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Tonight for my son I made a chicken stir fry with brocolli, snow peas, baby corn, galic and "Soy Vey's" "Hoisin Garlic Sauce." I also added some thai rice noodles. Two thumbs up from my 10 year old!

I often use Soy Vey's products - - great flavors and a name you gotta love!

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  1. Leftover home-smoked brisket, turkey, and ribs from Labor Day's smoke-fest at our house. Cheesy mashed potatoes. Yum. :)

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    1. re: Morganna

      Panko crusted sauteed fresh off the dock haddock w lemon, evoo and capers, orzo salad, fresh garden tomates w balsamic. OMG, so good

      1. Spinach and Ricotta ravoili with a fesh tomato and fennel sauce, topped with shaved parm and fresh cracked pepper. (The spinach mixtures was left over from the stuffed pork chops from Saturday night-gotta confess)

        1. Curried Beet Soup and Sauteed Duck Breasts with a warm pepper jelly, on a bed of arugula tossed with duck fat and vinegar, served with some sauteed pale pale green sweet peppers from the farmer's market. And some left over chickpea salad - canned chickpeas, heirloom pear shaped tomatoes, sauteed baby leeks, olive oil, fleur de sel and grated parmesan.

          1. Last night was white-trash night: one hot dog, one salad.

            Tonight we're having hamburgers on the grill. Maybe some baked beans.

            Disappointingly enough, I haven't had much of a chance to really cook lately. It makes me pretty sad.

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            1. re: QueenB

              that's ok, your dinner still beats mine: half a bottle of white wine. someone needs to invite me over! I haven't had time to go to the grocery store yet this week. (and no, I won't do Fresh Direct. I like going to the store and picking out my food).

              1. re: Sophia.

                That's not a bad dinner at all! ;-)

                1. re: QueenB

                  I actually made your Pork Tenderloin with Honey, Mustard, and Rosemary Sauce, last night. I found it posted on another thread, wrote it down, and had a chance to try it last night. It was delicious...my husband said one of the best yet! I served it with baked brown rice, and a salad of fresh green beans and grape tomatoes with a lemon vinaigrette. Thanks, by the way!

                  1. re: cookingschool

                    That sounds fab - have to find the link. How do you do baked brown rice (pardon my ignorance!)?

                    1. re: AMFM

                      The link is in Home Cooking and is entitled "pork tenderloin recipe?". The baked brown rice is an Alton Brown "Good Eats" recipe. Basically, you put 1 1/2 cups brown rice in a casserole dish or 8x8 pan. Bring 2 1/2 cups water or broth to a boil with a TBL butter and 1 tsp kosher salt. Pour over the rice. Cover tightly and bake at 375 for 1 hour. I used chicken broth instead of water. It was really good, and perfectly cooked. Hope you enjoy!

                      1. re: cookingschool

                        Oh, glad you liked the pork tenderloin recipe! It's one of my favorites and a definite staple in this house!

                        I've wanted to try that brown rice recipe ever since I saw AB make it. Good to know that it's good!

                      2. re: AMFM

                        AMFM, here's the link to the thread

                        My post with the recipe is about...oh 10 posts down or so...

              2. Quesadillas with shrimp and cheddar served with an avacado/scallion/roased red pepper quacamole & a yellow tomato salsa & shredded lettuce. Kind of elaborate for me on a week day, but I had just seen a food show that inspired it.

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                  1. re: italy531

                    Here's the link to the inpiration: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

                    I heavily modified the recipes (shrimp & cheddar in place of lobster & brie, for example), but Bobby Flay's recipes always seem to be flexible. The yellow tomato relish was especially good -- I used cilantro instead of tarragon, but I'd definitely stick with the yellow tomatoes because they really made the dish. And I added roasted red peppers to the avacado dish -- seemed to need a little sweetness. I'd love to try that ancho chile salsa when I run into some ancho chiles.

                1. made a large pot of pasta sauce on Sunday night and had it for dinner last night.
                  yummmmmmmm...it was so good.

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                  1. re: Monica

                    We had fried pork tenderloin sanwiches with the xtra hot grippos that hard to find and cole slaw.YUMMY!


