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Subject: Favorite Cookbooks or Recipes (that do not have red meat)
Date Posted: 1/21/2012 8:44 PM ET
Member Since: 9/16/2007
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I am in rut cooking dinners for my family, and I need some new ideas. We don't eat red meat, but we eat everything else (Chicken, Turkey, Fish, Vegetarian, etc). Does anyone have any favorite recipes or cookbooks with tasty recipes that do not use red meat? I'm just trying to shake up my routine! Thanks!

Date Posted: 1/21/2012 9:42 PM ET
Member Since: 7/10/2011
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Well, yes, Melva, hundreds of recipes!!  Seriously, I wouldn't know where to start without more to go on.  But, try these websites, just put in the recipe finder what you want to cook.  You will come up with all kinds of new ideas.

 http://www.epicurious.com/    - great site for recipes from foodie magazines Bon Appetit and Gourmet

 http://www.tasteofhome.com/  - homestyle recipes from Taste of Home Magazine


 

Date Posted: 2/4/2012 9:13 AM ET
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Thank you! I will check these out!

Date Posted: 2/7/2012 11:10 AM ET
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OMG, there are so many. ....But the Moosewood sries of cookbooks is probably my main go-to.

If you go to the library, take a look at how many vegetarian cookbooks there are.

Mary (mepom) -
Date Posted: 2/16/2012 9:41 PM ET
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I enjoy cooking, but I have never had to cook for a family. I cook for myself and husband and when grands visit. I agree, please someone give me some one pot meals, etc. My cooking is good, but too tiresome.

I will share.

Mary S

Date Posted: 2/20/2012 11:54 PM ET
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Breakfast for dinner:

Turkey sausage
Eggs
Home fries
Toast or french toast

Chicken:

Pound boneless chicken breasts to flatten a bit. Layer on pesto, feta cheese and baby spinach. Roll up, secure with toothpicks (if needed) and bake until done.

Dredge chicken livers in a little flour mixed with dry mustard, garlic powder, onion powder and a little paprika. Pan fry and add chicken broth, sliced mushrooms and sauteed onions, plus a bit of minced garlic. Thicken with a little cornstarch and serve over rice. Bacon is a wonderful addition, if you'd like.

Brown bite sized chicken in a deep skillet. Add sauteed onions, red bell pepper, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, water chestnuts and any other veggie of your choice (broccoli, sliced baby carrots, etc.). When the veggies are crisp-tender, add one can of pineapple chunks (with the pineapple juice), a little soy sauce, brown sugar or honey, grated or powdered ginger, and a tad bit of vinegar. Stir to incorporate and thicken with just a bit of cornstarch, if needed.

Fish:

Rub catfish or white fish with a mixture of mayo, dry mustard to taste, onion and garlic powder and a little paprika or cayenne. Dredge in cornmeal or panko. Panfry in a hot skillet. 

Mary (mepom) -
Date Posted: 2/21/2012 11:15 PM ET
Member Since: 1/23/2009
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Jo L,

Pound boneless chicken breasts to flatten a bit. Layer on pesto, feta cheese and baby spinach. Roll up, secure with toothpicks (if needed) and bake until done. 

This sounds like a "keeper." I will try this this weekend.

Mary S

Date Posted: 11/16/2012 8:46 AM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2012
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A mandarin orange and candied almond romaine salad is a family favorite around here.

An apple stuffed pork chop is also real good the recipe is on the food network website.

That website also has alton brown's individual chicken pot pie with puffed pastry.  To die for as long as I don't refrigerate the leftovers.

Pumpkin soup I use pie spice rather than sage. 

Georgia Peanut Soup.  Becarefull that the sauce does not separate.  Make sure ingredients are room temperature before adding to recipe.