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Week starting Oct. 16, 2017

Monday

Garlic and Herb Cod with simple arugula salad and roasted root vegetables (bag from Trader Joe’s)

Tuesday

Shepherd’s Pie (sub in  turkey and sweet potatoes)

Wednesday

Sweet and Spicy Indian Pork Chops with simple arugula salad (may have to sub in garam masala for homemade meat masala)

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Parmesan cheese
  • Cod (2lbs; on sale $7.99/lb)
  • Pork chops (4)
  • Ground turkey (1½lbs; get Trader Joe’s)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Red onions (3)
  • Onions (2)
  • Arugula (1 bag; may get from Trader Joe’s)
  • Beef stock (1 carton)
  • Fresh bay leaves (depending on price)
  • Champagne dressing (1 bottle)

Need but have at home

Fresh basil, salt, pepper, mayo, garlic cloves (10), sweet potatoes (2lbs), tomato paste, dry red wine, fresh thyme, ghee, fresh ginger, coriander powder, kashmiri chili powder, tomato sauce (1-15oz can), honey

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Week starting Sept. 13, 2017

Wednesday

Mole Verde Roasted Chicken (used a rotisserie chicken) with Mexican Rice. Used three jalapenos for sauce and blended with immersion blender (in the pot) because I don’t have a blender; took a while to do it. Used long grain rice for Mexican rice (had to cook it a bit longer & add more broth; also added 1/4 tsp cayenne). This was bright and vibrant. Will definitely make again. Much tastier than it looks.

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Thursday

Leftovers

Friday

Chicken Parmesan using leftover sauce (dressed up Trader Joe’s salt-free marinara with fresh herbs, spices and frozen broccoli & mushrooms)

Saturday

Chipotle Mushroom Sloppy Joes

Sunday

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

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Monday

Instant Pot Korean Beef with Indian Fried Dill Potatoes. Random combination but delicious match. Often use sweet potatoes instead.

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Tuesday

Instant Pot Dal Makhani. One of my favorite go-to easy meals.

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Rump roast (4lbs-ish; on sale $2.99/lb)
  • Rotisserie chicken (cheaper & fresher from Sam’s; $4.98 vs $6.98 at Sprouts)
  • Chicken breasts (large package; need 4 lbs; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Chicken thighs (large package)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Cilantro (3 bunches)
  • Flat-leaf parsley (1-2 bunches)
  • Purple cabbage (1 small head)
  • Potatoes or sweet potatoes (2 lbs)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Onion (1)
  • Tomatillos (8)
  • Tomatoes (2)
  • Jalapenos (8)
  • Habanero pepper (1)
  • Granny Smith apple (1)
  • Mangoes (2 ripe)
  • Orange (1)
  • Limes (2)
  • Lemon (1)
  • Arugula
  • Mushrooms (1lb;  button or crimini)
  • Fresh dill
  • Eggs
  • Black pepper
  • Panko bread crumbs (1 box)
  • Chicken broth (1 carton)
  • Tomato sauce (1-8oz can)
  • Beer (1 bottle of lager)
  • Walnuts (1 cup chopped; buy only what’s needed in bulk section at Sprouts)
  • Raw pumpkin seeds (½ cup; buy only what’s needed in bulk section at Sprouts)
  • White rice (2 cups; cheaper to buy in bulk section from Sprouts)
  • Hamburger buns

Need but have at home

Salt, olive oil, beef broth, soy sauce (or coconut aminos), garlic clove (18), fresh ginger, avocado oil, cumin seeds, turmeric, Kashmiri chili powder, onions (4), tomato paste (1-5.5oz can), Worchestershire sauce, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (1 can), chili powder, mayo, dried thyme, bay leaf (2), ghee, all-purpose flour, eggs, panko bread crumbs, mozzarella, parmesan, fresh basil, coriander, ground ginger, light brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, cinnamon, allspice, ground cloves, white wine vinegar, dried lentils, water

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Week starting Aug. 13, 2017

Sunday

Thai Chicken Burrito Bowl with Coconut Cauliflower Rice and Pineapple Guacamole. Doubled the cucumber salad part. Tasty. Nice departure from the norm.

Monday

Leftovers

Tuesday

Instant Pot Sloppy Joe Meat stuffed baked sweet potatoes. So simple and one of my absolute favorite meals.

