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Week starting Feb. 18

Pictures are taken right before we eat, so they’re not pretty but real life.

Sunday

Sweet Potato Crust Pizza. Easy and super delicious. Toppings: mushrooms, olives, green pepper and sausage. Fun alternative to standard pizza and not a gut bomb.

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Instant Pot Aloo Matar (Potato & Pea Curry). Uses Onion Masala base.

Monday

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Homemade Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce on top of baked sweet potatoes or stuffed in lettuce wraps. The homemade sauce is a must. Top with bagged slaw.

Tuesday

Leftovers

Wednesday

Chicken tenders. Cut down from large chicken breasts. (Ryan does the cutting, dredging & cookin’) with side of slaw.

Thursday

Instant Pot Korean Inspired Pulled Pork. With rice and green onions.

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Pork shoulder roast (6.5 lbs; split between two recipes; on sale $.99/lb)
  • Hot Italian sausage (4oz)
  • Chicken breasts (large package; use rain check for $1.77/lb)
  • Butter lettuce (if on sale) or romaine
  • Radishes (two bunches)
  • Cilantro (1 bunch)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Green bell pepper (1)
  • Serrano peppers (2)
  • Yellow onions (2lbs)
  • Sweet potatoes (6)
  • Mushrooms
  • Slaw (bag)
  • Eggs (18)
  • Frozen peas
  • Tomato paste
  • Limes (3)

Need but have at home

Olive oil, grated parmesan, almond flour, salt, garlic powder, pizza sauce, olives, goat cheese, red pepper flakes, cumin seeds, garam masala, black pepper, potatoes, coriander, paprika, cumin, turmeric, cayenne, ginger, garlic cloves (20), diced tomatoes (2 cans), honey, tomato sauce, red wine vinegar, molasses, onion powder, chili powder, cinnamon, liquid smoke, water, soy sauce, gochujang, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil

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Week of Jan. 7, 2018

Pictures are taken right before we eat, so they’re not pretty but real life.

Sunday

Sweet Potato Crust Pizza. Decided to try while watching The Kitchen on Food Network. Easy and super delicious. Added black olives and topped with chopped flat leaf Italian parsley. Will experience with different flavors next time. Don’t love broccoli rabe. Fun alternative to standard pizza and not a gut bomb.

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Monday

Instant Pot Butter Chicken. Go-to cozy meal. The best. I add spices at same time as chicken and bell peppers (I use 3) at same time as tomato sauce. I cook for 10 minutes instead of 8.

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Tuesday

Chicken & Broccoli Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash. Another recipe from The Kitchen. Roasted spaghetti squash night before (didn’t roast it for the full 90 minutes). Also night before, cooked chicken breasts (halved because Sprouts chicken breasts are super thick/huge) in Instant Pot on Poultry setting for 20 minutes. Sprinkled with salt and pepper prior to cooking. Will use three halves for this recipe. Using frozen broccoli.

Wednesday

Out

Thursday

White Chicken Chili. Already cooked the chicken breasts, so may adjust cooking method or add in at same time as corn.

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Grated Parmesan (need ½ cup)
  • Goat cheese, crumbled (container of crumbles at Trader Joe’s for $2.49)
  • Shredded mozzarella (1½ cups; got at Trader Joe’s)
  • Hot Italian sausage (4oz)
  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs (3½ lbs)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Flat leaf Italian parsley (1 bunch)
  • Green bell peppers (3; on sale 3/$1)
  • Broccoli rabe (need ½ bunch; got a Trader Joe’s)
  • Spaghetti squash (1 medium; 2½ to 3lbs; on sale $.88/lb)
  • Frozen broccoli (1 bag)
  • Frozen corn (1 bag)
  • Neufchtel cheese (or ⅓ less fat cream cheese; 4oz)
  • Cannellini beans (15oz can)
  • Pizza sauce
  • Chicken broth (1 carton)
  • Almond flour (cheaper at Trader Joe’s)

Need but have at home

Olive oil, sweet potato (2), salt, garlic powder, egg (1), red pepper flakes, ghee, onion (3), paprika, garam masala, coriander, turmeric, black pepper, cayenne, cumin, tomato sauce (1-15oz can), coconut milk, garlic cloves (21), fresh ginger (can buy tube at Trader Joe’s), 2% milk (2 cups), Greek yogurt (¼ cup), celery (4 stalks), jalapenos (3), chili powder, oregano

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Week starting Jan. 2, 2018

Pictures are taken right before we eat, so they’re not pretty but real life.

