Monthly Archives: October 2013

David’s Smoothie and Menu

David treated me to a menu this week and wanted to share his smoothie recipe too. I gladly took the free pass for meal planning and let him plan away. He did great 🙂 First, my caveman’s smoothie recipe!

David’s Smoothie Recipe
Makes 1 large smoothie- modify to your liking and carb needs.
1 cup of water or milk of choice
1 cup of frozen berries
2 eggs (if you don’t have a trusted egg source, do a high quality raw protein powder)
1 tablespoon of nut butter or coconut butter
Spices of choice (cinnamon, ginger, cacao powder, pumpkin pie spice)

There are many modifications and variations, but this is his base recipe for us. You don’t taste the eggs, promise! But don’t do eggs unless you truly have a good egg source. Promise? Okay, moving on 😉

How about the menu?? He did a fantastic job, y’all check it out!

Menu
Monday
B- Paleo cereal (Primal Craving’s granola)
L- Elk and oxtail stew (yes, it is fantastic, but I have no idea what I ended up putting in the stew!)
D- Salmon and veggies
Tuesday
B- Eggs and bacon with kraut
L- Chicken thigh salads
D- Stew leftovers
Wednesday
B- Paleo cereal
L- Taco salad
D- Meatballs with veggies
Thursday
B- Eggs and bacon with kraut
L- Meatball salads
D- Meatball “subs” (stuffing a sweet potato with meatballs and drizzling on marinara sauce)
Friday
B- David’s smoothie
L- leftovers
D- Paleo pizza for date night in
Snacks: Kale chips, granola, pumpkin bread, blueberry-lemon gut healing gummies
Weekend Ideas: Sliders, roast, or fish tacos

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Do y’all see that pumpkin bread “name dropping” there in the snacks section?? I used the fabulous Against All Grain recipe… Find the recipe here!

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Delicious! I also made some bacon wrapped chicken thighs (from Practical Paleo) and chocolate chip cookies (once again from Danielle!).

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Y’all want to see the elk and oxtail stew? It had herbs, watermelon radishes, carrots, celery, and the meat!

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The watermelon radishes were in our CSA basket this week… They’re beautiful!

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Speaking of CSA… We had our harvest party today!

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Leo didn’t come but David insisted on snapping a picture when we went for a walk before heading to the farm 🙂

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The farm was beautiful and we took a walking tour then enjoyed a nice afternoon salad some sort of pumpkin-pecan goodness! With a cider 🙂

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We have had a wonderful weekend!

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Hope you have a delicious menu planned for the week. Oh and guess what? I started a Facebook page for the blog- go check it out here and like it! Thanks 🙂

Happy Halloween week!

Cozy Menu Featuring a New Cookbook

Fall temps are coming in strong this week– are y’all ready?? I am currently watching Leo play like a champ with his tennis ball…


It’s just the cutest thing ever… He just jumps wherever it is. Even if it’s at a wall! Ha puppies are hilarious and especially this one 🙂

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I’m sorry I’m a day late on sharing the menu. Yesterday I was cooking up a storm for another book review to share over at Against All Grain! Here’s a preview…

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And here’s another one…

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So fun! I made my first Shepherd’s Pie yesterday. Using that amazing book above 🙂

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It is so yummy 🙂 David and I both loved it.

So here’s what I have planned for the week ahead/upon us 😉

Monday
B- Carrot Pumpkin Spice muffins (from 21DSD Book)
L- Roast and veggies
D- Shepherd’s Pie
Tuesday
B- Muffins
L- Rainbow Collard Wraps (from 21DSD Book)
D- Mini Mexi-Meatloaves (from 21DSD)
Wednesday
B- Eggs and strawberry coconut smoothie
L- Rainbow Collard Wraps or meatloaf
D- Fried Chicken with Greens and sweet potato chips
Thursday
B- Eggs with a baked cinnamon apple
L- Meatloaf
D- Fried chicken leftovers with salad
Friday
B- Eggs with blueberry coconut smoothie
L- Chicken stew leftovers
D- Burgers and sweet potato “buns” and a salad

Who knows what we will cook this weekend… Maybe grilled elk filets for some tacos! I am wanting to make some paleo tortillas soon 🙂

Y’all have a great week filled with tasty food!

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