Category: Food

A Real Food Halloween Party – Part Four

Thank you for joining me as I wrap up our four-part series on real Halloween party foods. Click here for parts one, two and three, if you missed them. I define real foods as made in nature, not in a factory. This includes minimally processed foods that are made with ingredients we recognize, and regularly use in our kitchens.

Halloween doesn’t have to be all about the sugar buzz! These real food options are easy to prepare, fun to serve and only slightly creepy to eat.

Peculiar Pumpkins
This treat couldn’t be easier. Adults can slice the celery ‘stems’ and kids can peel and assemble the pumpkins. Who doesn’t love cuties?!

You’ll need:

  • Mandarin Cuties
  • Celery rib – or other suitable stem, try kiwi, honeydew or bell pepper slices
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Cutting Board

Peel the mandarins and chop the celery rib stems. My celery pieces are approximately 1.75 inches long and .25 inches wide.

Compost those peels, or dehydrate them for use in fire starters.

Insert a celery piece into the center of each mandarin to create the pumpkin stem. Pile them high, and serve. Simple!

Bogeyman Brain
You might pay a premium for a watermelon in October, but this creepy offering is totally worth it! Carve this the day before your party, wrap tightly in plastic and refrigerate. If you’d like to serve it with a fruit dip, this creamy lemon fruit dip would pair nicely. We like our watermelon plain, with a little sea salt.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • Visual Inspiration – Do a Google search for “free clip art brain” – either print out, or keep your laptop/tablet nearby for reference.
  • Paring knife
  • Chef’s knife
  • Small Watermelon
  • Cutting Board

Slice off the bottom of the watermelon to give it a wide, stable base.

Peel off the green skin and carefully cut most of the rind away; we want the brain to be pink, not red. I tried using a veggie peeler, but a chef’s knife was best for this step.

Once the rind is carved away, use a paring knife and your visual reference to start carving the folds. Have fun with this! Use your imagination. Channel your inner neurosurgeon. If you are a neurosurgeon, well, then bring your A game.

I softened the folds by carving the edges at a slight angle. You really can’t mess this up! Carve until you’re happy with your masterpiece.

When it’s time to serve your Bogeyman Brain, bring back that chef’s knife. It’s just perfect for this presentation!

To shop the post:
Paring Knife and Cutting Board Set / Knife Set / Fiestaware / Placemats and Napkins NLA, similar tablecloth

I hope you’ve enjoyed this revolting repast. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

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 10.20.2019

Roanoke played host to my favorite festival over the weekend, Go Outside Festival. We were glad that we went Friday night, because the weather was a bit of a bummer; heavy rain on Saturday night forced cancellation of Sunday’s activities. Even if you’re not the hard-core outdoorsy type *raises hand*, there is a little something for everyone. I was able to chat with the master gardeners about our Japanese Stiltgrass invasion.

Nearly every outdoor activity is represented and there are group workouts, (running, cycling, hiking, yoga, pure barre, etc.) races, shopping, food trucks, beer, wine, and loads of concerts and shows. We try to catch the lumberjack, BMX and air dog shows each year. Did I mention that the concerts and shows are free, as as are most of the sports? We’ll be back next year, Go Fest.

Now on to this week’s menu:

Breakfast:
Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats – New Recipe! – I made these with monk fruit maple syrup, and added a dollop of sweetened greek yogurt on top.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/fast-pumpkin-spice-oatmeal-jars/

Lunch:
Harvest Minestrone Soup – New Recipe! Yes, there are a lot of ingredients, here, but I’m making lunch for an entire week. I think that’s a fair trade-off for all that chopping. We each sampled a cup of soup (for purposes of recipe testing, of course!) and I’m seriously looking forward to having this for lunch. You really do need a stock pot for this one; it makes a lot of soup! This recipe would not fit into my 7.5 quart Dutch oven.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-harvest-minestrone-soup/

Marinated Salmon – New Recipe!
https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/marinated-salmon/