Tuesday

Mexican Chicken Pozole Verde. Used half package of boneless skinless chicken breasts (instead of bone-in with skin). This will be faster the next time I make it now that I know the process. It was refreshing and cozy at the same time. Like a Fresca/hot cocoa combo. Had to make the verde salsa in batches due to size of my food processor. May add a habanero to the mix next time.

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Wednesday

Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken (used half the salt) with slaw and Vegan Pumpkin mac and Cheese. Used other half of chicken breasts and package of drumsticks. I’m not vegan, but this mac and cheese recipe was fun to try and truly tasted like normal. Used coconut oil instead of palm shortening. Will definitely do again because it was ready to eat in less than 10 mins. This jerk chicken is an easy weeknight staple.

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Thursday

Pumpkin and Chorizo Soup. Topped with chopped red onion, cilantro, jalapenos and some Greek yogurt. Always simple and scrumptious. Go-to meal.

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Friday

Mulligatawny Soup. One of my favorite meals.

Saturday

Leftovers

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Chorizo (½lb)
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts (large package; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Chicken drumsticks (1 package; optional, depends on price)
  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs (large package; pick up after Wednesday for $1.99/lb)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Iceberg lettuce (optional)
  • Sweet potato (1)
  • Onions (2)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Poblano chiles (2)
  • Tomatillos (1lb)
  • Avocados (2)
  • Lemons (2)
  • Limes (4)
  • Chicken broth low sodium (5 cartons)

Need but have at home

Jalapenos, water, garlic cloves (10), Mexican oregano, salt, black pepper, vegetable oil, 15-oz cans of hominy (3), radishes, sour cream, olive oil, marjoram, cumin, 15oz cans pumpkin puree (2), ghee, onions (4), apple (1), curry powder, garam masala, turmeric, ground ginger, nutmeg, coconut milk (1 can), paprika, cayenne, onion powder, thyme, white pepper, garlic powder, elbow macaroni, coconut oil, nutritional yeast

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Week starting Dec. 10, 2017

Sunday

Instant Pot Curried Cream of Broccoli Soup topped with leftover pulled pork. Use plenty of broccoli. This soup is simple and comforting.

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Monday

Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. Holy hell, it’s good. It’s a crowd-pleaser and makes a ton of food. Used more celery and carrots than it called for. Perfect for holidays. Dessert: Instant Pot Peppermint Rice Pudding.

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Tuesday

Put into marinade Monday at lunch. Korean Paleo Chicken Thighs over cauliflower rice. High on Ryan’s list of favorites … and Leftover Broccoli Soup.

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Wednesday

Leftover Chicken and Wild Rice.

Thursday

Lentil and Turnip Soup with Lemon or Turnip and Potato Soup. Have ingredients for both.

Friday

Travel

Saturday

Leftover Turnip Soup

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Chicken thighs (large package, need 3+ lbs; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Broccoli florets (1½ lbs)
  • Leeks (3)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Onions (3)
  • Shallots (2)
  • Potatoes (big bag of russet)
  • Serrano peppers (2)
  • Portabello mushrooms (8oz)
  • Whole milk (24 oz)
  • Chicken broth (3 cartons, low sodium)
  • Coconut milk (2 cans)
  • Peppermint extract
  • Candy canes
  • Wild rice (1 cup from bulk section)
  • Basmati rice (½ cup from bulk section)

Need but have at home

Ghee, ghost pepper curry powder, salt,pepper, apple (1), water, sugar, carrots, garlic, fresh thyme, fresh sage, crushed red pepper flakes, olive oil, turnips (4), bay leaves (2), red lentils (1 cup), lemons (2), nutmeg

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Week starting Oct. 16, 2017

Monday

Garlic and Herb Cod with simple arugula salad and roasted root vegetables (bag from Trader Joe’s). This fish was fantastic and simple! However the house smelled of cod for a few days.

