Author: planfulcook

Meal Plan / Week 19 August 2019

We’re still playing the Whole Life Challenge, so this week’s recipes are mostly Paleo (or paleo + rice). We had fun this week, enjoying Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes for dinner mid-week, experimenting with pork belly, and loving Strawberry Cashew Chia Pudding (Vegan). Friends joined us for dinner over the weekend, and […]

 

Ground Pork Stir-Fry

This is another fast and easy way to use up any wilting veggies left in your fridge at the end of the week. This recipe is super versatile; simply swap in any ground meat or tempeh for the protein, and mix and match veggies to make a nutritious and tasty […]

 

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? We certainly do, especially our boys. These light-as-souffle pancakes work just as well for breakfast as they did for our dinner last week. My older son helped me mix the batter, and then enjoyed his pancakes covered in maple syrup, but my younger son […]

 

Strawberry Cashew Chia Pudding (Vegan)

We’ve made a habit of adapting the chia pudding recipe in “Tu Casa Mi Casa” to make a delicious, filling, and beautiful breakfast. My husband prepares the pudding at night; in the morning, I quickly cut up some fruit and added salted nuts or seeds, and unsweetened coconut flakes – […]

 

Salmon in Almond Cream Sauce

This recipe is adapted from “The Dairy-Free Kitchen” by Ashley Adams. I highly recommend this cookbook for anyone with a dairy allergy. The original recipe called for chicken but we used some lovely Arctic Char instead (we consider Salmon and Arctic Char interchangeable in recipes, and purchase whichever is the […]

 

Roasted Shishito Peppers

So many of our vegetable dishes come to us by way of our farm basket. It introduces us to new veggies and pushes us to try new recipes. We’d had roasted Shishito peppers as an appetizer at a restaurant, but we’d never prepared them at home – until we received […]

 

Pork Belly with Green Beans

We’ve cooked hundreds of meals with bacon, but this was our first time using Pork Belly in a recipe at home. We followed the recipe from “Japan: The Cookbook” to the letter, and while we enjoyed the results, we also learned a few tips that will improve upon the original […]

 

Mole Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

One of our older son’s favorite dishes is Chicken Mole. We’ve always been nervous about preparing mole at home, because the recipes seem complex with a lot of ingredients. So when I found a simplified recipe for Paleo Mole in “Sheet Pan Paleo” by Pamela Elgen, I was inspired to […]

 

Zucchini Salad

Last week’s farm basket included some beautiful summer squash, basil, and parsley. Instead of cooking the zucchini, we decided to try a raw preparation. We based this recipe on one we found in The New York Times by Alexa Weibel; her version included pecorino, garlic, and almonds. Ours is vegan […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 18 July 2019

We’re halfway through the Summer ’19 Whole Life Challenge! We’re exploring two new Paleo cookbooks that we found at our public library – “Sheet Pan Paleo” by Pamela Ellgen and “Paleo Comfort Foods” by Julie & Charles Mayfield. We’ve had success adapting recipes from both, though I’m currently favoring the […]