A recipe, any recipe is only a starting point. you can change the spices or herbs. Add beans instead of meat. Change up the veggies. Always be sure to keep track of the calories. Also when making a dish added oils really make a difference . Olive oil adds a completely different taste than lets say sesame oil. If all else fails gather ,more recipes ! there are countless places on the web ( including Sparkpeople ) to find them. Believe me once you get into cooking your own meals , the already prepared stuff losses it's appeal.
I can relate. Chicken, turkey and more chicken and turkey. But now that spring is here, I am looking at what's in season and then thinking pastas and vegetarian alternatives. Last week I made an asparagus snap pea risotto with lemon zest and served it with a big salad. I also made a roasted vegetable lasgna which we both liked a lot.
Edited by: CHEFSOPHIE at: 4/29/2012 (13:15)
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I am with you girl friend . the choices to serve are few and not good at all . the only thing to do is to shake things up a bit . try different cuts of meat even tho they do not like them . they may find if prepared a different way they may eat and love . we have an adventure meal once a week . we have tried a trip to ... you name a spot and make it menu of that country .read about the country ways and points of interest . spanish , dutch ,, german .. french . the country are endless . try veggies and fix them many ways . all the things we can do with .. Potatoes . pasta. different way to fix hamburger or turkey ground .
sugarsmom2 donna wva
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I'm pretty good about making a list & sticking to it. The problem is I make the same things & I'm bored with my recipes. DS is a very picky eater & refuses to eat fish. We try to avoid red meat. DH is diabetic and really doesn't like pork. I try to avoid red meat, so that leaves chicken. I don't like lamb! DH & DS don't like veggies.. .. grrr.
So my goal is to find new recipes that everyone will like.
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