Wednesday

Honey Dijon Chicken and Crispy Shredded Brussels Sprouts

Thursday

Green Curry Chicken

Friday

Summer Vegetable Soup

Saturday

Leftovers

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Boneless Chicken thighs (2 large packages)
  • Ground beef (2lbs; picked up 94/6 from Trader Joe’s for $4.99/lb)
  • Cilantro (1 bunch)
  • Cauliflower (2 heads)
  • Sweet potatoes (6)
  • Onions (4)
  • Zucchini (4 small)
  • Summer squash (2 small)
  • Eggplant (1 small/medium)
  • Brussels sprouts (1½ to 2 lbs-ish)
  • Green beans (½ to 1 cup)
  • English cucumber (1)
  • Tomatoes (2)
  • Avocados (2)
  • Orange bell pepper (1)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Pineapple (1)
  • Limes (4)
  • Bone broth (2 quarts)
  • Red curry paste
  • Frozen corn (1 bag; picked up at Trader Joe’s)

Need but have at home

Coco aminos, olive oil, coconut milk (2 cans), peanut butter, fish sauce, red onion (1), mayo, salt, pepper, avocado oil, garlic cloves (14), cumin, smoked paprika, paprika, cayenne, salt free tomato sauce (2-15oz cans), apple cider vinegar, molasses, yellow mustard, turmeric, dijon mustard, honey, coconut oil, green curry paste, coconut palm sugar, fresh basil

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Week starting July 19, 2017

Wednesday

Slow Baked Chili Salmon with leftover Persian Salad. Been very pleased with flavor and simplicity of other The Endless Meal recipes. This salmon may be the best I’ve ever eaten, and that’s not hyperbole. Used it the next few days on toasted bagels with cream cheese, capers and red onion. If you don’t have a toaster, pop  bagel in the oven at 350 for 4 minutes.

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Thursday

Put into marinade Wednesday night. Korean Paleo Chicken Thighs over cauliflower rice. Put into marinade night before cooking. High on Ryan’s list of favorites. Serve with wasabi finishing sauce from Savory Spice.  I doubled chicken recipe–eight thighs (one large package from Sprouts)and double the marinade.

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Friday

Leftovers

Saturday

Pad Thai Casserole. New recipe to try. Used jalapenos because store was out of Fresno chiles. Great substitute for pad thai. Fun dish. Took some time.

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Sunday

Spicy Mexican-Style Chicken Salad in corn tortillas with fresh cherry tomatoes. Well this was delicious and simple. First, cooked shredded chicken in Instant Pot (one large package of chicken breasts from Sprouts cut in half, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 salt, 1/4 cup water) on Poultry setting and added time until it read 20 minutes. Then finished chicken salad recipe; added 1/4 cayenne to sauce and used two jalapenos instead of one.

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Monday

Grilled Chicken Breasts and baked sweet potatoes

Tuesday

Green Eggs and Ham Shashuka with Lemon Dill Pesto. Super easy to make. Fantastic flavor.

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Chicken breasts (1 or 2 large packages; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Chicken thighs (large package; on sale $1.69/lb)
  • Ground chicken (1lb)
  • Green onions (2 bunches)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Kale (2 bunches or bag from Trader Joe’s)
  • Sweet potatoes (4)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Spaghetti Squash (1)
  • Cauliflower (1 large head)
  • Green bell pepper (1)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Yellow bell pepper (1)
  • Fresno peppers (2)
  • Fresh dill
  • Limes (4)
  • Lemons (4)
  • Sunflower seed butter (1 jar; may get at Trader Joe’s)
  • Cashews (need ⅓ cup; get only what is needed from bulk section)

Sam’s

Salmon (large fillet; $8.99/lb; I like to get it from Sam’s because the skin is already removed.)

Need but have at home

Honey, gochujang (can get at most stores), coconut aminos, sesame oil, fresh ginger, garlic cloves (7), sesame seeds, romaine lettuce, chili powder, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, olive oil, sriracha, fish sauce, ghee, red pepper flakes, eggs (7), ham (in freezer), cumin, onions (2), jalapeno (1), mayo, paprika

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Week starting July 12, 2017

Wednesday

Chipotle Dijon Turkey Meatballs (use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream/heavy cream) wrapped in Romaine and  Mexican corn on the cob. This meal is so much better than it sounds. Added some breadcrumbs to the meatballs; had panko on hand. Did not use cheese on the corn just covered with butter and lime juice then sprinkled with chili powder and cilantro.

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Thursday

Grilled Swordfish and Eggplant with Honey-Thyme Vinaigrette and some grilled asparagus. It was good. Not my favorite, but good and fun to mix it up from the usual fish.

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Friday

Chipotle Chicken and Green Beans. One of my favorites…because it’s easy. Plan to double recipe (but still only use 2tbsp oil).

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Saturday

Leftovers

Sunday

Atkilt (Spiced Ethiopian Vegetable Stew). Fall meal but will eat with sliced tomatoes for a cool side.

