Sunday, April 27, 2014

Week 216 Menu

Sunday: Chicken sandwiches on homemade buns and cauliflower rice
Monday: Shrimp sushi bowls and Asian green beans
Tuesday: Pumpkin pancakes (in the oven) and mashed sweet potatoes
Wednesday: Homemade pizza
Thursday: Spicy turkey nachos
Friday: Leftovers
Saturday: Out.

Cauliflower Rice

Psst. I need to tell you a secret. You....yes you.....have the ability to pass off cauliflower as fried rice. And there won't be any complaints.

We are not "paleo" nor are we "gluten-free," but we try to incorporate as many vegetables into our diet as possible. This recipe has been requested the past 3 weeks in a row. I served it at Easter and had 2 requests for the recipe: this is the real deal.

Take in all the cauliflower goodness...

See: it even looks like rice up close!

Cauliflower Rice

Serves 6-8 as a side dish


1 medium to large head of cauliflower
2 T olive oil
1 t minced garlic
1 t minced ginger
1 T soy sauce
1/4 c shelled edamame or peas
1/4 c chopped red bell pepper
2 T sliced scallions
2 T chopped cilantro (if your palate can handle it...)

1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat.
2. Core the cauliflower and chop into florets. Feed cauliflower into a food processor using the shredding disc.
3. When oil is shimmering, add the ginger and garlic and cook for 45 seconds - until fragrant.
4. Add cauliflower and toss in skillet to coat with oil/aromatics. Let it cook 4 minutes stirring often.
5. Add the soy sauce, stir, and cook four more minutes.
6. Take the "rice" off the heat, add the cilantro/scallions, and serve!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Week 215 Menu

Sunday: Porkchops, cornbread, cauliflower rice, pita and hummus
Monday: Leftovers
Tuesday: Pasta with red sauce
Wednesday: Burrito bowl with pork
Thursday: Chicken on the grill
Friday: Leftovers
Saturday: Out.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Week 214 Menu

Sunday: Roasted whole chicken, cornbread and orange-glazed carrots
Monday: Enchiladas (with red sauce) and cauliflower rice
Tuesday: Homemade pepperoni pizza and spinach salad
Wednesday: Burgers on homemade buns
Thursday: Out to Lou Malnati's for some quintessential Chicago deep dish pizza
Friday: Grilled cheese and homemade tomato soup
Saturday: Grandparents in town....up in the air!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Week 213 Menu

Sunday: Steaks on the grill and sweet potato fries
Monday: Italian beef with homemade buns and roasted broccoli
Tuesday: Burrito bowl (with black beans and leftover beef)
Wednesday: Homemade pizza and spinach salad
Thursday: Baked pasta and asparagus
Friday: Leftovers
Saturday: Out!