Week starting Jan. 9, 2017


Roast Chicken and Honey Roasted Carrots with few handfuls of spinach. Previously intimidated by whole chickens, but they’re actually super cheap and extremely easy to cook. This meal is homey, delicious and inexpensive.


Simple Herb Crusted Salmon (doing 4 fillets instead of 2) with the arugula salad on this recipe (subbing in spinach). The spinach with simple dressing was fantastic/crave-worthy. The salmon was tasty, but I found the coconut flour/parsley mixture “meh” at best and unnecessary. I’d much prefer to coat the salmon in the dijon and cover with crushed pistachios like this recipe (picture on rigtht).



Supreme Pizza Frittata. Using cast iron skillet Christmas gift for first time. Not hard to do, looks impressive and tastes just like pizza. The arugula on top (not pictured) really made it. Could adjust toppings to preference/availability. Great pizza substitute.


White Chicken Chili. Using Instant Pot version of recipe. Will definitely make again. Solid recipe. Topped with a dollup of yogurt.

For a snack, used leftover salmon from Tuesday on some crackers with yogurt and capers for a light version of lox.


Pressure Cooker Kalua Pig. Finally making this recipe. Keep planning to but getting around to it. Need to pick up some Hawaiian salt from Savory Spice. Forgot to snap a photo. This was the easiest and best way we’ve cooked a pork roast in a long time.


Leftover Chili and leftover pig


Instant Pot Dal Makhani (lentils). Amazing. Cost less than $3 to make. Used olive oil instead of avocado oil. Only soaked the lentils for a little bit; will do full time next time.


Snack: Instant Pot Applesauce. Needed to get rid of some old apples but didn’t want to toss them. Used 3 Granny Smith and 3 Pink Lady apples. Omitted the oil. Added a dash of nutmeg and some orange zest. Delicious.



Mushroom Mattar Methi Malai. Made tomato puree with fresh tomatoes (3 Romas, I believe). Used full bag of frozen peas instead of just 1 cup. Ugly, but filling and rich with flavor. Topped with an egg.


Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Salmon (4 fillets; on sale $6.99/lb)
  • Bacon (3 slices; can get just that amount from butcher counter)
  • Pork shoulder roast (5 lbs; on sale $1.69/lb)
  • Hot Italian sausage (1 lb)
  • Whole chicken (always cheap)
  • Chicken breasts (2 lbs; on sale $1.77/lb)
  • Cilantro (1 bunch)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Carrots (2 lbs)
  • Onions (4)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Garlic (3 heads)
  • Jalapenos (6)
  • Green bell pepper (1)
  • Tomatoes (4)
  • Button mushrooms (2, 8oz packages)
  • Button mushrooms (6; bulk mushroom area)
  • Arugula (may get from Trader Joe’s)
  • Basil (may get from Trader Joe’s)
  • Eggs (12)
    Pepperoni (only need a few slices; may get from Trader Joe’s)
  • Pizza sauce (1 cup; may get from Trader Joe’s)
  • Cannellini beans (1 can)
  • Coconut cream (1 cup; may get from Trader Joe’s)
  • Lemons (6)

Need but have at home

Butter (1½  sticks), fresh rosemary, salt, pepper, spinach, olive oil, honey, coconut flour, dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, fresh ginger, coriander powder, garam masala, paprika, turmeric, cumin, cayenne, cardamom, green peas, kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves), chili powder, oregano, chicken broth (1 carton), frozen corn (1 bag), cabbage (1 head), lentils (1 cup), cumin seeds, fresh ginger, butter

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