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Mine are:

1) A tomato lentil spaghetti sauce I have with pasta.

2) Soup, when I am feeling extra lazy I just throw random vegetables in a pot. But I am getting bored with soup as I have been having it too much.

3) Paella, I make that a bit. I use turmeric in water instead of saffron though. I love the yellow rice and the different coloured vegetables.

4) Some Indian curry I will make out of one of my recipe books, served with rice.

5) An asian stir fry with ginger, garlic, soy, mirin etc.

6) Quinoa, soaked with some kind of saucy mix to flavour it, and vegetables.

7) Hummus and pesto I sometimes make and have with pasta, chips, various things

8) Recently Snobby Joe and Chickpea piccata have proved to be something I will be adding to my staples

9) Chilli beans.

As you can see I seem to make the same things over and over again- because they are relatively quick and uncomplicated. It would be interesting to see what other people make, might give me some ideas...
 

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I think everyone has that, a nice handful of go to dishes that are easy so you make them often. Nothing wrong with that as long as you try new things sometimes


Mine:

1) Spaghetti with canned sauce, just throw in some veggies and/or faux beef and you have food in 20 minutes

2) Stir fried veggies with rice noodles and soy sauce

3) Lentil/vegetable stew. I make a giant pot in about an hour and have food for days.

4) Gardein crispy tenders and french fries, the laziest of the lazy

5) Sandwiches. Tofurky, peanut butter jelly, hummus and avocado, etc.

6) Nachos. Get chips, add guacamole, salsa, refried beans, Daiya etc.

7) Jambalaya with veggies and Gardein beefless tips and plenty of hot sauce

8) Chili

9) Mixed veg curry over rice

10) Vegan lasagna with salad
 

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-easy spaghetti with Mario Batali marinara sauce. I make it with a pound of pasta and a whole jar of sauce so I have a few meals leftover

-bean burritos

-chickpea eggless salad sandwiches

-brown rice with soy sauce and seared tofu

-Boca burgers

-Boca chik'n patties

-Oriental top ramen

-top ramen without the soup, fried with a bit of soy sauce, garlic salt, and seasoning salt

-black beans

-lentil soup (I like progresso but I'm trying to learn how to make it a good one that's similar)

-soup with any leftover frozen beans, veggies, and vegetable broth that I have

Also, some new ways I learned to make tofu that I'll be cooking often now:

-panko breaded tofu fingers with fried rice

-deep fried tofu with side of vegetables (peas, corn, whatever I have on hand)

-baked or pan fried tofu with black beans, corn, and rice wrap in a tortilla
 

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- hummus
- chickpeas... I feel like I am constantly cooking chickpeas.
- frozen fruit popsicles
- stir fry
- iced tea
 

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Chili
I have grits as a meal all the time. I know they're more of a side, but I just skip the main dish part of the meal
There are a few brands of Indian microwave things. They're around $3 or $3.50 each. I nuke 'em and pour over a big pile of basmati rice
Used to have pasta a couple times a week, but haven't at all this summer (so hot 'n' humid!)
 

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Thanks for the ideas guys, keep them coming...

I especially like the ideas of nachos, jambalaya, lasagna, eggless salad sandwiches (how are those made?), burritos and tortilla wrap and the fruit popsicles. and what sort of iced tea, Mojo?

Grits, is that cornbread?
 

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eggless salad sandwiches (how are those made?)
I'm sure there's some fancy recipes to make them fancier, but I just prepare them like I'd prepare an egg salad sandwich, just without the hard boiled eggs. I mash some drained chickpeas, mix with mustard, paprika, pepper, whatever else you want, and it makes a good sandwich spread
 

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- macaroni 'cheese'

- lentil stew with dumplings

- risotto (usually roasted butternut squash, sometimes pea and mint, sometimes any old veg I have lying around).

- salt and chili tofu and have also just discovered joy of panko breaded tofu

- tomato and spinach on fried polenta

- summer rolls

- roast potatoes


- roast radishes and brussel sprouts on couscous

- chickpea and lentil fajitas
 

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Hmmm...lately it's the following:

Red lentil leek soup

Red lentil dal

Chickpea and vegetable curry (Indian and Thai style)

Kale or Swiss chard or broccoli or cauliflower (or all of them) with onions, garlic, ume, lemon and many spices and sometimes beans or legumes

Hummus (many sorts)

Baba ghanoush

Carrots, cucumber, celery and baby tomatoes

Seaweed snacks

Cucumber salad

Guacamole

Green smoothies
 

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Pasta primavera with garlic, olive oil, bell pepper slices and tomatoes

Pea and potato curry

Homemade pizza

Chickpea salad on homemade rolls with red onions, celery and fresh tomato
One of my most favorites

Curried lentils over rice

Vegetable-bean soup

Three-bean chili

Field Roast - for lazy/tired days. My current favorites are the Italian sausages and the frankfurters.

Fruit and veg smoothies for breakfast

Now I'm hungry...
 

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Black bean and eggplant burritos

Hummus and veggie sandwiches

Baked beans on toast

Chickpea cutlets

Crispy tofu (breaded with panko breadcrumbs)

^^ Aside from salads and fruits, these are my go-to meals, when I don't feel like thinking about what to make for dinner.
 

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My Trader joe's List. I normallly get enough so I don't have to go there but every other week, and I vary it. I can usually go three weeks. Some of the stuff TJ's doesn't have, ours is brand new. It makes being veg (an) affordable.

Guacomole
carrots
mushrooms
fresh veggies
mangoes, fresh fruit
Quinoa, brown rice, etc
saffron if I need it-TJ's has the best price
chickpeas
Panko bread crumbs
Pretzel rolls
Ezekial bread
Bocca burgers vegan
Bocca chik'n
avacado
soy milk, soy cream
unbleached flour
almond extract, vanilla extract (from Penzey's)
cinnamon graham crackers
firm tofu
granola and I check the ingrediants
agave nectar clear color
bottled water (I do hot yoga)
wheat pita pockets
hummus
spices from Penzey's. (I bake cakes).
tea
 

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Thank you for your ideas, people. I will probably add pizza and sushi rolls and rice paper rolls to my line up. I will make risotto next time round too. I think every now and then I get in a food rut, and there arent a lot of good instant foods that I know of to buy. The things that I like the most take a lot of work to make...
 

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simple indian Dal from mark bittman's how to cook everything iphone app.

fried egg and tomato = a simple chinese dish. i got it from the nintendo DS cartridge Personal Trainer: Cooking. which is a pretty cool thing in the kitchen because it's takes voice commands and guides you through.

Cavatappi Alla Boscaiola = mushroom and tomato pasta dish. umami flavors. taken from a book with nice pictures written by marcella hazan's son.

veggie burgers. i prefer morningstar. often with baconnaise and kimchi

soba noodles

simple veg stir fry. a lot of dishes i serve on quinoa.

bean burritos.
 

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Green smoothies

Banana whips (esp. love strawberry sauce [just strawberries] on top or adding mango, extra creamy)

Fresh cut up fruit of all sorts

Green juices

Green /fresh/raw wraps made from collard leafs, avocado, bell peppers, tomatoes, sprouts sometimes

Green soups

Kale salad
 

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Chili with pintos and Trader Joes soy chorizo
Pesto with basil and walnuts, linguine and veggies
Quinoa and brown rice stir fry veggies
black beans, with all kinds of raw veggies and corn
Kale, collards or spinach
Garbonzos-hummus, roasted, curries
Lentil soup- all kinds of ways.
Tofu- esp. since discovering Trader Joes extra firm! Just dry fried usually, or cold with salad
 
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