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Stroganoff with Red Cabbage, Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Stroganoff with Red Cabbage, Tuesday, February 20, 2024

History suggests that this main course dish was designed by a French Chef in the employ of a wealthy Russian family in the 1890’s. It is thought that the thin strips of meat were part of the meal design because the head of the household had bad teeth. The guy with bad teeth is long gone but this recipe is a classic.

We’re adding a German version of Red Cabbage or Rotkohl (pronounced “wrote coal”) to round out this meal. Delicious food is one example of how cultures can happily come together.

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Pasta with Scallops and Seared Fennel: Monday, December 11, 2023

Pasta with Scallops and Seared Fennel: Monday, December 11, 2023

Pasta with Scallops (not to be confused with Scalloped Pasta which would basically be mac ‘n’ cheese) is on the menu tonight.

You’ll appreciate the lovely flavors of this seafood pasta. Small scallops (or bay scallops) are paired with seared fennel and green peas. The pasta dish gets a little motherly love, as it’s tossed with a lemony Aglio e Olio sauce.

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Soft Shell Tacos, Sunday, November 17, 2024

Soft Shell Tacos, Sunday, November 17, 2024

The taco probably originated in the Los Angeles area in the 18th century and was introduced by Mexican immigrants.  The original probably featured chicken, beef or pork as a filling.  The seasoned ground meat taco came along later and that’s what’s on tonight’s menu.

The original version was also served with corn tortillas.  Using a flour tortilla makes it an “American” taco.  Regardless of how they’re served, tacos are a mainstream favorite food.

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  The New Melting Pot Kitchen.   Healthy Meals for a Healthy Planet.

    •  The object of the site is to help you eat plan-based at least twice a week, so we’ve set you up with daily notifications that offer complete-meal recipes and grocery lists and the meals are predominantly plant-based.
    • Some people use every recipe offered, but most people pick and choose which meals they wish to cook.
    • We’ve spent years perfecting these recipes, so each meal plan is packed with lots fresh flavor and texture. They’re also healthy. We’ll always offer a photo to help you artfully plate and celebrate each meal.
    • Every Saturday you’ll receive a complete list of meal plans and grocery lists for the coming week. 
    • Choose the recipes you wish to cook and you’ll be good to go.
    • The grocery lists are downloadable and in word format.  You’ll note that each list includes all the grocery items needed in cooking the meal, including staples. You can delete or add the staple items as needed.  They’re there as a reminder to help you keep your pantry well supplied. 
    • Included with the current week’s menus are the menus and grocery lists for a second week. The second week list gives you the lead-time to order groceries if you use grocery delivery service. Use our grocery lists to aid in filling out your order form for grocery delivery.
    • If you’re a new subscriber, take an hour and look through Tips and Time
      Savers. You’ll find lots of useful information about foods and nutrition, as well as information on making things like pizza dough or various sauces.

We hope you’ll enjoy cooking, plating and savoring these tasty, nutritious and sustainable dinners. There’s a whole year of them waiting for you.