What's For Dinner Week of 6/14/21

What's For Dinner Week of 6/14/21
If you’re struggling with what to cook for dinner this week, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s what I’m having. If I can't find the recipe online, I'll link to the cookbook I found it in. I get all the ingredients for all these meals at Trader Joes and Aldi. They just so happen to be in the same shopping center! Most everything comes from TJ's.

Need help making your own menus? Click here. You'll see the method of my madness!

Macadamia Crusted Fish with Mango Coulis ๐ŸŸ๐™‚๐™ก๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ง๐™š๐™š, ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ž๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™๐™ง๐™š๐™š, ๐™‚๐™ง๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ง๐™š๐™š, ๐™Ž๐™ช๐™œ๐™–๐™ง ๐™๐™ง๐™š๐™š, ๐™‰๐™ค ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ
This is one of my favorite recipes from Danielle Walker's Against All Grain cookbook. Nothing in that cookbook ever has failed, including cake!

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Are Food Sensitivities Causing Your Weight Gain?

Are Food Sensitivities Causing Your Weight Gain?
I gained 3 pounds yesterday. Since 3,500 calories equals 1 pound of body fat, I know for sure it's not a calorie in calorie out thing. I would have had to eat over 10,000 calories! And that's laughable!

When I eat certain foods, my belly bloats so much I look pregnant. In fact, someone once told me that if you see someone with a big belly, and that's all that is big, then they probably have some food sensitivity.

When you eat foods you're sensitive to, it causes inflammation, raises cortisol, and raises insulin. This is how...

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DINNER RECIPES FOR THIS WEEK -->> 6/7/21

DINNER RECIPES FOR THIS WEEK -->> 6/7/21
Well, last week was an interesting one for us. Monday, someone smashed our car. UGH. So I'm late on everything! And I didn't have a ton of time or energy to cook, so here's a few simple ones I chose to save my shoulder and neck.
Chuck made the first one (he doubled it), and the other ones were made in the Instant Pot. Seriously, I have to thank my good friend Stacey Brown for telling me to get over myself and get the Instant Pot. It's life changing.

If you’re struggling with what to cook for dinner this week, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s what I’m having. If I can't find the recipe online, I'll link to the cookbook I found it in. 

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free 
It's official, I'm addicted to Egg Roll in a Bowl. It's fast, easy and yummy! You can use any ground meat with this, and it works fantastically. We add fish sauce (this one is sugar free) and dragon sauce on top (please get that at Trader Joe's. It's much cheaper there). Additionally, I tend to scramble a few eggs in sesame oil and add it in at the end. De-lish!

Ribs from The Paleo Kitchen, Page 154
Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free
These ribs have never failed me, and I started cooking them in the Instant Pot for 25 minutes. Then I put it in the air fryer (I’m seriously addicted to this one, and so is Chuck--he's cooking all the time now!) for a bit to crisp up. Ah-mazing.

Coleslaw with ribs is so good. All I do is put a package of shredded cabbage, sliced almonds, and raisins in a big bowl, add some apple cider vinegar, and call it a day! One of our favorite meals.

There will be enough for leftovers.

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free
I love how easy it is to put this meal together. And Chuck and I both love it so much! I'll probably be having it every week for a while, because it has turmeric in it, and that's been shown to reduce inflammation!

If you want to learn how to plan your own menu, click here.




If Chocolate Can Make You Happy, Can Some Foods Make You Sad?

If Chocolate Can Make You Happy, Can Some Foods Make You Sad?
If chocolate can make you happy, can some foods make you sad? I've found this to be true in my case, and I found out that of people who eliminate foods that they are sensitive to, 81% saw improvement in anxiety and depression!!

Some people say carbs make you happy, but this is...
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Dinner Recipes for Next Week -->> 5/30/21

Dinner Recipes for Next Week -->> 5/30/21
If you’re struggling with what to cook for dinner next week, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s what I’m having this week. If I can't find the recipe online, I'll link to the cookbook I found it in.

Baked Potatoes with Butter and Broccoli
Gluten Free, Grain Free, Sugar Free
I bought some huge Potatoes that took like 2 hours to bake!! But topping it with butter and broccoli is so yummy! No recipe for this needed. I rubbed the potatoes with butter, added Himalayan Salt, and wrapped it in foil after puncturing it all over with a fork. :)

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free 
I found this recipe when researching food combining, and it looks amazing. Fried ginger? YESSS thank you. I'll let you know how it is, because it's a test recipe this week. If you use gluten free soy sauce, you'll be GF on this recipe as well.

I missed this recipe last week, and I tweaked it a ton! I just baked the salmon with salt and pepper and made this dressing to put it over greens. The fried ginger is to die for! Be careful, it's spicy. I added it to the dressing instead of garlic (Chuck is sensitive).

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free
This was the fastest soup ever! I chopped up some breakfast sausage and threw it and onions in the Instant Pot, and once I added all the ingredients, 5 minutes in the pot! So fast. Chuck called it 4 stars out of 5. Definitely a keeper. Page 67 in the cookbook.

Balsamic Roast Chicken
Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free 
This is gonna be a simple "rub on oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, and throw it in the oven" kinda day, with some roasted veggies or a salad.

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free 
Oh dear, this is an amazing recipe that you're gonna savor and enjoy on a warm summer evening!

Hope these recipes make you as happy as they've made us!! 


 
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