Friday, September 11, 2009

What's Cookin'-Week 1

This week I started my own recipe challenge. It's probably not that challenging to many people, but I am trying to cook more for my family (kind of hard, as my oven is broken right now). I'm trying to make healthy meals that they will actually eat, but even if they don't, I want to offer up a variety of foods for them to try.

I started with something I loved growing up: a simple taco salad. I mixed the ground turkey (and tempeh for me) with taco seasoning. If I make this again, I will be sure to try out the recipe I read on  The Mama Dramalogues . With a big bowl of greens in the center and LOTS of things to add in all around, the kids could create a salad like me or fill a taco shell like Dad. Samantha helped set the table. All of the condiments made my salad for lunch the next day very easy to throw together. And of course (look at all that food!) we had leftovers the next night.

Next I tried veggie burgers. They don't look that great, but I love them. I made a side dish of coleslaw (with broccoli instead of cabbage). I used yogurt instead of mayo. Kids didn't like it that much, but Ethan ate a decent amount of his burger. And there were some other options: potato chips (made in my toaster oven—remember oven is broken), pickles and grapes.  

If you have any suggestions for what I should try out, I'd love to hear from you!


  1. Ooh! That taco salad looks yummy! I may have to try that!

  2. yay for you in your attempt to try and provide healthier, homemade meals for your family! that is so important...and the taco salad does look delicious! :)

  3. Wow look at all those yummy food ! I have a slow cooker and it's really good for curries and veggies.The slow cooker is the best,I have a big one so I don't have to cook for week.

  4. I am coming over for Taco Salad next time. Will bring bows for payment. :o)