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Real Food Menu for Week of 10.5.2020

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

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

Here is our menu for the new week:

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

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

Dinner:

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

Simple Pumpkin Soup

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

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

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

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

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

Have a wonderful week!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 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
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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.