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Entrees and sides i think are the hardest for me to find. I will eat everything but peanut butter and jelly and hot dogs. Im big on trying new foods and am not that picky. I just know i need to lean more this way for my health. Even changing from
Entrees and sides i think are the hardest for me to find. I will eat everything but peanut butter and jelly and hot dogs. Im big on trying new foods and am not that picky. I just know i need to lean more this way for my health. Even changing from regular pasta to wheat and whole grain has started to help.
I think just googling it can be overwhelming at times, its just tons and tons of lists of what to avoid. And if i ask somewhere like here people have tried things out so i feel more comfortable that it wont tatse horrible.
Well, my biggest recommendation is to use rice as your basic backbone carbohydrate instead of flour. To me, using buckwheat flour or other replacement flour to try to convert the basic food you already eat ... starts to taste boring after a while. Wheat flour is really neutral, so every different meal you make with it tastes different. Buckwheat tastes really strong, so no matter what you make, it tastes like buckwheat.
So instead of converting the food you already eat, I would branch out and try some new forms of cooking. Make stir fry---super easy, just chop some vegetables and some meat/seafood/tofu of your choice, heat up some oil, fry them up, add soy sauce, and top with an egg if you feel like it. I can give more specific recipes if it interests you.
The food I eat more often than anything else is Punjabi style rice and beans. Make a pot of split red lentils, (just bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, stir a few times), then in a separate pot fry some onion, garlic, and ginger, then add some seasonings (corriander, cumin, turmeric, garam masala), add a chopped tomato, and then add the vegetables to the beans. Serve it over rice. This is the easiest meal ever, and it keeps in the fridge for a long while, too. If you're not into the Indian seasonings, you can use Mexican seasonings instead.
Am I giving enough detail here, or should I give an itemized recipe? I'm thinking of doing the rice and beans dish for the next Eden Cooks meeting...