Tag: Chocolate Pecan Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies

Real Food Menu for Week of 8.17.2020

Having to stay mostly indoors this cool and rainy weekend, gave me time to work on sorting supplies, packing shoe boxes and making a shopping list for filler items. I’m excited to share that with you over the next few weeks.

If you’re a new reader, welcome and thank you for taking time out of your day to read here! My menus are always gluten-free, mostly real food. We define that as ‘food made in nature and not in a factory’. We’re not perfectionists, so we shoot for an average of at least 90% real food with a few 10% foods thrown in there.

We’re still pounding through all the veggies from Pa Kettle’s garden, and I couldn’t be happier about that! Here is this week’s menu:

Mark’s Breakfast:
Chocolate Pecan Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies – Yum! These little fiber-packed goodies make the easiest grab-and-go breakfast.
https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/sweet-potato-breakfast-cookies/

Mark’s Lunch:
Mason Jar Spinach Salad – Even though he’s a fun guy (heh), Mark doesn’t love ‘shrooms. We’ll just leave those out. We use Sir Kensington’s mayo and substitute stevia sweetener for the sugar in the dressing. Instead of spooning the dressing into the bottom of the jar, I store each portion in a tiny container.
https://www.theseasonedmom.com/wprm_print/57058

Dinner:
Garlic Butter Pasta – New! We’re loving lentil and chickpea pastas. They seem to hold their shape well, and don’t get gummy like brown rice pastas. Sprinkle a little nutritional yeast on top of this hearty dish, if you like.
https://elavegan.com/garlic-butter-pasta/

Layered Salad – Here’s a throwback salad for you. This is a once in a while dish due to that mayonnaise based dressing. For the dressing, we like Kroger natural sour cream with just three ingredients: cultured cream, skim milk and enzymes. When it’s just the two of us, we divide this recipe in half. Add the dressing just before serving.
https://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/layered-salad/

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. Leftover dressing is delicious served over plain, shredded cabbage.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/broccoli-red-cabbage-salad-tangy-pb-dressing/

Kale Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette – New! Mark went just a little crazy for this blueberry dressing! The recipe does not specify what to massage into the kale. Do you just massage it dry? I drizzled a little olive oil, and then massaged the kale. Just before serving, I tossed the salad with half the dressing. Then I topped it with the pecans and feta along with the rest of the dressing.
http://veggingattheshore.com/2015/06/kale-salad-with-blueberry-vinaigrette/

Snacks:
Hummus and cucumber slices, watermelon, popcorn, dried fruit and nuts. Rinse, repeat.

Treat:
Vanilla Coconut Flour Paleo Cupcakes – A sweet treat for Mark; these are surprisingly light and fluffy! I use Simple Mills frosting to minimize sugar. The recipe says it yields eight cupcakes, but I get nine standard size cakes out of a single batch. I decrease the coconut oil to 1/4 cup as well. Store these in the fridge, because they contain no preservatives.
https://www.healthextremist.com/vanilla-paleo-cupcakes-recipe/

Have a fantastic week, everyone!

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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 1.5.2020

Happy New Year! I hope your Christmas/New Year’s break was an enjoyable time. We had a quiet Christmas with the Arthur fam, ate a delicious brunch and had a leisurely visit.

My sis and nieces came to visit on Boxing Day and stayed through New Year’s Day. We played some new games, watched movies, crafted, ate loads of snacks and generally trashed our sleep schedules. We rang in the new year with our midnight silly string battle on the front lawn. It was fantastic.

One of my goals this year is to reduce our food waste, so we’ve decided to limit our dinners on the menu to four per week. This gives us a night to eat out, a leftovers night and (let’s just be honest), a night to eat popcorn and call it dinner! #reallife

Breakfast:
Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies – New Recipe! These little babies are delicious! (I used these chocolate chips.) I slightly overbaked them at 25 minutes. The next time I make them, I’ll start checking for doneness at 20 minutes.
https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/sweet-potato-breakfast-cookies/

Lunch:
Cozy Autumn Wild Rice Soup – New Recipe! This recipe is very forgiving. For the veggies we used kale, sweet potatoes, carrots and celery. We didn’t have any Old Bay seasoning (my brother will be ashamed of me), so we used Italian seasoning and subbed brown rice for the wild rice. Basically, we used the recipe as a jumping off point and then went totally rogue!
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/cozy-autumn-wild-rice-soup/

Dinner:

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

Greek Chicken Soup – A favorite. The lemon juice adds a nice brightness to this dish.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/budget-friendly-greek-chicken-soup/

Dijon Baked Salmon – New Recipe! I’m excited to try this one as flat leaf Italian parsley is one of my favorite fresh herbs.
https://downshiftology.com/recipes/dijon-baked-salmon/

Perfect Roast Chicken – Hello, old friend! I love a meal that you literally can’t mess up! I mean, I suppose you could if you forgot to turn the oven on, but outside of that happening…
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/perfect-roast-chicken-recipe-1940592

Snacks:
I’m still loving the organic hummus from Aldi, so I’ll snack on that this week along with cucumber slices, bell pepper strips and carrot sticks. Nothing revolutionary, just easy snacks during my busiest season at work.

Treats:
Stovetop Cinnamon Apples: New Recipe! My sister made a version of these while she was here and left us a bag of apples to enjoy. I’ll leave the maple syrup out of this; the apples add enough sweetness.
https://joyfoodsunshine.com/stovetop-cinnamon-apples/

Let’s have another look at those breakfast cookies, shall we?

I hope your new year is off to a great start and brings only good things!

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

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