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Tuesday

Shepherd’s Pie (sub in  turkey and sweet potatoes). Used 4 sweet potatoes and 2lbs of turkey as well as more carrots and celery (4 each). Left out wine. It’s so ridiculously good. Raked the top with a fork and sprinkled with smoked paprika.

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Wednesday

Sweet and Spicy Indian Pork Chops with simple arugula salad (may have to sub in garam masala for homemade meat masala)

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Parmesan cheese
  • Cod (2lbs; on sale $7.99/lb)
  • Pork chops (4)
  • Ground turkey (1½lbs; get Trader Joe’s)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Red onions (3)
  • Onions (2)
  • Arugula (1 bag; may get from Trader Joe’s)
  • Beef stock (1 carton)
  • Fresh bay leaves (depending on price)
  • Champagne dressing (1 bottle)

Need but have at home

Fresh basil, salt, pepper, mayo, garlic cloves (10), sweet potatoes (2lbs), tomato paste, dry red wine, fresh thyme, ghee, fresh ginger, coriander powder, kashmiri chili powder, tomato sauce (1-15oz can), honey

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Week starting Sept. 13, 2017

Wednesday

Mole Verde Roasted Chicken (used a rotisserie chicken) with Mexican Rice. Used three jalapenos for sauce and blended with immersion blender (in the pot) because I don’t have a blender; took a while to do it. Used long grain rice for Mexican rice (had to cook it a bit longer & add more broth; also added 1/4 tsp cayenne). This was bright and vibrant. Will definitely make again. Much tastier than it looks.

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Thursday

Leftovers

Friday

Chicken Parmesan using leftover sauce (dressed up Trader Joe’s salt-free marinara with fresh herbs, spices and frozen broccoli & mushrooms)

Saturday

Chipotle Mushroom Sloppy Joes

Sunday

Jerk Rubbed Chicken Thighs with Homemade Mango-Habanero Hot Sauce and simple arugula salad.

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Monday

Instant Pot Korean Beef with Indian Fried Dill Potatoes. Random combination but delicious match. Often use sweet potatoes instead.

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Tuesday

Instant Pot Dal Makhani. One of my favorite go-to easy meals.

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Rump roast (4lbs-ish; on sale $2.99/lb)
  • Rotisserie chicken (cheaper & fresher from Sam’s; $4.98 vs $6.98 at Sprouts)
  • Chicken breasts (large package; need 4 lbs; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Chicken thighs (large package)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Cilantro (3 bunches)
  • Flat-leaf parsley (1-2 bunches)
  • Purple cabbage (1 small head)
  • Potatoes or sweet potatoes (2 lbs)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Onion (1)
  • Tomatillos (8)
  • Tomatoes (2)
  • Jalapenos (8)
  • Habanero pepper (1)
  • Granny Smith apple (1)
  • Mangoes (2 ripe)
  • Orange (1)
  • Limes (2)
  • Lemon (1)
  • Arugula
  • Mushrooms (1lb;  button or crimini)
  • Fresh dill
  • Eggs
  • Black pepper
  • Panko bread crumbs (1 box)
  • Chicken broth (1 carton)
  • Tomato sauce (1-8oz can)
  • Beer (1 bottle of lager)
  • Walnuts (1 cup chopped; buy only what’s needed in bulk section at Sprouts)
  • Raw pumpkin seeds (½ cup; buy only what’s needed in bulk section at Sprouts)
  • White rice (2 cups; cheaper to buy in bulk section from Sprouts)
  • Hamburger buns

Need but have at home

Salt, olive oil, beef broth, soy sauce (or coconut aminos), garlic clove (18), fresh ginger, avocado oil, cumin seeds, turmeric, Kashmiri chili powder, onions (4), tomato paste (1-5.5oz can), Worchestershire sauce, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (1 can), chili powder, mayo, dried thyme, bay leaf (2), ghee, all-purpose flour, eggs, panko bread crumbs, mozzarella, parmesan, fresh basil, coriander, ground ginger, light brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, cinnamon, allspice, ground cloves, white wine vinegar, dried lentils, water

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Week starting Aug. 13, 2017

Sunday

Thai Chicken Burrito Bowl with Coconut Cauliflower Rice and Pineapple Guacamole. Doubled the cucumber salad part. Tasty. Nice departure from the norm.

