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Gardening Journal – Seed Saving with Pa Kettle

Friday night we brought dinner to my father-in-law (whom I affectionately call Pa Kettle) and after dinner we took a stroll in his garden. This stroll is a nightly routine and better entertainment than most comedy clubs. The kale has gone to seed, so he showed me how he dries the seeds for planting in the fall. His process is quite simple.

Break a stem off from the kale plant and strip the seed pods from it. Be sure to swing your open pocket knife around and gesture wildly while telling stories. Ideally, no one should lose an eyeball while collecting seeds, but as he says “you just don’t never know about things”.

Place the pods in a paper bag (best for breathability) and close the bag. Hang the bag in a cool, dry place until the pods become brown and papery. If you don’t have a cool, dry place for seed saving, just hang them in the dark, damp garage. This method has worked for him for decades.

Gently break the pods open to release the seeds. The seeds should be dark in color. When opening the pods, compete to see who gets the most. Winner gets bragging rights until next season. Your seeds are ready for planting.

This method works for most any “salad” seeds. Pa Kettle also saves cress seeds using this approach.

Cress seed pods

Now, go walk around the garden and admire everything else that is growing.

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 7.6.2020

I took a little blogging break to visit with my family and the sea. To enjoy views like this…

…and this:

And find treasure like this:

It’s hotter than blue blazes in Virginia, and will be for the foreseeable future, so I’m officially declaring it Salad Week! Refreshing salads and prep ahead dinners are the order of the day.

Today’s menu is a bit of a departure from our usual breakfast/lunch/dinner format, but I hope you’ll forgive me. I’m still intermittent fasting until late afternoon, and Mark has been just as happy to have oatmeal and raisins for breakfast and leftovers for lunch.

Here’s our weekly nosh:

Convert Kale Salad – We’ve made this salad regularly for three years (Yep. I checked!) and haven’t tired of it yet. Prepare it the night before to give the dressing time to work it’s magic by softening the kale.
http://belated-bloomer.blogspot.com/2016/01/a-little-wrap-up-of-these-finals-days.html


Cherry Tomato and White Bean Salad – Such a simple but flavorful dish. On these hot nights, I’m just as happy with a cool, bean salad as I would be with a meat and three. As an added bonus, this salad goes together in minutes.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/cherry-tomato-white-bean-salad/


Lemony Cucumber and Tomato Tuna Salad – A perennial favorite. We sub English cucumbers for the avocado.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/eat-clean-lemony-avocado-tuna-salad/

Stuffed Bell Peppers – Because I’m no longer doing keto, I add a little pre-cooked brown rice to the filling. These freeze well, so make a few extra to keep on hand for one of those too-busy-to-cook evenings.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/stuffed-peppers-with-ground-beef-and-cheese

Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken – I like to prep the fruit and veggies ahead of time. Served with brown rice, this one is a crowd pleaser!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/sheet-pan-hawaiian-chicken-clean-eating/

Fresh Corn Salad

  • Servings: 8 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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This gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian salad is perfect for your summer cookouts. The dressing is simple, tangy and light.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh white corn (or frozen, thawed – approximately 24 oz.)
  • 2 medium slicer tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large English cucumber, chopped
  • ½ of one green bell pepper, chopped
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the first four ingredients.
  2. Place the dressing ingredients in a mason jar. Cover, and shake vigorously to combine.
  3. Pour the dressing over the corn mixture and toss to coat. Serve.

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Broccoli and Red Cabbage Salad with Tangy Peanut Butter Dressing – It’s high time to bring back this little number. Dress this salad just before serving. Excess dressing is delicious served over shredded cabbage the next day.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/broccoli-red-cabbage-salad-tangy-pb-dressing/

Snacks: Homemade trail mix has been my go-to the past few weeks. No recipe needed for this healthy, portable snack. Just create a mixture of your favorite dried fruit and nuts. Lately I’ve been enjoying a mixture of walnuts, pecans and almonds with raisins, cranberries and apricots. Toss in some dried coconut if you like.

Treat:
Skinny Chocolate Fruit Dip – I made a huge batch of this (septupled the recipe!) and brought it to the beach. My nieces pounded it, then loudly demanded that I make more. Just kidding, they politely requested a second batch. They dipped apple slices, fresh strawberries and bananas in this magical confection. I substitute honey for the coconut sugar. If you’ve got a little Godiva liqueur on hand, try that instead of the vanilla. It’s dandy!
https://happihomemade.com/chocolate-fruit-dip/

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go water the garden for the second time today. Or is it the third? I’ve lost track!

