Friday, May 18, 2012

Foodie Friday Meal Plan 5/21-5/27

This week, the meal plan is all over the map, from the Northeast (seafood chowder) and the South (cheesy grits) all the way to the Far East (tofu and soba noodles). I don’t ordinarily eat soy, but I do make an occasional exception when I’m in the mood and can find organic non-GMO tofu. If you are also soy-free, feel free to sub out mushrooms or even a meat or fish in place of the tofu in that recipe. 

Please note that, whenever feasible, I do NOT use canned foods. The only exceptions I make to this rule are pumpkin puree and coconut milk, but I ensure that they are organic/non-GMO in BPA-free cans. If you see a recipe which calls for canned tomatoes, just take the time to halve a few tomatoes and throw them in a blender to break them up. If the recipe calls for canned beans, just set your crock pot out overnight with dried beans and enough water to cover them by a few inches, then set it on low. Easy peasy, lemon're not just saving money, you're missing out on yucky chemicals and ingredients that aren't as fresh as they should be!

Bon appetit!!

As usual, the recipes can be found here.

Seafood Chowder


Quinoa Risotto (I used kale in place of spinach, which I wilted in a pan with coconut oil and a bit of stock)
Roasted Carrots with Thyme
Homemade No-Knead Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin (this was EVERYTHING pork tenderloin aspires to be - moist, juicy, well-seasoned!)
Salt & Vinegar Kale Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Broccoli
Corn, Tomato, and Arugula Salad

Sweet Potato and Kale Wraps
Whole Wheat Tortillas ( excuse to use my new favorite kitchen gadget, the tortilla press!)
Radish Salsa
Sliced Avocado


Quick Roasted Chicken Thighs
Whole Wheat Israeli Couscous with Peas (so...the recipe calls for saffron. But my bottomless ATM ran out - wouldn't ya know - so I just used turmeric)
Baby Greens Salad

Grilled Tofu with Summer Squash and Soba Noodles (sorry about the lack of photo...sometimes good food is just fug and there's nothing you can do about it)


Shrimp and Vegetable Saute with Cheesy Grits (for tips on the best kind of shrimp to get - for your health and the earth - click here)
Baby Greens and Strawberry Salad

Overnight Oats with Berries

Beet Pancakes (actually, we made waffles...for some reason they like those better)

Culinary Classes

Beet Pancakes

Milk Kefir with Strawberry and Blueberry Puree

Homemade Coconut Milk


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