Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Menu on pause this week

We're heading out of town on Thursday, so this week is a bit catch-as-catch can. I'll be back to normal next week!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Menu Plan, May 18-22

It's cooled off here this week, so we'll be eating some warmer things. And we made it to the farmers market Sunday - strawberries are really beautiful right now, I got some locally grown ginger root and asian greens, bok choy and gui lan, which inspired our Sunday dinner of Japanese hotpot. yum!

Sunday Night: tori-nabe on our new table top hotplate. I also cooked a vegan lasagna, (pictured at left, image from fatfreevegankitchen.com, an awesome resource) partially for us and partially for a friend who is having surgery.

Monday L: leftover tori-nabe in my brand-new Ms. Bento, with edamame and strawberries in the top section
D: Lemon potatoes and chicken (from the current issue of Weight Watchers Mag)

Tues: L: chicken and potatoes
D: Vegan lasagna

Wed: L: Lasagna
D: Skillet sole with steamed guilan and brown rice

Thurs: L: Fish, veg and brown rice
D: Either more lasanga or we will go out for date night to Pure Luck

Fri: L: whatever there's leftover of! (hopefully not more lasagna, i'll probably be done!)

have a great week!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Menu Plan, May 11-15

With my new schedule of work on Saturday mornings and Mother's Day on Sunday, we failed to make it to the Farmers' Market this weekend. We picked up some emergency veggies at TJs and also some proteins there - we need to make another trip to Costco to fill up the freezer, as we finished the last of the chicken thighs and pork roasts I bought there a few months ago. J got inspired with some cooking ideas this week, so he's doing a bunch of the things on the list

L: brown rice pasta with tuna, tomato sauce and olives (my go-to healthy meal)
D: grilled marinated teriyaki turkey tenders (J made the marinade and put them up last night. I'll grill them tonight, make some brown rice in the cooker and steam some bok choy. I also grated up a daikon the the farmers market and put it in a jar with rice vinegar)

T: L: Turkey and brown rice and bok choy with daikon pickle
D: Tuna tomato pasta

W: L: J's special pork chili from the crockpot
D: Chickpea curry (J doesn't eat my curry, so he's on his own here)

T: L: chickpea curry
D: veggie burger and salad

F: L: greek salad with tuna
D: Date night! out for dinner.

I had a great no-sugar week last week, and want to continue that run this week. Organic strawberries are out now, plus I have lots of frozen fruit for treats like berries and cottage cheese and smoothies. Have a great week!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Menu Plan for the week

Back in the swing of the farmer's market: we've been going to the Mar Vista one, which is great! It's near our new place, has a great vibe, music, food if we want it, and guaranteed cute dogs. Lately we've been eating tons of israeli or greek salad: cukes and tomatoes with feta or mozzarella or olives or tuna - so that appears in this week's menu! Also on the agenda was using up some frozen protein sources: chicken thighs and lean ground beef.

Monday: L: Pineapple Black Bean chicken, (scroll down for recipe) steamed gai lan, brown rice.
D: whole wheat chili mac with israeli salad (chopped tomatoes and cukes with lemon and salt)

Tues: L: Chili Mac & salad
D: Chopped Israeli salad with tuna and black olives

Wed: L: Israeli salad with tuna and black olives or chili mac, depending on what's leftover
D: Crockpot: Chicken Thighs with zukes and tomato sauce over brown rice

Thurs: L: chicken and sauce with brown rice
D: Tabbouleh (bulghur and parsley salad) with chickpeas

Fri: L: Tabbouleh with chickpeas
D: out for dinner (date night!)

we got all our produce at the farmer's market this week, and it's in every part of the menu. I plant to keep that up through the summer!