Have a fresh and healthy week!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 6.15.2020

We’ve got loads of Mexican flavors going on this week; and I guess we’ve officially become those cauliflower-can-become-anything people! The cheesy cauliflower nachos are a surprise hit and while they don’t have the crunch of nachos made with tortillas, all the flavors are there. Here’s what’s cooking this week:

Breakfast:
Oatmeal with raisins, walnuts and bananas – While I’m fasting in the morning, Mark is loving this simple and satisfying breakfast. Prepare rolled oats (gluten free if needed) according to the package directions, add raisins to the cooking liquid so they rehydrate while the oats cook. Top as desired. He likes a drizzle of maple syrup and a pat of butter with this breakfast.

Lunch:
Low Carb Taco Casserole – Meal prep this on Sunday and you’re ready for the week. Substitute ground turkey for the beef to lighten these up a little. To punch up the flavor, I add an extra tablespoon of Clean Food Crush’s taco seasoning. Mix up some extra to keep on hand. We use it on all things taco.
https://www.eatingonadime.com/low-carb-taco-casserole-recipe/
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/

Dinner:

Strawberry Chicken Salad with Avocado Dressing – Time to fire up that grill. It’s important to use an avocado that is guac-ready in this dressing. If not, the dressing will be bitter, instead of creamy. Listen to the voice of regret.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-strawberry-chicken-salad/

Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos – New Recipe! These are sensational and perfect for Meatless Monday. We tried these for the first time a few weeks ago, and it’s safe to say this dish will be in regular rotation.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/cheesy-cauliflower-nachos/

Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs with Lemon Zucchini Noodles – An old favorite!
https://www.eatwell101.com/garlic-butter-meatballs-with-lemon-zucchini-noodles

Fresh Cucumber Salad – New Recipe! Because the balsamic darkens the color of the cucumbers, this salad doesn’t photograph well. Don’t let that deter you. She’s a good one!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/cucumber-salad/

Snacks: Apples and peanut butter, bananas, popcorn – we’re not feeling particularly inspired in this department. Sometimes tried and true is best.

Treat:
Grilled Pineapple with Honey and Ricotta – Yum! While you’ve got the grill screaming hot for that chicken, place a few rings of pineapple on the side. Dessert is done in no time!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/grilled-pineapple-ricotta-honey-clean-eating/

Thank you for taking time out of your day to read here. I sincerely appreciate it. Have a great week!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 6.8.2020

Have you ever upended your entire house for no good reason? We did just that this weekend in a fit of decluttering. We moved furniture around in every room of our home except for the kitchen and bath. It’s well worth it, in the extra space and functionality that we gained, but man, I’m whooped.

Here is this week’s menu:

Breakfast:
Apple Pie Overnight Oats – Mark is loving the breakfast oats. We use Aldi’s unsweetened natural applesauce in this recipe.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/apple-pie-overnight-oats-jar/

Lunch:
Paleo Broccoli Salad with Bacon – New! Love that this one has *just enough* mayo without being gloppy. The apple cider vinegar adds a little tang to that dressing.
https://cookeatpaleo.com/broccoli-salad-with-bacon/

Dinner:

Chicken Sausage, Kale and Red Potato Soup – Big ol’ bowl of comfort food for a cool evening later in the week.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/kale-potato-soup/

Baked Garlic Parmesan Salmon
https://healthstartsinthekitchen.com/baked-garlic-parmesan-salmon-primal-low-carb-keto/

Pizza Baked Chicken – Add whatever pizza toppings you like to this dish. Mr. Arthur is a pepperoni guy, so that’s what we make.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-pizza-baked-chicken/

Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh – One dish I really miss since going gluten-free is tabbouleh. This recipe scratches that g-free itch. If I’m pressed for time, I use frozen, riced cauliflower. Since we don’t have a microwave, I saute it on the stove top for a few minutes, ’til softened.
https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/cauliflower-rice-tabbouleh

Snacks: Watermelon, bananas, apples and peanut butter, popcorn.

Treat:
Ripe Strawberries and Freshly Whipped Cream – Sometimes simple is best! A sprinkle of Lily’s chocolate chips doesn’t hurt anything.

