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!

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 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.

http://www.arthurizedhome.com


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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Real Food Menu for Week of 4.20.2020

I feel like we’re living the Groundhog Day life up in here. Get up, go to work, come home, sleep, do it all over again. The odd excitement is getting to go for a long run, which we did on Saturday morning. We ran the virtual Blue Ridge 10k and had a wee sliver of race day fun. Even though the race was cancelled, Roanoke still came out to support the runners. There were shouts of encouragement from strangers driving by, signs to distract and entertain, and even a stash of water on the way up to the Star on Mill Mountain.

Crossing back over the Walnut Avenue bridge, we heard a band playing below us at Dr. Pepper Park. I later learned they were filming Rock to the Rescue, an ongoing benefit for Downtown businesses who’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 closures. As we approached Elmwood Park, we were surprised by a small group of people waiting to cheer us across the virtual finish line. I love the spirit and tenacity of our little city! We’ll be back next year, Blue Ridge!

I’m diving headlong into another work week, filled with delicious, home-cooked meals:

Breakfast:
Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal – One 8×8 pan will be enough for Mark’s breakfast. If you’re meal prepping for two, double the batch and bake it in a 9×13 pan. I like to add a little extra cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg for good measure.
https://www.erinliveswhole.com/healthy-carrot-cake-baked-oatmeal/

Lunch:
Lunch will be a bowl of soup and a small side salad. I’m making both of the salads below.

Green Curry of Broccoli Soup – So good!
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2012/01/16/7-surprising-reasons-to-eat-more-soup-green-curry-of-broccoli-soup/

Zucchini Salad – Like potato salad, only made using zukes. As with all Diet Doctor recipes, scale it for your crowd. I use half of the mayo the recipe calls for, and sub in Greek yogurt for the other half.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/zucchini-salad

Chop Chop Fresh Veggie Salad – This one is a favorite. Crunchy and refreshing!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chop-chop/

Dinner:
Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon – New! Serve with a piece of grilled chicken or fish – I subbed Canadian Bacon for *actual* bacon, because that’s what I had on hand, and I was too lazy/tired/sorry to visit another store.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/eat-clean-roasted-brussels-sprouts-bacon/

Mason Jar Spinach Salad – Sub Whole Earth sweetener for the sugar, we use Sir Kensington’s mayo.
https://www.theseasonedmom.com/spinach-and-bacon-mason-jar-salads/

Teriyaki Salmon – Scale the recipe for your crowd, as written it serves one. If you’re gluten free, substitute tamari or coconut aminos for the soy sauce.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/homemade-teriyaki-salmon-meal-prep/

Supreme Pizza Inspired Salad – New! – Because of the pepperoni, this is a once in a while recipe. We like Hormel Natural pepperoni. This salad is best prepared just before serving so the pepperoni and tomatoes stay as fresh as possible.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/supreme-pizza-salad/

Snacks:
Watermelon season is finally upon us and I could not be happier about that. Kroger has seedless watermelons on sale and the one we brought home is delish! Wanna know how to select the perfect watermelon? Thump them hard with your fingertips and listen for the one that sounds the most hollow. I usually thump six or seven of them just to be sure. Give it a try!
Watermelon, Popcorn, Veggies and Hummus, Apples, Bananas

Treat:
Keto Key Lime Pie Jars – These are a tasty way to sneak a little healthy fat into your dessert. For maximum creaminess, make sure the avocado is guac-ready before you make these babies.
https://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/keto-key-lime-pie-jars/

I hope you all are staying happy, well and safe. 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.

Real Food Menu for Week of 4.13.2020

This coming Saturday is one that we look forward to all year long, simply because it’s Blue Ridge Race Weekend. My siblings from Maryland and Pennsylvania come in with their families and we run, eat and relax together. Our little running club, The Buddy Syndicate (BS, for short) has trained for a year to run the Blue Ridge Marathon Relay and darn it, we were ready!

When the race was cancelled, we opted for the virtual race to be run on race day. Why not? We had no other plans! Then Roanoke City announced they were closing the greenway, so we made a collective last minute decision to run the race in advance of the closure.

Our friend Sue, who is an awesome marketer and graphic designer, created a masterful design for our commemorative shirts. Here’s the front. I love that each little ‘bug’ has it’s own personality!

