Monthly Archives: April 2012

Menu – Week of April 29th

It is Sunday night and Jeff is firing up the BBQ and making Rib Eye Steaks. I plan to make Paleo Marinated Mushrooms and Spinach Salad as the sides.

For the remainder of the week….

Thai Beef Tacos (substitute tortillas with bibb lettuce)

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/02/thai-beef-tacos/

Crock Pot Brazilian Curry Chicken

http://paleomg.com/brazilian-curry-chicken/?erprint

Hoping for some leftovers… likely not happening 🙂

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Two Minute Tuna Salad

I didn’t end up posting a full menu this week, but this is what I whipped up for dinner tonight. It took longer than two minutes if you count boiling the eggs, but it was simple, easy and delicious. I made leftovers so I can have it again tomorrow. Yum!!

 

Compliments of Every Day Paleo.

 

Two Minute Tuna Salad

4 – 6oz cans tuna, drained and crumbled (I use Wild Planet Brand which I happily found at Costco!! Also feel free to use canned or fresh wild caught salmon)

4 hardboiled eggs, diced

1 large head red leaf lettuce (or other lettuce of your choice), torn into small pieces

2 big handfuls of spinach

5 celery stalks, diced

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2-3 garlic cloves minced

3 tablespoons capers

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

1. In a large salad bowl add your torn lettuce, spinach, and celery.

2. To the salad bowl, top the lettuce with the crumbled tuna and diced eggs.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the the olive oil, vinegar, sea salt, pepper, and minced garlic.

4. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, add the capers, toss together and serve!!

 

http://everydaypaleo.com/2012/04/21/two-minute-tuna-salad/

Menu – Week of April 14th

Here are just few dishes to get us through the week. My wonderful Mother-in-law is coming to town and she is an amazing cook of all kinds of Chinese dishes. The first thing we do when she gets off the plane is take a trip to Ranch 99 and get all sorts of green veggies, noodles, tofu, meats, seafood, rice, etc. Yum!!

Here is what we will be eating while we aren’t gorging on Beef Noodle Soup (I will have to post a picture, her soup is amazing!)

Frou Frou Cobb Salad (Health-Bent)

http://www.health-bent.com/salads/paleo-frou-frou-cobb-salad

Bratwurst with Roasted Kabocha Squash

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/11136213353/roasted-kabocha-squash

and…

Roasted Broccoli and Bacon. All compliments of Nom Nom Paleo.

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/1626061164/roasted-broccoli-bacon-recipe

Pecan Crusted Chicken Wraps (How Sweet Eats)

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/04/pecan-crusted-chicken-wraps-with-strawberry-honey-mustard/

Menu – Week of April 7th

Happy Easter Weekend everyone! It has been a few weeks, but with travel, family in town and Birthday parties I haven’t had a set menu until now.

Here is our weekly menu. I found a fantastic new food blog while searching for gluten free/dairy free recipes.  We are headed to a friends house for dinner and they are a gluten/dairy free household. www.mydarlinglemonthyme.com

Also – I am learning to make homemade ciabatta bread today! I know, NOT Paleo but I can’t wait. I will be sure to post pictures.

Weekly Menu:

Easter Dinner –

Rosemary Lamb Chops with Swiss Chard and Balsalmic Syrup

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Rosemary-Lamb-Chops-with-Swiss-Chard-and-Balsamic-Syrup-232611

Served with: Truffled Cauliflower Mash

http://www.roostblog.com/roost/herb-roasted-chicken-with-truffled-cauliflower-mash-lemon-ca.html

Note: My husband is reading the book, Extra Virginity right now. His new obsession is olive oil. He found a new store in Berkeley, CA called Amphora Nueva where he purchased WAY too much olive oil and truffle oil. But, it is amazing!

http://www.extravirginity.com/

Amphora Nueva:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/amphora-nueva-berkeley

Based on this, I was inspired to make Truffled Cauliflower Mash. I will let you know how it turns out!

Also on the menu this week:

Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta Salad with Kalamata Olive Dressing

http://www.mydarlinglemonthyme.com/2012/01/roasted-cherry-tomato-pasta-salad-with.html

Carrot, White Bean and Coriander Salad (to be brought to gluten/dairy free friend’s house)

http://www.mydarlinglemonthyme.com/2011/02/carrot-white-bean-and-coriander-salad.html

Carmelized Three Onion Cauliflower Soup with Basil Oil

http://www.health-bent.com/soups/caramelized-cauliflower-soup