Monday

Spicy Chipotle Grilled Chicken Breast (marinate the night before) and Persian Salad

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Swordfish (1.5 lbs; on sale $7.99/lb)
  • Chicken thighs (large package; on sale $1.69/lb)
  • Chicken breasts (large packages; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Romaine lettuce or green leafy lettuce (1 head)
  • Green cabbage (1 small head)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Cilantro (3 bunches)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Watercress (1 large bunch)
  • Japanese eggplants (3)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Onion (2)
  • Cucumbers (1 English or 3 small Persian)
  • Roma tomatoes (3)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Poblano chiles (2)
  • Jalapeno (1)
  • Limes (4)
  • Dijon mustard (1 bottle)
  • Black pepper & Chipotle powder (refills from bulk section)

Need but have at home

Ground turkey, Greek yogurt, chipotle powder, garlic cloves (5), dried cilantro, egg (1), lime (2), salt, pepper, cumin, cayenne pepper, ears of corn (6), unsalted butter, chili powder, honey, canola oil, olive oil, fresh thyme, white wine vinegar, asparagus, green beans, avocado oil, ghee, white potatoes (1.75 lbs), turmeric, chipotle chiles in adobo, paprika

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Week starting July 4, 2017

Tuesday

Spicy Chipotle Grilled Chicken Drumsticks (marinate night before; use leftover chipotles in adobo from Tuesday) and Mexican corn on the cob

Wednesday

Instant Pot Korean Beef with Indian Fried Dill Potatoes. Restaurant quality. Used sweet potatoes instead of russet.

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Thursday

Green Chile Chorizo Cauliflower Casserole (except using ground meat spiced with homemade taco seasoning instead of chorizo; it’s cheaper). Go-to meal.

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Friday

Spicy Roasted Chicken (legs) and Paleo Honey Roasted Carrots. Yes, this chicken is a Pioneer Woman recipe, which means there is butter–but I will use way less.

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Bottom roast (4lbs)
  • Ground turkey (may get at Trader Joe’s)
  • Chicken drumsticks (on sale $.69/lb)
  • Chicken legs (on sale $.69/lb)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Carrots (2bags)
  • Sweet potatoes (2lbs)
  • Granny smith apple or pear (1)
  • Corn (8 ears; on sale 8/$2)
  • Cauliflower (1 head)
  • Limes (2)
  • Oranges (2)
  • Lemons (3)
  • Pre-peeled garlic cloves
  • Chipotle chiles in adobo (1 can; may get at Trader Joe’s)
  • Beef broth (1 carton)
  • Green chilies (12 oz)

Need but have at home

Garlic cloves (11), onion (2), paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt, unsalted butter, pepper, olive oil, soy sauce or coconut aminos, fresh ginger, avocado oil, cumin seeds, turmeric, kashmiri chili powder, fresh dill, eggs (4), honey, cayenne

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Week starting June 19, 2017

Monday

Grilled BBQ chicken breasts (coat in homemade BBQ rub then brush with BBQ sauce) and baked sweet potatoes

Tuesday

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Sauce and Asian Salad. Perfect plate.

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Wednesday

Burgers with Dill Butternut Squash Fries and sliced tomatoes

Thursday

Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos in corn tortillas with Habanero Salsa (may do a little extra habanero). This salsa is ideal for a spice lover. I added in 2 jalapenos as well and used only 6 tomatoes.

Friday

Ground Turkey Brussels Sprouts Skillet (may use beef)

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Turkey (if not using beef on Friday)
  • Sweet potatoes (4)
  • Onion (3)
  • Brussels sprouts (½ lb)
  • Butternut squash (1)
  • Tomatoes (6)
  • Habanero pepper (1)
  • Lemons (2)
  • Limes (4)
  • Avocado (1)

Need but have at home

Chicken breasts, BBQ sauce, sweet potatoes (4), brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, cumin, garlic cloves (11), Lime (1), olive oil, celery, red onions, sesame seeds, almonds (¼ cup), sesame oil, lemons (2), honey, coconut aminos, ginger, coconut oil, dill, tomatoes, smoked paprika, habanero pepper (1), bell pepper (1)

Trader Joe’s

Avocados (2), red pepper (1), red onion (1), cilantro, jalapenos

Sam’s

Salmon fillet (large; cut into portions), tilapia, hamburger patties (sale)

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Week starting June 12, 2017

Monday

Healthy Hamburger Helper. Used ground  turkey and eliminate coconut flour. Use 3 sweet potatoes instead of 2. Go-to meal.

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Tuesday

White Chicken Chili

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Wednesday

Instant Pot Sloppy Joe Meat stuffed baked sweet potatoes

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Thursday

Green Eggs and Ham Shashuka with Lemon Dill Pesto. Super easy to make. Fantastic flavor.

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Friday

Quinoa topped with Saag.Used just a little spinach, a large bunch of mustard greens and a 1 lb bag of collard greens. This meal was amazing. Filling without being a gut bomb. Topped saag with a tiny bit Greek yogurt and ghost pepper salt.

