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Looking for natural vegeterian and fish recipes

Newcomer76 Jan 7, 2007 03:50 AM

Hi there -

My SO and I are trying to eat only natural foods - mostly fruits, whole grains, vegetables, and nuts. We also eat eggs and fish.

I'm looking for some recipes (beyond steamed vegetables) for some healthy and natural meals. Fish recipes are welcome.


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  1. lollya RE: Newcomer76 Jan 7, 2007 02:44 PM

    Hi Newcomer - welcome!
    I have a great asparagus soup recipe i could find if you are interested. A wonderful Meditteranean one as well.... I don't eat fish myself so I will be little help there. Let me know...

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      Newcomer76 RE: lollya Jan 7, 2007 11:29 PM

      Thanks! Asparagus -hmmmm, not so sure about that. But anything mediterranean sounds great!

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      librarian RE: Newcomer76 Jan 7, 2007 07:02 PM

      Try a quinoa salad made with cooked quinoa, roasted veggies, feta (or similar cheese), olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper.

      Pan roast some chopped garlic, wilt some spinach in the pan, add roasted red peppers, dress with crumbled cheese and serve warm with whole wheat pita or flat bread triangles (I suggest warming up the bread before serving). Or put in a casserole dish and top with puffed pastry.

      Coucous with honey, dried ginger and dried apricots.

      Cuban black beans in any variety of ways (over rice, in burritos or add roasted veggies to make into a chili).

      If you're going the natural route, you may consider making your own stock and freezing it in ice cube trays for use when needed.

      Pizza is wonderful for the variety of toppings you can put on it. Making your own crust isn't that difficult.

      Lasagna - making your own pasta really does make a difference. Its a lot of work but worth it.

      Soups, stews and chilis made in a crockpot can be a lifesaver when you don't want to cook from scratch every night.

      You may want to consider getting into canning or freezing foods so that you can make certain items in large batches (stock, tomato sauce, jams) and use them as your "conveniences".

      I'm looking forward to see how this thread will play out.

      1. revsharkie RE: Newcomer76 Jan 7, 2007 07:12 PM

        Cookbook suggestion: "American Wholefoods Cooking" by Nikki and David Goldbeck. It isn't new but it's wonderful--tells you how to do absolutely everything, including making various mixes that you can use in place of commercial, additive-laden "convenience" foods.

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          Newcomer76 RE: revsharkie Jan 7, 2007 11:30 PM

          That sounds like a great cookbook - I'll definitely check it out!

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