Category: Food

Real Food Menu for Week of 1.11.2021

I’ve decided January could use a little extra sparkle, so I’m leaving my wintery decor up for the duration. Gotta have something fun to look at after the Christmas magic is packed away. I’m craving fresh veggies heading into mid-winter, so I’m trying to include lots of them in the weekly menu.

Mark’s Breakfast:
Blueberry and Raspberry Baked Oatmeal – Use your favorite berries or whatever you have on hand. You really can’t go wrong with this one. Frozen berries work just as well as fresh. This dish keeps in the fridge for a few days, or slice into portions and freeze. Warm to serve, and top with a little milk or cream.
https://www.sohowsittaste.com/blueberry-raspberry-baked-oatmeal

Maybe I should update this photo? I swear that background is a dinner napkin, but it looks like a bedsheet! Breakfast in bed? Haha!

Mark’s Lunch:
Weeknight Taco Soup – We lighten up this go-to recipe by substituting ground turkey for the beef. Another good keeper, this stores well in the fridge for a few days, or in the freezer for several weeks.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-weeknight-taco-soup

Dinner:

One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies – If you haven’t tried sheet pan dinners, I think you’ll like them. Toss your ingredients on a lined pan, pop it in the oven and wait. Clean up is a breeze. Take some help from the store and use baby carrots for this recipe. Ain’t no shame in that game.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/one-pan-balsamic-chicken-veggies

Gobble Gobble Squash – New Recipe! My Carnivore in Residence would have happily eaten the filling without the squash. I prefer the pairing of the two. Yum!
https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2016/10/gobble-gobble-squash

Cherry Tomato and White Bean Salad – Simple and flavorful, this little goodie comes together in minutes.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/cherry-tomato-white-bean-salad/

Thai-Style Cucumber Salad

  • Servings: 4-5
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Refreshing, light and full of summer-time flavors, this side salad pairs nicely with grilled salmon or chicken.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 large English cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup carrot, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper, diced finely
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeno, finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, crushed

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk honey and water until the honey is fully dissolved. Add vinegar; cover and refrigerate for two hours.
  2. Combine cucumber and remaining ingredients in a bowl. Pour chilled dressing over cucumber mixture and toss gently.

Snacks:
Apple, bananas, popcorn, fresh bell pepper slices. We’re nothing if not predictable. Try popcorn with your favorite garden herbs for a little extra flavor.

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

Treat:
No Bake 4 Ingredient Chocolate Cookies – New Recipe! Mark proclaimed these fudgy little numbers a 10! Okay, so this recipe may not put you closer to your New Year’s goals, but they are so good! Maybe store them in the freezer so they don’t call your name constantly?
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/no-bake-4-ingredient-chocolate-cookies

Here’s to a week of yummy eats! I hope your Monday is off to a great start!

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 1.4.2021

Wow, it sure feels strange to type 2021. I mentioned that to Pa Kettle and he said “I’m still writing 2019 on my checks!”

A package arrived in the mail Saturday, and when I opened it I found these adorable kissing salt and pepper shakers, a gift from my sister in Tennessee. They look so cute in our Hoosier, that I’ll just *have* to leave our Christmas decor up a little longer.

Mark’s Breakfast:
Homemade Granola – Back in October, I filled the freezer with a few quarts of this granola and Mark has decided to clear out some of that space this week. We have just the small freezer over our refrigerator, so that forces us to rotate the inventory. This granola keeps well for a few months when frozen. Top with fresh fruit and a dollop of Greek yogurt if you like.
https://www.5dollardinners.com/homemade-granola-sugar-free/

Mark’s Lunch:
Vegan Macaroni Salad – This vat o’ salad is perfect for meal prep. Mark’s on a bit of a pasta for lunch kick; it’s easy to grab and go on these mild winter days when yardwork beckons. The fresh veggies lend a delicious crunch to this non-traditional macaroni salad. If you have the time, use Southern Living’s pasta salad pro tip.
https://simple-veganista.com/vegan-macaroni-salad/#tasty-recipes-26692

