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What's for dinner Friday?

Posted May 16, 2014



Here's the place to share your meal ideas for the evening, post where you bought the ingredients frugally and even share a recipe if you would like. If you need some inspiration for your own dinner tonight, this may give you some helpful ideas.

What's on your menu tonight?




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  • RaleighFoodBlogger May 16, 2014

    Mon account- tuna sounds great, thanks for your help in this! :-)

  • Mon Account May 16, 2014

    I tossed the salmon idea at a fish eater... they said grilled tuna would probably be the best option over salmon!

  • Mon Account May 16, 2014


    Yes, tempeh is soy ... I can't think of a tempeh substitute - I've been vegetarian for over 25 years so I'm not up on meats these days. There's plenty of protein in the dish already, between the nut toppings and sprouted legumes, so you could probably just skip it.

    Hmm, I was just thinking that these flavors are in line with sushi, so maybe some simple grilled salmon? I don't eat fish either so that's a total stab in the dark. :)

  • RaleighFoodBlogger May 16, 2014

    Mon Account- that sounds amazing! I'm afraid I'm still dealing with soy allergies, so I've had to back off on it again (isn't tempeh from soy, too? I'll have to google it. If not, I can try it)... but I still love reading your delicious recipes!!!

  • Mon Account May 16, 2014

    With such beautiful weather, I'm going to the salad side. This may sound weird but it's really delicious.

    Bake 1" cubed tempeh in 1/2 soy sauce 1/2 water 1T olive oil until crisping. I really lean on Tempeh Girl's tempeh - locally made, there's a web site if you google - best tempeh available!

    The salad is a spring mix, a little pile of pickled seaweed, fresh avocado slices, a mound of long-grain brown rice (cooked with a veg bouillon cube), crunchy sprouts (usually mung or lentil, as opposed to sweet clover ones) and the tempeh. A miso-tahini dressing (I use store-bought Annie's Greek Goddess dressing in a pinch, too) to finish it off.

    If I have "salad nuts" I'll toss some on - sunflower seeds, toasted sliced almonds, pepitas, etc. Everyone else in the house calls them "snack nuts" so I'm never sure if I have any left!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 16, 2014

    Tonight we are having veggie pizza with side salad.

    RFB - your honey salmon sounds fabulous!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger May 16, 2014

    Tonight I'm making the Salmon I got from EF yesterday on sale, roasted in foil with honey and fresh thyme. And on the side, Asparagus and White Beans using asparagus, and Vidalia onions from HT sale and organic white beans from Kroger sale. Can't wait to make salmon salad with the leftovers- making some homemade mayo today, too!