Last week we didn’t have a menu or list prepared before shopping so our dinners ended up being pretty sad. Not wanting a repeat I made sure to get things planned on Saturday for our early Sunday shopping trip.
- Baked chicken wings (somehow a veg never made it to the plate but we both had fruit after the chicken).
- Steak with mushrooms, asparagus, and maybe some potatoes.
- Zucchini noodles with meatballs in tomato sauce.
- Cod baked with pesto and tomato, with steamed broccoli
- Chicken taco salad (with no tortilla’s or chips).
- No bun hamburgers with sweet potato fries.
- Greek Pizza (I’m using my Greek pizza recipe (spinach, onions, feta, olives) and instead of putting it on a pizza crust I’m going to try baking it in a pie pan)
All the meals are gluten and grain free, and most are paleo/primal. To see what other people have planned this week stop by I’m an Organizing Junkie. Thanks for stopping by.
On our grain free Primal Menu this week is:
- Baked ham with asparagus (made this last night, oh so good!)
- Spaghetti sauce over zucchini noodles. I have been sauteing the zucchini but this time I’m going to try broiling them.
- Cabbage with kielbasa
- Salmon??? This was supposed to be cod with a spinach topping but the fish counter wasn’t open when we were at the store and I have salmon in the freezer, not sure exactly what I’ll be making.
- Chicken taco salad.
- Broccoli and ham with cheese sauce (to help with my mac-n-cheese craving, Ryan made it a few weeks ago and it really was good!)
I’m also thinking of trying this Flourless Chocolate Cake, it does have sugar but I think a treat would be nice.
Here’s a photo of the spaghetti I made last week, it had meatballs (not homemade but gluten free!) that were really good. This spaghetti was over spaghetti squash which I like okay but don’t love. One of the great things about going Primal was discovering zucchini noodles. I still miss pasta but I have to say that I LOVE zucchini noodles!
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This weeks Primal menu:
Breakfasts tend to be eggs and bacon or omelets. Lunch is a big salad with some sort of meat (chopped ham, chicken, taco meat).
When planning next weeks menu remember that April 3rd is National Chocolate Mousse day! Doesn’t that sound good? I’ve already made an avocado chocolate pudding which Ryan and I thought was okay and Xander loved. For the mousse I’m looking at these recipes, one and two. Badly craving chocolate now!
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Didn’t quite get around to posting yesterday. Last night for dinner we had the roast pork shoulder that was on the menu last week, I didn’t have room in the fridge to start thawing it until the end of the week. It was really easy to make (though it took a long time to roast) and the meat is wonderful!
Pork shoulder sitting on top of onions and oranges, waiting to go back in the fridge overnight.
All done, literally just falling apart. So tasty!
On the menu this week:
- Hamburgers with sweet potato fries. (no buns)
- Roast pork shoulder with asparagus
- Ham and asparagus omelets
- Pepperoni, olive, and mushroom pizza with almond flour crust
- Sausage and mushroom tomato sauce over zucchini noodles
- Vegetable stir fry with leftover pork
- Irish bangers (from Trader Joe’s) with vegetables and fingerling potatoes
Without the pork roast last week our menu sort of changed and we had pizza with the almond flour crust one night. The recipe is from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam, unfortunately she hasn’t posted it online. It is a very thin, cracker like crust but I think when you give up grains you’ve just got to say goodbye to that bready pizza crust. This was so much better than the cream cheese crust we’d tried before. If you’re eating gluten free or grain free and like to bake I highly recommend this book. Though I swap out the agave nectar that she lists in most recipes and instead use honey.
Tasty pizza with an almond flour crust.
That’s our Primal menu for the week. To see what other people are having visit I’m an Organizing Junkie. Thanks for stopping by.
Since we have switched our eating habits to follow the Primal Blueprint our regular standby menus no longer work. They were filled with a lot of pasta dishes or casseroles with grains. At first it was daunting trying to think of meals that don’t have grains or legumes in them but now I am having fun finding new recipes to try.Â All of these recipes are grain and gluten free.
This weeks meals:
I didn’t do a post for last weeks menu but I did take some photos of what we were eating. Sadly, I did not get a photo of my first ever pot roast, and it turned out so yummy! Last week we had:
Brats with Cauliflower “rice” and stir fried veggies.
German chocolate cake– not Primal or grain free but yummy!
Cream cheese pizza crust
Finished grain free pizza!
Sausage spaghetti sauce over zucchini noodles
Primal burger with sweet & russet potato fries (slightly burnt!)
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This weeks menu:
I made the chicken chili on Sunday night, tons of leftovers so I’ll be having it for lunch the next few days. The manicotti was supposed to be our Valentine’s Day dinner but I got busy with a project and didn’t feel like cooking so Ryan made the fettuccine (frozen from last week) with a tomato sauce for himself. I still haven’t had dinner (it’s 8:30) and I’m starting to get peckish. Probably will go make a quesadilla.
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