Turkey Stuffed Peppers – We made this often while I was doing keto. I modified this recipe to make it more Mediterranean Diet friendly. I’m using ground turkey instead of beef, and adding pre-cooked brown rice to the stuffing mix. While you’re at it, you might as well make extra for freezing.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/stuffed-peppers-with-ground-beef-and-cheese

Greek Chicken Soup – New Recipe!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/budget-friendly-greek-chicken-soup/

Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry – Not the most photogenic dish on the planet, but so tasty! I added some diced carrots and left out the tomatoes. Serve over brown or cauliflower rice, with a garnish of fresh cilantro.
https://www.theendlessmeal.com/creamy-coconut-lentil-curry/

Southwestern Squash Casserole – This recipe is tried and true. We use arrowroot powder as the binder instead of wheat flour.
https://12tomatoes.com/southwestern-squash-casserole/

Snacks:
Popcorn, apples, strawberries, dragon fruit, celery and almond butter – Kroger carries Simple Truth Organic almond butter made with one ingredient: almonds – you can’t get much cleaner than that!

Treat:
Greek Yogurt Chocolate Mousse – New Recipe!
https://www.myfussyeater.com/healthy-greek-yogurt-chocolate-mousse/

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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A Real Food Halloween Party – Part Three

Today’s post is filled with fiendish faces, as we continue our four-part series of real Halloween party foods. Click here for parts one and two if you missed them. I define real foods as made in nature, not in a factory. This includes minimally processed foods that are made with ingredients we recognize, and regularly use in our kitchens.

Halloween doesn’t have to be all about the sugar buzz! These real food options are easy to prepare, fun to serve and only slightly creepy to eat.

Caprese Creatures
These fun creatures are more assembly than recipe. Adults can prepare the ingredients and kids can help with assembly. These are best made just before serving, or provide the ingredients, and let your guests assemble their own creatures.

You’ll need:
Fresh basil leaves
Tomatoes – I used Romas
Mozzarella Pearls
Sliced Olives – I used stuffed green olives because the pimiento slices add to the creepy factor.

Layer each creature in order: basil leaf, tomato slice, mozzarella pearl slices and olive/pimiento slices. Serve with optional toppings of balsamic reduction, salt/pepper and extra mozzarella pearls.

Is it just me, or do the tomato seeds look like tiny teeth in this dude’s grill?

Apple Atrocities
Assemble these shortly before the party so the apples don’t brown. I’ve included seed suggestions in case nuts allergies are a concern.

You’ll need:
Large Apples, quartered
Lemon juice for soaking the apples
Peanut Butter (or sunflower butter for nut-free)
Strawberries
Peanut halves (or sunflower seeds)
Almonds (or shelled pumpkin seeds – pepitas)
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/halloween-pb-apple-monsters-clean-eating/

Quarter and core the apples and soak them in a solution of lemon water. I used 1 T. juice to one cup of water.

Thinly slice ‘tongues’ from the strawberries.

From the lower half of the apple wedge and without slicing through to the back, cut mouth openings. These should be large enough to contain peanut butter, a strawberry slice and a few peanut teeth.

Cut tiny pockets for the almond eyes. Eye sockets, if you will. Muahahaha!

Place the strawberry slice on top of the peanut butter, then jam a few peanut halves into the the upper part of the mouth. Make the little atrocities as snaggletoothed as you like. Add almonds for eyes, and your monsters are complete.

To shop the post: Knife Set / Cutting Board Set / Balsamic Reduction / Fiestaware / Juicer – NLA, this one is similar / Ramekins / Tablecloth – NLA, this one is similar

Do you have Halloween plans? Whether you’re hosting or attending a party, I hope these ideas spark your creativity. Happy Halloween!

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 10.13.2019

Well, if this isn’t the most autumnal menu, I don’t know what is! I think we’ve covered all of the bases with apples, pears, nuts, seeds, pumpkin and even a touch of pumpkin pie spice.