Monday

Leftovers

Tuesday

Instant Pot Sloppy Joe Meat stuffed baked sweet potatoes. So simple and one of my absolute favorite meals.

Wednesday

Honey Dijon Chicken and Crispy Shredded Brussels Sprouts

Thursday

Green Curry Chicken

Friday

Summer Vegetable Soup

Saturday

Leftovers

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Boneless Chicken thighs (2 large packages)
  • Ground beef (2lbs; picked up 94/6 from Trader Joe’s for $4.99/lb)
  • Cilantro (1 bunch)
  • Cauliflower (2 heads)
  • Sweet potatoes (6)
  • Onions (4)
  • Zucchini (4 small)
  • Summer squash (2 small)
  • Eggplant (1 small/medium)
  • Brussels sprouts (1½ to 2 lbs-ish)
  • Green beans (½ to 1 cup)
  • English cucumber (1)
  • Tomatoes (2)
  • Avocados (2)
  • Orange bell pepper (1)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Pineapple (1)
  • Limes (4)
  • Bone broth (2 quarts)
  • Red curry paste
  • Frozen corn (1 bag; picked up at Trader Joe’s)

Need but have at home

Coco aminos, olive oil, coconut milk (2 cans), peanut butter, fish sauce, red onion (1), mayo, salt, pepper, avocado oil, garlic cloves (14), cumin, smoked paprika, paprika, cayenne, salt free tomato sauce (2-15oz cans), apple cider vinegar, molasses, yellow mustard, turmeric, dijon mustard, honey, coconut oil, green curry paste, coconut palm sugar, fresh basil

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Week starting July 19, 2017

Wednesday

Slow Baked Chili Salmon with leftover Persian Salad. Been very pleased with flavor and simplicity of other The Endless Meal recipes. This salmon may be the best I’ve ever eaten, and that’s not hyperbole. Used it the next few days on toasted bagels with cream cheese, capers and red onion. If you don’t have a toaster, pop  bagel in the oven at 350 for 4 minutes.

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Thursday

Put into marinade Wednesday night. Korean Paleo Chicken Thighs over cauliflower rice. Put into marinade night before cooking. High on Ryan’s list of favorites. Serve with wasabi finishing sauce from Savory Spice.  I doubled chicken recipe–eight thighs (one large package from Sprouts)and double the marinade.

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Friday

Leftovers

Saturday

Pad Thai Casserole. New recipe to try. Used jalapenos because store was out of Fresno chiles. Great substitute for pad thai. Fun dish. Took some time.

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Sunday

Spicy Mexican-Style Chicken Salad in corn tortillas with fresh cherry tomatoes. Well this was delicious and simple. First, cooked shredded chicken in Instant Pot (one large package of chicken breasts from Sprouts cut in half, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 salt, 1/4 cup water) on Poultry setting and added time until it read 20 minutes. Then finished chicken salad recipe; added 1/4 cayenne to sauce and used two jalapenos instead of one.

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Monday

Grilled Chicken Breasts and baked sweet potatoes

Tuesday

Green Eggs and Ham Shashuka with Lemon Dill Pesto. Super easy to make. Fantastic flavor.

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Chicken breasts (1 or 2 large packages; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Chicken thighs (large package; on sale $1.69/lb)
  • Ground chicken (1lb)
  • Green onions (2 bunches)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Kale (2 bunches or bag from Trader Joe’s)
  • Sweet potatoes (4)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Spaghetti Squash (1)
  • Cauliflower (1 large head)
  • Green bell pepper (1)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Yellow bell pepper (1)
  • Fresno peppers (2)
  • Fresh dill
  • Limes (4)
  • Lemons (4)
  • Sunflower seed butter (1 jar; may get at Trader Joe’s)
  • Cashews (need ⅓ cup; get only what is needed from bulk section)

Sam’s

Salmon (large fillet; $8.99/lb; I like to get it from Sam’s because the skin is already removed.)