Have a fantastic week, everyone!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 6.1.2020

Last fall, I planted a hardneck variety of garlic in the herb garden. You can read about that here. The scapes have grown and are curling which means it’s time to harvest them. They have a lovely mild garlic flavor when cooked, but I’m using them raw in one of this week’s recipes for a punch of garlic flavor. Don’t worry, they’re not as strong as cloves of garlic.

Garlic Scapes

We’ve been busy in the Arthurized Home Test Kitchens and I’m loading you up with four new recipes this week. Because, why the heck not? Let’s get to it:

Breakfast:
Just Peachy Oatmeal Breakfast Bake – New Recipe! To make this nutrient dense breakfast bake, I adapted a dessert recipe from Kroger’s My Magazine.

Just Peachy Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

  • Servings: 6 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Gluten-free, easy and satisfying breakfast. If you’ve got fresh fruit, adjust the recipe based on what’s in season. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt or a splash of milk.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (1 stick) plus one teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans (reserve some for the top)
  • 1 cup milk (I use almond or coconut)
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 12 oz. bag frozen peaches, thawed, cut into ½ inch pieces (reserve some for the top)
  • Optional toppings: Greek yogurt or milk of your choice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 3 quart baking dish using one teaspoon of butter. Melt the remaining stick of butter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add melted butter, maple syrup, milk and eggs to the dry ingredients and mix well. Gently fold in peaches.
  3. Pour mixture into baking dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle reserved peaches and pecan pieces on top. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until set.
  4. Let cool slightly. When serving, top with Greek yogurt or a splash of milk as desired. Refrigerate or freeze any leftovers.

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Lunch:
Chop Chop Fresh Veggie Salad – Cool, crunchy and little bit tart, this salad is a warm weather favorite.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chop-chop/

AND

Fresh Corn Salad – New Recipe! I like this best using white corn, but if you’re in the middle of a global pandemic with only yellow corn available, yellow corn it is! This dressing would be great on most any garden salad.

Fresh Corn Salad

  • Servings: 8 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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This gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian salad is perfect for your summer cookouts. The dressing is simple, tangy and light.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh white corn (or frozen, thawed – approximately 24 oz.)
  • 2 medium slicer tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large English cucumber, chopped
  • ½ of one green bell pepper, chopped
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the first four ingredients.
  2. Place the dressing ingredients in a mason jar. Cover, and shake vigorously to combine.
  3. Pour the dressing over the corn mixture and toss to coat. Serve.

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Dinner:

15 Minute Cowboy Butter Chicken with Zucchini Noodles – Easy peasy! Quick dinners leave more time for enjoying the outdoors in the evening.
https://www.eatwell101.com/cowboy-butter-chicken-and-zucchini-noodles

Garlic Butter Salmon and Red Potatoes – No muss, no fuss and dinner is on the table in minutes.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/one-sheet-pan-garlic-butter-salmon/

Amazing Apricot Chicken – New Recipe! Company worthy chicken! We use 1 tsp. of chicken stock concentrate.
https://www.hellofresh.com/recipes/amazing-apricot-chicken-5915b11d4f78db20234cb0c2

Snacks:
Garlic Scape Pesto – New Recipe and so versatile! Try this on pasta, with roasted peppers, kalamata olives and a sprinkle of parm. Or just have it as a dip or spread. We’ll nosh on this with gluten-free crackers and carrot sticks.
https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2012/06/garlic-scape-pesto/

Treat:
Skinny Chocolate Fruit Dip for One – Or do what I do: double the batch and make enough for two! We like a sprinkle of Lily’s chocolate chips. This dip is delicious with strawberries or orange slices.
https://happihomemade.com/chocolate-fruit-dip/

I hope your week is off to a great start and filled with all good things!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

Copyright 2019-2020 © Arthurized Home – All Rights Reserved. This post is the original content of Arthurized Home. If you’re reading this on another site, it’s unArthurized.

Real Food Menu for Week of 5.25.2020

A friend pointed out to me that you really can’t have Memorial Day weekend without a big ol’ cheeseburger, so we’re taking that under advisement and firing up the grill today. My gluten-free, real food, Mediterranean Diet version will be turkey cheeseburgers on lettuce buns with a side of grilled corn on the cob. To make the lettuce buns, slice ‘cheeks’ off a head of iceberg lettuce. Pro tip: Slice them thinner than you think you should; they don’t compress like a good ol’ conventional hamburger bun.