Breakfast:
Pumpkin Seed Granola – New Recipe! This is scrummy! (I feel like I don’t use that word enough in casual conversation.) I sweetened with monk fruit instead of maple syrup. Without the syrup to bind it, my granola didn’t form clusters when baked, but that doesn’t affect the flavor one bit. I added lots of cinnamon (3 tablespoons or so) and a dash of vanilla. 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/

Bake until it’s golden brown.

Lunch:
Greek Chicken and Rice Bowls – New Recipe! We’ll leave the olives and feta out of Mark’s. The dressing is red, because I used the last of the purple basil from the herb garden. This recipe is a winner!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/greek-chicken-rice-bowls/

Prepping lunches before the work week starts makes mornings smoother.

Dinner:

Spicy Pumpkin Chili – New Recipe! So good. I used 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes and one can of kidney beans and black beans. I omitted the chickpeas. We’re not anti-chickpea, I just didn’t have any on hand.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/spicy-pumpkin-chili/

Autumn Pear and Goat Cheese Chicken Salad – New Recipe! Do yourself a favor, and make this salad. It’s amazing. I ran out of goat cheese, so I used parmesan. Delicious!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/autumn-pear-goat-cheese-chicken-salad/

Carb Buster Breakfast
https://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/carb-buster-breakfast/

Strawberry Chicken Salad
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-strawberry-chicken-salad/

Blackened Salmon – New Recipe!
https://wonkywonderful.com/oven-baked-blackened-salmon-recipe/

Snacks:
Nuts, Seeds, Greek Yogurt, Fruit, Popcorn, Cucumber Slices with Homemade Hummus

Treat:
Apples and Cinnamon Treat – I don’t know that I would call this a recipe, but if we have a craving for something sweet, this is a good option. Mark loved it!
https://www.mediterraneanliving.com/recipe-items/apples-and-cinnamon-treat/

I hope your week is a happy one!

To shop the post: Monk Fruit Walmart carries it too / Silpat / Popcorn Fresh Market carries this brand / Fiestaware

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.

A Real Food Halloween Party – Part Two

Enter if you dare! I’m continuing a four part series on real Halloween party foods. I define real foods as made in nature, not in a factory. This includes minimally processed foods that are made with ingredients we recognize, and regularly use in our kitchens.

Halloween doesn’t have to be all about the sugar buzz! Here are some real food options for your party that are easy to prepare, fun to serve and only slightly creepy to eat.

Deviled Eggs and Spider Eggs

Prepare deviled eggs according to the classic recipe here, or use your favorite recipe. I piped the filling using a dessert decorator for the spider eggs and used a cookie scoop to fill the deviled eggs.

Deviled Eggs
Slice thin ‘horns’ from the curved ends of a red bell pepper. Mine are about an inch long. Place two horns into each filled egg half.

Spider Eggs
For the spider’s body, slice whole black olives in half lengthwise, and place one in the center of each filled egg half. Slice tiny slivers of black olives for the spider’s legs. You’ll need eight slices for each spider. Place them around the olive half to create the spider’s legs.

Panna Clotta
This mildly sweet, coconut milk dessert becomes Halloween party ready with the addition of a ‘clot’ of strawberry chia jam. This is a great make-ahead treat, because both the panna cotta and the jam need time to set up in the refrigerator. I prepared the jam by following this recipe. Be sure it is completely jelled, not runny.

The panna cotta recipe is an old favorite of ours. You can sweeten it however you like. We’ve tried honey, Swerve and monk fruit and they each taste just great. After the panna cotta has completely set up, place the chia jam on top. I used a one inch cookie scoop in order to create perfectly rounded ‘clots’. Yum.

I hope this provides some creative inspiration for your Halloween party. If you missed Part One of this series, you can read it here.

To shop the post:
Dessert Decorator / Cutting Board / Paring Knife / Chef’s Knife / Swerve / Monk Fruit / Ramekins / Cookie Scoop / Votive holders – NLA, these would be pretty / Egg plate – vintage, but readily available online. Google “milk glass egg plate” Similar / Glitter Tablecloth – NLA, Similar

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 10.6.2019

I quit keto last week. I’ve been solidly in ketosis since late May and lost 13 pounds over the summer, but I don’t think the results were worth the restriction. I recently switched primary care doctors and my new doc feels that the Mediterranean diet is a better fit for me.

