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Dinner Ideas?

So i've seen a lot of you ladies posting various recipes on here...can you help me? BF and I haven't been eating very well lately: between surgeries, holidays and travel...we've been eating out a lot and making easy things like mac and pizza. Any thoughts for a tasty, healthier meal tonight? Veggies please! I want to stop feeling like a slug.

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    CASK85CASK85 member
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    edited December 2011
    BF had to be  in NYC 4 days a week last winter for his job. The first week he was there he ate pizza for every meal (not exaggerating). When he got back I made him a dinner to get veggies into him. . . I feel like I post this recipe a lot, but I really love it because it is easy, healthy and relatively cheap link
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    edited December 2011
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    Look under food or recipes.  I've fallen behind on updating but there are some yummy recipes there:)

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    edited December 2011
    Black Bean Soup

    1 T. oil
       
    1 medium onion, chopped    
    3 garlic cloves, minced  
    2 15-oz. cans black beans  
    3 1/2 c. water  
    1 c. chopped green pepper    
    salt and pepper to taste  
    sour cream for topping 
       
       

    Heat the oil in a medium pot and sauté garlic, onions, and green pepper until soft.  Add the beans and water and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.  Remove pot from burner and let cool briefly.  Transfer half of the soup to a blender or food processor.  Once smooth, return to soup pot and heat to serving temperature.  Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve with sour cream on top.  

    You could also put whatever other veggies you want in it...like carrots, maybe. This is one of my favorite soups- so cheap and so easy.

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    edited December 2011
    I made stuffed peppers over the weekend and they were fabulous!!! as a matter of fact, there's 2 in the fridge that are calling my name! I can hear them even while I'm at work, it's incredible... lol

    I stuff yellow, red & orange bell peppers with sauteed garlic, onions, the chopped up tops of the peppers, a zucchini, a yellow squash, brown rice, crushed tomatoes and chopped meat. ooo and mozzarella cheese

    I dont really measure anything.... nothing I cook is an exact science... but if you want a recipe I'll make an attempt to write one! lol
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    edited December 2011
    A personal recipe that's always good:

    2 4oz flank steaks
    1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
    2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
    2 cloves garlic, minced

    1 1/2 cup soba noodles
    2 cups mixed Asian vegetables*
    2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
    1 tbsp teriyaki sauce
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/4 tsp fresh minced ginger or ginger powder
    1 tbsp peanut oil
    Sesame seeds

    1. Put flank steaks in ziploc bag. Add 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 cloves minced garlic and seal. Toss steaks around in bag, working marinade into them with hands. Marinade in fridge for 1-2 hrs.

    2. Heat outdoor grill. Bring pot of water to a boil. Add soba noodles and cook as instructed. Drain, rinse with cold water, then drain again.

    3. While pasta is cooking, remove steaks from ziplock bag and discard marinade. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and toss on grill. Grill for 3-4 minutes per side, flipping once, for medium rare temperature. Remove from grill and cut on the bias into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Cover to keep warm.

    4. Heat oil in stirfry pan over medium heat. Add vegetables, garlic and ginger. Stirfry for 2-3 minutes, then add 1 tbsp soy sauce and toss to coat. Stirfry until just tender. Add soba noodles and remaining soy and teriyaki sauces, toss to mix. Stirfry for 1 minute, tossing frequently. Add sesame seeds and toss. Plate pasta between two plates and top with slices of teriyaki beef.

    * For Asian mixed veggies, I usually toss together carrot, zucchini, yellow onion, baby corn (frozen corn kernels also work), broccoli, and snow peas.

    Flank steak is a leaner cut of meat, so you'll be cutting down on calories/fat there. Soba noodles are Japanese buckwheat noodles that you can find in your pasta or ethnic aisle.

    Another good side dish...

    1-2 cups fresh green beans
    2 tbsp white wine
    1 tbsp lemon juice
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    Handful of sliced almonds
    Grated peel of one lemon
    Red pepper flakes
    Olive oil spray

    Heat stirfry pan sprayed with olive oil spray over medium heat. Add fresh green beans and stirfry for 2 minutes. Add wine, lemon juice and garlic and toss to mix. Stirfry until just tender (about 3-4 minutes). Add almonds, lemon peel and red pepper flakes and toss to mix.

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    edited December 2011
    Oceana, I'm getting the impression that you're a culinary goddess.
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    edited December 2011
    I've posted this recipe twice, but it's the easiest thing in the world and it's got veggies in it, plus healthy and delicious. I'm making it this week, it's the best comfort food ever.

    TURKEY MEATLOAF

    ING:
    3lbs ground turkey
    2-3 celery stalks
    1 red or green pepper
    1 red or white onion
    2 eggs
    1 cup dry oatmeal
    1/2 cup ketchup
    1/2 tsp thyme

    1. Preheat oven to 350F.

    2. Dice the celery, pepper and onion. Saute in thyme and olive oil until soft.

    3. Mix ground turkey, veggies, eggs, oatmeal and ketchup in a large bowl, preferrably with your hands (if you have culinary gloves, here's where they'd come in handy!). If the mixture is too wet, add more oatmeal. If the mixture is too dry, add more ketchup.

    4. Form it into a greased loaf pan (3qt pan works best) and stick it in the oven. OPTIONAL: spread some ketchup on the top of the loaf before baking!

    5. Bake for one hour and enjoy! Serve with some couscous and fresh veggies

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    edited December 2011
    I made this Tilapia Parmesan the other day and my BF loved it and I felt a little healthier for it.
    http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=75983
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    PaigeMcCPaigeMcC member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_dinner-ideas?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:8c4238af-32aa-45cc-b11e-f1bdd43f16f1Post:6a87b362-a8e2-4c5c-99db-76d1d77efbe5">Re: Dinner Ideas?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Oceana, I'm getting the impression that you're a culinary goddess.
    Posted by heyimbren[/QUOTE]

    Fact.

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    edited December 2011
    I have tons of bad for you recipes, Im sorry I dont have anything to add here. BUT if you want some holiday bad-for-you treats let me know.
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