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Real Food Menu for Week of 1.4.2021

Wow, it sure feels strange to type 2021. I mentioned that to Pa Kettle and he said “I’m still writing 2019 on my checks!”

A package arrived in the mail Saturday, and when I opened it I found these adorable kissing salt and pepper shakers, a gift from my sister in Tennessee. They look so cute in our Hoosier, that I’ll just *have* to leave our Christmas decor up a little longer.

Mark’s Breakfast:
Homemade Granola – Back in October, I filled the freezer with a few quarts of this granola and Mark has decided to clear out some of that space this week. We have just the small freezer over our refrigerator, so that forces us to rotate the inventory. This granola keeps well for a few months when frozen. Top with fresh fruit and a dollop of Greek yogurt if you like.
https://www.5dollardinners.com/homemade-granola-sugar-free/

Mark’s Lunch:
Vegan Macaroni Salad – This vat o’ salad is perfect for meal prep. Mark’s on a bit of a pasta for lunch kick; it’s easy to grab and go on these mild winter days when yardwork beckons. The fresh veggies lend a delicious crunch to this non-traditional macaroni salad. If you have the time, use Southern Living’s pasta salad pro tip.
https://simple-veganista.com/vegan-macaroni-salad/#tasty-recipes-26692

Dinners:

Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup – New Recipe! Who doesn’t love a warm bowl of soup with crusty bread during the cooler months? This soup is so easy and delicious, you’ll forget all about canned soups. The coconut milk cuts the acidity of the tomatoes. I double all the spices except red pepper flakes and add a pinch of nutmeg. We serve this with gluten-free Brazilian cheese bread.
https://acleanbake.com/vegan-cream-of-tomato-soup


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. (I recommend doubling the dressing. It’s that good!) Leftover dressing is delicious served over plain, shredded cabbage.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/broccoli-red-cabbage-salad-tangy-pb-dressing/

Twice Baked Butternut Squash – New Recipe! Delish! I used a mixture of cheddar and parmesan cheese. Save this one for the weekend or a lazy afternoon (ha!). It’s a little fussier than most of my dishes, but worth the effort.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/twice-baked-butternut-squash-recipe

Breakfast Scramble Meal Prep Bowls – Mark rates these a 10! These bowls are just spicy enough for my heat-averse hubs. I use ground turkey and this taco seasoning recipe.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/breakfast-scramble-clean-eating-meal-prep-bowls

Snacks:
Hummus with cucumber slices and sweet bell pepper strips, apples, bananas and our requisite popcorn. This roasted red pepper hummus is delish! We like a little extra garlic, two cloves are just enough without overwhelming the red pepper.
https://www.inspiredtaste.net/22016/roasted-red-pepper-hummus-recipe

Treat:
No Bake Chocolate Coconut Snowballs – In the interest of clearing out the backlog of coconut in the pantry, it’s time to whip up these little goodies. I use four tablespoons of maple syrup instead of six. (If you’re using monk fruit maple syrup, use two tablespoons of coconut milk.)
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/coconut-snowballs-recipe

Happy New Year and Happy Monday, everyone!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 8.31.2020

Does it weird you out when food bloggers post pictures of food with bites taken out of it? It does me. Like, I don’t need to see your dental imprint right now. This isn’t Criminal Minds.

I cut the Chocolate Almond Coconut Bites below with a knife, not my teeth. Mostly because I love you, but also to show you the texture inside. (Some of you have said that you’re weird about food textures.) We’ve all got our quirks, right?

This week’s quirky menu:

Mark’s Breakfast:
Rainbow Frittata – New Recipe! This would make a nice brunch dish; wait just before serving to top with tomatoes, avocado and your favorite hot sauce.
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/266247/rainbow-frittata/

Mark’s Lunch:
Chicken Pineapple Curry – Here’s an old fav. This mild curry is great for meal prep because it keeps for a few days in the fridge, freezes well and reheats beautifully.
https://www.5dollardinners.com/chicken-pineapple-curry/

Dinner:
Vegan Macaroni Salad – New Recipe! I’ve made the traditional southern macaroni salad with cucumbers, tomatoes and onions a million times, but I have to say I rather like the different mix of veggies here! This makes a massive bowl of salad, perfect for parties. Or, make it on Sunday and eat off of it all week long. If you have the time, use Southern Living’s pasta salad pro tip.
https://simple-veganista.com/vegan-macaroni-salad/#tasty-recipes-26692

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

Kale Salad with Apricots and Almonds – Lightly sweet with just a little crunch from the almonds, this version is second only to our favorite Convert Kale Salad.
https://www.whatwouldcathyeat.com/2012/04/kale-salad-with-apricots-and-almonds/

Cucumber and Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing – Because sometimes you just want a light, refreshing salad for dinner. I was skeptical of the amount of vinegar in the dressing, but it’s balanced by the sweetness of the berries.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/cucumber-strawberry-salad/

Snacks: Jicama Sticks with Chili-Lime Dip – We’re serving cucumber slices with this as well. If you like a little extra kick, add a touch of cayenne or a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce.
https://www.marthastewart.com/317906/jicama-sticks-with-chili-lime-dip

Treat:
Chocolate Almond Coconut Bites – These fun-sized alternatives to a Larabar (which we love!) need just a touch of salt, so I added 1/4 tsp to my batch. Total yield = 18 bites.
https://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/chocolate-almond-coconut-bites/

I hope your week is quirky AND fun-sized!

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 2019-2021 © 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.