So I quit. I mixed up a salad of chickpeas, cucumbers, garden tomatoes (which are soon coming to an end), tuna, black pepper, apple cider vinegar and olive oil. And it was good. So good that I had the leftovers before my run this morning. Weird breakfast, huh? Going forward I will continue to focus on eating foods made in nature, and keeping the carbs low to moderate. Until the doctor tells me otherwise!

Breakfast:
Strawberry Overnight Oats – Overnight oats are back and I’m so excited! I’m decreasing the Greek yogurt slightly, and leaving the honey out of mine.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-mornings-strawberries-cream-overnight-oats/

Lunch:
Mediterranean Green Lentil Soup – It’s officially soup weather! My mother-in-law made the best lentil soup. So tasty and filling. It’s one of Pa Kettle’s favorites, so he orders lentil soup whenever we go to Zoe’s Kitchen.
https://www.unicornsinthekitchen.com/easy-mediterranean-green-lentil-soup/

Dinner:

Cedar Plank Salmon – {UPDATE: We found this salmon to be dry and flavorless. The green beans were delicious, however!}
Earth Fare had these on sale this weekend, and the ingredients all appear to be clean. I wish the package stated the source of the salmon, because we try to buy wild caught if possible. I’m serving the salmon with Green Beans Almondine and a little brown rice.
https://www.food.com/recipe/green-beans-almondine-14804

Perfect Roast Chicken – Again. But seriously, we never tire of this, and love turning the leftovers into something amazing the next day. Carrots and potatoes for Mark, Brussels sprouts for me.
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/perfect-roast-chicken-recipe-1940592

Creamy Tuscan Soup – New Recipe! We’ll use leftover roast chicken in this soup.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/creamy-skinny-tuscan-soup-recipe/

Garlic Butter Sauteed Spinach with Salmon – We’re subbing in olive oil for butter.
https://www.eatwell101.com/garlic-butter-sauteed-spinach-recipe

Summer Squash Oregano

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

This old Southern Living magazine recipe is a favorite. It’s so old that I can’t find the recipe online!

Ingredients


3 T. butter
1 onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 small, green bell pepper, chopped
1 T. chopped fresh oregano
3/4 lb. yellow squash, sliced
3/4 lb. zucchini, sliced
4 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions


Melt butter in a large skillet; add onion, garlic and bell pepper and saute until tender. Stir in oregano, yellow squash and zucchini. Cover, and cook, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes. Stir in tomato, salt and pepper; cook, uncovered, until squash is tender. Spoon into a serving dish, sprinkle with cheese.

Snack:
Black Bean Hummus with Cucumber Slices – Hummus, how I have missed you! Not the prettiest dish to photograph, but this one is slap yo’ mama good! (Don’t worry, no actual mamas were injured in the making of this snack.) I swapped out chickpeas for black beans. Go easy on the lemon juice, but the more garlic, the better. We should not have any vampire problems leading up to Halloween.
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/hummus-recipe-1940499

Treat: We’ll give the Mediterranean practice of fruit for dessert a try this week. I will likely stick with fresh berries. Or dragon fruit.

Happy Monday, and 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 2019-2020 © 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.

A Real Food Halloween Party – Part One

Boo to you! Is it too early for a little Halloween fun? I think not. Today, I’m starting a four part series on real Halloween party foods. I define real foods as made in nature, not in a factory. This includes minimally processed foods that are made with ingredients we recognize, and regularly use in our kitchens.

Halloween doesn’t have to be all about the sugar buzz! Here are some real food options for your party that are easy to prepare, fun to serve and only slightly creepy to eat.

Severed Fingers
I’m sure your guests will love these ‘finger’ foods! Muahahahaha!