And the back:

While COVID-19 is messing up everything; we haven’t abandoned our routine of eating real food, made in nature. Here is this week’s menu:

Breakfast:
Almond Flour Pancakes with Chocolate Chips – These are for Mark, since I’m still intermittent fasting in the AM. We omit the stevia, add one teaspoon of vanilla, these chocolate chips and serve with fresh fruit on the side.
https://joyfilledeats.com/almond-flour-pancakes/

Lunch:
Veggie Packed Fried Rice – New Recipe! We use coconut aminos or gluten-free tamari as a substitute for soy sauce. Whatever sauce you use, reserve a little to drizzle on top when serving.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/veggie-packed-fried-rice-clean-eating/

Easy Baked Enchilada Chicken – I couldn’t find green enchilada sauce without inflammatory oils, so I reduced salsa verde on the stove to thicken it.
https://www.eatingonadime.com/baked-enchilada-chicken/

Chop Chop Fresh Veggie Salad – Crunchy and refreshing, this salad will be on repeat until the weather turns cool again!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chop-chop/

Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon with Zucchini Noodles – We searched every store in town for the za-atar and found it at Kroger. I imagine it’s available at their sister companies in the US.
https://abraskitchen.com/mediterranean-sheet-pan-salmon-with-zucchini-noodles/

The Bomb Paleo Chili – Load this up with grated veggies – perfect for using up slightly-less-than-fresh veggies before they keel over entirely.
http://jennlosesit.com/the-bomb-paleo-chili/

Snacks:
Nothing new to report in this department. The usual fruit, veggies, hummus and popcorn.

Treat:
Strawberry Pina Colada – New Recipe! I don’t change a thing about this recipe. It has just the right amount of sweetness.
https://www.facebook.com/cleanfoodcrush/photos/a.1475552862678797/1476081402625943/?type=3&theater

Have a wonderful 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 4.6.2020

For the past week and a half, I’ve been traveling nowhere except work and home. I feel like I’ve been on house arrest with work release! I’m coming out of that today, and I never thought I would be so happy to (cautiously) go to the grocery store, or for a socially-distanced run.

Cooking from the pantry has been a good experiment and we’ve proven to ourselves that it’s doable for a few weeks at a time, if necessary. When it looked like the Governor might place Virginia under shelter in place, I stocked up on veggies that are good keepers: cabbage, carrots and potatoes, etc. We’ll use some of those up in this week’s menu:

Breakfast:
Chocolate Pecan Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies – If you don’t have a sweet potato, take a little help from the store and substitute canned pumpkin. We add a smidgen of nutmeg to the dough and a sprinkle of these chocolate chips.
https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/sweet-potato-breakfast-cookies/

Lunch:
Italian Lentil Soup – Classic! Don’t skimp on the veggies.
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/italian-lentil-soup-recipe/

Spicy Roasted Chickpea Salad – New Recipe! Don’t let the word ‘spicy’, deter you from trying this one; this spice is not heat. Roast the chickpeas and make the dressing ahead of time for quick dinner prep.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/spicy-roasted-chickpea-salad/

Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Salmon and Red Potatoes – Serve with a green vegetable on the side, if you’re into that kind of thing.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/one-sheet-pan-garlic-butter-salmon/

Minute Steaks with Quick Chive Butter – I gotta admit, I’ve never been much of a steak fan, but Mark’s been craving them lately. This recipe is a tasty one!
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2018/12/04/minute-steaks-chive-butter/

Keto Western Omelette – New Recipe! – As with all Diet Doctor recipes, scale for your crowd. I chopped up extra onions, peppers and ham to freeze for another day. We love these quick, easy meals for evenings when we’re on the run, literally or figuratively.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-western-omelet

Snacks:
I used up a bag of dried garbanzo beans last week making hummus and I’m still not sick of it. Hummus with carrots, cucumbers and bell pepper strips is the order of the day. Also, our requisite bananas, grapes, apples and popcorn. We really never tire of it.

Treat:
Double Dark Chocolate Brownies – So good! The recipe says to finely grate the zucchini, but we’re not trying to sneak vegetables past picky eaters, so I give my zukes a regular grate. You can see them in the finished product, similar to a chocolate zucchini bread. If that bothers you, go with the fine grate.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-double-dark-chocolate-brownies/

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.

Real Food Menu for Week of 3.30.2020

Well, we’ve been under self-quarantine since last Wednesday. Not because either one of us is sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, but because one of my co-workers visited family from NYC last weekend. It’s just not worth the risk of inadvertently passing it to Pa Kettle, or anyone else for that matter.

While we’ve been home this weekend, we had two beautiful days to get some yard work done. We limbed up two enormous white pines to allow more sunlight to the garden, pruned back the flowering quince and planted 25 money plants that Pa Kettle left on our sidewalk Friday afternoon. Loads of work, not much to show for it yet.

I’m trying to get through to next Sunday without going to the grocery store, so here is our menu for the week:

Breakfast:
Keto Waffles – If you’re not keto, top these with anything you like. When I was doing keto we enjoyed these with homemade whipped cream and fresh berries.
https://www.eatingonadime.com/keto-waffles-recipe/

Lunch:
Low Carb Taco Casserole – To punch up the flavor a bit, I add an extra tablespoon of taco seasoning. We use Clean Food Crush’s taco seasoning recipe. If I have enough spices on hand, I mix up a quadruple batch. We use it on anything taco related.
https://www.eatingonadime.com/low-carb-taco-casserole-recipe/
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/

Dinner:

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder – New Recipe! This satisfying chowder is perfect for early spring while we’re still having sporadic chilly days. It’s dairy free, and could go vegan if using vegetable broth and omitting bacon as a garnish.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/dairy-free-slow-cooker-corn-chowder/