                  2. Last night was an easy dinner after a hard Monday back at work. We had some of the cream of broccoli soup I made on Sunday, paired with a roast beef, turkey, and provolone sandwich on an onion roll. Nothing fancy.

                    Tonight will be a little better, I am going to steam some red potatoes, and kilbasa, and serve it with sauerkraut, and horseradish. I will also make a nice green salad with items from the farmers market, and maybe another bowl of that soup.

                    1. Cheeseburgers on fresh sourdough toast. Tonight? I have no idea.

                      1. Had some chicken bisteeya filling left over from appetizers on the weekend - Mixed with green onions, cream cheese, a bit more cinnamon and powdered sugar..Made a turnover with puff pastry - Served with a jicama and mango salad with lime and chile powder...Wow!!

                        1. chicken breasts sauteed in olive oil and garlic with red peppers, red onions, yellow squash, & zucchini served tossed with farfalle and julienned spinach with pesto and goat cheese. leave out the spinach and my 2 under five love it too. EASY! :)

                          1. Last night was the Barefoot Contessa's turkey meatloaf with smashed potatoes (made with parmesan and creme fraiche). We started with leftover gazpacho. Tonight will be left over lamb shanks with the leftover potatoes and probably more gazpacho (I made a lot).

                              1. I'm doing a raw diet for the month of September. Last night was raw pad Thai. I made "noodles" out of shaved zucchini and summer squash. I combined the noodles with mung bean sprouts and topped with a sauce made with raw almond butter, lemon juice, Bragg's Liquid Aminos (I added a dash of soy sauce for flavor - a little cheat), garlic, ginger, chopped Thai chiles and cilantro.

                                1. Gosh, everything sounds delish!

                                  DH and I had leftovers from Sunday dinner -- sauerbraten, mashed potatoes, red cabbage, green beans, lots o' gravy.

                                  1. last night was grilled lamb chops with green chili chutney (jarred), roasted fresh corn on the cob, and fresh artichokes with lemon butter.
                                    The night before was takeout pizza!

                                    1. Last night I had a light dinner (orange-jicama salad) so I am going for a full meal tonight.. Tofu yellow curry and steamed thai black rice.

                                      1. Roasted tomato soup and cranberry bean puree served on whole wheat toasts.

                                        1. over the weekend i made a roast pork in milk (actually, half-&-half), italian style, although i made in a pressure cooker. and last night i took the pork, sliced it up, pan fried the slices (which were still actually nicely light pink inside and OH SO TENDER), and made a sandwich with toasted ciabatta, thinly sliced shallots, mustard, avocado, romaine lettuce & tomato. YUM. the curds from the milk fried up and gave the pork slices a little crunchi-ness. soo good!!

                                          1. I'm making pizza from scratch. I started the dough sponge last night.

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                                            1. re: Kelli2006

                                              I spent the early part of the day baking for the high holidays, challah and poppy seed shortbread linzer tortes filled with lemon curd, so dinner will be simple. We're having stuffed shells with a tomato meat sauce made this spring and frozen.

                                              1. re: Kelli2006

                                                I took a cooking class a Murray's cheese in NYC for pizza making. Learned how to make it from scratch, including the dough, in about one hour about the time it takes to order a pizza to be delivered. made an unbelievable thin crust pizza.

                                              2. last night was search the cupboards night

                                                sliced an onion, put in some sliced mushrooms and olives (both from a can), and stir fried/sauted in olive oil with some minced garlic, added some canned tuna and wasabi furikake, served over pasta. not gourmet, but it turned out pretty good, too bad i found the frozen pepper strips too late.

                                                1. Last night it was Nappa cabbage sauteed with onions & garlic with a combo of soy sauce, a bit of brown sugar, rice vinegar, cayenne, sesame oil....served with roasted, garlicky fingerlings and jalepeno turkey sausages. Tonight it's Penne with a 4 cheese sauce with roasted cauliflower and a salad of heirloom tomatoes and Bermuda onion.

                                                  1. Last night was breakfast for dinner: scrambled eggs with dill, red onion, mozzarella cheese, S&P, with a side of home fries--cubed boiled potatoes pan fried with cumin, paprika, S&P. And a big glass of orange juice. I love breakfast anytime.

