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What's for dinner/tea?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle, Health & Diet' started by acpoynton, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. That-Crazy-Rat-Lady

    That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Forumite

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    Recipe for dreaded sweet potato please! Sounds lovely!

    I just love food, talking about it, reading about it, looking at picture of it!

    ........

    Off to the fitness thread to talk about burning it all off!!
     
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    Sausages, & peeled & chopped sweet potato with a little olive oil into a large tray and into the oven while you prepare...

    Courgette x 2, peppers x 2, red oinion x 2, 1 small packet of cherry tomatos and some crushed garlic, once cut into bite sized pieces tip onto the sausage & sweet potato, bake in oven for about 20 mins, take out and drizzle balsamic glaze (£2.00, Sainsbury's, other supermarkets available) then pop back in till sausages are nicely brown & veg is cooked through.

    We are just having that tonight, but usually I use the veg trimmings and sauteee them in a pan, then add either red pesto, ras-el-hanout spices or harissa paste, then mix into cooked cous cous with lemon and sultanas.

    MrLittleme's waiter service has brought me a Mojito, so I may have to rethink who is cooking tonight...

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  3. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Do you use fresh beetroot? Or the vacuum packed pre cooked one? I love beetroot but we usually only have the pickled or cocktail beetroot with a salad.

    My hated Sweet potato/med veg/ sausage dish also has any left over veg that needs using, and sometimes I add butternut squash, but I think this will taste great with beetroot too.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Spag Bol tonight. Homemade spaghetti and two types of Bolognese, one for the vegan and the other for the normal members of the household :P.

    I am showing willing mind by opening a bottle of vegan red.

    Strawberries and cream/vegan ice cream, to follow.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    It's the red I told you about the other day. It's nice, would recommend it.

    As long as you have the equipment, pasta is really easy and quick to make and much nicer than that dried stuff.

    If you're only adding a splash of wine to the Bolognese then you're a lightweight :D
     
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    Strawberries & cream - yummy. I've overdone it with the icecream & am fed up of it now, Victoria sandwich is waiting for me (shop bought, I have the kiss of death when it comes to cakes)... Or maybe Nacho crisps and cheese & onion dip, I'm still trying to decide....
     
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    Or even Bombay Aloo.
     
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    I've only manged to find fresh beetroot in my local supermarket twice in the last year or so!

    So in which case I buy the pre-cooked or even picked and jarred if I cant be bothered!
     
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    Tonight was a vegan 'interpretation' of this:

    https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chicken-recipes/piri-piri-chicken/

    Except I used the marinate on a vegan burger (or falafal if your making) pop in the oven

    I then char the vege and add to the blitzer with a tin of tomatoes - cook down until saucy!

    I then load it all up and make fajitas!

    Lots of fresh spinach, red onion, charred peppers and jalapenos!

    (For meaty version husband marinates his chicken, cooks for a bit then pops in the sauce and cooks down)
     
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    Chicken burgers and spicy fries tonight.
    (Firecracker chicken fillets, on brioche buns, with sweetcorn relish and mayonnaise, mildly spiced (frozen) fries, and Jack Daniels Bbq sauce, nom.)


    @That-Crazy-Rat-Lady the place that I work at seems to sell bucket loads of fresh beetroot (also avacado, spring onion & iceberg lettuce) people are obsesses with it... never used fresh myself, yet...
     
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    I went for a wee one morning and was convinced I was going to die a terrible terrible horrible horrible painful death!

    It was just because I had fresh beetroot the night before!

    It was very vivid!
     
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    I knew a chap who very nearly had a colonoscopy before beetroot was revealed as the cause...
     
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    I got rushed to the doctors when I was at primary school for the same reason.

    It wasn't until the doctor asked my mum what she had given me for school lunch that she realised I had eaten fresh beetroot and cheese sandwiches for two days running.
     
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    So if you have to provide a specimen for the doctors then make sure you eat lots of beetroot and asparagus the night before. :twisted:
     
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    I'd be more concerned about the sandwich filling!

    Beetroot and cheese??!?

    Bleugh!!
     
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    I'd be more concerned about the smell of cooking fresh beetroot, I still remember it stinking the house out for days :)
     
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    Yes! I hated beetroot for that very reason. I now really like it, but only over the last year or so.
     
  18. littleme

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    Homemade (not by me) Lamb Bhuna, shop bought onion bhaji and veg samosa...
     
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    How does one get an invite to Chez Me for tea once we're allowed?!
     
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    Lol Chez Moi? I'm worried I won't even get a seat once lockdown & furlough is over....

    ... I'm going to start him batch cooking over the weekend.... Looks like 15th is when my food heaven will end (unless I kneecap him first) ....
     
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