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Last post Fri, Mar 20 2009 12:29 AM by gayla50. 13 replies.
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  • Mon, Mar 9 2009 4:08 PM

    Dishes from different countries

    Sometimes I will fix different dishes something like Italian, Mexican, Chinese just to change our menu up sometimes does anyone else ever do this?

  • Mon, Mar 9 2009 4:19 PM In reply to

    Re: Dishes from different countries

     Oh yeah! I grew up with lots of tex-mex, which can be a real budget stretcher. I use that a lot! Fried rice is always a good budget stretcher: a little bacon, a few chopped veggies, and some rice fill hungry bellies well!

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  • Mon, Mar 9 2009 4:41 PM In reply to

    Re: Dishes from different countries

    Yep, we do it frequently. Meat, vegetable and starch still present in almost any different nationality. It's the different prep and sauces/or spices which make it unique and tasty.

  • Mon, Mar 9 2009 5:07 PM In reply to

    • MarthaMFI
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    Re: Dishes from different countries

    we live in a very diverse ethnic community  so we eat lots of different things.   There is easy recipes in every culture to use.  mexican and italian are big in our house.  we go out for chinese, japanese etc.

    when we had brazilian students I looked up recipes and discovered a lot of similar ones to italian and mexican style ones.

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  • Mon, Mar 9 2009 5:23 PM In reply to

    • Pat
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    Re: Dishes from different countries

    Quite often... Mexican, Italian and Chinese are favorites here. I don't get fancy with them, but try to stay as authentic as possible.  

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  • Mon, Mar 9 2009 5:40 PM In reply to

    • KateHC
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    Re: Dishes from different countries

     I've been slowly learning to cook some indian and chinese dishes.  I'm not vey good yet--they taste good, but not "right", so it's more like faux indian or faux chinese.   


    I love a lot of ethnic spices, so I just throw those randomly in stir-fry stuff, too.  I like the Thai ones with mint and lemongrass in that PB & J stirfry that I posted. 

  • Mon, Mar 9 2009 11:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: Dishes from different countries

     Hi ... and thank you LadyofGrace for listing this site ... it has some really great recipes!

  • Tue, Mar 10 2009 2:47 AM In reply to

    Re: Dishes from different countries

    I sure do. My normal style of cooking is what Mom called French.

    I do stir-fry dishes, Italian dishes, Greek dishes, German foods, Southern foods, and other types of cooking.

  • Tue, Mar 10 2009 10:46 AM In reply to

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    Dear All, FORGIVE ME for remakign the wheel, as so many of you already know this:  I have become quite effective at cooking scrumptious but SO CHEAP East Indian dishes!  It is a wonder what the right spices can do to plain old legumes!  I have NEVER been able to cook so thriftily.  I tried LORD KRISHNA'S CUISINE in the past, but the author's recipes are expensive.  Now that I have Malvi Doshi's COOKING ALONG THE GANGES (most cheap) & also Julie Sahni's CLASSIC INDIAN VEGETARIAN & GRAIN COOKING, I am able to cook meals that cost less than 50cents/serving -- although I serve the meals with $1/serving organic Kefir (a kind of liquid yoghurt, with many more cultures), I am still doing very well indeed.  Yours in Him, Deb

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