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Week starting July 24, 2016

Sunday

Chorizo lettuce wraps. Top with cilantro, diced tomatoes, red onion, jalapenos and radishes.

Monday

Out

Tuesday

Buffalo Chicken Casserole. Used 2/3 cup of Frank’s instead of 1 cup. May lessen even more next time. Crowd pleaser.

Wednesday

Sweet Korean Paleo Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower Rice. Back by popular demand (aka Ryan’s fav). Used 3.4 lbs of chicken thighs and doubled marinade recipe.

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Thursday

Mushroom Mattar Methi Malai. Made tomato puree with fresh tomatoes using an immersion blender (since food processor was busy). Used frozen peas and coconut milk that’d been refrigerated instead of coconut cream. All the spices can be purchased in small quantities at a spice shop. Ugly yes, but it’s also filling, flavorful and smells amazing.

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Friday

Balsamic Chicken Thighs and Asparagus. Go-to recipe. Super quick to throw together marinade.

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Saturday

Grilled chicken drumsticks (with either jerk or Mt. Elbert seasoning) with Sauteed Okra

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Chorizo (1 lb; whatever kind is cheapest; sometimes there’s a manager’s special that they need to get rid of)
  • Ground chicken (1 lb)
  • Chicken thighs (2 large packages; on sale $1.49/lb)
  • Chicken drumsticks (large package)
  • Romaine or green leafy lettuce (1 head)
  • Curly parsley (1 bunch)
  • Celery (1  head)
  • Cauliflower (1 head)
  • Spaghetti squash (1)
  • Asparagus (1 bunch)
  • Okra (1 lb)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Avocado (1 or 2)
  • Tomato (2)
  • Mushrooms (2–8oz packages)
  • Tomato puree (need ½ cup; could use leftover tomatoes in fridge?)
  • Frozen green peas (1 bag; can get at Dollar Tree)
  • Coconut cream (1 can; if they have it at Sprouts;  if not, 1 can of coconut milk from Dollar Tree instead)
  • Gochujang (1 jar; Korean chili paste; available at Sprouts, most Walmarts & Target)

Need but have at home

Frank’s, pepper, olive oil, garlic, yellow onions, garlic powder, salt, organic mayo, eggs, fresh ginger, coriander powder, garam masala, paprika, turmeric, cumin, cayenne, cardamom, kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves), cilantro, balsamic vinegar, coconut aminos, carrots

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Week starting July 18, 2016

Monday

Leftover Horseradish Crusted London Broil with Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

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Tuesday

Eggs Poached in a Spiced Tomato Sauce (Shakshouka). Used yellow bell pepper instead of red; four tomatoes instead of three. Very filling vegetarian dish.

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Wednesday

Greek Lemon Chicken with Paleo Tzatziki Sauce and Simple Cucumber Salad. Used Greek yogurt for tzatziki instead of coconut milk; and an entire cucumber instead of half; blended with immersion blender. Used 2 cucumbers instead of 1 1/2 for salad; added sliced red onion and tomato. Refreshing and light meal.

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Thursday-Saturday

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Hummus — SNACK
  • Chicken breasts (large package)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Apples (8) — SNACK
  • Cucumber (1)
  • Tomatoes (4)
  • Serrano pepper (2)
  • Bell pepper (1)
  • Broccoli (bag of florets) — SNACK
  • Dill (one package)
  • Eggs (18)
  • Lemons (3)

Need but have at home

Honey, fresh ginger, sesame seeds, garlic, sesame oil, coconut aminos, salt, onion, cumin, paprika, chili powder, pepper, olive oil, coriander, dried oregano, dried parsley, cucumbers (2), coconut milk

Photo credit: The Endless Meal 
http://www.theendlessmeal.com/korean-paleo-chicken-thighs/

Week starting July 11, 2016

Week of recycling recipes. Not trying anything new this week–just going with those that have already proven tasty.

Monday

Huge salad. Used a head of green leafy lettuce (sliced) and everything in the fridge: green & black olives, sliced radishes, chopped tomatoes, diced carrots, chopped cucumbers, banana pepper slices, chopped red de-seeded jalapeno and sliced almonds.

