Menu Plan Monday: Asia Minor

May 16, 2016
Ok, not really a tour of Asia Minor, but we do have a Turkish inspired meal, Chinese and Thai on the menu this week.
Map No. III. Italy, Greece, Asia Minor, Syria
I needed quick and easy meals that would 1) use up ingredients in the fridge from the last few weeks' grocery shopping and 2) not break the bank. Meat gets expensive, so this week we are using lesser cuts and going heavy on the veggies. Leaving out the rice makes these paleo and keto compliant.

Monday: Beef Broccoli (actually a broccoli cauliflower mix because I mis-read the bag of frozen veggies).

I never did get around to trying with coconut aminos, but everyone seems to like it well enough with just the spices and no soy sauce or sugar. I should update the recipe to reflect all of the dietary restrictions and changes that have occured over the years.

Tuesday: Curried Turkey Cutlets with Dried Apricots

Wednesday: Paleo Spaghetti with meatballs and my amazing marinara sauce.

Thursday: Skirt Steak with Arugula Salad - one of the few ways Joy will eat salad.

Friday: Spicy Eggplant and Cauliflower with Basil. last week's Eggplant Parmesan didn't come out so great, so we're going Asian this week. I sense a pattern with meatless Fridays appearing.

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Menu Plan Monday: On the Bus

May 10, 2016
My face was planted in my phone catching up on notifications and news and I was stressing out about time management and all the things I needed to get done while taking the train out to the Arnold Arboretum for a (photo) walk when I suddenly realized I could be somewhat productive. I mean, I have Pepperplate on my phone for when I go grocery shopping, right? I still prefer to menu plan with a cookbook and a computer, but hey, use the tools you have at the time.
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But you come here for dinner ideas, don't you? So, here they are:

Monday: Beef & Bean Chile Verde. Quick, easy, and everyone's favorite.
Tuesday: Primal Jambalaya
Wednesday: Grilled Lamb Asparagus Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce.
Thursday: Eggplant Lasagna with Ricotta and Asiago
Friday: Mahi Mahi Grilled Fish Tacos with paleo slaw
Saturday and Sunday: Leftovers

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