Dinners:

Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup – New Recipe! Who doesn’t love a warm bowl of soup with crusty bread during the cooler months? This soup is so easy and delicious, you’ll forget all about canned soups. The coconut milk cuts the acidity of the tomatoes. I double all the spices except red pepper flakes and add a pinch of nutmeg. We serve this with gluten-free Brazilian cheese bread.
https://acleanbake.com/vegan-cream-of-tomato-soup


Broccoli and Red Cabbage Salad with Tangy Peanut Butter Dressing – This salad is crunchy and flavorful, with just a bit of tartness from the cranberries. Dress this salad just before serving. (I recommend doubling the dressing. It’s that good!) Leftover dressing is delicious served over plain, shredded cabbage.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/broccoli-red-cabbage-salad-tangy-pb-dressing/

Twice Baked Butternut Squash – New Recipe! Delish! I used a mixture of cheddar and parmesan cheese. Save this one for the weekend or a lazy afternoon (ha!). It’s a little fussier than most of my dishes, but worth the effort.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/twice-baked-butternut-squash-recipe

Breakfast Scramble Meal Prep Bowls – Mark rates these a 10! These bowls are just spicy enough for my heat-averse hubs. I use ground turkey and this taco seasoning recipe.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/breakfast-scramble-clean-eating-meal-prep-bowls

Snacks:
Hummus with cucumber slices and sweet bell pepper strips, apples, bananas and our requisite popcorn. This roasted red pepper hummus is delish! We like a little extra garlic, two cloves are just enough without overwhelming the red pepper.
https://www.inspiredtaste.net/22016/roasted-red-pepper-hummus-recipe

Treat:
No Bake Chocolate Coconut Snowballs – In the interest of clearing out the backlog of coconut in the pantry, it’s time to whip up these little goodies. I use four tablespoons of maple syrup instead of six. (If you’re using monk fruit maple syrup, use two tablespoons of coconut milk.)
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/coconut-snowballs-recipe

Happy New Year and Happy Monday, 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!

Copyright 2019-2021 © 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, Real Life Menu for Christmas Week

Our Christmas celebrations are generally low-key. We have brunch at Pa Kettle’s house, exchange gifts and return home for a long afternoon nap. Christmas night is spent watching movies and relaxing. We’re incorporating a new tradition for 2020, Jolabokaflod. The quick and dirty is this: spend Christmas Eve in bed reading a new book and eating (or drinking) chocolate. I think I’m gonna like this tradition!

Instead of preparing a full menu this week and next, we’re eating quick and easy meals. Some are simple salads, others are soups and main dishes we’ll pull from the freezer. This is where that meal prep really pays off in spades.

Mark’s Breakfast:
Cherry Breakfast Rice Bowl – New Recipe! – The flavor combination of orange and cinnamon remind me of Christmases past. For a hearty (man-sized) breakfast, double the brown rice and spices.
https://www.cleaneatingmag.com/clean-eating-recipes/cherry-breakfast-rice-bowls

Mark’s Lunch:
Mediterranean Pasta Salad – So satisfying! Red lentil penne holds up well in this salad, but any sturdy noodle will work. Don’t forget the feta for that creamy, salty goodness.
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/mediterranean-pasta-salad

Dinners:
Double Baked Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potatoes – Don’t skimp on that adobo sauce. So yum!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/these-double-baked-chipotle-chicken-sweet-potatoes

Cuban Style Rice and Beans with Turkey – New Recipe! She’s not the prettiest dinner, but she certainly is tasty. The poblano adds a layer of flavor, not heat.
https://www.cleaneatingmag.com/recipes/cuban-style-rice-beans-with-turkey

Kale Salad with Apricots and Almonds – We just can’t get enough of this simple salad.
https://www.whatwouldcathyeat.com/2012/04/kale-salad-with-apricots-and-almonds

Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup – All the flavor, none of that pesky rolling of cabbage leaves. The recipe says it yields 12 servings. Um. Maybe if you’re feeding tiny people, or consider a cup of soup a serving? This makes 8 nice bowls of soup.
https://www.veggiebalance.com/cabbage-roll-in-a-bowl-slow-cooker-recipe

Snacks: With all the Christmas treats available right now, we’ll stick with fresh apples, bananas, pineapple and baby carrots with hummus for dipping. I’m taking some help from Aldi where the hummus is concerned. Their organic hummus is really delicious.

