Week starting Jan. 3, 2017


Instant Pot Indian Black Eyed Pea Curry over cauliflower rice. Peas have to soak for 1-2 hours before cooking (soaked for 1 hr). Used a bit more peas and 3 tomatoes. Also topped with fresh jalapeno slices. Very tasty and super cheap meal. For cauliflower rice: rice cauliflower with food processor shredding attachment and saute on medium heat in a bit of coconut oil with some black pepper and 1/4 cup of water. Cover and steam for about 7 minutes.



Chicken Tenders with Savory Spice Blend with Winter Slaw. Used poultry setting on Instant Pot for chicken tenders. Put in about 2 lbs and sprinkled with a salt-free seasoning. Slaw makes a ton; had to use a huge bowl. Used 3 carrots instead of 2. Slaw is even better next day after flavors set in /texture wears down.

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Chicken Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl. Used remaining chicken tenders from family pack.  Used an entire kale bunch. This will be my  go-to pho substitute. Used 1 tbsp of ghost curry powder and 2 tbsp of hot curry powder. Omitted optional almond butter and coconut cream concentrate.Not much work to throw together.



Kale, butternut squash, onion and 1 lb of ground beef. Following this recipe (omitted coconut flour) for the most part. Cooked beef night before. butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes because on sale. Added an egg on top for breakfast the next day.



Sous vide/flash fried chicken with leftover Winter Slaw from Wednesday, which just kept getting better. Sous vide chicken for 1 hour then dip chicken in buttermilk, then flour mixture (flour, garlic powder, pepper, salt & Nashville Hot Chicken Spice), then buttermilk, then flour mixture or panko. Flash fry in oil for 3 minutes. Sous vide process kept chicken extremely moist and delicious.


Snack: Yogurt Pesto Dip with veggie chips. Not the healthiest but healthier. Saw this extremely easy recipe (just Greek yogurt & store bought pesto) while watching The Kitchen. New party trick.



Turnip and Potato Soup and Crispy Brussels Sprouts. This soup was fantastic. Turnips add creaminess and kick of flavor. These sprouts are a go-to recipe. Always use more sprouts than recipe. Hearty and filling vegetarian Sunday supper.


Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Chicken breast tenders (larger package; on sale $1.97/lb)
  • Chicken breasts (large package)
  • Ground meat (1 lb; whatever is least expensive)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Green cabbage (1 small head)
  • Red cabbage (1 small head)
  • Kale (2 bunch)
  • Turnips (2 lbs)
  • Russet potatoes (1.5 lbs)
  • Onion (4)
  • Garlic (3 heads)
  • Spaghetti squash (1; on sale for $.50/lb)
  • Butternut squash (1; on sale $.50/lb)
  • Cauliflower (1 head)
  • Brussels sprouts (however much you want)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Tomatoes (2 large or 3 medium)
  • Mint (1 package)
  • Lemon (1)
  • Limes (2)
  • Pomegranate or pom seeds (not sure if they have this? Maybe frozen seeds?)
  • Chicken broth (check to see if we have any)
  • Coconut milk (1 can; or check to see if we have one)
  • Plain full fat Greek yogurt (1 large container)
  • Buttermilk
  • Veggie Chips (Trader Joe’s)
  • Pesto (1 jar; from Trader Joe’s)
  • Panko crumbs
  • Walnuts (½ cup)
  • Black eyed peas (need 1 cup; on sale for $.99/lb in bulk area)

Need but have at home

Olive oil, cumin seeds, fresh ginger, turmeric, cayenne, salt, garam masala, black pepper, water, almond butter, coconut aminos, sesame oil, fish sauce, curry powder, ground coriander, garam masala, ground cloves, coconut oil, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, honey, dried thyme, bay leaves, nutmeg, smoked paprika, flour

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