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  • quick economical meals

    2 posts, 2 voices, 842 views, started Sep 28, 2008

    Posted on Sunday, September 28, 2008 by Lues1


    • Amethyst

      These are great quick meals. I call this SOuthwest pork soup
      Saute onions in the product of choice.I use olive oil. Add groung pork.Cook until no longer pink. Add frozen mixed soup vegetables and the broth or stock of choice.I use vegetable stock.Add cumin,red pepper falkes to taste,black pepper,garlic, and when serving,add monterey jack cheese and chopped cilantro.

      For a heavier definitely not low fat meal
      Saute onions and garlic.Set aside. Cook beef smoked sausage sliced into 1 inch pieces.This should be a fully cooked sausage.Add onions and garlic back.Add canned or frozen green beans. Serve over rice.

      Vegetarian dish

      Slice onions,varied squash,sweet potatoes (pre cooked 50%),and any other veggie your family likes.Add just enouch broth to keep from burning.Cook in oven till done,veggies soft.WHen removed add cheddar cheese and bread crumbs. Melt under broiler.


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          Ecosafemom wrote Oct 6, 2008
        • Have this marinating now. I got tired of spending $8/# on marinated baked tofu at PCC (local natural food store) so I did a recipe search. This is just one of a few recipes I’m trying to see if I can get my kids to make the switch to ‘homemade‘.

          Asian inspired baked tofu bites

          1 (16 ounce) package organic extra firm tofu
          1/4 cup Tamari (or soy sauce)
          2 tablespoons dark agave nectar (or maple syrup)
          2 tablespoons ketchup
          1 tablespoon rice vinegar
          1 dash hot sauce
          1 tablespoon sesame seeds
          1 medium large clove of garlic grated
          1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper

          Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (I use silicone treated if using regular spray your parchment w/non-stick spray or spread with oil lightly.

          When you buy the tofu throw it in the freezer and freeze till solid, then thaw before using. This will give it a meatier texture. After thawing press excess water out. I press it between my hands, some people like to wrap it in a towel and put a heavy can on it.  

          Slice tofu into 1/2-inch slices. Cut sliced tofu into 1/2-inch cubes.  

          In a bowl, stir together the soy sauce, agave nectar, ketchup, rice vinegar, and hot sauce. Stir in sesame seeds, garlic, and pepper. Gently stir tofu cubes into sauce. Cover, and marinate at least one hour.

          Place the tofu on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes. Turn tofu, and bake until the tofu turns golden brown, about 15 minutes more. Turn more frequently and cook an extra 10-15 minutes for drier/crunchier tofu bites.

          Stir fry some veggies while this is baking and serve over rice. Easy healthy meal.

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