Monday, April 11, 2016

Once a month meal planning - March revisited

Still enjoying our monthly meal planning system, even if this particular month was a little long.

monthly meal planning - march wrap up

Despite our short trip up north we managed to keep it together pretty well.

New recipes I tried this month (Original plan with all the recipes listed is posted here):

Brown rice noodle and vegetable bowls - I ended up not really following this recipe, so I can't review it properly, sorry! I just stir fried a bunch of vegetables and then tossed them with some brown rice noodles and some Trader Joe's Soyaki sauce. Worked well, though, and super easy. Some variation of this will probably become part of our standard repertoire.

Crockpot chicken tikka masala + saag (using that recipe minus the paneer) + cauliflower rice from TJ's. The crockpot chicken tikka masala recipe was pretty great and I'll move it into regular rotation. I was not in love with the saag recipe, so I think I need to keep searching.

Dal nirvana - delicious! I make the black lentils with caramelized onions a lot, and while we love them, it was a nice change of pace to make a different black lentil dish. The cream makes this dish feel decadent and the cayenne gives it some good heat.


10 comments:

  1. That's so funny - I made that crockpot chicken tikka masala last night. I used too much garam masala, and didn't think tha tit tasted enough like TRUE tikka masala. I love the recipe from CI - have you made it?

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    1. I haven't, but I'll check it out! I think I have an advantage (and disadvantage) in that my experience with Indian food is limited to eating decent take out a few times a year, so I don't really know what is "authentic" tasting. Probably makes it easier for me to like the homemade shortcut versions. As long as they're tasty, I won't really notice if they taste right or not.

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  2. This is a great recipe for Chicken Korma: http://luckypeach.com/recipes/chicken-korma/. I bet it could be made in the crock pot as well.

    I have tried some of the recipes you post and they always turn out well, you have become a trusted source! Thanks for that!

    -Nicki

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    1. Thanks! Marking that recipe so I can check it out!

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  3. I've made this rice noodle bowl a few times lately. I really like it a lot!

    http://iowagirleats.com/2015/09/23/mongolian-beef-noodle-bowls/

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    1. Yum - that looks so good! Thank you!

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  4. Thanks for these, I always get great recipe ideas from them!

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  5. Sorry you didn't like the saag! But hopefully you can find a recipe that's a better fit for you. :)

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  6. Did you use coconut milk or the cream in the tikka Marsala recipe? Long time reader who doesn't usually comment:)

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    1. I used cream, but I'm sure the coconut milk would be good too! I needed the cream for another recipe, so it made sense to get it anyways.

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