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I think I’m in a food rut, but I did manage to do one new recipe this week. I like to look at the school lunch menu and was interested in Koshari, an Egyptian street food. It was really good, reminded me of mujadara in a way. Roasted roots was potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, and […]

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Veg quesadillas were made with thin sliced grilled zucchini, red onion, and mild pepper. Served with “refried” pinto beans and salsa. I made a huge pot of the beans, so we are still working on those. It’s been great for quick lunches with tortillas or rice. Spiced vegetables was a recipe I noticed in a […]

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Nothing really new this week. More tomatoes from the garden made it really easy to default to okra/tomatoes and pizza. We also had nice eggplant from the garden, so babaganoush came to mind. We’ve had lots of hummus lately, so toasted garbanzos was a nice departure. We had that with spinach bread sticks. Scored a […]

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We turned Labor Day into a Cinco de Mayo type of day with beans, pico, salsa/chips, and of course margaritas. OMG. I FINALLY made okra & tomatoes like grandma use to make! (Ok, it’s really mamaw. I’m from the deep south.) Simple goodness. The key was a roux and garden fresh ingredients. If we can […]

School Lunch – Dolmades

The little dude is a creature of habit. We rarely eat at restaurants, but when we do he loves the local bakery where he always orders the Greek Sampler. This includes dolmades, olives, tomatoes, hummus, bread, and peppers. Let’s just say he’s not a cheap date. Anyway… we sometimes recreate it at home. (He took […]

School Lunch – Bean Burrito

Bean burrito made with whole grain tortilla and pinto beans. (Pinto beans were soaked overnight and cooked until soft, then mashed. Salt, chili powder, a splash of lime juice.) This lunch cost us right around $1.20. I was surprised it was that much, relative to the other lunches this week. The tortilla and especially the […]

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This menu actually started on Monday, so I’m way behind. We’ve already had drunken noodles, thai chili basil eggplant, and summer rolls. Tonight we’ll have laksa. It’s been quite a while since we’ve had that one. Dizzle asked for lots of noodles and Thai this week, so laksa came to mind. It’s one of the […]