Meal plan – 10-23-2016

Spicy, crunchy, creamy polenta
Spicy, crunchy, creamy polenta

A vegetarian meal plan as promised. All recipes are from the cookbook, Good and Cheap by Leanne Brown. For every book you buy, the will donate a book to someone who needs it. So I love recommending this book.

Spicy, Crunchy, Creamy Polenta pg. 100
Vegetable Quiche, Hold the Crust pg. 112
Savory Cobbler pg. 94
Spicy Green Beans with Fried Egg and Rice pg. 53
Cornmeal-Crusted veggies and grilled cheese sandwiches pg. 72

Shopping List
A dozen Eggs
2 bags of spinach
Pint of milk
1 bag of shredded Cheddar
5 zucchini
Container of cornmeal
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 pound of green beans
scallions

Pantry
chopped garlic
flour
soy sauce
sambal oelek
olive oil
butter
paprika
chile flakes
rice

Meal Plan – 10-16-2016

Chicken Tortilla soup without the tortillas in mason jars.
Chicken Tortilla soup without the tortillas in mason jars.

I decided to make crock pot shredded chicken and will use that as the basis for all meals for this week. Sorry to all you vegetarians. Next week, meat free!

The crock pot shredded chicken recipe came from the blog, One Good Thing by Jillee. Her blog is pretty great for all the normal reasons. I also really like her blog because she talks about her recovery from alcoholism, which for me, makes her more human.

Make the shredded chicken! I made 4 pounds and shared with my sister.
Chicken Tortilla soup
Taco salad

Chicken tacos
Quesadillas

I actually just used the broth from the shredded chicken for the Chicken Tortilla Soup. Kill 2 birds!

4 pounds of chicken
1 can of tomatoes
1 bag of frozen chopped carrots, celery, and onions. 
Bag of tortillas
Bag of shredded cheese
Bag of lettuce – you pick

 

Meal Plan 9-25-2016

Went to Costco with Cas. Bought so much quinoa and goat cheese so I am basing the meal plan on quinoa and goat cheese, and chicken sausage.

All I bought at Costco. Shockingly little, I know.
All I bought at Costco. Shockingly little, I know.

Grocery list

Package of organic chicken sausage
Package of goat cheese
Loaf of bread
Bag of quinoa

Bunch of Cilantro
Bag of multicolored peppers
Bag of dried cranberries
Lemon juice
1 Red onion
Bag of Spinach
1 Carrot
Box of Butternut squash soup
1 Tomato

Jambalaya

I miss cooking. I didn’t realize it until yesterday when I was looking through one of my cookbooks and realized that I hadn’t made a meal since probably August. I haven’t done any batch cooking since July. This is very unlike me. I love living in a tiny house but the kitchen situation is a little difficult. 

Some ingredients
Those green onions are old. No can opener in the house either.

So I decided to properly cook something. My opinion of jambalaya is that you make it with pretty much whatever vegetables and meat you have in the kitchen. So I had some green onions, garlic, some frozen veggies, frozen turkey sausage, some rice and canned tomatoes. All leftover from the 4th of July trip I took with my lovely friend, Karlee, for her birthday. I did borrow a pot from my neighbor.

Best vegetable broth
Best vegetable bouillon

I mixed it all up with my standard veggie chicken broth and let it cook on my induction cooktop while eating salted caramel chocolate and wishing the internet would work.

Cooking jambalaya

Finally after an interminable amount of time, I scooped it up into the only bowl in the house, ate it while burning my tongue and talked to my girlfriend about everything but boys. 

I have enough leftover for work tomorrow! 

 

Meal Plan 5-15-2016

Crockpots! I love them so much. You can make so many things in a crockpot.  I also need a bunch of curry for the week.

This weeks meal plan is based on crockpot recipes.

Monday – Aloo Gobi
Tuesday – Lentil and chicken curry
Wednesday –  Mixed Vegetable curry
Thursday –  Curried pork
Friday – Hanging out.

