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Mine are:<br><br>
1) A tomato lentil spaghetti sauce I have with pasta.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
4) Some Indian curry I will make out of one of my recipe books, served with rice.<br><br>
5) An asian stir fry with ginger, garlic, soy, mirin etc.<br><br>
6) Quinoa, soaked with some kind of saucy mix to flavour it, and vegetables.<br><br>
7) Hummus and pesto I sometimes make and have with pasta, chips, various things<br><br>
8) Recently Snobby Joe and Chickpea piccata have proved to be something I will be adding to my staples<br><br>
9) Chilli beans.<br><br><br>
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 <i>sometimes</i> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br>
Mine:<br><br>
1) Spaghetti with canned sauce, just throw in some veggies and/or faux beef and you have food in 20 minutes<br><br>
2) Stir fried veggies with rice noodles and soy sauce<br><br>
3) Lentil/vegetable stew. I make a giant pot in about an hour and have food for days.<br><br>
4) Gardein crispy tenders and french fries, the laziest of the lazy<br><br>
5) Sandwiches. Tofurky, peanut butter jelly, hummus and avocado, etc.<br><br>
6) Nachos. Get chips, add guacamole, salsa, refried beans, Daiya etc.<br><br>
7) Jambalaya with veggies and Gardein beefless tips and plenty of hot sauce<br><br>
8) Chili<br><br>
9) Mixed veg curry over rice<br><br>
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<br><br>
-bean burritos<br><br>
-chickpea eggless salad sandwiches<br><br>
-brown rice with soy sauce and seared tofu<br><br>
-Boca burgers<br><br>
-Boca chik'n patties<br><br>
-Oriental top ramen<br><br>
-top ramen without the soup, fried with a bit of soy sauce, garlic salt, and seasoning salt<br><br>
-black beans<br><br>
-lentil soup (I like progresso but I'm trying to learn how to make it a good one that's similar)<br><br>
-soup with any leftover frozen beans, veggies, and vegetable broth that I have<br><br><br><br><br>
Also, some new ways I learned to make tofu that I'll be cooking often now:<br><br>
-panko breaded tofu fingers with fried rice<br><br>
-deep fried tofu with side of vegetables (peas, corn, whatever I have on hand)<br><br>
-baked or pan fried tofu with black beans, corn, and rice wrap in a tortilla
 

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

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Chili<br>
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<br>
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<br>
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...<br><br>
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?<br><br>
Grits, is that cornbread?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Freesia</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2950938"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
eggless salad sandwiches (how are those made?)</div>
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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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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- macaroni 'cheese'<br><br>
- lentil stew with dumplings<br><br>
- risotto (usually roasted butternut squash, sometimes pea and mint, sometimes any old veg I have lying around).<br><br>
- salt and chili tofu and have also just discovered joy of panko breaded tofu<br><br>
- tomato and spinach on fried polenta<br><br>
- summer rolls<br><br>
- roast potatoes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
- roast radishes and brussel sprouts on couscous<br><br>
- chickpea and lentil fajitas
 

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- salt and chili tofu and have also just discovered joy of panko breaded tofu</div>
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Panko breaded tofu is amazing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Hmmm...lately it's the following:<br><br>
Red lentil leek soup<br><br>
Red lentil dal<br><br>
Chickpea and vegetable curry (Indian and Thai style)<br><br>
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<br><br>
Hummus (many sorts)<br><br>
Baba ghanoush<br><br>
Carrots, cucumber, celery and baby tomatoes<br><br>
Seaweed snacks<br><br>
Cucumber salad<br><br>
Guacamole<br><br>
Green smoothies
 

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Ooh how do you make the lentil leek soup?<br><br>
Red lentils are brilliant <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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some of my regulars are:<br><br>
Sushi and Tempura<br><br>
Tamales<br><br>
Pizza<br><br>
Potato Taquitos<br><br>
Falafel<br><br>
Black Bean Tortilla Soup<br><br>
Mango Baked Beans<br><br>
Broccoli Stir Fry
 

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Pasta primavera with garlic, olive oil, bell pepper slices and tomatoes<br><br>
Pea and potato curry<br><br>
Homemade pizza<br><br>
Chickpea salad on homemade rolls with red onions, celery and fresh tomato <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> One of my most favorites<br><br>
Curried lentils over rice<br><br>
Vegetable-bean soup<br><br>
Three-bean chili<br><br>
Field Roast - for lazy/tired days. My current favorites are the Italian sausages and the frankfurters.<br><br>
Fruit and veg smoothies for breakfast<br><br>
Now I'm hungry...
 

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Black bean and eggplant burritos<br><br>
Hummus and veggie sandwiches<br><br>
Baked beans on toast<br><br>
Chickpea cutlets<br><br>
Crispy tofu (breaded with panko breadcrumbs)<br><br>
^^ 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.<br><br>
Guacomole<br>
carrots<br>
mushrooms<br>
fresh veggies<br>
mangoes, fresh fruit<br>
Quinoa, brown rice, etc<br>
saffron if I need it-TJ's has the best price<br>
chickpeas<br>
Panko bread crumbs<br>
Pretzel rolls<br>
Ezekial bread<br>
Bocca burgers vegan<br>
Bocca chik'n<br>
avacado<br>
soy milk, soy cream<br>
unbleached flour<br>
almond extract, vanilla extract (from Penzey's)<br>
cinnamon graham crackers<br>
firm tofu<br>
granola and I check the ingrediants<br>
agave nectar clear color<br>
bottled water (I do hot yoga)<br>
wheat pita pockets<br>
hummus<br>
spices from Penzey's. (I bake cakes).<br>
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.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
Cavatappi Alla Boscaiola = mushroom and tomato pasta dish. umami flavors. taken from a book with nice pictures written by marcella hazan's son.<br><br>
veggie burgers. i prefer morningstar. often with baconnaise and kimchi<br><br>
soba noodles<br><br>
simple veg stir fry. a lot of dishes i serve on quinoa.<br><br>
bean burritos.
 

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Green smoothies<br><br>
Banana whips (esp. love strawberry sauce [just strawberries] on top or adding mango, extra creamy)<br><br>
Fresh cut up fruit of all sorts<br><br>
Green juices<br><br>
Green /fresh/raw wraps made from collard leafs, avocado, bell peppers, tomatoes, sprouts sometimes<br><br>
Green soups<br><br>
Kale salad
 

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