Materials:

  • Mozzarella cheese sticks (jack cheese sticks would work as well, for a little extra creep factor)
  • Cream cheese – You don’t need much. I used about a teaspoon total.
  • Almond slices
  • Marinara sauce for dipping
  • Sharp paring knife

Twist each mozzarella stick to break it in half. With a sharp paring knife, taper the smooth end of the stick for the fingertip and create a flat area on top for the nail bed. Carve thin slits for the knuckles. Spread the tiniest dab of softened cream cheese on the nail bed, and place the almond slice on top for the finger nail. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

Slithering Snakes

Materials:

Optional: Chocolate chips pressed into cream cheese for eyes. I didn’t use them because they looked cartoonish and bug-eyed, not spooky. Variation: Use green grapes for the body, and chocolate chip eyes to make cute caterpillars.

This little bite is so easy it almost needs no explanation. Simply load up the skewers with a row of grapes, and pipe on cream cheese eyes and decorative patterns as desired. This is a fun project for kids to assemble.

This orange Fiestaware dinner plate belonged to my Hoosier Grandma and was one of her everyday dishes. The 3-D EEK sign is a craft store clearance bin score. I bought the glitter velvet napkins and placemats for a New Year’s Eve dinner party a million years ago. I love these for a Halloween party tablescape as well. While I couldn’t find an exact match, I’ve linked a similar sequined tablecloth below.

To shop the post:
Paring Knife and Cutting Board Set / Dessert Decorator / Skewers / Chocolate Chips / Fiestaware / Placemats and Napkins NLA, similar tablecloth

Happy Real Food Halloween, and thank you for taking time out of your busy day to read here! I truly appreciate it.

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 9.29.2019

Happiness is getting to visit with your Tennessee sister twice in four days. She spent the night Thursday night on her way to Massanutten Resort for the Xtreme Hike for Cystic Fibrosis, and then we met for lunch out by the interstate on her way back home. We met at Angelle’s Diner, and sat outside on the patio in 94° heat listening the roar of tractor-trailer engines off in the distance. We really know how to show our guests a good time! It was too brief a visit, but we’ll take what we can get.

This is shaping up to be a busy week, so we’re sticking with mostly tried and true recipes. Except that keto lava cake. We’ll need to perfect that recipe just a little more.

Breakfast:
Cinnamon Roll Noatmeal – There’s nothing like starting the day with a warm bowl of noatmeal. I double the recipe, add 3/4 tsp. of cinnamon and a smidgen of nutmeg (’cause it’s my favorite!) to the dry noatmeal mix from here…
https://www.healthysweeteats.com/my-favorite-noatmeal-aka-low-carb-oat-free-porridge-the-basic-recipe-and-6-variations/
…and made the cinnamon roll drizzle from here:
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/easy-low-carb-keto-oatmeal-recipe/

Lunch:
Cauliflower Pizza – I’m making two of these pizzas, pepperoni for Mark and cheese pizza for me. This crust holds up well to reheating in the toaster oven at work.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2016/09/27/cauliflower-pizza/

Dinner:
I only plan five dinners each week to leave room in the schedule for dining out, or having a leftovers night.

Keto Meatballs and Sauce – I like to make the meatballs using ground turkey. We’ll serve over zoodles to amp up the veggies. The cream in this tasty sauce cuts some of the acidity of the tomatoes.
https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/keto-meatballs-and-sauce/

Salmon in Roasted Pepper Sauce – This sauce is creamy and delicious! I’m doubling the sauce so there is plenty to mix into the cauliflower rice.
https://cooktoria.com/salmon-in-roasted-pepper-sauce/

Keto Stuffed Peppers – Earth Fare had green peppers 3/$1 and Mark really loves these, so…
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/stuffed-peppers-with-ground-beef-and-cheese

Perfect Roast Chicken – Ina’s classic roast chicken. This recipe is an oldie, but a goodie. We’ll do carrots and potatoes for Mark, brussels sprouts for me.
https://barefootcontessa.com/recipes/perfect-roast-chicken

Keto White Chicken Chili – We made this for the first time last week and it was so good we’re bringing it back again! We’ll use the leftover roast chicken in this creamy soup.
https://www.heyketomama.com/keto-white-chicken-chili/

Snacks:
Parmesan chips, if I have a hankerin’. I’m not really snacking on keto.
Carb-loading Hubby will enjoy bananas, grapes and Tiny but Mighty Popcorn. When Mark was a kid, his family had Friday movie nights and his Mom made popcorn on the stove by shaking the kernels in a covered sauce pan. He makes his popcorn on the stove top just like his Mama did.