Tuesday

Chipotle Chicken and Green Beans. Used green beans from a co-worker’s garden last time. Hope store-bought doesn’t pale in comparison. Subbed olive oil for avocado oil. Served with sliced tomato.

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Wednesday

Leftovers

Thursday

Sweet Korean Paleo Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower Rice. I don’t love “sweet” entrees, but this is smoky sweet and delicious.

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Friday

Crispy Pork Carnitas lettuce wraps (w/romaine lettuce) topped with tomatoes, cilantro, chopped radish, green onions and red jalapenos. Love this blog, a lot. Her Baingan ka Bharta (Indian Eggplant) w/a fried egg is my new favorite dish (below). For breakfast the next day, added an egg on top of the carnitas.

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Saturday

Horseradish Crusted London Broil with Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta. This combines two different recipes. Will only make when the meat is on sale. It’s yummy & pretty. I tend to take red pepper flake packets from work to add unnecessary zing. Used leftover London Broil for steak and eggs. (RE: pictures–I’m not a food stylist. I’m just here to eat.)

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Sunday

Chicken and sweet potato curry. This is a quick comfort meal.

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • London broil (2 lbs; on sale $4.99/Sprouts butcher sliced the size I wanted)
  • Pork loin roast (3 lbs; on sale $1.79/lb)
  • Chicken thighs (large package; split for two recipes)
  • Chicken breasts (1 large package; on sale $1.88/lb)
  • Ginger root (little knob)
  • Romaine lettuce (1 head)
  • Green leafy lettuce (1 head)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Sweet potatoes (2)
  • Onions (3lb bag)
  • Garlic (3 heads)
  • Apples (8; Granny Smith & Fuji on sale $.99/lb)–SNACK
  • Green beans (1 lb)
  • Cucumbers (2)
  • Cauliflower (1 head)
  • Red jalapeno peppers (4)
  • Serrano peppers (2)
  • Roasted red peppers (1 jar)
  • Almond butter (need ½ cup)–too expensive at Sprouts, pick up at Target or Walmart
  • Coconut milk (2 cans)–trying Dollar Tree’s version bc it was cheap; we’ll see

Need but have at home

Olive oil, chili powder, salt, black pepper, chipotle powder from Savory Spice, cayenne, prepared horseradish, Dijon mustard, zucchini (2), yellow squash (2), garlic powder, onion powder, mustard, powder, green & black olives, radishes, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, banana pepper slices, sliced almonds, cilantro, oregano, cumin, bay leaf (1), cinnamon stick (1), lime (1), oranges (2), honey, sesame seeds, gochujang (Korean chili paste; can buy at Sprouts), coconut aminos, sesame oil, curry powder, ground ginger

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Week starting July 5, 2016

The combo 4th of July weekend and a pending travel weekend calls for vegetarian week.

Tuesday

Indian Pineapple Cauliflower Rice (will substitute raisins; ingredients from last week) with a Green Leafy Lettuce Salad (tomatoes, radishes, carrots, olives). This rice was light and ideal for this sweaty weather.

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Wednesday

Grilled Zucchini with Fruity Coleslaw (will use blueberries instead of grapes)

Thursday

Baingan ka Bharta (Indian Eggplant). I would marry this dish if I knew it was single. My mouth is watering thinking about it. Used 3 eggplants instead of 2 and roasted for 30 minutes (didn’t broil after). Subbed coconut oil for avocado oil; topped with a fried egg and cilantro for dinner; served on top of spaghetti squash noodles for lunch.

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Serrano pepper (2)
  • Cilantro (1 bunch)
  • Radishes (1 bunch)
  • Apples (8) — SNACK
  • Blueberries (2–6oz packages; on sale $.88/each)
  • Pineapple (1; on sale $1.88/each)
  • Eggplants (2)
  • Spaghetti squash (1)
  • Tomatoes (6)
  • Black olives (1 can; get the from Dollar Tree, cheapest place to buy olives)
  • Green olives (1 jar; get the from Dollar Tree, cheapest place to buy olives)

Need but have at home

Mandarin oranges (1 can), homemade mayo, cabbage, carrots, zucchinis, salt, pepper, lemons, olive oil, cumin seeds, onion, garlic, fresh ginger, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, paprika