For my American readers, take a moment today to reflect on the sacrifices of those who have lost their lives for the freedoms that we enjoy.

Here is our menu for the week:

Breakfast:
Breakfast Egg Muffins with Ham – I use spinach, roasted red pepper strips (jarred, I’m not a maniac!) and mozzarella cheese.
https://www.foodfaithfitness.com/breakfast-egg-muffins-with-ham/

Lunch:
15 Minute Skillet Chicken Fajitas – New Recipe! I like to prep brown rice on the weekend to have on hand for quick dinners like this one. If you’re not a lover of spicy foods, I recommend starting with 1/2 tsp. and increase the cayenne to your liking from there. Two teaspoons of cayenne might just burn your taste buds off entirely.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/fifteen-minute-skillet-chicken-fajitas/

Turkey Burgers on Lettuce Buns – Classic warm weather holiday weekend food…with a g-free, low carb twist. No recipe to follow, just combine ground turkey with a little salt and pepper and grill to perfection. Serve on lettuce buns with your favorite toppings.

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala – New Recipe! – Since I haven’t yet joined the cult of Instant Pot, I’m glad this recipe has stove top directions for us dinosaurs. This dish is not too spicy, but you can kick it up a notch if you like.
https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/instant-pot-chicken-tikka-masala/

Lemony Avocado and Tomato Tuna Salad – Mark’s not on Team Avocado, so we sub in English cucumbers for that. It’s every bit as delightful.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/eat-clean-lemony-avocado-tuna-salad/

One Pan Honey Garlic Sausage and Veggies – Yum! We use the Never Any! brand of nitrate free Italian chicken sausage from Aldi. In other news, Mark tried asparagus for the first time in a long time, and didn’t hate it! Which is a really great thing because we just planted two massive rows of it in the garden.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/one-pan-honey-garlic-sausage-veggies/

Snacks:
We’re mostly noshing on fruit these days; watermelons are plentiful and cheap. Also bananas, apples and berries. And popcorn. Always popcorn.

Paleo Lemon Blueberry Scones – New Recipe! These are so simple and delicious. The brightness of the lemon plays Best Supporting Actress to those sweet blueberries. Great combo. As with most preservative-free, real food treats, store these babies in the fridge or freezer.
https://cookeatpaleo.com/paleo-lemon-blueberry-scones/

Have a safe and meaningful Memorial Day!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 5.18.2020

We’re coming off a fun and busy weekend. We had dinner and hung out with Pa Kettle on Friday night. On Saturday, we had our group run, participated in a “we miss you” parade for a friend and then went back to Pa Kettle’s house for some gardening fun. He taught me how to plant corn and we picked three huge bags of dill. We dug up a few small cedar trees and several white lilacs to transplant here.

I’ve got four new recipes for you this week. Here is the menu:

Breakfast:
Blueberry Pie Overnight Oatmeal – New Recipe! Mark raved about these.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-blueberry-overnight-oatmeal/

Lunch:
Chicken Rice Soup – Yum! Comfort food at it’s best.
https://www.spendwithpennies.com/chicken-rice-soup/

Dinner: (We plan four dinners each week to leave room in the schedule for a leftovers night or to eat out.)

Strawberry Avocado Salad – New Recipe! We learned three things the first time we ate this salad:
1) Mr. Arthurized Home still dislikes avocado.
2) Mr. Arthurized Home added asiago cheese to the extensive list of Foods He Dislikes.
3) Mr. Arthurized Home would swim laps in a vat of that Honey Lime dressing. (Seriously. Try it! It’s that good.)
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/strawberry-avocado-salad-clean-eating/

Cauliflower Pizza – We love this crust! I substitute ground flaxseed for the psyillium husks.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2016/09/27/cauliflower-pizza/

Cod in Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce – New Recipe! Not the prettiest dish on the planet, but a savory, light meal that won’t leave you feeling weighed down.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/fresh-tomato-basil-cod-clean-eating/

Easy Vegetarian Chili – New Recipe! I was a little concerned that vegetarian chili would just taste like, well, vegetable soup with beans, but this one surprised me! Look for good quality refried beans without inflammatory oils; I used Kroger’s Simple Truth Organic brand.
https://www.3fatchicks.com/diet-recipes/easy-vegetarian-chili/

Snacks:
Watermelon – served nightly! Popcorn and the usual fruits: Bananas, apples, and berries.

