WHAT'S FOR DINNER WEEK OF 6/21/21

What a whirlwind week I had. After a car accident, the paperwork can be so time consuming. Plus, going to the chiropractor, and then finding another car. OMGoodness! So, this is late, but I've been thinking of you and wanted to share with you a few of my favorite recipes.

Which one of these recipes will you be trying soon?

Happy Cooking!!

๐Ÿค ๐™‚๐™ก๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ง๐™š๐™š, ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ž๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™๐™ง๐™š๐™š (option), ๐™‚๐™ง๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ง๐™š๐™š (option), ๐™Ž๐™ช๐™œ๐™–๐™ง ๐™๐™ง๐™š๐™š, ๐™‰๐™ค ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ 
This is amazing over rice, and you can make it without the butter at all if you want. Still it tastes unbelievable. I know it sounds like a lot of garlic, but it cooks up just delicious.

Chicken Fajitas
๐Ÿ” ๐™‚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 
Wrap in lettuce leaves!

Sharri's Butternut Squash Soup
๐Ÿฅฌ ๐™‚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 
My friend Sharri wrote this recipe out for me real quick a long time ago. It's a real keeper.
Wash squash and cut it in half lengthwise.
Place cut side down in a baking dish lined with parchment paper
Cook at 350 until soft and slightly browned on the edged
Sautee 2 chopped onions in a little olive until they are well caramelized
Add a little butter (or oil), squash, and a bag of baby carrots, and let cook a little to pull flavors together
Cover with chicken stock and cook until carrots are done
Puree
Salt to taste

Enjoy, and see you next week!

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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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.




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!! 


Dinner Recipes for Next Week -->> 5/23/21

Dinner Recipes for Next Week -->> 5/23/21
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.

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free 
This is such a good, fresh, summery meal and I try to get it on my menu at least once a month.

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free 
I love this one because it's easy, and the pork is sooo tender! The recipe is on page 252 of the Whole30 cookbook.

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free
We just can't get enough of this deliciousness. Instead of pork, I've been using ground turkey. Yummm... Make sure to use gluten free soy sauce in this to keep it gluten free. Here's my fave.

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, 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.

Roast Chicken
As per usual, I'm having a roast chicken this week. I spatchcock the chicken, and it cooks amazingly well. (Here's a video on how to spatchcock a chicken, or butterfly it.)

My recipe for Roast Chicken changes weekly, but here's the gist:

Preheat your oven to 375. Clean and spatchcock your chicken. Pat dry and place in pan. Rub with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning. Pick your favorite seasoning blend, and I'll bet you love this. Stick a thermometer in it and cook until it hits 165. (We do 180-185 because we want the skin crispy and we've been tricked when it measured 165. The legs aren't always up to temp that way.) I recently started using a thermometer you put in the meat and it has a cord to outside the oven. You set the thermostat to the temp you want and it beeps like crazy when it's done. Easy peasy! 

I like to use a cast iron skillet, one of the BIG ones, and chop up veggies to put in the pan with it. Try Brussels sprouts, onions, garlic, carrots, fennel, red potatoes, sweet potatoes, red onions, pretty much any veggie will be amazing! Add olive oil, salt and pepper to your veggies and you're in for a treat!



 
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