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Ground beef (2lbs)
  • Chicken breasts (large package; need 2 lbs for chli; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Ground turkey (1lb; on sale $4.99/lb)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Kale (2 bunches)
  • Mustard greens (1 bunch)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Sweet potatoes (7)
  • Onion (5)
  • Jalapenos (8)
  • Spinach (1 bag)
  • Collard greens (1 bag)
  • Tomato sauce salt free (2 cans)
  • Cannellini beans (1 can)
  • Chicken broth (1 carton; check house)
  • Lemons (2)

Need but have at home

Coconut oil, garlic cloves (24), avocado oil, cumin, paprika, salt, cayenne, black pepper, apple cider vinegar, molasses, mustard, coriander, oregano, frozen corn (1 bag), dill, crushed red pepper, olive oil,  ham (in freezer), eggs

Trader Joe’s

Peeled garlic cloves, check price of turkey/beef

Savory Spice

Smoked paprika refill

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Week starting May 16, 2017

Tuesday

Grilled chicken breasts with caprese salad

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Wednesday

Sriracha Mayo Roasted Chicken with arugula salad (with radishes, black olives & olive oil/lemon juice dressing). Chicken is new recipe. Super easy and amazing. Full of flavor. Used more sriracha.

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Thursday

Peruvian Grilled Chicken with roasted broccoli. Chicken is new recipe. Will repeat.

Friday

Green Eggs and Ham Shashuka with Lemon Dill Pesto. Super easy to make. Fantastic flavor.

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Saturday

Leftovers

Sunday

Crispy Carnitas salad bowls. This is a go-to when pork loin roasts are on sale.

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Monday

Leftovers or Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Curry over cauliflower rice

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Mozzarella (or from Trader Joe’s)
  • Pork loin roast (3lbs; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Whole chicken (4-5lbs)
  • Chicken (4 lbs dark meat; on sale $1.49/lb)
  • Chicken breasts (large package; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Green leafy lettuce (1 head)
  • Broccoli crowns (1½ lbs-ish)
  • Kale (2 bunches)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Radishes (1 bunch)
  • Cauliflower (1 head)
  • Onion (3)
  • Ginger root (big piece)
  • Tomatoes (8)
  • Serrano peppers (2)
  • Jalapenos (8)
  • Arugula (or from Trader Joe’s)
  • Eggs
  • Limes (3)
  • Lemons (2)
  • Oranges (2)
  • Pre-peeled garlic cloves (or from Trader Joe’s)
  • Salsa (or from Trader Joe’s)

Need but have at home

Apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, kosher salt, garlic cloves (11), coconut oil, smoked paprika, ground cumin, ancho chili powder, Mexican chili powder, olive oil, organic mayo, Sriracha, black olives, fresh dill, sea salt, crushed red pepper, eggs, kale (2 bunches), ham (½ cup; in freezer), fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, pepper, oregano, chili powder, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, ghee, dried black eyed peas, avocado oil, turmeric, cayenne, garam masala, water, Greek yogurt

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Week starting May 3, 2017

Wednesday

Broccoli, Cauliflower, Blueberry Coleslaw  (groceries from last week) and tuna salad. Cheap and easy. Will repeat.

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Thursday

Cauliflower rice topped with Saag and Chicken (grilled or throw some chicken breasts & a little seasoning in the Instant Pot & press poultry). Used just a little spinach, a large bunch of mustard greens and a 1 lb bag of collard greens. This meal was amazing. Filling without being a gut bomb. Topped saag with a tiny bit Greek yogurt and ghost pepper salt.

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Friday

Steaks and Kale Salad (double recipe; make night before)

Saturday

Fish (from Ryan’s dad) with crunchy salad

Sunday

Butter Chicken. Favorite dish. Quick, easy crowd-pleaser. I typically use two green bell peppers instead of one. Made a double batch this time.

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Monday

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. The homemade sauce is a must.

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Tuesday

Leftovers

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Steaks (2) ;
  • Pork shoulder roast (2½ lbs on sale $1.69/lb)
  • Chicken thighs (large package; on sale $1.88/lb)
  • Chicken breasts (large package; on sale $1.88/lb)
  • Sweet potatoes (6; on sale $.88/lb)
  • Onion (2)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Kale (2 bunches; on sale $.98/lb)
  • Mustard leaves (1 lb)
  • Cucumbers (2)
  • Cauliflower (1 head)
  • Green bell peppers (2)
  • Spinach (1 lb; may have some at home)
  • Tomato sauce salt free (2–15oz can)
  • Tomato paste (1 can)
  • Coconut cream (1 can)
  • Lemons (2)

Need but have at home

Canned tuna, mayo, mustard, bread, ghee, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, garam masala, paprika, coriander powder, turmeric, salt, cayenne, cumin, black pepper, dried fenugreek leaves, olive oil, parmesan, slivered almonds, red pepper flakes, red wine vinegar, liquid smoke, garlic powder, honey, molasses, cinnamon, chili powder garlic powder, onion powder