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Real Food Menu for Week of 8.10.2020

We like to fix new recipes a time or two before recommending them on the blog. Often, they become instant favorites, or at least something we really enjoy and would make again. On the rare occasion we don’t care for one, we scrap it and move on. We hit on one recently and boy, is it a doozy! Like throw out the entire dish, bad. The combo of radish and garlic completely overwhelmed the apple and cucumber. Maybe I’ll try it again without the garlic? Nah. Sample if you’re brave:
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/crisp-creamy-cucumber-apple-salad/

Here are the keeper dishes that made the cut:

Breakfast for Mark:

Tomato and Cheese Pie

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Adapted from the Supermarket Diet Cookbook. This dish could be called Tomato Basil Pie because the ricotta and parmesan take a back seat to the fresh flavors of the other basil and tomato. Served warm or at room temperature, this pie makes a nice breakfast or brunch side dish.

Ingredients

  • 15 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. salt, plus additional for sprinkling
  • 1/8 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper, plus additional for sprinkling
  • 1/4 c. milk (I use almond or unsweetened coconut milk)
  • 1 T. cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 lb. ripe tomatoes (3 medium) thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, with whisk or fork, beat ricotta, eggs, parmesan, salt and pepper until blended.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch or arrowroot powder with milk until blended; whisk into cheese mixture. Stir in basil. Pour mixture into 9 inch glass or ceramic pie plate.
  3. Arrange tomato slices on top, overlapping if necessary. Sprinkle tomatoes with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake pie until lightly browned around edge and center is puffed, 30-35 minutes.
  5. Cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy! http://www.arthurizedhome.com

Mark’s Lunch:
Chop Chop Fresh Veggie Salad – Crunchy and delicious! Minus the olives and feta, because a certain someone still doesn’t care for them. *ahem*
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chop-chop/

Dinner:

Carb Buster Breakfast – We never tire of breakfast for dinner. Protein and veggie-packed, this simple dinner is savory and satisfying.
https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food-cooking/recipes/a11666/carb-buster-breakfast/

Tuscan Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Creamy Garlic Sauce – Delish!
https://www.savorytooth.com/sun-dried-tomato-chicken/

Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad – New! Simple, light and refreshing; perfect for using up garden produce these hot, summer days. That combination of cucumber, mint and lime is amazing!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/watermelon-cucumber-feta-salad/

Mustard Glazed Baked Chicken Thighs – A favorite dinner; this one is kid-friendly (the mustard flavor is subtle) and quick to prepare.
https://unsophisticook.com/baked-chicken-thighs/

Snack:
Cannellini Lemon Dip – New! My thirteen year old niece pronounced this dip “really good” and then scolded my sister for taking “her” dip. Ha ha! I guess it’s a keeper too. I couldn’t find preserved lemon locally so I ordered it online. If possible, use a product with no preservatives or added sugars. Look for three ingredients: lemons, water and sea salt.
https://www.simplemills.com/Recipes/Cannellini-Lemon-Dip.aspx

Treat:
No Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip – This is one of those 10% treats. Minus the chocolate chips, this recipe is processed sugar-free. We use stevia sweetened chocolate chips. Hubs eats his with gluten free cookies, I’m having mine with apple slices. Gluten free pretzels are a tasty dipper as well.
https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/09/27/new-recipe-sugar-free-cookie-dough-dip/

Have a great new week, everyone!

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

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Real Food Menu for Week of 6.1.2020

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

Garlic Scapes

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

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

Just Peachy Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

http://www.arthurizedhome.com

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

AND

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

Fresh Corn Salad

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

http://www.arthurizedhome.com

Dinner:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 Recipe! – 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 9.8.2019

Birthday Month has officially started! Mark and I both have September birthdays so we decided to celebrate all month long. Actually, we kicked off the partying in August (why limit it to one month?!) with a family lunch at Wildflour, and then continued the celebration last weekend in Pittsburgh. My sister made beautiful and delicious keto Death by Chocolate Cake and Coconut Cream Custards.

