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Happy Friday everyone!

Had a lot of prayers sent Sunshine’s way-she’s doing somewhat better.  Hoping there will be an upward trend for the next week.  My blog on the “whole event” will be on my regular Friday post on the “flip” side.

I asked for you all to share some of your favorite tricks and saving graces for meals-Max0125 (Mary) shared this tasty tip:

One of my favorite and versatile staples in my panty is sun dried tomato pesto. I use it to put on top of grilled salmon or chicken. I also cook up shrimp and add it to whole grain pasta with the pesto amd top with a sprinkling on parmesan and fresh basil. I can have a meal on the table in under 20 min.

My favorite one is to make either frittatas or egg foo yong.
Both are essentially omelets, but the frittata tends to be more Italian and have a starch (leftover rice, pasta, potatoes) and cheese.  The egg foo yong is obviously Asian, but is more veggies than egg and may or may not have additional protein in it.  Classic uses chopped pork or ham, but you can throw in whatever floats your boat.  No cheese and it’s served with a quick brown, thin gravy that gets its color from either tamari (aged soy sauce) or soy sauce.  Simply bring some stock to a simmer with some sliced ginger and crushed garlic and 1/4 C of soy to every cup of stock.  Then make a slurry of cornstarch and some stock and thicken up the sauce.  delicious, fast and again-figure friendly and it can use up a heck of a lot of leftovers!

Anyone else willing to share some tips/tricks to getting your dinner on the table in under 30 minutes?

Don’t be shy!

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      Trudy S wrote Jul 16, 2010
    • We are also fans of pesto.  We usually do standard basil pesto with gluten-free quinoa pasta.

      You can throw in whatever veggies you have in the fridge, chop us some leftover pepperoni, black olives and throw on parmesan and voila a great, healthy dinner.  Add a salad on the side - even better.

      My other favorite is brocolli slaw and whatever meat leftover is in the fridge.  We did that the other night with my husband & son having leftover wings and me having leftover grilled lamb patties.  YUM!

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