Need but have at home

Honey, gochujang (can get at most stores), coconut aminos, sesame oil, fresh ginger, garlic cloves (7), sesame seeds, romaine lettuce, chili powder, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, olive oil, sriracha, fish sauce, ghee, red pepper flakes, eggs (7), ham (in freezer), cumin, onions (2), jalapeno (1), mayo, paprika

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Week starting July 12, 2017

Wednesday

Chipotle Dijon Turkey Meatballs (use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream/heavy cream) wrapped in Romaine and  Mexican corn on the cob. This meal is so much better than it sounds. Added some breadcrumbs to the meatballs; had panko on hand. Did not use cheese on the corn just covered with butter and lime juice then sprinkled with chili powder and cilantro.

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Thursday

Grilled Swordfish and Eggplant with Honey-Thyme Vinaigrette and some grilled asparagus. It was good. Not my favorite, but good and fun to mix it up from the usual fish.

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Friday

Chipotle Chicken and Green Beans. One of my favorites…because it’s easy. Plan to double recipe (but still only use 2tbsp oil).

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Saturday

Leftovers

Sunday

Atkilt (Spiced Ethiopian Vegetable Stew). Fall meal but will eat with sliced tomatoes for a cool side.

Monday

Spicy Chipotle Grilled Chicken Breast (marinate the night before) and Persian Salad

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Swordfish (1.5 lbs; on sale $7.99/lb)
  • Chicken thighs (large package; on sale $1.69/lb)
  • Chicken breasts (large packages; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Romaine lettuce or green leafy lettuce (1 head)
  • Green cabbage (1 small head)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Cilantro (3 bunches)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Watercress (1 large bunch)
  • Japanese eggplants (3)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Onion (2)
  • Cucumbers (1 English or 3 small Persian)
  • Roma tomatoes (3)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Poblano chiles (2)
  • Jalapeno (1)
  • Limes (4)
  • Dijon mustard (1 bottle)
  • Black pepper & Chipotle powder (refills from bulk section)

Need but have at home

Ground turkey, Greek yogurt, chipotle powder, garlic cloves (5), dried cilantro, egg (1), lime (2), salt, pepper, cumin, cayenne pepper, ears of corn (6), unsalted butter, chili powder, honey, canola oil, olive oil, fresh thyme, white wine vinegar, asparagus, green beans, avocado oil, ghee, white potatoes (1.75 lbs), turmeric, chipotle chiles in adobo, paprika

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Week starting July 4, 2017

Tuesday

Spicy Chipotle Grilled Chicken Drumsticks (marinate night before; use leftover chipotles in adobo from Tuesday) and Mexican corn on the cob

Wednesday

Instant Pot Korean Beef with Indian Fried Dill Potatoes. Restaurant quality. Used sweet potatoes instead of russet.

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Thursday

Green Chile Chorizo Cauliflower Casserole (except using ground meat spiced with homemade taco seasoning instead of chorizo; it’s cheaper). Go-to meal.

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Friday

Spicy Roasted Chicken (legs) and Paleo Honey Roasted Carrots. Yes, this chicken is a Pioneer Woman recipe, which means there is butter–but I will use way less.

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Bottom roast (4lbs)
  • Ground turkey (may get at Trader Joe’s)
  • Chicken drumsticks (on sale $.69/lb)
  • Chicken legs (on sale $.69/lb)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Carrots (2bags)
  • Sweet potatoes (2lbs)
  • Granny smith apple or pear (1)
  • Corn (8 ears; on sale 8/$2)
  • Cauliflower (1 head)
  • Limes (2)
  • Oranges (2)
  • Lemons (3)
  • Pre-peeled garlic cloves
  • Chipotle chiles in adobo (1 can; may get at Trader Joe’s)
  • Beef broth (1 carton)
  • Green chilies (12 oz)

Need but have at home

Garlic cloves (11), onion (2), paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt, unsalted butter, pepper, olive oil, soy sauce or coconut aminos, fresh ginger, avocado oil, cumin seeds, turmeric, kashmiri chili powder, fresh dill, eggs (4), honey, cayenne