Grocery shopping
4 pounds of chicken
1 pound of pork
Bag of Potatoes
2 bags of frozen cauliflower
1 bag of frozen peas
4 onions
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 can of garbanzo beans
1 can of coconut milk
2 jalapeƱo peppers
Lentils
Garlic
Ginger

Lentil and chicken curry

Lentil and chicken curry
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2929 calories
364 g
404 g
54 g
247 g
22 g
1625 g
457 g
17 g
0 g
25 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1625g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2929
Calories from Fat 477
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 54g
83%
Saturated Fat 22g
111%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 404mg
135%
Sodium 457mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates 364g
121%
Dietary Fiber 132g
526%
Sugars 17g
Protein 247g
Vitamin A
12%
Vitamin C
105%
Calcium
45%
Iron
244%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 tsp of garam marsala
  2. 1 tsp of cumin
  3. 2 tbsp curry powder
  4. 1/2 coriander
  5. 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  6. 1 peeled and sliced onion
  7. 2 cups of lentils
  8. 3 peeled and diced potatoes
  9. 1 pound of chicken
Instructions
  1. Add coconut oil to the bottom of a crockpot. Add spices and mix with coconut oil. Add onions, lentils, potatoes, and chicken. Add water, cover, set heat on low, and cook for 7 hours.
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protein
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carbs
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Mixed Vegetable curry

Mixed Vegetable curry
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Cook Time
6 hr
Cook Time
6 hr
978 calories
187 g
0 g
17 g
31 g
12 g
1699 g
2110 g
17 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1699g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 978
Calories from Fat 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
26%
Saturated Fat 12g
62%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2110mg
88%
Total Carbohydrates 187g
62%
Dietary Fiber 22g
87%
Sugars 17g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A
59%
Vitamin C
281%
Calcium
25%
Iron
73%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 can of diced tomatoes
  2. 1 cup of frozen peas
  3. 4 peeled and cubed potatoes
  4. 1 cup of frozen cauliflower
  5. 1 can of garbanzos
  6. 2 tsp of curry powder
  7. 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  8. 2 cups of vegetable broth
Instructions
  1. Mix together curry powder and coconut oil in crockpot. Once the coconut oil is melted, add the vegetables and mix together. Then add broth and cook on low for 6 hours.
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calories
978
fat
17g
protein
31g
carbs
187g
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Curried Pork

Curried Pork
Quick curried pork
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Cook Time
6 hr
Cook Time
6 hr
2926 calories
20 g
753 g
206 g
246 g
115 g
1339 g
937 g
6 g
1 g
69 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1339g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2926
Calories from Fat 1803
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 206g
317%
Saturated Fat 115g
576%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 56g
Cholesterol 753mg
251%
Sodium 937mg
39%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 246g
Vitamin A
16%
Vitamin C
26%
Calcium
27%
Iron
125%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 tbsp red curry paste
  2. 2 pounds of pork stew meat, cut into bite size pieces
  3. 1 can of coconut milk
Instructions
  1. Place pork in a crockpot. Mix in curry paste and coconut milk. Cover, set heat on low, and cook for about 7 hours.
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fat
206g
protein
246g
carbs
20g
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Meal plan 4-18-2016

Last week was emotional chaos. I couldn’t think, plan, or write. So I just did what is the best thing for me. Eat with friends. I ate with friends every night last week. After some good old fashioned giggle time, I am back to meal planning.

This week is food you don’t have to cook, because I am still figuring out the kitchen thing.

Monday – Hummus Avocado Sandwiches
Tuesday –  grilled avocado tacos – So great, I am doing them again.
Wednesday – Zucchini salad with avocado and edamame 
Thursday – Lemon Mint Chickpea salad – I will just make the salad portion of the meal.
Friday – Go on a date with your best friend! That is what I am doing. 

Grocery list
3 lemons
red onion
mint
2 cans of chickpeas
zucchini
shelled cooked edamame
avocado
queso fresco
bread – I always buy the clearance bread

Meal Plan 4-4-2016

Queso Fresco
Queso Fresco

I was given a block of cheese! Lupita makes homemade cheese from Winder Dairy milk and I was given a round of it by Jorge. This cheese will dictate the meal plan for this week. 

Monday – grilled avocado tacos – Super easy to make
Tuesday – Hummus and Queso Fresco sandwiches
Wednesday – Slow-Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls – I will make mine without chicken and put queso fresco on top!
Thursday – ONE PAN MEXICAN QUINOA
Friday – Eating out 

Shopping
3 Ripe Avocados
2 Lime
Corn tortillas
Queso fresco cheese
2 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
brown rice
quinoa
2 15-ounce can black beans
2 cans of corn
1 jalapeno, minced