Grilled Thai steak salad

I’ve posted a couple of times before about our 30 day operation to ‘reboot’ our evening meals.  You can read about the first two weeks here, and the second couple here.

Chorizo tacos

Below is the complete list of meals, and I’m feeling pretty pleased looking at what we all tried.  They reflect a range of different meat, tofu and vegetable meals, and include frittatas and tortillas, pasta and rice, pizzas and salads, soups and sandwiches.

Over the 30 days we cooked and ate:

  1. Easy homemade macaroni and cheese with curried carrots*
  2. Chicken BLTs
  3. Pan-fried wholewheat pizzas
  4. Slow-cooker Korean short ribs with herbed barley
  5. Grilled chicken with peanut curry sauce and coriander lime rice
  6. Sloppy Joes and oven chips
  7. Creamy Greek chicken noodle soup
  8. Asian slaw with chicken
  9. Black bean and goat cheese quesadillas with tomato salad
  10. Soba noodles with greens and crispy tofu
  11. Basic BBQ roast chicken and wholemeal couscous with tomato and herbs
  12. Maple candy pork chops
  13. Chicken hoisin burgers with red cabbage and pecorino salad
  14. Pea and prosciutto frittata
  15. Steak sandwiches with gruyere and and white beans with spinach
  16. Sweet and spicy tofu bowl with broccoli
  17. Crispy rice omelette with peas and cucumber salad
  18. Zucchini fritters with sour cream and chives
  19. Asian-style BBQ chicken and brown rice with coriander
  20. Vegetable tempura bowl
  21. Miso-glazed salmon with sushi rice – similar salmon recipe here
  22. Taco pizza
  23. Baked potato bar
  24. Chicken and barley soup
  25. Cornmeal-crusted fish with homemade tartare sauce
  26. Chorizo tacos with slaw and avocado
  27. Sticky pomegranate chicken pieces with coriander lime rice
  28. Grilled Thai steak salad
  29. Wholewheat spaghetti with roasted cauliflower and breadcrumbs – basically this recipe with pasta
  30. Pan-fried wholewheat pizzas with ham and leeks

*I’ve linked to the website versions of the recipes where I could find them, noting that they’re not always identical to the cookbook

The Keepers

We found quite a few meals we will definitely make again – 16 of them in fact – and the kids were clear about the dishes they absolutely loved.  The thumbs up favourites are starred 🙂

  1. *Pan-fried wholewheat pizzas
  2. *Slow-cooker Korean short ribs with herbed barley
  3. *Grilled chicken with peanut curry sauce and coriander lime rice
  4. *Creamy Greek chicken noodle soup
  5. Asian slaw with chicken
  6. Soba noodles with greens and crispy tofu
  7. Maple candy pork chops
  8. *Chicken hoisin burgers with red cabbage and pecorino salad
  9. Crispy rice omelette with peas and cucumber salad
  10. *Vegetable tempura bowl
  11. Miso-glazed salmon with sushi rice – similar salmon recipe here
  12. *Taco pizza
  13. Chicken and barley soup
  14. Chorizo tacos with slaw and avocado
  15. Sticky pomegranate chicken pieces with coriander lime rice
  16. Grilled Thai steak salad

I also have to add here my personal new favourite, which wasn’t so popular with the kids – the Black bean and goat cheese quesadillas with tomato salad.  Really quick and easy, and a flavour combination I wouldn’t have thought of – I think I’ll adopt it as a new work lunch 🙂

Is this something you’ve tried, or would consider trying with your family?  Let me know how you find it if you do!

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