Friday, January 30, 2009

Spaghetti Salad (serves 8)

leftover spaghetti or 500 g of pasta, cooked
1 tomato, diced small
1 green pepper, diced
1 green onion, sliced thinly
3 radishes, diced small
1/2 cup roasted and salted sunflower seeds
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and shredded
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
lots of Italian salad dressing

I toss leftover spaghetti with a little Italian dressing before I put it into the fridge to keep it from sticking together. The next day I use two knives to chop the spaghetti into shorter pieces and add all of the chopped veggies and other ingredients. Toss well and serve. On fish days we add a can of drained tuna.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Beans and Toast

Lots of toast
tins of vegan baked beans, heated

Scoop of beans and slices of toast for each person. May like to dip beans with the toast.

(one of my lame lunch ideas)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pizza Buns (serves 8)

24 English muffins, split and toasted
3 tins (213 mL each) pizza sauce
1 block soy mozzarella, shredded

Turn oven onto broil. Place muffins open side up on cookie sheets. 1 Tbsp.(approx.) pizza sauce spread on each. Sprinkle with soy cheese. Broil til cheese is melted. Keep a close eye on these!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Cocktail Sauce

1 cup ketchup (or 1/2 c. ketchup & 1/2 c. chili sauce)
4 tablespoons prepared horseradish
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

Combine and enjoy.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Chick'n Nuggets (serves 8)

Also known as Felafel from scratch, made in nugget-sized bites and served to little people with plum sauce as veg chicken nuggets. Adults may prefer hummus and a pita with crisp lettuce, tomatoes, and pepper strips.

2 cups dry chickpeas, soaked and cooked. results in about 4-5 cups.

Mash well and then add:

2 Tbsp. dried parsley or 1/4 cup fresh
1 Tsp. salt
dash pepper
1 tsp. tumeric
dashes of tabasco sauce
1 tsp. cumin
5 cloves garlic minced
1 small onion diced small, about 1/2 cup
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/3 cup water

Mix well then add 1/2 - 3/4 cup flour, knead well. Should make little patties without feeling either too moist or too dry.

Fry in hot oil, flip and fry other side. go for a nice deep brown. Flip onto a cookie sheet covered in a tea towel to drain.

Serve warm with plum sauce for the little people. French fries would add to the illusion. ;o)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Creamy Turkey Curry (serves 8)

1/2 cup margarine
1/2 flour
3-4 cups milk

2 cups leftover turkey
1 onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 stocks celery, diced

1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. curry powder

1- 500 g package noodles cooked.

Melt the margarine in a pot add the flour and whisk together. Heat for a bit then whisk in the milk slowly. Keep stirring over medium high heat until thick. Set aside.

In a large fry pan put all vegetables and heat til soft. Add turkey, white sauce, and spices. Stir well and serve over noodles.

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Leave out the curry and use chicken and you get chicken-a-la-king. Add some seasoned salt.