Treat:
Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies – It’s long past time to bring back these little goodies. We like them with Lily’s chocolate chips.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chocolate-chickpea-blondies

The holiday baking is done. Santa and Mrs. Claus have hung up their aprons for the season.
Have a wonderful 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 12.14.2020

Instead of wrapping eleventy-billion gifts for shipment to family far and wide, I spent yesterday morning foofing the Hoosier. (Yes, foofing is the technical term.) Fiddling while Rome burns, as it were. I just love the result. Here’s a little peek:

Ho, ho, ho!

For my new readers (welcome!), I plan four dinners per week to leave space in the schedule for a dinner out and a leftovers night or two. Nothing makes me grumpier than throwing out perfectly good food gone rogue. I’m intermittent fasting, so breakfast and lunch are for hubs only.

We’re knee-deep into prepping all the Christmas things, so keeping this week’s menu fairly simple.

Mark’s Breakfast:
Homemade Granola – Being the cinnamon freak that he is, I double it for Mark and add a sprinkle of nutmeg. Mark likes this best with coconut milk and banana slices; it’s delicious with Greek yogurt and fresh berries as well.
https://www.5dollardinners.com/homemade-granola-sugar-free/

Mark’s Lunch:
Slow Cooker Spanish Chicken and Rice – I sub brown rice for the wild rice. This recipe is great for meal prep as it makes enough to feed a crowd and reheats beautifully.
https://fitmomjourney.com/trim-healthy-mama-slow-cooker-chicken-and-rice/

Dinners:
Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon, Sherry and Thyme – New Recipe! We both agree we could drink this soup! I don’t bother peeling and cubing my squash. Simply slice the squash in half lengthwise, brush with olive oil and roast at 375° for 45 minutes, or until fork tender. Roast thick onion wedges along with the butternut, or saute them in the soup pot until caramelized.
https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2020/09/butternut-squash-soup-with-bacon-sherry-and-thyme/

Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos – These are sensational and perfect for Meatless Monday.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/cheesy-cauliflower-nachos/

Green Bean Gratin with Ham – New Recipe! We’ve tried this recipe a couple of ways, and Mark liked it best with cheddar cheese rather than swiss. *adds swiss cheese to the no-fly list*
Nitrate-free ham (try Hormel natural) is a nice addition when serving this as a main dish. Omit the ham for a vegetarian option. I use gluten-free breadcrumbs and almond milk. The sauce will thicken slightly upon cooling.
https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2020/08/green-bean-gratin

Vegetarian Hash – We enjoyed this so much last week, we’re repeating it. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! This makes four hearty dinner portions.
https://www.cleaneatingmag.com/recipes/vegetarian-hash/

Weeknight Taco Soup – An old favorite, lightened up by substituting ground turkey for the beef. This tasty number is great for meal prep because it keeps well in the fridge for a few days, or in the freezer for several weeks.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-weeknight-taco-soup/

Snack:
Buffalo Chicken Dip – So good! I think 1/4 cup of hot sauce is perfect, add more if you love heat and don’t need those taste buds. This dip is great with celery sticks or as a spread for sturdy crackers. We like the gluten free multigrain crackers from Aldi.
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/healthy-dips-and-spreads

Treat:
Stovetop Sauteed Cinnamon Apples – Simple and delicious. I leave the maple syrup out, but include a pinch of nutmeg because it belongs in nearly everything!
https://joyfoodsunshine.com/stovetop-cinnamon-apples

I hope your week is off to a great start! Here’s a little reminder for those of us burning the midnight oil in preparation for Christmas:

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 2019-2021 © 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 12.7.2020

We’re still limping along over here. Mark’s broken foot is recovering steadily. He’s walking a little more each day and can go up and down stairs now. Hooray for healing!

