Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What's for Dinner?

I will be posting ideas for simple weeknight dinners once a week.  Here are two to get us started:

(Sorry for the funky coloring in the photos.  Now that it's lighter late, I can photograph our dinners in better light.)  This is a simple supper:  roasted sweet potatoes (chopped and tossed with olive oil and salt and pepper and roasted at 400 degrees for 30 minutes), baked tofu (a block of firm tofu cut into cubes, drizzled with soy sauce, and baked at 400 degrees for 30 minutes) and steamed broccoli, all atop chinese noodles.  The sauce is an un-measured mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, garlic, and a pinch of brown sugar.  Toss and eat!

Will your kids eat food like this?  Skyler will eat the broccoli and Reed will eat the sweet potatoes, but neither of them will eat it all mixed together.

Next is a simple, light meal we had last week: Whole wheat wrap with store-bought hummous and taboulli and my new discovery, super-healthy brocolli sprouts.  On the side are roasted potatoes and parsnips that we salted and dipped in ketchup. 

I'm always looking for quick meal ideas, so if have any favorites,  send them to me and I'll try them out.  Happy cooking!


Margaret said...

For a quick starch mix frozen corn with oil and seasoning and roast in a 499 degree oven for 20 minutes

SoulSister said...

...this sounds yummy! I love tofu but am a novice @ preparing it. Do you cut it up before baking it?

Emilie said...

yep... cube up the tofu and by "drizzle" i sort of mean "soak" in soy sauce. so good, and so much better for you than fried. let me know how it goes!

Ali said...

I'm totally going to try the noodles with sweet potato and tofu one day this week! That's exactly the food that I like to eat!

SNW said...

I confess to giving up on tofu a few months into vegetarianism when I was introduced to tempeh, but this might make me reconsider!