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May 19th, 2015 at 03:51 pm

Since we watched the BBC show "Back in Time for Dinner" I've been thinking about how eating has changed over the past several decades. We eat 95% of our meals at home, and they're prepared from scratch. We do use some processed/convenience foods (bread, tortilla chips, canned beans, etc.) which I'm fine with.

I have a system for planning our weekly dinners that I've described here before: eggy/potato night (spanish omelette, mexican eggs, baked potatoes and brocoli), cheese/bread night (grilled cheese, tuna melts, quesadillas), chicken night, something from the freezer (that was made in our crockpot and stashed for soccer nights usually) with a salad, pasta night, fish night and one night out.

Although many of our meals are vegetarian, they aren't always full of good vegetables. We usually have a salad or broccoli as side dishes.

I am trying to incorporate more and more varied vegetables, so I went on a hunt last night for recipes.

Here's one that's basically veggie meatballs (and I LOVE fennel):
http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/roasted-fennel-pine-nut-polpette/#OgKuExCesmlMEqrI.97

This one is basically a beet salad to eat with bread and it doesn't have a ton of ingredients:
http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/roasted-fennel-pine-nut-polpette/#OgKuExCesmlMEqrI.97

I would make this curry recipe with carrots/broccoli/bamboo shoots:
http://rasamalaysia.com/thai-green-curry-recipe/2

Maybe something like this curry:
http://minimalistbaker.com/30-minute-coconut-curry/

So we'll be trying out some new recipes in the next few weeks...

There are a few that we already make regularly that are full of vegetables:
- crustless quiche with broccoli, sundried tomatoes
- a stirfry with courgettes, broccoli, carrots, ginger, cilantro, jalapeƱo and mint (and a little soy sauce)
- socca (which is like a courgette/zucchini pancake) with red onion
- frittata with onions and lots of spinach
- red onion, red peppers and courgettes with a really great sauce that we make in the oven and usually eat with chicken, but would be great with some crusty bread

Do you have any veggie-full recipes that you love?

4 Responses to “New Recipes”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm heading over to look at that curry recipe! I'm making a Greek Quinoa salad this weekend that we like pretty well. Probably could search that and find something close to what I make, I've seen it out there in a few places.

  2. Buendia Says:

    Like with feta and cucumbers? Yum! I'm doing a search!

  3. snafu Says:

    I like vegetables that are very flexible and can be boiled, baked, roasted, and combined with other vegetables resulting in numerous different presentations like turnips and sweet potatoes or yams.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I had to look up courgette. Ah! An old friend -- zucchini!

    I need to incorporate more veggies into my meals, too. My veggie-est meals right now are stirfry and vegetable soup. I used to make veggie burgers, but after realizing I just can't digest beans, I stopped.

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