Monday, March 25, 2013
Weekly Menu Retrospective #103
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Granola (p. 92) with yogurt, Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (p. 114), "Pumpkin" Spice Oatmeal Muffins (variation of this recipe on p. 96 - I actually used pureed squash rather than pumpkin in place of the banana, it's more flavourful!)
leftovers, sandwiches, pizza, scrambled eggs with toast and avocado
Monday: Creamy Tuna Pasta with Peas and Carrots (p. 146)
Tuesday: Black Bean Chili (meatless version; p. 160), Cornbread (p. 212)
Wednesday: Smothered Meatballs (p. 143), mashed potatoes, peas and carrots
Thursday: Spinach and Parmesan Frittata, Build a Cucumber and Bean Salad (p. 209)
Friday: Spicy Pork Pocket Sandwiches, Easy Oven Fries (p. 194)
Saturday: Chickpea and Barley Soup
Sunday: Roast chicken, Honey-Orange Roasted Root Vegetables (p. 202), No-Bake Ancient Grain Snacking Squares
In keeping with my local and organic challenge, I'd also like to note the local and/or organic items on this week's menu:
Organic: coconut (in granola), coconut oil (in granola), raisins, sunflower and pumpkin seeds (in granola), flax seeds, puffed kamut, corn, bananas, oranges, lemons, coffee (locally roasted and delivered by bike!), cornstarch, cane sugar, mustard, tamari, cinnamon, ginger, cumin, black pepper, parsley, paprika, Fairytale tea, peppermint tea
Local: potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, zucchini (from the freezer), salsa (home-canned), ground beef (from VG Meats), honey (unpasteurized), milk, sour cream, Parmesan cheese
Local AND organic: peanut butter, sesame seeds (used to top bread loaves), oats, milk (used to make yogurt), eggs (not "certified organic", but real free range and fed organic feed), apple cider vinegar, popcorn, cornmeal, whole wheat flour
Want to know more about the specific food products I use and where I buy them? Check out my new "What's In My Pantry" board on Pinterest. I will keep this board updated with current information on what products we use, where we're buying them, and how much we're paying. It's a work-in-progress, and you can find it HERE.
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