Gosh it’s just felt like a busy week so far. Good thing I prepped my meals again on Sunday for the DO what you DON’T challenge. It’s really helping me out.
Here’s a little look at some of what I did. Sliced/diced veggies and fruit and cooked a barley/spelt mixture.
In addition I cooked up black beans, white beans and sliced up the pork and bison for meals.
I planned my meals out of my ultimate favorite magazine, Clean Eating Magazine. There was a section of 20-minute meals so I put it to the test.
First we had Spanish Pork with Redskins and broccoli rabe on the side. This one was okay, not the best not the worse. We didn’t like the broccoli rabe, anyone know a good way to prepare it? I just sauted it with some garlic and both Jacob and I didn’t like the flavor. This meal took about 18-19 minutes.
Second came Baked Salmon with Black Bean Salsa and Quick Corn Saute. I added a side of brussels (cause we love em!) and some sliced whole wheat rolls I’ve kept in the freezer.
The next day for lunch I took 2 small tortillas, smashed a bit of avocado on them and put left over black bean and corn mixture it them and they were just amazing. This would be an awesome vegetarian taco filling that I know I’ll be making again. This one took about 23-24 minutes but it’s because my salmon was a bit bigger than what the recipe called for.
Our third and favorite meal was Curried Bison Biryani with Barley and Mango and a gigantic spinach salad with dried cranberries.
This had really good flavors. I left out the tumeric in the spice mixture so it didn’t get a big curry color. Since I cooked the grains on Sunday this meal probably took about 13 minutes to make. Definately one we’ll be having again.
I think it’s funny that none of the recipes were actually followed exactly. I left out ingredients based on what we had or didn’t want, and added extra vegetables for more of a punch. That’s what’s great about cooking is that you can do what you want and meals still turn out great.
From our CSA this week I only ordered 2 things, spinach and mixed greens. We got a ton of spinach.
And the standard 1/2 bag of mixed greens.
I love that we purchase straigh from the farmer. The produce is so much more fresh than from the grocery store and cheaper too! I still have produce left from my first order and it’s looks like it’s going to last a while longer.
A couple days ago I received this in the mail:
My first French Press! I won it over at One Fit Foodie from Naomi. Thanks girl, Jacob loved using it this morning. He said the coffee tasted great! I can’t wait to try it out when I get a coffee craving.
Question: How do you plan your meals? Do you look through magazines, online, your favorite cook book, or do they just come straight from your brain?
Have a great Thursday, the soreness from last Saturday is finally gone… took long enough!