Slowly, slowly the house is coming together for Christmas, starting with the nativity and front porch. Annnnnddd sometimes the decorating goes a little sideways. Or upside down.

Oh well.

I’ve got three new recipes for you in this week’s menu. With two “best ever” dishes, I sure hope they live up to the hype! 🙂

Mark’s Breakfast:
Cheesy Potato Frittata – New Recipe! You just can’t go wrong with eggs, potatoes and cheese for breakfast. I don’t normally have safflower oil on hand, so I use olive oil. This frittata is very mild in flavor; punch it up with a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes or a drizzle of hot sauce if you like.
https://www.cleaneatingmag.com/recipes/cheesy-potato-frittata


Mark’s Lunch:
Harvest Minestrone Soup – This makes a LARGE pot of soup and is a good recipe to prep ahead and freeze. Freeze in individual lunch portions, or in larger containers for quick, evening dinners.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-harvest-minestrone-soup/

Dinners:

Fiesta Honey and Lime Kale Salad – Here’s another meal prep dish. I like to prep it one day ahead to give the dressing time to soften the kale. This keeps for a few days in the fridge. Save some jalapeno slices to top the black bean soup below.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/fiest-honey-lime-kale-salad-clean-eating/

Vegetarian Hash – New Recipe! – Mark rated this one a 9, which is quite an endorsement coming from our Carnivore in Residence. This makes four hearty dinner portions.
https://www.cleaneatingmag.com/recipes/vegetarian-hash/

Best Ever Broccoli Salad – This salad is served warm and is a nice alternative to the classic broccoli salads with mayonnaise based dressing. Three tablespoons of vinegar is a little too tangy for our tastes, so we use two.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2018/11/20/best-ever-broccoli-salad/

Best Ever Black Bean Soup – Top with your favorite flavors; avocado, cilantro, jalapeno or hot sauce. The possibilities are endless. We like this with a dollop of natural sour cream.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/best-ever-black-bean-soup-clean-eating/

Snacks:
Honey Mustard Dip with fresh veggies for me, gluten free pretzels for hubs. And popcorn. Always popcorn.
The honey mustard dip recipe is found here:
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/healthy-dips-and-spreads#2.-Honey-mustard

Treat:
Cinnamon and Raisin Brown Rice Pudding – New Recipe! Mmmm, a warm comforting bowl of cinnamon and rice goodness! This processed sugar free version is so satisfying. An added pinch of nutmeg and zhush of extra cinnamon never hurt anything.
https://www.cleaneatingmag.com/recipes/cinnamon-raisin-brown-rice-pudding/

I hope your week is 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 2019-2021 © 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 11.30.2020

Well, it’s been a minute since I posted to the blog. Mark broke his foot in October and we’ve been a little, erm, hobbled since then. He’s on the mend now and things are slowly getting back to normal. Having an arsenal of real food recipes that I can prep on weekends has been a real lifesaver. My go-tos have been overnight oats, casseroles, soups and big salads. When making soups and casseroles, I like to double the batch and put half in the freezer.

Funny (and enormous!) card my sister sent to Mark.

Mark’s Breakfast:
Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats – Still loving all things pumpkin.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/pumpkin-pie-overnight-oats-recipe/

Mark’s Lunch:
Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry – Yum! We add 1/2 tsp. of garam masala and 1/2 tsp. of curry powder, for a little extra spice. Serve over brown rice. This keeps well in the fridge for a few days.
https://www.theendlessmeal.com/creamy-coconut-lentil-curry/

Peruvian Stir Fry (Lomo Saltado) – New Recipe! It would never occur to me to serve steak stir fry over steak fries, but here we are. And I’m glad we tried it. This dish certainly scratched the meat n’ taters itch for my carnivorous husband. Adapt for meatless by substituting portabellos for steak. We swap out gluten free tamari for the soy sauce.
https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/peruvian-stir-fry-lomo-saltado