Treat:
Peanut Butter Fruit Dip – Try this with chilled red grapes; all the flavors of a PBJ, none of that carb-laden bread! If dips are your thing, you may be interested in this post, or this one.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/peanut-butter-fruit-dip-clean-eating/

Have a fantastic week!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

Copyright 2019-2020 © Arthurized Home – All Rights Reserved. This post is the original content of Arthurized Home. If you’re reading this on another site, it’s unArthurized.

Real Food Menu for Week of 5.11.2020

We brought our plants indoors Friday evening in anticipation of frost or a freeze. I’ve got asparagus babies ready to go into the ground along with some milkweed for the butterflies; dianthus and petunias for the window boxes on the garage.

It really was too cold this weekend to work outside except for a few hours Sunday afternoon, so we’ll set those garden tasks aside for a few more days. You know you’re a real adult when the highlight of your weekend is freshening up the mailbox with new numbers and a coat of paint for the flag! #sadbuttrue

Here is this week’s menu:

Mark’s Breakfast:
Paleo Almond Flour Biscuits – An old favorite from my keto days.
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/paleo-almond-flour-biscuits-low-carb-gluten-free/

Lunch:
Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup – Simple, comfort food at its best!
https://www.veggiebalance.com/cabbage-roll-in-a-bowl-slow-cooker-recipe/

Convert Kale Salad – Hands down our favorite kale preparation. We’ve tried several different versions of kale salad but we keep coming back to this one.
http://belated-bloomer.blogspot.com/2016/01/a-little-wrap-up-of-these-finals-days.html

Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas – Gotta fix these occasionally to keep my Carnivore in Residence happy. Don’t be afraid of all those spices. They’re a really nice blend, without a lot of heat.
https://kirbiecravings.com/sheet-pan-steak-fajitas/

Quick and Easy Chicken Salad – We love this one. Make it even easier by using a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/quick-easy-chicken-salad-recipe/

Lean Bean Meatballs with Greens and Rice – A new favorite dish!
https://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/lean-bean-meatballs-with-greens-n-rice/

Snacks:
Bananas, Apples, Popcorn – blah-ditty, blah.

Treat:
Peanut Butter Cookies – if you’re expecting the peanut butter sugar-bomb of traditional cookies, you might be surprised with these. To my palate, these little bites have a peanut butter/banana flavor with just a hint of sweetness.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/pb-cookies/

I hope your week is off to a smooth start! Make it a good one!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

Copyright 2019-2020 © Arthurized Home – All Rights Reserved. This post is the original content of Arthurized Home. If you’re reading this on another site, it’s unArthurized.

Real Food Menu for Week of 5.4.2020

Do you ever feel like you worked all day long and at the end of the day can’t name one project you fully completed? That’s what is happening at our house right now. We’ve got a lot going on but nothing much to show for it. One project depends on another and it’s snowballing out of control.

The herb garden is one bright spot. It has overwintered beautifully and the plants seem to be healthy and happy. The other night when I was coming home I startled a wascally wabbit in the garden. I’m pretty sure he was fixin’ to chow down on my lily plants. Again. The onions and garlic planted around the lilies are not deterrent enough, so I’ve got a little cayenne surprise for him. I’ll share the recipe and report back if you’re interested.

Anywhooo, it’s back to work today and we’re diving head-first into this busy week. Here’s what we’ll nosh on as we go:

Breakfast:
Blueberry & Raspberry Baked Oatmeal – This one is a perennial favorite and a real crowd-pleaser. We prepare this bake when we have overnight guests.
https://www.sohowsittaste.com/blueberry-raspberry-baked-oatmeal/

Lunch:

Breakfast Scramble Meal Prep Bowls – We love breakfast for dinner, or anytime, really! I add extra bell peppers to this recipe and use two tablespoons taco seasoning mix.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/breakfast-scramble-clean-eating-meal-prep-bowls/
Taco Seasoning: I mix a quadruple batch of this and store it in a glass jar.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/

Dinner:

Layered Salad – We divide this recipe in half for the two of us. Add the dressing just before serving. Also, I love ya, Pioneer Woman, but you’re layering this all wrong. Everyone knows the cheese goes on top of the salad. But, we’ll play it your way for now.
https://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/layered-salad/

Strawberry Chicken Salad with Avocado Dressing – You want an avocado that is guac-ready for this dressing. If not, the dressing could be bitter, instead of creamy.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-strawberry-chicken-salad/

