Sunday, April 27, 2014

Tiffanie: this week's menu

This menu starts earlier than most, on Saturday, due to when I grocery shopped this weekend.

Plans include:

  • bok choy and chickpea saute with toasted cashews, over jasmine rice. Roasted seaweed, baked tofu, and sliced cucumbers.
  • potato leek soup with no-knead bread.
  • pasta with lots of greens (chard and beet greens) and Field Roast sausages
  • peanut curry tofu bowl with kale. Cause I love this dish so much...
  • cajun hoppin' jean with avocados and chips.
  • possibly some sushi?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Oh, the CSA box is trying to overwhelm me! I have a head-sized celeriac to use up somehow... and I still have to buy more kale this week (I eat a lot of kale?).

Anyways, some easy meals this week:

  • a leftovers and salad night tonight... I'm thinking butter lettuce, baked potato chunks, garlic fried oyster mushrooms, hard boiled egg, some maple-mustard tempeh chunks, half an artichoke, lots of mustardy-olive oil dressing, beet sauerkraut, olives... I made millet-spinach polenta last night, so I'll split the last square, fried, with sun dried tomato pesto on it. The kids will eat any of the above they like, plus pasta and veggie hot dogs. :-)
  • spaghetti and beanballs with spicy slurpy tomato sauce. Love this meal! Also more green salad. So much lettuce to eat this week...
  • roasty soba bowl with cauliflower and lentils and tahini. I love big bowls of tastiness. The roasted cauliflower and soba will be loved by the children, the rest will be avoided.
  • maple tempeh bowl; found the recipe on the Kitchn. Sounds good!
  • Cheddarly Broccoli Soup (a new Isa recipe). Not usually my thing, but I have hopes the kids might enjoy it. And I'll bake a no-knead bread boule, which everyone will devour.
  • Chipotle Sausage Hash (Isa again). This is a back-up recipe. It's fast and sounds tasty to me at least... I can always add pancakes and call it breakfast-for-dinner.
  • Shakshuka with poached eggs (for my solo night. Also known as the I-stuff-my-face-with-deliciousness night.). This is a spicy tomato sauce with lots of spices. Great with bread to soak up the juices.
  • If I have extra tomato sauce from the pasta night, I'll make a quick puttanesca for myself for lunch. Maybe I can fry the whole mess? I seem to remember fried spaghetti being delicious when I was a kid.
  • Spicy Lentil Wraps for lunch. Seems tasty and healthy.
  • I have plans for peach-raspberry crumble for a dessert, too. I should get some coconut ice cream to go with it...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Oh, it's a busy week ahead! Two long day-trips to plan picnics for, plus the usual dinners. The kids are bottom-less pits, thanks to the growing and the pool time.

My plans for this week include:

  • sweet potato hash with eggs, and possible tacos. Pulling this into Sunday for the whole family, as I've got a bunch of beet greens to use up in the hash, plus it is delicious. I'll probably eat it again on Thursday, unless I dig up the recipe for the spicy tomato sauce with baked eggs... mmm.
  • Down-Home Curry with Broccoli and Tofu. Trying out a new Isa recipe. We love curry and veggies, so it should go down well.
  • Lentil-a-roni. Another Isa recipe. Maybe the kids will like it? It'll be good leftovers regardless. We took the kids to an Italian restaurant for the first time (not sure how we managed to wait this long) and they loved the kid pasta with cheese. So much that they ate two orders apiece. And now the five year old has renamed the restaurant "The Famous Pasta Restaurant" because "it's the best". We'll be going back! Oh, the real name is Mio Vicino, and it is very good.
  • Bok Choy with Chickpeas and Cashews... hoping to throw this together after the longer day trip. I'm guessing the kids will eat pasta instead... so far they just eat roasted nori and rice on this meal.
  • mustard maple tempeh, for lunch sandwich wraps on picnics.
  • tabbouleh salad, or at least a variant. I'm not buying tomatoes yet, but I think it'll be a couscous salad with cucumbers and parsley, at least. :-) Or maybe sprouted quinoa...
  • peach raspberry crumble. It's healthier than a cake, right? Maybe.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Missed a couple of weeks there... kept forgetting to come and type this all in!

So, this week's plan includes:

  • chili and cornbread and guacamole and green salad.
  • Chinese takeout (grandparents are visiting)
  • curried peanut sauce with tofu and kale and rice
  • pasta with rapini and sausages and artichokes
  • sweet potato hash
The CSA box comes on Wednesday, so I'll improvise off of that for Friday.