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Week starting Feb. 18, 2018

Pictures are taken right before we eat, so they’re not pretty but real life.

Sunday

Sweet Potato Crust Pizza. Easy and super delicious. Toppings: mushrooms, olives, green pepper and sausage. Fun alternative to standard pizza and not a gut bomb.

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Instant Pot Aloo Matar (Potato & Pea Curry). Uses Onion Masala base.

Monday

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Homemade Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce on top of baked sweet potatoes or stuffed in lettuce wraps. The homemade sauce is a must. Top with bagged slaw.

Tuesday

Leftovers

Wednesday

Chicken tenders. Cut down from large chicken breasts. (Ryan does the cutting, dredging & cookin’) with side of slaw.

Thursday

Instant Pot Korean Inspired Pulled Pork. With rice and green onions.

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Pork shoulder roast (6.5 lbs; split between two recipes; on sale $.99/lb)
  • Hot Italian sausage (4oz)
  • Chicken breasts (large package; use rain check for $1.77/lb)
  • Butter lettuce (if on sale) or romaine
  • Radishes (two bunches)
  • Cilantro (1 bunch)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Green bell pepper (1)
  • Serrano peppers (2)
  • Yellow onions (2lbs)
  • Sweet potatoes (6)
  • Mushrooms
  • Slaw (bag)
  • Eggs (18)
  • Frozen peas
  • Tomato paste
  • Limes (3)

Need but have at home

Olive oil, grated parmesan, almond flour, salt, garlic powder, pizza sauce, olives, goat cheese, red pepper flakes, cumin seeds, garam masala, black pepper, potatoes, coriander, paprika, cumin, turmeric, cayenne, ginger, garlic cloves (20), diced tomatoes (2 cans), honey, tomato sauce, red wine vinegar, molasses, onion powder, chili powder, cinnamon, liquid smoke, water, soy sauce, gochujang, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil

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Week of Jan. 7, 2018

Pictures are taken right before we eat, so they’re not pretty but real life.

Sunday

Sweet Potato Crust Pizza. Decided to try while watching The Kitchen on Food Network. Easy and super delicious. Added black olives and topped with chopped flat leaf Italian parsley. Will experience with different flavors next time. Don’t love broccoli rabe. Fun alternative to standard pizza and not a gut bomb.

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Monday

Instant Pot Butter Chicken. Go-to cozy meal. The best. I add spices at same time as chicken and bell peppers (I use 3) at same time as tomato sauce. I cook for 10 minutes instead of 8.

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Tuesday

Chicken & Broccoli Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash. Another recipe from The Kitchen. Roasted spaghetti squash night before (didn’t roast it for the full 90 minutes). Also night before, cooked chicken breasts (halved because Sprouts chicken breasts are super thick/huge) in Instant Pot on Poultry setting for 20 minutes. Sprinkled with salt and pepper prior to cooking. Will use three halves for this recipe. Using frozen broccoli.

Wednesday

Out

Thursday

White Chicken Chili. Already cooked the chicken breasts, so may adjust cooking method or add in at same time as corn.

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Grated Parmesan (need ½ cup)
  • Goat cheese, crumbled (container of crumbles at Trader Joe’s for $2.49)
  • Shredded mozzarella (1½ cups; got at Trader Joe’s)
  • Hot Italian sausage (4oz)
  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs (3½ lbs)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Flat leaf Italian parsley (1 bunch)
  • Green bell peppers (3; on sale 3/$1)
  • Broccoli rabe (need ½ bunch; got a Trader Joe’s)
  • Spaghetti squash (1 medium; 2½ to 3lbs; on sale $.88/lb)
  • Frozen broccoli (1 bag)
  • Frozen corn (1 bag)
  • Neufchtel cheese (or ⅓ less fat cream cheese; 4oz)
  • Cannellini beans (15oz can)
  • Pizza sauce
  • Chicken broth (1 carton)
  • Almond flour (cheaper at Trader Joe’s)

Need but have at home

Olive oil, sweet potato (2), salt, garlic powder, egg (1), red pepper flakes, ghee, onion (3), paprika, garam masala, coriander, turmeric, black pepper, cayenne, cumin, tomato sauce (1-15oz can), coconut milk, garlic cloves (21), fresh ginger (can buy tube at Trader Joe’s), 2% milk (2 cups), Greek yogurt (¼ cup), celery (4 stalks), jalapenos (3), chili powder, oregano

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Week starting Jan. 2, 2018

Pictures are taken right before we eat, so they’re not pretty but real life.