Southwestern Squash Casserole – Delish! We use Bob’s Red Mill g-free 1 to 1 baking flour to thicken.
https://food.12tomatoes.com/southwestern-squash-casserole/

Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet with Brown Rice and Guac – New Recipe!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/salsa-verde-chicken-skillet/

Snacks:
Along with our usual popcorn and go-to warm weather snack of fresh watermelon, I’m making these real food cookie dough balls.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls – New Recipe! Pre-exercise fuel, or post-exercise treat? That’s your call. I used a 1″ cookie scoop and this recipe yielded 30 balls. As with most real food treats, store these preservative-free babies in the fridge or freezer.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/healthy-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-balls/

Treat:
Grilled Pineapple with Ricotta and Honey – Yum! Grilled fruit is amazing. The pineapple is so sweet, I don’t think this needs the drizzle of honey.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/grilled-pineapple-ricotta-honey-clean-eating/

Have a great week!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 4.27.2020

Well, it’s been about seven years since this coronavirus business fired up. Am I the only one who feels that way? I can’t imagine how stir-crazy shelter in place would make me. Props to all of you persevering right now. Hang in there, peeps! You’ve got this.

It’s so important to be good to yourself, especially right now; and one way we can do that is by eating as clean as possible. Here’s this week’s menu:

Mark’s Breakfast:
Chocolate Coconut Granola – Tasty with yogurt or milk. Keep an eye on this one while it bakes. Because of the cocoa, it’s difficult to gauge doneness by color. I substitute 1/3 c. honey for the brown sugar. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top while it’s still warm from the oven.
https://www.momables.com/chocolate-coconut-granola-recipe/

Lunch:

Chicken Pineapple Curry – Savory with sweetness from the pineapple, this recipe is an old favorite! For thicker sauce, use just one can of coconut milk.
https://www.5dollardinners.com/chicken-pineapple-curry/#wprm-recipe-container-78708

Dinners:

Waldorf Salad – New! I use Greek yogurt instead of mayo, but a blend of the two is delicious. Serve on a bed of your favorite lettuce.
https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/waldorf_salad/

Thai Veggie Noodle Salad – New! Double or triple the recipe if serving a crowd. Don’t save it for leftovers, it’s best eaten fresh!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/thai-veggie-noodle-salad-clean-eating/

Turkey, Bacon and Swiss on Lettuce Buns – My sandwich is based on the recipe linked below with a few substitutions. Assemble just before serving.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/turkey-blt-sandwich-lettuce-bun-recipe/

Salmon in Roasted Pepper Sauce – So creamy and delicious!
https://cooktoria.com/salmon-in-roasted-pepper-sauce/

Dilled Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes – My cousin shared this delicious tuna recipe with me. I might be just a little obsessed.

Dilled Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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adapted from The Supermarket Diet Cookbook

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) solid white tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 5 T. mayonnaise – I like Sir Kensington’s
  • 2 medium cucumbers, unpeeled, cut into 1/4 inch pieces – or 1 large English cucumber
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 2 T. capers, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 T. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 T. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large, ripe tomatoes (12 ounces each)

Directions

1) In medium bowl combine tuna, mayonnaise, cucumbers, dill, capers, lemon juice, mustard and pepper.

2) Cut each tomato, from blossom end, into 6 attached wedges, being careful not to cut all the way through. Spoon one-fourth of tuna mixture into center of each tomato. Serve.

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Snacks:
Watermelon, Bananas, Apples

Secret Garden Popcorn – A tasty switch-up from traditional buttered popcorn. I found this recipe in Kroger’s My Magazine. I could not find an online link, so I made a printable recipe; in case you’re old-school like me and need paper.

Secret Garden Popcorn Drizzle

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A savory, garlicky twist on traditional popcorn. Adapted from mymagazine.us

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • I clove minced or pressed garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. minced herbs – try parsley, chives, dill or oregano
  • freshly popped popcorn
  • salt, to taste – if using unsalted butter

Directions

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic and herbs and stir for one minute. Remove from heat and drizzle over warm popcorn. Toss to coat and serve. Enjoy! http://www.arthurizedhome.com

Strawberry Pina Colada Freeze – Remember that Strawberry Pina Colada from a couple of weeks ago? I had some left over, so I froze it in a round container and shaved it using my trusty Pampered Chef Ice Shaver. A little freshly whipped cream on top doesn’t hurt.

Happy Monday! All the best to you!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

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