tumblr_inline_nk9ijjs6ov1qdei8m

Week starting Dec. 15, 2016

Thursday

No Bean Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili. Doubled recipe. Topped with plain Greek yogurt  and fresh jalapeno slices. Tasty and quick to throw together.

img_0092

Friday

Leftover chili

Saturday

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken & Sweet Potatoes. Won an Instant Pot at a Christmas party. So pumped. It’s great. This was an easy first instant pot recipe. Used half of chicken breasts; saved other half for Monday night.

fullsizerender

Sunday

Instant Pot Dal Makhani (lentils). Amazing. Cost less than $3 to make. Even better the next day. Used olive oil instead of avocado oil. Doubled tomatoes because I used Romas. I don’t think I’ll soak the lentils next time.

img_0111

Monday

Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Kale. Everything you want a chicken soup to be in winter. Cozy. Cooked the chicken on Instant Pot poultry setting first using this recipe scaled down for 1.5 lbs. Used twice as much kale to use it up.

img_0115

Tuesday

Leftover soup

Wednesday

Pressure Cooker Kalua Pig

Thursday

Leftover pork

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Bacon (only need 3 slices)
  • Chicken breasts (large package; on sale $1.77/lb)
  • Pork shoulder roast (5 lbs; on sale $1.69/lb)
  • Ground turkey (20 oz)
  • Cilantro
  • Kale (1 bunch)
  • Cabbage (1 head)
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes (4)
  • Rotel (1 larger off brand can)
  • Tomato Sauce (1 larger can)
  • Chicken broth (1 carton)
  • Red lentils (1 cup; from bulk section at sprouts)
  • Red Hawaiian Coarse Sea Salt (1½ tbsp; get from savory spice)

Need but have at home

Salt, onions (4), garlic cloves, water, cumin, chili powder, paprika, bay leaf, sweet potatoes, butter, Frank’s RedHot, sweet potatoes (3), pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, olive oil, fresh ginger, turmeric, cayenne, garam masala, carrots, celery, dried thyme, dried oregano, fish sauce

dijon-almond-crusted-tilapia-3

Week starting Dec. 7, 2016

Wednesday

Dijon Almond Crusted Tilapia with Crispy Brussels Sprouts. Used four tilapia fillets instead of two, so added a few more almonds and tinge more paprika. Used more Brussels sprouts than recipe. Paired with red pear and Kerrygold white cheddar. Super easy and great flavor.

img_3279

Thursday

Leftover tilapia and sprouts

Friday

Punjabi Style Chicken Soup. Easily one of my favorite winter dishes. Makes a ton.

Saturday

Leftover soup

Sunday

Gobhi Mussallam (Roasted Whole Cauliflower). Fun new dish to try. Did two smaller heads of cauliflower. Forgot fresh tomatoes, so I used canned.

img_0005

Monday

Pumpkin and Chorizo Soup. I love this because it is simple, easy and good. Ryan gives it a “meh” but still eats it.

img_0008

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Tilapia fillets (4)
  • Chicken thighs (1 lb ground;  or regular (cubed) on sale $1.67/lb)
  • Chorizo (½ lb)
  • Cilantro (2 buncesh)
  • Ginger root
  • Green cabbage (1 head; 1½ lbs)
  • Onions (3)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Garlic (3 heads)
  • Cauliflower (1 head; on sale $.69/lb)
  • Serrano pepper (2)
  • Jalapenos (6)
  • Olive oil (only if on sale)
  • Coconut milk (2 cans)
  • Chicken broth (2 cartons)
  • Almonds (⅓ cup)
  • Raw cashews (2 tbsp)

Need but have at home

Brussels sprouts, salt, pepper, olive oil, pomegranate, balsamic vinegar, smoked paprika, coconut oil, dijon mustard, parsley, lemon, cumin seeds, garam masala, turmeric, cumin, coriander, water, dried fenugreek leaves, canned pumpkin, marjoram, Mexican oregano