Treat:
Keto Lava Cakes – We may or may not have had to bake these several nights last week. For purposes of recipe testing, of course. *ahem* These are topped with fresh raspberries and powdered Swerve. Who says you can’t eat low-carb and enjoy it, too?
https://kirbiecravings.com/keto-lava-cake/

To shop the post:
Silpat / Fiestaware / Popcorn Maker / Swerve / Mikasa China

Have a great week, everybody!

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 9.22.2019

I know what you’re thinking. “Wow! That’s a load of chicken for one week.” Yup. Mostly because I peered into the freezer and found six(!) packages of frozen chicken. So, here we go, Chicken Week. Let’s do this thang!

Breakfast:
Almond Flour Pancakes with Chocolate Chips – These are mini chocolate chips and we use them sparingly. One bag goes a long way when you’re using a few tablespoons per recipe.
https://joyfilledeats.com/almond-flour-pancakes/

Lunch:
Keto Taco Salads – I don’t have a recipe for the taco meat, I just cook it thoroughly with a diced onion and loads of taco seasoning. I packaged the taco meat into ramekins for reheating in the toaster oven at work. To assemble the bowls add toppings to a bed of lettuce. I used this taco seasoning recipe:
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/

Dinner:

Easy Garlic Butter Keto Chicken Thighs – Simple and delicious!
https://www.ieatketo.com/easy-garlic-butter-keto-chicken-thighs/

Baked Garlic Parmesan Salmon – New Recipe! I love using home grown, flat leaf Italian parsley in this dish. It’s one of my favorite herbs.
https://www.healthstartsinthekitchen.com/2016/04/06/baked-garlic-parmesan-salmon-primal-low-carb-keto/

White Chicken Chili – New Recipe, and so good! Mark said “the next time we make this, let’s make a double batch.”
https://www.heyketomama.com/keto-white-chicken-chili/

BLT Breakfast Bake – New Recipe!
https://www.realfoodwithjessica.com/2018/09/05/paleo-whole30-blt-breakfast-bake/

Keto Sweet Chili Chicken Thighs – New Recipe! I reduced the heat and the sweetener here: 1/3 c. of monkfruit sweetener and medium heat on the stove top. Yes, this looks burned, but I promise it’s not!
https://fitmomjourney.com/keto-sweet-spicy-chicken-thighs

Snacks:
Chili Lime Cucumber – I know this sounds weird, but this snack is so refreshing. Simply slice an English cucumber into rounds, season liberally with chili powder and squeeze fresh lime juice over it. A sprinkle of sea salt is optional.

Dessert:
Keto Lava Cake – New Recipe! So rich and fudgey! Mark has wanted to try baking these for some time now. Lava cakes are perfect for dinner guests because you can prepare the batter ahead of time, refrigerate it in the ramekins and just pop them in the oven to bake, about 20 minutes before serving.
https://kirbiecravings.com/keto-lava-cake/

To shop the post:
Chocolate Chips / Monkfruit Sweetener / Hot Handle Covers / Fiestaware / Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

Have a great 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!

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 9.15.2019

I had a hot minute to pop into a thrift store on Friday evening, and scored some vintage Pyrex bowls for a Hamilton Beach mixer. I also bought a Pyrex square baker. ‘Cause I need more stuff! In my defense, I’ve already used everything but the pour bowl.

We’ve been busy in the Arthurized Home Test Kitchens, prepping 7 new recipes for this week’s menu! We’ve found several keepers and a new favorite vegetarian soup. This one will be in the rotation frequently. Let’s dive in, shall we? (To the menu, not the soup.)