Lemony Avocado and Tomato Tuna Salad – We usually sub English cucumbers for the avocado, but it’s delicious with both.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/eat-clean-lemony-avocado-tuna-salad/

Pizza Frittata – New Recipe! Baked in my 8″ cast iron skillet, this puffed up beautifully, deflated and left a gaping hole on one side of the frittata! I’ll use ten eggs the next time I make it.
https://againstallgrain.com/2014/08/19/pizza-frittata/

Cheeseburger Salad Bowls – This salad is refreshing yet hearty; we’ve been craving it lately. Delicious with ground beef, or lighten it up a bit using ground turkey.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/cheeseburger-salad-bowls-healthy-recipe/

Snack:
Pistachios, Gouda snacking cheese (Aldi), hummus and carrot sticks, apples, bananas and the ever-present popcorn

Chocolate Coconut Snowballs – Can I get away with making these one more time before warm weather is here to stay? I use this chocolate for the coating.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/coconut-snowballs-recipe/

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.

Fresh Grass for Easy Spring Decor

Here’s a fun, early spring project to brighten up your home. This is simple enough for kids to do with very little adult assistance. Tending this tiny garden takes just seconds each day, and is so satisfying because you see results very quickly! Using the tutorial in this post, grow a fresh crop of grass for your spring decor.

Create a tablescape, centerpiece or fairy garden. How about making a May Day basket to hang on a friend’s door? A gnome playing hide and seek in the grass would be a fun surprise for little ones!


Once you’ve grown the grass, it’s time to pull out your spring decor, or shop the house for seasonal items. I’ve collected a ceramic rabbit, four different types of eggs, some plastic chicks, faux flowers and a faux bird nest.

Get creative and decorate with other containers you have on hand. I’ve used a basket, a trifle dish and a wooden crate. A vintage Pyrex bowl, silver ice bucket or a metal tin are all charming options. The possibilities are endless!

With just a slight change in accessories, here are three different looks for the same rustic, wooden basket.

A wooden crate makes a cozy home for a couple of crazy chicks.

A clear, glass trifle bowl puts all the layers on display.

If you try this project, I’d love to see your results! Happy Spring!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 3.23.2020

These certainly are strange times we’re living in. My heart goes out to everyone whose lives have been upended by COVID-19. So many of us are preparing for the unknown, working long hours, living in self-isolation or under shelter in place orders. I think that social distancing and resisting the urge to hoard have become our era’s victory gardens; everyone can do their part to stop the spread of this disease.

On Saturday, Mark and I went out to do our weekly grocery shopping and as everywhere, we encountered empty aisles throughout the stores. Surprisingly, we were able to find (or substitute) nearly everything on our list. We took pictures of the stores so that Pa Kettle could see what is happening from the comfort of his home.

In this week’s menu, I’ve got a fantastic, new quinoa salad. Packed with protein and minerals, this tiny seed is a nutritional powerhouse. It’s mild, nutty flavor lends itself to sweet and savory dishes.

Breakfast :
Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats – This recipe makes one jar, so multiply it by the number of servings you need. We like to add fresh blueberries, because, why not?
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-mornings-strawberries-cream-overnight-oats/

Lunch:
Meatloaf, Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes” and Roasted Green Beans – Delicious, comfort food!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/meatloaf-dinner/

Dinner:

French Onion Soup – An old favorite; served with crusty, gluten-free Brazilian Cheese Bread

French Onion Soup

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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I’ve had this recipe for so long, that I can’t remember where I found it! I substitute gluten-free all-purpose flour for the wheat flour. The key to this rich soup is in caramelizing the onions until they are a deep, golden color. It’s worth every minute in flavor. Serve with crusty bread or sandwiches on the side. We like Brazilian cheese bread or gluten free baguette.

Ingredients

  • 8 brown onions, sliced
  • 1 oz. butter
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. thyme leaves
  • 2 T. plain, all-purpose flour (I use gluten free)
  • 2 T. brandy
  • 2 T. dijon mustard
  • 8 cups beef stock
  • 2 cups water

Directions

  1. Place the onions, butter, oil and thyme in a large saucepan over medium heat, cover and cook for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden.
  2. Add the flour and cook, stirring for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the brandy and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add the mustard, stock and water and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve.
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Aztecan Quinoa Salad – New Recipe! 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

Teriyaki Salmon – Here’s an easy, sheet pan meal! I substitute gluten free tamari for the soy sauce. Cook until the salmon flakes easily and the veggies are tender-crisp.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/homemade-teriyaki-salmon-meal-prep/

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/

Snack:
Fresh fruit, veggies and hummus and popcorn are the order of the day.

Treat:
Pina Colada Green Smoothie – We sampled this refreshing drink and prepped a pack for the freezer. Mark generally does not care for green smoothies, but he rated this one a 10!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/pina-colada-smoothies/

There’s a reason that food bloggers post picture of the ingredients for green smoothies, not the finished product! They never look very appealing.

Be well and safe, everybody. I hope your week is off to a good 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!

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.