Aztecan Quinoa Salad – My quinoa has a longer cooking time than the recipe, so I cooked it according to the package directions, cooled and fluffed it with a fork. You’ll need about three cups of cooked quinoa. The flavor profile is similar to our favorite Greek Salad.
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/aztecan-quinoa-salad-recipe-1970211

Chicken and White Bean Soup – New Recipe! There’s just something about a bowl of hot soup that is so simple, yet satisfying. This one is savory and mild. Serve with a nice crusty bread if you like.
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/248881/chicken-white-bean-soup

Pickety Bits – Unfamiliar? It’s a charcuterie board, a grazing board, or whatever the trendy name for it is today. I prefer ‘pickety bits’. Essentially, you just arrange your favorite snacks on a serving board or platter and call it dinner. My kind of cooking. Perfect for a low-key evening; great for game night.

Snack:
Southwest Black Bean Dip – I used a red bell pepper for that pop of color, and doubled the chili powder and lime juice. Serve with cucumber slices or tortilla chips. We like Late July or Simple Truth Organic, but any clean brand of chips will do.
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/healthy-dips-and-spreads

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/

Happy Monday! 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!

Copyright 2019-2021 © 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 10.12.2020

This rainy, but busy weekend was filled with last minute plans. On Friday, a friend and I hatched a plan to walk the Salem Half Marathon on Saturday morning. We chatted and strolled that hilly(!) course in light drizzle. The remnants of hurricane Delta. While in Salem I discovered a new gardening project that consumed the second half of the day. I kind of {heart} emergency gardening! More on that later if all goes well.

This week’s menu is chock full of some of our very favorite meals! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it:

Mark’s Breakfast:
PBJ Overnight Oats – All the flavors of the sandwich for breakfast! None of that unnecessary bread.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-pb-j-overnight-oats/

Mark’s Lunch:
Spicy Pumpkin Chili – So good. I used 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes and one can each of kidney beans and black beans. This keeps for several days in the fridge, tastes even better reheated and freezes well. That’s a cooking win in my book!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/spicy-pumpkin-chili/

Dinners:

Autumn Pear and Goat Cheese Chicken Salad – Tried and true! Very customizable. Add what you like, leave out the rest. We sub parmesan for the goat cheese.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/autumn-pear-goat-cheese-chicken-salad/

Eggs in Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas and Spinach – New Recipe! Here’s a satisfying meatless meal. It won’t win any beauty contests, but it’s tasty nonetheless. The touch of cream cuts the acidity of the tomatoes.
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/266652/eggs-in-tomato-sauce-with-chickpeas-spinach/

Crock-Pot Italian Chicken Soup – Creamy (dairy-free!) and packed with flavor, this recipe is a favorite! It’s very forgiving; use whatever veggies you most enjoy. If including broccoli, add it during the last hour of cooking so it doesn’t get mushy. Top with chopped parsley and a little parmesan cheese if you like.
http://yourworldnatural.blogspot.com/2013/01/whole30-challenge-day-10-and-delicious.html

Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers – Because I’m no longer doing keto, I use ground turkey and add a little pre-cooked brown rice to the filling. These freeze well; 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

Snack:
No Bake Energy Balls – New Recipe! Okay, so these are dangerous! We rated these little goodies a 10. Use them for a snack, treat, pre or post work-out. Go ahead and make a double batch and stash some in the freezer…if they make it that far.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/no-bake-energy-balls

Treat:
Skinny Chocolate Fruit Dip for One – Or 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. For the other fruit dips pictured here, see this post.
https://happihomemade.com/chocolate-fruit-dip/

Happy Monday! I hope it’s a beautiful start to your 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 2019-2021 © 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 10.5.2020

Virginia’s Blue Ridge showed off this weekend with cool nights and gorgeous, sunny days! Early morning temps were perfect for running, while late morning invited lazing around on patios and catching up with friends.

