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Recipe Reflection For Week of January 11-17

It was an interesting week to say the least! We tackled A LOT of new recipes. It was a fun week and we enjoyed trying new things and new tastes. We are ready to have this week of just simple meals ahead, though. πŸ˜‰

Sunday – Grain Free Hamburger Buns, Pulled BBQ Chicken, Sweet Potato Chips with Creamy Cilantro Serrano Dipping Sauce & Side Salad

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We LOVED the Creamy Cilantro-Serrano Dipping Sauce!!! We are definitely going to do this again. Usually when we make sweet potato chips/fries we season them a ton and the cookbook recipe waited until after they were cooked to add some seasoning. We prefer to season before cooking the sweet potatoes ~ but they were still yummy. The chicken was delicious and carried some heat which we enjoyed. The one thing we could do without is the grain free bun. We would rather just eat the pulled BBQ chicken on a romaine lettuce cup.

Monday – Spanish Frittata with Chorizo and Side Salad

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We LOVED this. We decided that this is a delicious dinner to have sometimes. We think we would alter some of the items in the frittata to mix it up a little for fun. Maybe add in some mushrooms, bell peppers, chills, etc. Also, we don’t love the tomatoes on top so instead we would likely just enjoy some freshly cut tomato slices on the side.

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Tuesday – Mexican Chicken Chowder with Side Salad

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This was a DELICIOUS soup. It was a little more work than some traditional soups with blending of cooked veggies to add back to the broth. BUT that being said….we LOVED this soup and will certainly make it again!

Wednesday – Warm Spinach Salad, Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Wasabi Aoili

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We loved the idea of the warm spinach salad but we think we would change up the salad a little bit. Β We love grilled chicken, so we would grill up the chicken and then sautΓ© up the veggies on the stove top and then add them all to the spinach. But love the idea of the salad and the dressing was DELICIOUS!

Thursday – Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Leeks and Pomogranate Seeds and Steamed Quinoa

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This day we just did our traditional grill mahi-mahi which was delicious and then made the brussel sprouts side and quinoa. Everything was delicious. It felt like a light dinner with a good balance of nutrition and a different way of eating Brussels than we are used to.

Friday – Slow Cooker Sesame-Orange Chicken, Cauliflower Rice and Baked Broccoli

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This was delicious. The chicken was amazing. We had a hard time getting the sauce to thicken up but it was still delicious. The cauliflower rice was yummy. We typically bake cauli rice, not sure which we like better. When you bake it the cauliflower crisps up more. Maybe next time we could do a combination of the two methods. As always our baked broccoli was to die for πŸ™‚

Saturday – LEFT OVERS

I forgot to account for left-overs and just LIFE getting in the way. We had leftovers and went to a college basketball game on Saturday! Much needed mental break from creating new recipes in the kitchen!!!

Hope you enjoy this little recap. I am not sure what my favorite meal was…..probably the Mexican Chicken Chowder πŸ™‚

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Meal Planning – Organizing Life & Health

Last week was our first week planning out our meals and shopping list and sticking to it πŸ™‚ Yay for us! I will post a refection of our past week, meals we will make again, things we will leave off of our menu and just reflections on the week. I am exhausted because for some silly reason I chose to do ALL new recipes in one week. So basically nothing we did was routine….which left me a little tired and overwhelmed. We made some new things, that was very interesting and a good change for us. But, this week we are going back to basics. I think eventually I will try to add in 1 or 2 new recipes a week…..:) With new recipes comes a lot of uncertainty AND we needed to buy a ton of oils and little ingredients that we did not already have. So, this week we are going back to basics.

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One change we did make was having leftovers on Saturday (today) so instead of making the Carne Asada Burrito Bowls tonight we are going to make them tomorrow night. That is why you see them repeated πŸ™‚

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post on a review of the recipes from last week πŸ™‚ Hope you can enjoy some of our weekly meal ideas with us. I downloaded a grocery list app as well that I am really enjoying. It is called myShoppi ~ this way I can put things on my list as I think of them so when I go to Costco, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s wherever it may be I have separate lists of each store. Isn’t that cool! Thumbs up to that!

We are now off to walk up to the park with our kiddos! Hope you all take advantage of this beautiful Saturday! Have a wonderful day!!!

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Meal Planning – Organizing Life & Health

One of my New Years resolutions was to do a better job planning out our week of meals. Also, I want to do a better job of trying new recipes from cookbooks that are just collecting dust on my bookshelf. So, just to be clear…..typically I just cook up some veggies, maybe quinoa or sweet potatoes and a meat/fish on the grill. So this menu is quite extensive for me. BUT I really want to try new things and get out of my comfort zone. So, here it goes….this week’s menu is packed FULL of recipes out of Danielle Walker’s first book Against All Grain (the one where she is in the red shirt) πŸ˜‰

http://againstallgrain.com/category/shop/cookbooks/

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I encourage you to join me as I make new recipes, make them with me! I will post reviews of the meals to let you know what I think of the cookbook. I am guessing I am going to LOVE most of it…..as I have already made some stuff by Danielle Walker. She is pretty much awesome! The thing I am looking most forward to is those hamburger buns ~ I will definitely keep you posted on how they turn out πŸ™‚

As well, if you have awesome recipes that you would like to share, please feel free!!! I would love to expand my recipe library! Hope you all have a wonderful Friday!

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