                                                    1. I like Soy Vey as well.

                                                      Tonight it was just me and the five-year-old, so I cooked corn on the cob and made oven-fried chicken drumsticks by dipping them into beaten egg and then Progresso Italian breadcrumbs and then spraying with some non-stick olive oil spray. Served with cherry tomatoes and the finest water that comes out of the tap. It was pretty good!

                                                      We tend to eat quick and easy Mon-Thu because of school and activities. Pasta, tacos, chicken, pork tenderloin - anything that is very simple. Child has a very strong preference for plain things so I'll make a simple pan sauce for ours and give her the unsauced version.

                                                      1. Tilapia panfried with capers and lemon, sauteed spinach, & artichoke raviloi.

                                                        1. Spaghetti and meatballs (homemade--ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, reggiano, parsley, garlic and a ton of chopped onion). This will be eaten with garlic bread made with garlic powder. It might be trashy but you can't tell me it's not good. I'm 100% Mayflower Caucasian and I never learned how to make proper Italian...but everyone loves my fake American-Italian cooking so...screw it. This weekend I'm going to make lasagna for my friends and they can't wait. I have never made lasagna with bechamel and I probably never will--the mozzarella-ricotta-meat sauce version suits me just fine!

                                                          1. Cauliflower, grilled chicken, red pepper slices, onions and jalapeƱos all chopped and tossed with a curry and paprika dressing and then roasted.

                                                            Easy and good!

                                                            1. pre-steamed cauliflower, onion, and ham with farfalle and one egg mixed in. seasoned with fresh parsley and marjoram, s&p. parmigiano on top.

                                                              1. Last night was leftovers for my boyfriend (from our yummy roasted chicken and potatoes dinner on Sunday) and, sad to say, red wine and SunChips for me. I wasn't in the mood to cook. But tonight I am... I have TONS of vegetables - stir-fry perhaps?

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                                                                1. re: wino22

                                                                  Just back from trip and empty larder: Green curry with hot dogs, added assorted veggies, peanut butter, no rice or noodles, so made corn bread to soak up the juices. Tonight, tomatoes from the garden munched IN the garden, Yuengling lager and cheese cake ...sounds like all the food groups to me!

                                                                2. Tonight was pan roasted strip steak with a rub using New Mexico Red chili powder and spinach wilted with garlic.

                                                                  1. italian gravy with shredded pork from the simmered neck bones and italian sausages (made Sunday) over pasta rags I made while I was on the phone this afternoon, sour dough bread, and crudites (OK - slight exaggeration here - carrots, celery and cucumber slices with ranch dressing).

                                                                    1. Best brand hot dogs and Bush brand beans.....mmmmmmmm

                                                                      1. Steamed whole pickerel with green onions and ginger, rice and sauteed red spinach.

                                                                        1. pasta in a garlic, red onion, olive oil and butter sauce. lots of garlic. spinach and basil, two different kinds of peppers, portabellas, beach mushrooms, one very large heirloom diced up small and cooked in said olive oil, garlic, red onion, and butter concoction for about an hour,

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                                                                          1. re: mrspvr

                                                                            whoops, forgot the mozz cheese in there.

                                                                          2. Tonight was chipotle shrimp tacos with cilantro, and guacamole.

                                                                            1. A sort of Portuguese kale soup, in no way authentic. :)

                                                                              The recipe is here:


                                                                              1. Sauteed Breaded Calamari Steak with mushrooms and heirloom tomatoes in a white wine, garlic and lemon reduction. Side of couscous and green beans.

                                                                                I'm enjoying it as much now describing it as when we ate it.


                                                                                1. Monday night was garlic kale, pan fried eggplant, deep fried tofu all topped with sesame oil and seeds and a drizzle of veri veri teriyaki.

                                                                                  Tuesday night was clean-out-the-fridge-before-I-leave-again-night: a slice of brie, a slice of blue, a slice of aged gouda with some olives, carrot sticks, and when pig's fly olive toast.

                                                                                  God, I need to go grocery shopping when I get back. And do some real cooking.