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Real Food Menu for Week of 10.27.2019

Mr. Arthurized Home has lost about ten pounds, and and I’ve lost seventeen so far this year. Last weekend we went through our fall and winter clothes, tried everything on, and made a huge donation pile for charity. After doing that, we looked around and realized that we have very little left to wear this winter! Yikes. Because nudity is frowned upon at the office, I did some winter wardrobe shopping Friday night.

Except for some rain Sunday morning, the weather was beautiful this weekend. We buttoned up the herb garden for the winter with a few final tasks, a thorough weeding and a nice layer of mulch around the perennials. I’m so sad that the growing season is over; the herb garden has been my happy place this year.

Breakfast:
Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice Quiche – New Recipe! – We left the feta out and sprinkled black olives on half of the quiche. And seriously, how cute is this plate our nephew painted when he was four?!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/mediterranean-cauliflower-rice-quiche/

Lunch:
Hearty Stuffed Pepper Soup – Tried and true! I attempted a picture of the steam rising from the pot of hot soup, but it just made the tomatoes look pink! Oh, well. If you like stuffed peppers, you’ll love this soup.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-stuffed-bell-pepper-soup/

Dinner:

Mustard Glazed Baked Chicken Thighs with Green Beans – So simple, but flavorful!
https://unsophisticook.com/baked-chicken-thighs/

Avocado Chicken Chopped Salad – New Recipe!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-avocado-chicken-chopped-salad/

Marinated Salmon – We made this last week, and it was so fantastic that we’re bringing it back again!
https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/marinated-salmon/

Huevos Rancheros – We still love breakfast for dinner and this dish is easy to whip up, especially with prepped refried black beans waiting in the refrigerator.
https://deliciouslyorganic.net/?s=Huevos+Rancheros

Autumn Pear and Goat Cheese Chicken Salad – Yum. I subbed Parmesan for goat cheese.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/autumn-pear-goat-cheese-chicken-salad/

Snack:
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds – New Recipe!
https://www.finecooking.com/recipe/crunchy-roasted-pepitas

Treat:
Maple Vanilla Baked Pears – New Recipe! If this isn’t autumn on a plate, I don’t know what is. Assemble in 5 minutes, pop into the oven and enjoy this for dessert tonight. I added nutmeg before baking, and put a dollop of Greek yogurt, and a sprinkle of pumpkin seed granola on top to serve. Delicious.
https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/simple-maple-vanilla-baked-pears/

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 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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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 © 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 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 © 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 © 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 © 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

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 © 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!

To shop the post:
Fiestaware plates / Fiestaware bowls / ramekins / parchment paper / Lily’s chocolate chips (catch these on sale at Earth Fare) / similar checked dinner napkins / Tiny but Mighty popcorn (lower priced at Fresh Market)

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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!

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Meal Prep for the Week of 8.18.2019

In order to beat the heat and 8000% humidity, I met up with friends to run at 6:30 on Saturday morning. It was still stinking hot at that hour. We followed Leg 4 of the Blue Ridge Marathon Relay as a training run. It’s a route we’ll repeat again and again between now and April. We had a great run in spite of the heat. In a few months, I’ll miss this weather.

We had friends over for dinner that night and had a blast playing Telestrations with them afterward. The rest of the weekend was fairly routine.

Now on to this week’s menu:

Breakfast:
Almond Flour Pancakes – Make a batch on the weekend, freeze individually, and pull out just what you need each morning.
https://joyfilledeats.com/almond-flour-pancakes/

Lunch:
Mustard Glazed Baked Chicken Thighs with Green Beans – So simple, but flavorful!
https://unsophisticook.com/baked-chicken-thighs/

Dinner:

Chicken Pineapple Curry – This dish deserves a post of its own! It’s a favorite dish when we’re craving comfort food. As a bonus for Mark, while I’m doing keto, he gets my pineapple.
https://www.5dollardinners.com/chicken-pineapple-curry/

Cucumber and Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing – A new favorite! I thought the dressing was slightly too sour by itself, but when tossed with the salad, it’s perfect.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/cucumber-strawberry-salad/

Keto Meatballs and Sauce with Zoodles – This one is so tasty! The cream in the sauce cuts the acidity of the tomatoes. I’m loving the wide zoodles, To make them, just slice a little off the side of the zucchini so that it lays flat on the cutting board. Use a vegetable peeler to slice thin, wide noodles. I saute them in coconut oil for a few minutes, just until tender. Very few things in life are worse than a mushy zoodle.
https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/keto-meatballs-and-sauce/

Lemony Avocado and Tomato Tuna Salad – Hello, old friend! We usually fix this with cucumber instead of avocado because Mark hasn’t yet embraced that little wonder berry.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/eat-clean-lemony-avocado-tuna-salad/

Basil Tomato Cauliflower Rice Salad – I first made this salad 22 years ago, after attending the Southern Living Cooking School. It became my summer potluck go-to. I recently adapted it for cauliflower rice instead of the original Minute rice. You can certainly prepare it using rice; we like brown rice because it holds up well to the dressing even if it’s prepared a day ahead of serving.

Basil Tomato Cauliflower Rice Salad
Adapted from Southern Living Cooking School – Fall 1997
To cool cauliflower rice quickly, spread on a jelly roll pan and place in freezer for 10 minutes.
2 T. coconut oil (or ghee)
2 (12 oz.) bags frozen cauliflower rice
6 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced – bonus points for using juliets from Pa Kettle’s garden
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup sliced fresh basil – I used purple basil
1/3 cup favorite Italian dressing – My recipe below
shaved Parmesan cheese or crumbled feta cheese
In a large skillet on the stove top, saute the cauliflower rice in coconut oil just until tender. Set aside to cool.
Toss the cooled cauliflower rice with tomato, onion, basil and dressing. Top with cheese.

Homemade Italian Dressing
3/4 c. olive oil – Should I tell you to use “good” olive oil like Ina does?
Nah. Use whatever you have/like.
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
1 T. dried Italian seasoning
1/2 t. garlic powder
1 T. Swerve or other sweetener of choice
1 dash of paprika – for color
1 smidgen of nutmeg – because I put it in everrrrryyyythang
Salt and pepper to taste
Whisk all ingredients together to emulsify. Shake before serving.

Snacks:
Mine – Same ol’, same ol’…celery and peanut butter, gouda snacking cheese. Maybe I’ll make pimento cheese next week?
Mark’s – Tiny but Mighty Popcorn, Watermelon, Bananas

Treat: Strawberries and Fresh Whipped Cream

What’s going on in your kitchen this week? 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!

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