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Week starting March 31, 2017

Friday

Jerk Rubbed Chicken Thighs with Homemade Mango-Habanero Hot Sauce and simple arugula salad (groceries left over from last week). This is jerk rub such a good seasoning blend to have on hand.

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Saturday-Sunday

Emptied fridge; miscellaneous leftovers

Monday

Sesame Spiced Tuna with crunchy salad (from Trader Joe’s). Bought two large fillets and cut them in half after cooking, which fed two people twice. Don’t have mustard seeds on hand; got only what I need (1 tsp) from Sprouts bulk spice section. Also paired with leftover mango, radishes and tomato slices. Ate leftovers cold the next day with tomato. Delicious and impressive looking.

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Tuesday

Chicken Korma with Cauliflower Rice. This was good but not “knock your socks off”/must have again. Solid meal. Used a whole bag of peas because we’re pea lovers. If I make it again, will decrease cinnamon to 1/8 tsp.

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Wednesday

Grilled chicken breasts and grilled romaine

Thursday

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Homemade Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce on top of baked sweet potatoes. Actually followed the recipe this time, and it was pretty damn good. Used a bone-in pork roast because it was cheaper ($1.69/lb). The homemade sauce is a must.

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Friday

Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Tuna Steaks (2-4; on sale $7.99/lb)
  • Boneless pork loin roast (2.5lbs; on sale $1.79/lb)
  • Chicken breasts (large package; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Ground chicken (1lb; on sale $3.99/lb)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Onion (2)
  • Red potatoes (2)
  • Spaghetti Squash (1)
  • Cauliflower (1 head)
  • Red bell pepper (2)
  • Avocado (2)
  • Eggs
  • Frozen peas (1 bag)
  • Lemon (1)
  • White wine vinegar
  • Tomato sauce salt free (15oz can)
  • Tomato paste (small can)
  • Raw cashews (¼ cup)

Need but have at home

Honey, red wine vinegar, molasses, liquid smoke, cayenne, black pepper, salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cinnamon, chili powder, butter, garlic cloves (4), carrots, mayo, coconut milk (1 cup), fresh ginger, curry powder, coriander, cumin, red chili flakes, water, romaine lettuce, fennel seeds, mustard seeds, black peppercorns, sesame seeds, coconut oil

Sam’s or Walmart

Frank’s hot sauce, yogurt

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Week starting March 24, 2017

Friday

Instant Pot Korean Beef with Indian Fried Dill Potatoes. Restaurant quality. Used sweet potatoes in stead of russet. Can’t wait to taste this combo again. Complete departure from the way I typically prepare a rump roast.

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Saturday

Butter Chicken. Favorite dish. Quick, easy crowd-pleaser. I typically use two green bell peppers instead of one.

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Sunday

Burgers. Ground beef was on sale. Served with arugula, sliced tomato and homemade pickle (had leftover cucumber slices and used a Savory Spice pickling spice to make quick pickles).

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Monday

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

Tuesday

Instant Pot Dal Makhani (lentils). Amazing. Cost less than $3 to make. Used olive oil instead of avocado oil. Didn’t have time to soak lentils except for 20 mins. Topped with green onion, cilantro and some plain Greek yogurt.

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Rump roast (4lbs; on sale $2.99/lb)
  • Ground beef (on sale $2.49/lb)
  • Chicken thighs (large package)
  • Romaine lettuce (1 head)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Onion (2)
  • Spanish onion (1)
  • Campari tomatoes (1lb package; on sale $1)
  • Green bell pepper (2)
  • Jalapenos (10)
  • Habanero (1)
  • Oranges (2)
  • Mangoes (3; on sale 3/$1)
  • Dill (1 package; may get at Trader Joe’s)
  • Arugula (1 package; may get at Trader Joe’s)
  • Avocado oil (may get at Trader Joe’s)
  • Tomato sauce (15oz can-salt free)

Need but have at home

Tomatoes, cumin seeds, garlic cloves (22), potatoes (2lbs), turmeric, kashmiri chili powder, salt, pepper, beef broth, pear (1), fresh ginger, coconut aminos, garam masala, paprika, cayenne, turmeric, coriander, cumin, coconut milk, fenugreek leaves, leftover jerk rub, white vinegar, salt, lentils, bay leaf, water, ghee

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Week starting March 9, 2017

Breakfast

Easy Breakfast Casserole. Cut into servings and take with each morning. Trying something new: Omit spinach. Layer instead of mix together. Eat with fresh spinach.

Thursday

Instant Pot Sloppy Joe stuffed sweet potatoes. Drained meat after browning.

Saturday

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with sliced tomatoes and fresh broccoli drizzled in olive oil & balsamic vinegar. Great way to cook salmon–coat it in Dijon mustard and then crusted it with any kind of crushed nuts. Can’t go wrong.

Sunday

Pernil (Puerto Rican Roast Pork Shoulder) with Spanish Rice (basmati rice, peas, carrots, tbsp tomato paste, tomatoes, jalapenos, green olives, garlic, onion). Fantastic meal.

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Monday

Leftovers

Wednesday

Balsamic Pot Roast with Kale Salad (double recipe). Use 4 sweet potatoes. Super easy comfort meal. Tastes like a hug.

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Thursday

Instant Pot Dal Makhani. Cheap, easy. If you soak the lentils, it turns our mushier but has less of a “gastrointestinal effect.”

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Leftovers

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Grated Parmesan (1 cup)
  • Salmon (2 fillets; on sale $7.99/lb)
  • Bacon (3 slices)
  • Ground beef (2lbs; on sale $2.99/lb)
  • Boneless chuck roast (3lbs; on sale $2.99/lb)
  • Pork shoulder, bone-in/skin-on preferred (6-10lbs; maybe on sale at sprouts for $1.99/lb or Sam’s)
  • Sausage (1 lb)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Green onions (2 bunches)
  • Cabbage (1 small head)
  • Kale (2 bunches; on sale $.99/lb)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Potatoes (2lbs)
  • Onions (6)
  • Okra (10 okra)
  • Acorn squash (1)
  • Taro (1lb; need 2 cups)
  • Plantain (1 yellow)
  • Habanero pepper (1)
  • Tomatoes (4)
  • Oranges (4) or Orange juice
  • Limes (8)
  • Lemons (2)
  • Beef stock (1 can or carton)
  • Tomato sauce salt free (2–15oz cans)
  • Coconut milk (1 can)
  • Raisins (1 cup)
  • Slivered almonds (½ cup)
  • Dried roasted pistachios (½ cup)

Need but have at home

Olive oil, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, Dijon mustard, fresh broccoli, balsamic vinegar, fresh rosemary, bay leaves, garlic cloves (30+), sweet potatoes (9), eggs, garlic powder, cumin, smoked paprika, paprika, salt, cayenne, molasses, mustard, lentils, cumin seeds, fresh ginger, turmeric, garam masala, water, ghee, apple cider vinegar, coconut palm sugar, dried oregano, liquid smoke, Hawaiian sea salt, allspice, fresh thyme

Sam’s

Greek yogurt, hot sauce