Breakfast:
Sausage Breakfast Scramble – New Recipe! Here’s a bowl of savory, comfort food for breakfast. We made the Italian version; omitting the salt and using just one half cup of cheese. But, if you like two cups, toss it in there! I don’t judge.
https://www.southyourmouth.com/2016/07/sausage-breakfast-scramble-low-carb.html

Lunch:
Lemony Avocado Tuna Salad – Mark doesn’t care for avocado, so we sub in chopped cucumber. It’s every bit as delicious.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/eat-clean-lemony-avocado-tuna-salad/

Dinner:

Baked Salmon with Lemon Butter – New Recipe! The fastest entree you’ll ever throw together. You can have this in the oven in five minutes, tops! I didn’t bother to make the side of lemon butter. Because dang, that’s dedication to your butter, there. Clearly, I’m just not at that level.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-baked-salmon-lemon-butter/servings/2

Middle Eastern Chicken Kebabs – New Recipe! When we’re cooking for a crowd, we use bamboo skewers, but when it’s just the two of us, we use stainless.
https://mythreeseasons.com/middle-eastern-chicken-kebabs/
Basic Tahini Sauce
https://mythreeseasons.com/tahini-dressing/

Forty-Clove Chicken Filice – New Recipe! 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

Green Curry of Broccoli Soup – New Recipe! She’s no beauty queen, but if you’re looking for a mild curry, I’ve gotcha covered. Mine is the vegetarian version, topped with a little parmesan and a few toasted pepitas.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2012/01/16/7-surprising-reasons-to-eat-more-soup-green-curry-of-broccoli-soup/

Ropa Vieja

  • Servings: 6-8 very hungry people
  • Difficulty: Easy
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My very Americanized version of this hearty shredded beef dish.

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs beef chuck roast
  • 1 package (1 oz.) dry onion soup mix – or make your own like this: https://feedingbig.com/clean-eating-onion-soup-mix.html
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 c. red wine
  • 3 T. coconut oil
  • 1/2 c. salsa – look for salsa with no added sugar
  • 1/2 c. water – optional (I almost never add this)
  • Garnishes: Any combination of sour cream, salsa, cilantro, lime wedges, shredded cheese, olives and avocado
  • 3-4 cups cooked rice of your choice or cauliflower rice for low-carb

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Heat oil in dutch oven, over med-high. Add beef and brown on all sides.
  2. Reduce heat, add onion and cook until soft but not browned.
  3. Add onion soup mix, wine, salsa and water (if using). Bring to a boil.
  4. Cover and place in preheated oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Check occasionally to make sure there is sufficient liquid in the pan, add more wine if necessary.
  5. Shred beef before serving. Serve over rice, or cauliflower rice for low-carb. Garnish as desired. Enjoy!

Snack:
Parmesan chips – New Recipe! – These chips are dangerously addictive! They would be great on a little appetizer tray. Scale this recipe to the number of servings you need. I used my 1″ cookie scoop to portion them onto the Silpat. The Silpat is great for this, because if you’re baking several batches, you won’t need a fresh piece of parchment paper each time.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/parmesan-chips

Treat:
Keto Key Lime Pie Jars – New Recipe! There’s no need for chemical food dyes in this pretty, green dessert. An under-ripe avocado lends unpleasant sharpness, so use a guacamole-ready avocado for smooth, buttery flavor. I used powdered Swerve in the filling and increased it slightly. Add extra lime juice to the filling if you like.
As an experiment, I pressed plastic wrap onto the surface of the filling to remove the air, and placed these in the refrigerator and freezer. These kept just fine in both places for a few days. The avocado did not oxidize at all. I imagine they would keep longer in the freezer. If they’re not eaten first!
https://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/keto-key-lime-pie-jars/

I hope your week is off to a great start!

To shop the post:
Fiestaware / Stainless Skewers / Cookie Scoop / Silpat / Powdered Swerve / Glass Tumblers

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