We did a little prep work for the secret garden we’re creating in our woods. And by that I mean we pulled all the Japanese stiltgrass we could get our hands on, and laid out the perimeter of our garden spot. We’ll work on that more as the weather gets colder. Read: after the snakes have gone to bed for the winter. If you’ve got suggestions for shade tolerant plants and native screening shrubs, I’m all ears.

Here is our menu for the new week:

Mark’s Breakfast:
Pumpkin Seed Granola – I use a 50:50 mixture of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, plus a dash of nutmeg. Bonus points for making your house smell like pumpkin pie while it’s baking. This would be delicious with diced apples on top.
https://detoxinista.com/pumpkin-seed-granola-nut-free-grain-free/

Mark’s Lunch:
Creamy Tuscan Soup – I used leftover shredded chicken in this savory bowl o’ goodness.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/creamy-skinny-tuscan-soup-recipe/

Dinner:

Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Tacos – New recipe, and so, so flavorful! The smoky flavor of the chipotles in adobo make this dish sing. I blended the entire can of chipotles and adobo and portioned into tablespoon size puddles on a parchment lined cookie sheet. I popped them into the freezer and once frozen solid, transferred the discs to a freezer bag for later use.
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/257781/chipotle-lime-cauliflower-tacos

Simple Pumpkin Soup

  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Gluten-free, dairy-free and delicious, easy comfort food

Ingredients

  • ½ c. onion, diced
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 T. maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • pinch of cayenne
  • ¼ tsp. ground pepper
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian)
  • 1 (13.5 oz.) can coconut milk
  • Garnish with pepitas, if desired

Directions

  1. Dice the onions and gently brown with olive oil in a large saute pan.
  2. Add pumpkin puree, salt, maple syrup, nutmeg cayenne and ground pepper.
  3. Slowly add chicken broth and coconut milk. Heat through, but do not bring to a boil. Garnish as desired and serve.

Marinated Salmon – Simple and delicious. Pair with your favorite green vegetable and call it dinner.
https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/marinated-salmon/

Spinach and Roasted Beet Salad – New Recipe! If you’re like us and love earthy, roasted beets, you’ll enjoy this salad. This recipe serves one, so scale it for your crowd. You’ll need one beet per salad.
https://www.cleaneatingmag.com/recipes/spinach-roasted-beet-salad-recipe

Snack:
Fresh Veggies with Chili-Lime Dip – While you’ve got the hot sauce and lime out for the cauliflower tacos, let’s whip up the perfect dip to accompany them. Sub Greek yogurt or full-fat sour cream here. Add a touch of cayenne or a few dashes of hot sauce for a little extra kick. If you don’t have jicama, cucumber slices and bell peppers are nice low calorie dippers.
https://www.marthastewart.com/317906/jicama-sticks-with-chili-lime-dip

Treat:
Maple Vanilla Baked Pears – If your pears could use a little something extra, try this recipe. It’s the perfect fall dessert.
https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/simple-maple-vanilla-baked-pears/

Have a wonderful week!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 9.28.2020

This week’s chocolate chip cookie dough dip might be one of my shining moments in real food trickery. You see, Mr. Arthur doesn’t care for chickpeas. Or so he thought. As it turns out, if you whirl them up in the food processor with a few accompaniments and a zhoosh of stevia sweetened chocolate chips, they become his new favorite food group!

Here’s our weekly nosh:

Mark’s Breakfast:
Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal – Few things are more comforting than the flavor combo of apples and cinnamon. If you’re in the ‘Noke and looking for star anise, Fresh Market has it.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/slow-cooker-apple-pie-oatmeal-clean-eating/

Mark’s Lunch:
Mediterranean Green Lentil Soup – My late mother-in-law was one heck of a cook. Everything that came out of her kitchen was amazing, not the least of which was her lentil soup. This veggie-packed version comes close. We love a warm bowl of this nourishing goodness.
https://www.unicornsinthekitchen.com/easy-mediterranean-green-lentil-soup/

Dinners:

