed our city. Have never made Chicken Adobo nor eaten it, so I'm not sure exactly what it's supposed to taste like. It was good...almost like Chinese soy sauce chicken with the added tang of the vinegar and a bit of afterburn from the black pepper and chili pepper flakes. Salad seemed unconventional but complemented the rest of the meal.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Mapo Tofu...Me too! me TOO! Hubby called it "an interesting and delicious concoction" Mapo Tofu with ground lamb and diced eggplant. Eaten with stir-fried bok choy...Missing the rice...
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Cool enough a couple of days ago to do a single rib roast in the oven for supper. Enough leftovers for lunch next day. Daughter gave me a Starfrit electric spiralizer for my bday! Finally got around to trying it out. I'd love vegetables done any way, and this was pretty. Hubby is not keen on veg as a substitute for pasta, but with Alfredo sauce...OK!
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Instant Pot Lamb shoulder Thai coconut curry with a few vegetables. Thai basil - trimmings from my pallet garden!
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Amazing stack! And your fries !
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Supper tonight was done in the Big Easy! Chicken rubbed with Ethiopian Berbere spices. Eaten with stir-fried veg...
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Some dinners during this busy gardening time: Rice noodles, Char siu, bok choy New order of fresh pickerel fillets from Lake Manitoba: Fish 'n' Chips in beer batter. Curry sauce with fresh curry leaves for the chips! Pork Vindaloo with a potato and quartered onions in the Instant Pot and roti Last feed of halibut fillets that I picked up at Safeway 2 weeks ago...50% discount! Brushed with mayo and coated with Panko. Potato Patties are so easy to throw on when short on time to make chips!
  16. Host's note: this recipe video was posted in response to a request in the Dinner 2018 topic; a description of the recipe, and a photo of the results, is here. Cheesy Chicken Fritters: https://natashaskitchen.com/cheesy-chicken-fritters-video/
  17. Dejah

    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    Not as ambitious as Liuzhou with his wontons...but had shirataki noodles and baby choy sum on hand. The Thai basil also needed nipping, so all made a great lunch.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Got a line on fresh pickerel from lake Manitoba... Lightly dusted with seasoned flour (Old Bay) then pan fried. Cauliflower and asparagus were lovely and good price today, so perfect for a quick meal on a busy gardening day!
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I use only ONE fillet...and it's the "meat" in between the "greenery" Bottom layer = greenery ( Cilantro, stalks of green onion, slivers of ginger, chili peppers, thin lime slices, Thai lime leaves, and bruised stalks of lemongrass, sprinkle of oil. Season fillet before piling on the greenery. ), then fillet, then greenery in reverse order:Lemongrass, lime leaves, lime slices...etc
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    @ElsieD: I sandwiched the fillet with : Bottom layer :Cilantro, stalks of green onion, slivers of ginger, chili peppers, thin lime slices, Thai lime leaves, and bruised stalks of lemongrass, sprinkle of oil. Season fillet before piling on the greenery. Top layer - reverse above Wrapped in foil and cook in oven @375 OR on the BBQ Here's what it looks like prepped.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Weather finally turned spring-like! Gardening takes time away from eGullet! A few meals: Steel-head Trout baked in foil with lemongrass, lime leaves, green onion, cilantro, ginger, chili pepper - eaten with roasted carrots and asparagus. Taiwanese Three-cup Chicken in Instant Pot Eaten with vegetable medley that needed using up! Tonight, I had ground beef thawed and wanted chili or spaghetti sauce. No tomato sauce or paste on hand, but I did have a jar of antipasto and some red kidney beans. Threw in dashes of Lee 'n' Perrin sauce, Matanzas Chili Spice Blend ( from a visit to Grapevine, Texas) and smokey chili...and it was great! Eaten with spaghetti squash for me and low-carb black bean spaghetti for hubby. Loved all the food eGulleteers have been posting!
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Quick supper tonight 'cos my back was killing me...and I haven't even started gardening! I always have packages of President's Choice Udon Noodles on hand and shrimp in the freezer. Picked up beansprouts and cut some garlic chives from the garden. So, it was Spicy Noodles with Shrimp and Beansprouts. These noodles are so cheap (under $2.00 / package) and handy to keep on hand - no refrigeration required. Seasoned with oyster sauce and sweet chili sauce, the noodles are chewy and hold the sauces well. The sprouts and chives are thrown in for the last couple of minutes. I like to have fresh sprouts also with mine.
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    Breakfast! 2018

    That looks terrific, especially the sprouts! We've been buying pea sprouts from the grocery store - grown in Saskatchewan. I find they've been too long in the stalks and not enough green. So, I've picked up packages of seeds and will now do my own sprouts. Grocery shelves seem to have just alfalfa. From our Sobeys sushi bar, I've been picking up avocado rolls and they are terrific! It's a reverse of how you use the lettuce and rice paper. They made a great lunch for my friends when I hosted a Garden Party.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    @MetsFan5: Recipe link for Cheesy Chicken Fritters posted in eGullet recipes For supper tonight, salted a small chicken last night for Zuni Cafe Chicken. Tucked fresh Kaffir lime leaves under the skin. Eaten with taters in foil and corn-on-the -cob. It's a chilly day, and the oven heat was most welcomed!
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