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Mon Apr 26, 2021, 05:18 PM

What's for Dinner, Mon., April 26, 2021

Artichoke souffle. I'm using a copycat recipe of Panera Bread's souffle. It also has spinach in it.

Baby kale salad with goat cheese, dried cherries, and toasted walnuts.

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Reply What's for Dinner, Mon., April 26, 2021 (Original post)
NJCher Apr 26 OP
irisblue Apr 26 #1
MissMillie Apr 26 #2
NJCher Apr 26 #3
MissMillie Apr 26 #4
Demsrule86 Apr 26 #5

Response to NJCher (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 05:35 PM

1. meatless Monday -Spicy Thai Lentil Curry with Basamti Rice

hot decafe tea.


Spicy Thai Lentil Curry
Course: DinnerCuisine: Thai Calories: 204kcal Author: Denise Bustard
Servings: 8

▢1 onion finely chopped
▢13.5 oz can coconut milk 400 mL; full fat recommended
▢2 teaspoons red curry paste see note 1
▢1 tablespoons fish sauce see note 2
▢1 tablespoons brown sugar see note 3
▢1 cup stock chicken or vegetables
▢1 cup red lentils see note 4
Serve with
▢lime wedges
▢steamed vegetables
1.Combine ingredients- In a 4 quart or larger pot, combine the onion, coconut milk, Thai red curry paste, fish sauce (or soy sauce), brown sugar, stock and red lentils. Stir to combine, cover, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer.

2.Simmer- Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring and using the spoon to mash the curry paste into the mixture (this is important, otherwise you could have chunks of curry paste in your curry- not great!). When curry is thickened and lentils are softened, the curry is ready to serve.

1- red or green curry paste may be used in this recipe. I've tested using Thai Kitchen and Cock brands of curry paste. If vegan, ensure the curry paste does not contain shellfish.
2- if vegan, use soy sauce, tamari or coconut aminos.
3- this curry is ever so slightly sweet; if you do not enjoy a sweet curry, cut back to half and taste. You can always add it in after!
4- you may use uncooked red or green lentils in this curry. If using green lentils, increase the cook time to 45 minutes, or until softened to your liking.
5- serving size is strictly an estimate; nutritional information does not include rice or other suggested accompaniments.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 05:46 PM

2. We continue w/ the nightmare of processed food

I'm not a food snob. I'm not. It's just that I like to cook.

And I live w/ a man who has diabetes and he shouldn't be eating this stuff. But this is what he buys when I am not with him. For the last two months, he made the shopping trip without me.

I fully admit that I doctor-up a frozen pizza once a week. But that, in my mind, should be the exception and not the rule.


It's some processed breaded chicken stuffed with broccoli and cheese.

I'll serve it w/ some buttered beets and some corn.

There's still some brownies if we want dessert.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 07:32 PM

3. you crack me up sometimes

"the nightmare of processed food."

I am in complete agreement. It's OK once in a while to have some processed food in a time pinch. I'm trying not to resort to that option during planting season. If I buy it, I find it unsatisfying, and I don't feel like I've had a good meal when I take that shortcut.

For example, I love lasagna but I know if I were to buy a frozen lasagna from the store, I wouldn't be happy with it.

I'd rather just have a salad or something simple. Men often won't go along with that, though. They always seem to have to have that protein.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 07:52 PM

4. Just didn't grow up eating store-made food

My mom had 6 kids and 2 foster children to feed. Food was always less expensive when you made it yourself. And it tasted better too. And no doubt healthier.

There are still 4 more dinners to make this month, and there's nothing left in the freezer except for processed stuff, and a couple of bags of frozen veggies.

He's diabetic and we both needs to loose a little weight. Somehow that over-sized bag of BBQ chicken wings doesn't seem to be a wise choice.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 09:32 PM

5. That sounds good. I had breakfast for dinner...two eggs, a slice of ham, toast and

strawberries...also two cookies and a glass of milk

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