Tuesday

Mexican Chicken Pozole Verde. Used half package of boneless skinless chicken breasts (instead of bone-in with skin). This will be faster the next time I make it now that I know the process. It was refreshing and cozy at the same time. Like a Fresca/hot cocoa combo. Had to make the verde salsa in batches due to size of my food processor. May add a habanero to the mix next time.

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Wednesday

Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken (used half the salt) with slaw and Vegan Pumpkin mac and Cheese. Used other half of chicken breasts and package of drumsticks. I’m not vegan, but this mac and cheese recipe was fun to try and truly tasted like normal. Used coconut oil instead of palm shortening. Will definitely do again because it was ready to eat in less than 10 mins. This jerk chicken is an easy weeknight staple.

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Thursday

Pumpkin and Chorizo Soup. Topped with chopped red onion, cilantro, jalapenos and some Greek yogurt. Always simple and scrumptious. Go-to meal.

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Friday

Mulligatawny Soup. One of my favorite meals.

Saturday

Leftovers

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Chorizo (½lb)
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts (large package; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Chicken drumsticks (1 package; optional, depends on price)
  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs (large package; pick up after Wednesday for $1.99/lb)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Iceberg lettuce (optional)
  • Sweet potato (1)
  • Onions (2)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Poblano chiles (2)
  • Tomatillos (1lb)
  • Avocados (2)
  • Lemons (2)
  • Limes (4)
  • Chicken broth low sodium (5 cartons)

Need but have at home

Jalapenos, water, garlic cloves (10), Mexican oregano, salt, black pepper, vegetable oil, 15-oz cans of hominy (3), radishes, sour cream, olive oil, marjoram, cumin, 15oz cans pumpkin puree (2), ghee, onions (4), apple (1), curry powder, garam masala, turmeric, ground ginger, nutmeg, coconut milk (1 can), paprika, cayenne, onion powder, thyme, white pepper, garlic powder, elbow macaroni, coconut oil, nutritional yeast

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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). This fish was fantastic and simple! However the house smelled of cod for a few days.

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Tuesday

Shepherd’s Pie (sub in  turkey and sweet potatoes). Used 4 sweet potatoes and 2lbs of turkey as well as more carrots and celery (4 each). Left out wine. It’s so ridiculously good. Raked the top with a fork and sprinkled with smoked paprika.

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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 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 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

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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 Feb. 7, 2017

Breakfast

Easy Breakfast Casserole. Cut into servings and take with each morning.

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Wednesday

Chicken Coconut Curry Bowl

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Thursday

Chicken Broccoli Casserole (using remainder of chicken from large package). Cooked chicken in Instant Pot on poultry setting. Microwaved broccoli and 2 tbsp water for 2 mins in glass bowl covered with a plate to steam it. Probably used more broccoli than recipe.

Saturday

Cupid’s Undie Run; Leftovers

Sunday

Sunday Sauce with zucchini noodles (spiralized 3 zucchinis). Let simmer for 2 hours before serving.

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Monday

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Frittata

Tuesday

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.

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Ground beef (1½ lbs; on sale $3.99/lb)
  • Ground pork (1 lb)
  • Hot Italian sausage (1 lb) — tentative based on Saturday
  • Chicken breasts (large package; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Broccoli florets (4 cups)
  • Kale (1 bunch)
  • Sweet Potatoes (4; on sale $.88/lb)
  • Onions (6)
  • Oranges or Apples (10) — SNACK
  • Zucchini (3-6)
  • Spaghetti squash (1)
  • Red bell pepper (3; on sale 3/$1)
  • Tomatoes (3)
  • Spinach (1 bag)
  • Mushrooms (8 oz container)
  • Eggs (18)
  • Yogurt — SNACK
  • Limes (2)
  • Chicken broth (1 carton)
  • Tomato sauce (4 cans)

Need but have at home

Vegetable broth (2 cups), almond butter, coconut cream, garlic cloves (10), coconut aminos, fish sauce, curry powder, coriander, garam masala, fresh ginger, ground cloves, salt, pepper, coconut oil, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, dried basil, fennel powder (used mortar and pestle to make from fennel seeds), red pepper flakes, onion powder, thyme, lentils (1 cup), olive oil, cumin seeds (need refill from Savory Spice), turmeric, cayenne, water, ghee, coconut milk (1 can), nutmeg