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Old 10-09-2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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Please give me dinner suggestions..

Please help me. I am an absolute amateur at cooking. I barely know anything but I want to learn to make healthy dishes. My biggest problem is that I simply don't know what to make. Every night for dinner I usually have either

Mashed Potatos + Smoked Salmon
Whole Grain Pasta + Brocolli/Corn

As you can see, I don't know anything about dinner or making good food. I'm not very good at following recipes either but I was hoping that I could list everything in my fridge that I have right now, and maybe you guys can give me some suggestions as to what I can possibly make for Dinner with my supply's..



[VEGETABLES]

Romaine Lettuce
Broccoli Floret's
Onion/Red Onion
Red/Green Bell Pepper
Green Bean's
Cucumber
Jalapeno
Tomato
Carrot
Cilantro
Pea's
Corn

[OTHER FOOD]

Potato/Sweet Potato
American Cheese
White Rice
Whole Grain Bread
Whole Grain Pasta
Shredded Cheese
Smoked Salmon
Macaroni & Cheese
Somen Noodles
Bacon
Sliced Ham
Sliced Turkey
Ground Beef
Steak

So what can I make with all of this? What other products should I buy next time I go out as well? What am I missing from this?

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Old 10-09-2011, 09:49 PM   #2
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Pretty well stocked pantry, for a non-cook! It is unseasonable warm tonight here, so I would make a chef's Salad from the romaine with some of the cold cuts, shredded cheese and lightly steamed beans/ broccoli plus any of your veggies that seem appealing. If you have a good oil and vinegar you like make your own vinaigrette.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:52 PM   #3
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A grilled ham and cheese sandwich might go well with that salad!
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:53 PM   #4
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Looking at your list, I would probably make a salad using the Romaine Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, pepper, red onion, and thin slices (julienne) of smoked salmon. I'd dress this with an oil-vinegar-dijon mustard dressing. You could make some croutons from the bread and add those to the salad if you like croutons. Cut a slice or two into cubes, brush with a bit of oil, and toast in the oven for about 15 minutes at 350. Then I would probably cook the beans and toss them with a bit of oil or butter and some curry powder or masala. I'd serve the beans with the steak, grilled. You could take the ham, broccoli, and rice and make a casserole. You could make a Mexican inspired casserole (sort of like Spanish Rice) using the ground beef, jalepeno, tomato, and cilantro, rice.

When shopping, get in the habit of buying what is in season or on special, then figure out what to do with it. Thanks to the Internet, you can type a main ingredient and get lots of hits.

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Old 10-09-2011, 09:57 PM   #5
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When shopping, get in the habit of buying what is in season or on special, then figure out what to do with it. Thanks to the Internet, you can type a main ingredient and get lots of hits.
Absolutely the best nutritional and financial advice! Google "recipe and (one or two ingredients) for prompt inspiration.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:22 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. Would you say the food that I have listed is considerably healthy? I am trying to eliminate Soda/Junk Food entirely so I went out and bought all of that and I've been making the transition slowly but I believe I am on the right track. The problem is I just have trouble figuring out what to do with all the food. It just seems so hard to eat healthy..
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A grilled ham and cheese sandwich might go well with that salad!
Sounds really good but I was looking for something more for dinner :)!
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Sounds really good but I was looking for something more for dinner :)!
Gosh. Sometimes I have breakfast for dinner. I guess I don't always follow the rules.
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Gosh. Sometimes I have breakfast for dinner. I guess I don't always follow the rules.
Ohh I see.. Is eating a Sandwich considered healthy though? I guess it depends what you put in it right? I typically eat a sandwhich for breakfast. I usually put this stuff in it.

Whole Grain Bread
Tomato
Lettuce
Cheese
Ham
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Cut out the processed foods, looks like you have managed that fairly well. Buy some tortillas, you didn't mention if you have any herbs and spices.

Making tacos is really easy, if you have the spices for it. You already have the rest except for the tortillas.
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