Breakfast:
Almond Flour Biscuit with Tomato – We’re still working those garden tomatoes and this is one of the simplest ways to enjoy them!
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/paleo-almond-flour-biscuits-low-carb-gluten-free/

Lunch:
Chop Chop Fresh Veggie Salad – Crunchy and delicious! To reduce carbs, I left the chickpeas out altogether, and I’m serving the olives and feta on the side, because a certain someone still doesn’t care for them. *ahem*
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chop-chop/

Dinner:

Carb Buster Breakfast for Dinner – New Recipe! So simple and so yum! I could eat this once a week.
https://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/carb-buster-breakfast/

Perfect Roast Chicken – Earth Fare had whole chickens on sale this weekend, so we’ll have roast chicken one night and then make chicken salad the next day.
https://barefootcontessa.com/recipes/perfect-roast-chicken

Quick and Easy Chicken Salad on Spinach – I’ll take extra celery, Hubs can have my grapes.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/quick-easy-chicken-salad-recipe/

Salmon in Roasted Pepper Sauce – New Recipe!
https://cooktoria.com/salmon-in-roasted-pepper-sauce/

Spinach Salad with Bacon and Eggs – New Recipe!
https://www.healthyseasonalrecipes.com/spinach-salad-with-bacon-eggs/

Snacks:
Celery and peanut butter, Gouda snacking cheese (Aldi)
Hubby: Tiny but Mighty popcorn, grapes, bananas, cottage cheese

Treat:
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries – We’re keeping it simple this week with fresh strawberries dipped in melted Lily’s dark chocolate chips. I add about a teaspoon of coconut oil to 1/2 cup chocolate chips while melting them in a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, simply boil about an inch of water in a saucepan underneath a tempered glass bowl. Make sure that the boiling water does not touch the bowl above. Dip the strawberries and sprinkle with unsweetened coconut if desired.

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.


Meal Prep for Week of 8.25.2019

The garden produce is slowing down a little, but we’re still up to our eyeballs in fresh herbs. The herb garden has become my happy place. (Well, in addition to Sunset Beach, the greenway, any ol’ clearance rack and, and, and…!) I absolutely love strolling out there to snip something fresh to add to our meals. I’ve got four new recipes for you this week, including a few vegetarian options:

Breakfast:
Keto Coconut Porridge – New Recipe! This porridge has an almost savory, mild, coconut flavor; which we enjoy. It’s quick and easy to prepare. However, we’re pounding through one can of coconut milk per day, so that adds up over the course of a week. We’ll likely reserve this one for occasional breakfasts going forward.
Recipes from Diet Doctor can be scaled to the number of servings needed. Don’t scale the salt in this recipe. Ask me how I know that.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-coconut-porridge/servings/2

Lunch:
Turkey, Bacon and Swiss on a Lettuce Bun – Slice “cheeks” from a head of iceberg lettuce to make the bun. I like my sandwich with spicy dijon mustard.

Dinner:

Tuscan Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Creamy Garlic Sauce – New Recipe!
https://www.savorytooth.com/sun-dried-tomato-chicken/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=BlogButton

Garlicky Parmesan Zucchini Bake – New Recipe! We’ll serve this with a piece of fish or grilled chicken.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/garlicky-parmesan-zucchini-bake-clean-eating/

Annnnnd sometimes you add the parsley too early. Oops!

Oh well, I happen to love parsley and don’t think a half cup is too much for this recipe. I also love garlic, and this made the house smell like a pizzeria while it was baking. Broiling it for a few minutes with a little extra parmesan on top is always a good idea.

Cumulus Spiced Eggs – Super quick dinner! You can have this meal on the table in twenty minutes, start to finish. The eggs are the start of this show, so I recommend pastured eggs if available.
https://stonesoupvirtualcookeryschool.com/2013/06/cumulus-spiced-eggs/

Garlic Butter Salmon from this recipe:
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/one-sheet-pan-garlic-butter-salmon/
…with the carrots and broccoli from here:
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/homemade-teriyaki-salmon-meal-prep/

Chop Chop Fresh Veggie Salad – New Recipe! This salad is so tasty! To reduce carbs, I left the chickpeas out altogether, and I’m serving the olives and feta on the side, because a certain someone doesn’t care for them. *ahem*
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chop-chop/

Snacks:
Mine: Gouda Snacking Cheese, Celery and Peanut Butter. Meh.
Hubby: Watermelon, grapes, bananas, Tiny but Mighty Popcorn…

Treat: Coconut Milk Panna Cotta topped with Chia Seed Strawberry Jam – To decrease the carbs, swap the honey in the panna cotta for a tablespoon (or so) of your favorite low-carb sweetener. I used Swerve.
https://deliciouslyorganic.net/coconut-panna-cotta-dairy-free-gaps-paleo-grain-free/
Same here. Deep-six the honey for a couple teaspoons of low-carb sweetener.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chia-seed-strawberry-jam-clean-eating/

What’s fresh in your kitchen this week? Let me know in the comments!

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.