Author: planfulcook

Mango Bread

This bread is light and ever-so-slightly sweet from the natural flavor of ripe mangoes. All you really need is a blender and a loaf plan to make this dairy-free and wheat-free bread. It’s simple and perfect when paired with a cup of steaming hot black coffee. Enjoy!  

 

Meal Plan / Week 28 October 2019

Since we’re on vacation, we’re not doing much cooking this week. The meal plan includes a few favorites we prepared before leaving, including an improved recipe for Mango Bread. I’m also excited to include a link to a new General Goodness blog post where I share three great recipes for […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 27 October 2019

I really noticed the changing of seasons this week; not because it got colder (we live in Northern California, after all!) but because it was dark at dinner time. You’ll notice that a few of our meal photo’s don’t look great; I’m not a professional photographer, and while I’ll try […]

 

Stir-Fried Spicy Asparagus

We adapted this veggie side dish from a recipe by David Tanis in The New York Times, and in our humble opinions, it’s perfect. Simple, fast, and versatile – serve it with fish, pasta, rice, meat – we’re definitely making it again!  

 

Miso Butter Salmon

This salmon dish is one of our family go-to’s because it’s easy and delicious. The recipe comes from “Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.“, a cookbook I’ll be referencing a lot this fall while I train for a half-marathon (I’m trying to avoid getting hangry by having lots of filling […]

 

Chicken Baked with Potatoes and Cherry Tomatoes

This recipe comes from Julia Moskin in The New York Times. It’s a simple meal, inspired by Italian techniques. I left the chicken to marinate while I prepped the potatoes. My teenager is responsible for washing the dishes after dinner; he was definitely psyched that this was a one-pot meal! […]

 

Rice Bowl with Fried Egg and Avocado

Have you ever had this experience? It’s 4pm on a Sunday and it’s your turn to cook dinner. You’re so exhausted you’re not sure how you’ll have the energy to throw together anything edible, but you have other humans waiting to eat dinner and you can’t let them down? Of […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 26 September 2019

The Whole Life Challenge is back! Or more accurately, we’re participating in the fall WLC for the next six weeks. This week’s meal plan is very Paleo (with one exception at the end of this post), and includes many of our favorites from previous Challenges. Two new recipes that I’m […]