Does anyone have any ideas for what I could do without seafood or a lot of tofu?
Okay, so I have a family of very picky eaters. Seafood is completely off limits for the entire household, as is pork (we have no problems with non-kosher), vegetarian, beans, spicy, and basically anything green. The extent of their ethnic eating is Italian. (nothing wrong with that but it's a little tiring)
Any ideas to educate their palates?
Four meats, six pounds of tomatoes, and five hours of time well spent results in an incredibly rich and meaty sauce ready to top pasta, followed by a second course of excellent grilled and sauce-simmered meatballs, sausages, and braciole.
I still have a soft spot for cold peanut noodles. These days, I make them with far fewer noodles and many more vegetables. Indeed, it's now more of a vegetable salad with a few noodles added in for textural contrast. A handful of fresh herbs rounds out the flavors.