Mediterranean Chickpea Quinoa Bowls – New Recipe! Here’s another solid keeper for weekly meal prep. Make extra red pepper sauce, it’s so good!
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/258195/mediterranean-chickpea-quinoa-bowl/

Keto White Chicken Chili – We’re not keto, so I leave out the cream cheese and substitute coconut milk for the heavy cream. It’s still creamy and delicious!
https://www.heyketomama.com/keto-white-chicken-chili/

Cod with Tomato Cream Sauce – New Recipe! Every now and then we take a break from salmon and sample a whitefish. We like this with a side of brown rice.
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/250022/cod-with-tomato-cream-sauce/

Keto Meatballs and Sauce with Zoodles – This one is so tasty! The cream in the sauce cuts the acidity of the tomatoes. I’m loving the wide zoodles, To make them, just slice a little off the side of the zucchini so that it lays flat on the cutting board. Use a vegetable peeler to slice thin, wide noodles. I saute them in coconut oil for a few minutes, just until tender. Very few things in life are worse than a mushy zoodle.
https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/keto-meatballs-and-sauce/

Snack:
We’re bidding a fond farewell to our nightly slice of watermelon, and welcoming other seasonal offerings. I’m excited to see dragon fruit back on the shelves in the grocery store! It tastes somewhat like a cross between a pear and an apple. Slice it, peel back the magenta skin and eat the white flesh.

Treat:
No Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip – This is a favorite recipe and very kid friendly! Take this to your next party, but don’t tell your friends it’s good for them. They’ll think it’s conventional cookie dough dip. Your secret is safe with me!
https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/new-recipe-sugar-free-cookie-dough-dip

Have a fantastic week, everyone!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 9.21.2020

As the temperature shifts to cooler days and nights (40° yesterday morning! Do we live at the Artic Circle now?!), we’re transitioning from all the salads of summer to warm comfort-food dinners.

Here’s what’s heating up the kitchen this week:

Mark’s Breakfast:
Blueberry and Raspberry Baked Oatmeal – An old favorite. Use your favorite berries or whatever you have on hand. You really can’t go wrong with this one. Frozen berries work just as well as fresh.
https://www.sohowsittaste.com/blueberry-raspberry-baked-oatmeal/

Mark’s Lunch:
Greek Meatball Mezze Bowls – New Recipe! Reminiscent of my favorite dinner at Zoe’s Kitchen, this dish is a little time consuming, but so very tasty. If not using packaged quinoa, cook it while the meatballs are baking. Meal prep once, and have lunch all week long.
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/274587/greek-meatball-mezze-bowls/

Dinner:

Middle Eastern Chicken and Chickpea Stew – New Recipe! This savory and hearty stew is delicious as is, or serve over brown or cauliflower rice.
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/252878/middle-eastern-chicken-chickpea-stew/

Baked Garlic Parmesan Salmon – Not the prettiest dish, but so tasty! I bought several packs of parmesan for making pesto. When I went to harvest the basil, I discovered it covered with black spots. Maybe from our recent rains? This dish is another good way to use up some of that excess parm.
https://healthstartsinthekitchen.com/baked-garlic-parmesan-salmon-primal-low-carb-keto/

Forty-Clove Chicken Filice – Take some help from the grocery store on this one, and buy a package of peeled garlic cloves. Ain’t nobody got time for peeling forty cloves of garlic! Don’t be afraid of all that garlic; baking just makes them sweeter. You won’t repel vampires.
https://www.cooks.com/recipe/u81yk046/40-clove-chicken-filice.html

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

Snack:
Fig and Ricotta Toast – New Recipe! I found fresh figs at Earth Fare about the same time I stumbled across this recipe. This hearty snack would make a simple breakfast or lunch. Look for ricotta with just three ingredients: milk, vinegar and salt. I use Rio Briati brand. Try it without that extra sprinkle of salt on top.
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/256575/fig-ricotta-toast/

Keto No Bake Cookies – These little goodies are similar in flavor to preacher cookies, minus that wallop of sugar. I use monkfruit to sweeten.
https://thesoccermomblog.com/keto-no-bake-cookies/

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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