Monthly Archives: May 2014

May Menu #3

Hey guys! I totally skipped out on the menu post last week. It was busy and I was going night by night for the menu. I usually call that a “grace week” if you’re new to the blog. And it is nice to be reminded of how awesome it is to have a plan for the week 😉 20140518-195656-71816563.jpg
Guess what? We have a green chalkboard wall in the kitchen now. An entire wall! I think it’ll be green for summer then we will paint it black, classic chalkboard, for the long term. But the green is growing on me 🙂

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We had a small area painted chalkboard that was framed before. I need more meal planning space. And it love writing all the produce that I have to plan with for the week. Ensures that you use what you have! No waste 🙂

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We are all tired but having so much fun with our home projects! We have almost been in the house one whole year 🙂

Alright. Menu time! Keep in mind we have a lot of veggies so salads will be the main vehicle for proteins this week.

Menu #3
Breakfast: Eggs with roasted root veggies (kohlrabi, turnips, garlic scapes, & beets); boiled eggs, apple, & almond butter; paleo muffin with boiled eggs
Monday
L- Slim Palate’s roast chicken (picture below) with Asian greens salad and strawberries
D- Paleo chili (Pictured below, I used my newest cookbook for this one!)
Tuesday
L- Kitchen sink salad with grapes, sunflower seeds, broccoli, & beef
D- Taco salads with shredded beef
Wednesday
L- Boiled egg salad with loads of toppings
D- Slow cooker sweet potato and beef casserole (from another paleo cookbook)
Thursday
L- Leftover casserole with salad
D- Waffles and fruit (paleo breakfast!)
Friday
L- Boiled egg salad with whatever veg we have left
D- Baked fish with chard and a baked potato

As for the weekend, we will probably do paleo spaghetti and then pick some more recipes to try from our newest cookbooks!

The paleo chili was awesome and I can’t wait to review the newest Multiply Delicious cookbook 🙂

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The roasted chicken was amazing and from Slim Palate’s newest book.

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That’s the plan. Maybe with the new chalkboard wall I can get my menu together earlier than late Sunday night! It is easier in ways because of the weekly CSA basket, but it also sounds a little redundant with salad after salad. But I promise the salads are all different and have their own unique flavors 😉

Have a great week y’all!

May Menu #1

We are well into week 2 of our CSA season… Meaning we are floating in veggies and I love it! I just finished roasting beets, turnips, spring onions, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, butternut squash, AND (lastly) a spaghetti squash. Whew. It’s hot in here ha 🙂

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David grilled burgers for us to enjoy on a big roasted veggie salad for lunch for the next couple of days. We love our prep days!

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And finally I baked some paleo banana bread… I tweaked Health-Bent’s recipe (my favorite base recipe!) by adding a little cashew butter, flax seed meal, spice blend, walnuts, and mixed some vanilla with the chocolate to create “blobs” of chocolate 😉

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Leo, in the meantime, is resting up after a busy weekend!

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Here’s the menu.

May Menu #1
Breakfast: Banana bread with bulletproof coffee; Eggs and bacon with veggies
Monday
L- Burgers with butternut squash, radishes, and broccoli
D- Chicken taco salads
Tuesday
L- Burger salads
D- Spaghetti with red meat sauce
Wednesday
L- Chicken-roasted veggie salads
D- Pork Roast with leftover roasted veggies
Thursday
L- Shredded pork on a salad
D- Farm Salad/Kitchen Sink salad with tuna cakes
Friday
L- Leftover salad with boiled eggs
D- Pork taco salads

That’s what we have on the menu for this week! I haven’t been meal planning for the weekend just because weekends have been busy. But we are settling into the CSA delivery on Thursday now so the grocery shopping schedule/menu planning should be easier and easier each week. Lots of roasted or sautéed veggies with protein. The baskets are straight from the farm so they don’t need a lot of doctoring up 🙂

And happy almost Cinco de Mayo! I think we will mix up some mojitos tomorrow night. Here’s David’s recipe 🙂

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David’s Mojito Recipe
You will need:
Sparkling Water
Crushed ice (throw some in a blender… cover your ears and pulse away)
Bacardi Rum (if you want a little spike, it is good without too)
Honey
Mint Leaves
Lime!

What you will need to do:
For one–
Take around 12 mint leaves and cut a lime in half. Take the half and cut it into 4 pieces. (So far in glass… 12 mint leaves and 4 wedges of lime)… now muddle (this releases the goodies from the lime and mint) these together!
Fill the glass with crushed ice (again take time to throw some in a blender just be prepared for the LOUD noise… I repeat, LOUD noise).
Pour in 1.5 oz of Rum or not.
Stir in 1 tablespoon honey (roughly).
Top the glass (or mason jar in our case) with sparkling water.
STIR it up and that’s it!

Have a wonderful week 🙂