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What are your go-to meals?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by catz4m8z, Mar 12, 2019.


  1. catz4m8z

    catz4m8z PetForums VIP

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    What are your favourite dinners that you find yourself making all the time?:)

    2 things I tend to make and will have 2-3 times a week...

    1. tofu stir fry with wholewheat noodles (I think its coz you can have a giant mountain of food with all those veggies and I love making up a nice peanutty sauce to go with).

    2. Chips!:Woot (I know, not very original!LOL Homemade though, baked in the oven without oil and covered in smoked paprika). Its def a lunch/dinner/snack thing...chips are awesome.
     
  2. MilleD

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    Spaghetti Bolognese
    Cottage Pie
    Carbonara
    Stew
    And my current favourite, omelette with a baked potato and veg.

    usually Slimming World recipes to reduce the fat etc.

    I do try to not eat meat for at least 3 days a week. So I am trying....
     
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    Roast vegetable pasta, easy and simple. Just chop and stick in the oven any veggies I have got, mix with pasta, sprinkle over herbs, maybe a tiny splash of balsamic vinegar and I`m done!
     
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    Sweet Potato Chips and Kale and Quinoa Burgers and Baked Beans.

    Quorn Nuggets

    Quorn Swedish Meat Balls with Pasta and Tomato Sauce.
     
  5. tabelmabel

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    For myself, it's salmon. I love the stuff - it's only the cost that keeps me from having it daily. Just salmon simply done in the microwave with some green beans and boiled spuds tastes very yummy to me.
    Always have a sunday roast - usually beef, less often chicken. Occasionally lamb.
    The kids tend to favour pasta - macci cheese or tuna pasta maybe.
    OH prefers something a bit more spicy - curries and such like.

    It's very hard to think of a go to dish that we all like. I'd probably say lasagne. Home made beef mince lasagne. But i don't make that very often!
     
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  6. Cleo38

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    I have 3 particular faves ... all Ethiopian dishes but they are so simple & easy to make: misr wat (red lentil curry), kik alicha (split pea stew), chickpea wat (chickpea stew) but bloody lovely

    You can eat them hot or cold, with rice, with bread, in a wrap, with veggies ..... I love them & could eat them every day.
     
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  7. PawsOnMe

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    Pasta dishes are my easy go to.
    Beef and broccoli stir fry (ginger, oyster sauce, garlic and black bean)
    Soup with crusty bread. (Pretty much chuck whatever veg we have in a pot)
    And beans with crumpets!
     
  8. rottiepointerhouse

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    1. Curry. I make at least one huge pot of curry every week which lasts us a couple of nights. Last week it was the roasted sweet potato/beetroot/cauliflower one and this week I tried a new one with butternut squash, cavelo nero and black beans.

    2. Stir fry. Have several variations but favourite is strips of red and yellow pepper & carrots with lots of purple sprouting broccoli, garlic, peas and sweetcorn. I throw in some of the small cubes of marinated tofu, some soy and vegan Worcestershire sauce and some sweet chilli sauce and serve on rice noodles.

    3. Stews. Again lots of variations and usually use the slow cooker. Favourite is butter beans, butternut squash, leeks, carrots, parsnips, onions, mushrooms loads of garlic, mixed herbs and paprika with lots of gravy made with stock and red wine.

    Also make several variations of a big rice pot with different combinations of veg, different pasta/mushroom sauce dishes and soups and huge bowls of side salads with most meals.

    Usually spoilt for choice :Hungry
     
  9. Lurcherlad

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    Stir fry vegetables - as a base - often several times a week as it’s easy, filling, healthy and “free” on Weight Watchers! :D

    Happy to have got OH and DS enjoying them too now ;)
     
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    Same here!

    Other favourites are vegan Mujadara
    Cauliflower "Bolognese" with either a jacket potato or pasta.
    Mushroom and Puy lentil "Shepherds Pie
    Celeriac steak with baby boiled potatoes and broccoli with a creamy mushroom, mung bean sauce
    Oyster mushroom "bacon" with oven chips and baked beans
     
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    bangers and mash
    spag bol
    fajita rice
    egg in a cup
    thai green curry
    pie and veg
     
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    Somerset pork or for something quick Waitrose Rice, Quinoa & Vegetable Stir Fry
     
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  13. The Wild Bunch

    The Wild Bunch Owner of dogs and referee of children

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    Curries, pasta, steak and chips, stir fries, casseroles.
    We swap out a lot of chicken and mince for quorn just for a change and because it’s quite high in fibre.
    We’re quite boring in that we do meal plans and then shop according to the plan. Hubby does all the cooking in our house so I just tell him what I fancy, he shops and cooks :)
     
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    Having meal plans and shopping accordingly is an excellent plan and something I do try to adhere to however sometimes it goes awry then I have to just go with what is quick and in the fridge!
     
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    The Wild Bunch Owner of dogs and referee of children

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    We do have days like that. We might not fancy what’s on the plan so we make sure we have some other bits in and tend to have freezer stuff to choose from
     
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  16. DolomiTTe

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    My two regular dishes:

    1. Steak and chips every Saturday, with home made peppercorn sauce. Proper chips of course - peel potatoes and deep fry in the chip pan (yes, I still have one). I hate frozen/oven chips.

    2. Chicken in a creamy garlic sauce with proper roast potatoes cooked in dripping and lamb fat. I use any left over garlic sauce to make a smoked bacon pasta the following evening.

    I don't eat red, orange, green or yellow (veg), so have a very healthy diet as you can see, but everything is cooked from scratch. Not sure why I have high blood pressure though!! :D
     
  17. Happy Paws

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    I hate frozen chips, for how long it takes to peel a spud and fry them it's just as quick and taste so much nicer.,
     
  18. CanIgoHome

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    Mac D's
    KFC
    Burger king
    Pizza hut
    favourite chicken
    local Chippy :Banghead:Arghh:Hilarious
     
  19. JacquelineW

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    Good old egg and chips xx
     
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  20. O2.0

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    Not a meal, well it is, but not what you traditionally think of as a meal.
    Good old oatmeal.
    Rolled oats, a heaping spoonfull of flaxseed meal, water, berries or fruit, some cinnamon or nutmeg or both, done.
    I eat it for breakfast pretty much every day, never get tired of it.

    My other go-to is stolen from No Meat Athlete's "a grain, a green, a bean" theme.
    Examples:
    Brown pasta with hummus sauce and spinach. (Check out Bosh hummus pasta recipe, it's awesome.)
    Pinto beans, corn, salsa, greens, wrapped up in a whole grain tortilla.
    Falafel in a whole wheat pita with greens.
    Black beans, quinoa, salsa, spinach and avocado is a favorite too - yum!
     
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