Monday, April 19, 2010

Meal Plan Monday

Lily cut a vampire tooth last night. Yup, she has two front teeth on the bottom, one to the left about to cut, and a top vampire tooth on the right. We're about to have a funny looking kid. But hey, who could be mad at a chubby vampire baby for biting? Ok, maybe me...but you can't ;]

Last week was a success for Nourishing Traditions! And for me not eating refined sugar! Total, the only thing I ate that I shouldn't have last week was refrigerator biscuits with Spank-o-pita last night, and two pieces of white bread on Friday night. DANG WHITE BREAD! Other than that, everything was homemade and soaked.

Here's what we've got on the menu this week:

  • Steamed egg yolks [I crack the egg, removing the white (maybe save them for something later on that day, but usually not) place the egg yolk carfully into a collinder (or steaming basket would work too) and place in a pot with an inch of simmering water covered for about 5 mins. Allow to cool and add a little salt]
  • Fruit or veggies steamed
Steamed eggs
Scrambled eggs w/sautéed veggies
Soaked Oatmeal
Soaked Muesli
Soaked Panckakes [SO good, we served them last week with Amish butter and raw, local honey and steamed fruits. It was very filling! We used the recipe right out of NT because I didn't really like most of the ones I found online]

  • Salad w/pan fried fish [talapia, flounder, or salmon]
  • Fish [the same mentioned above] with brown rice and steamed veggies
  • Hummus plate [chic peas soaked for 24 hours and cooked in the crockpot over night. VERY tedious, but noticably tastier.

  • Laver [nori]
  • Fruit/veggies
  • kale chips
  • turnip chips
  • sweet potato fries
  • Yogurt
Monday: Scallops with cherry tomatoes, pesto, and whole wheat rotini

Tuesday: To the Brownings for supper and Lost.

Wednesday: Greek Big Beans with Brown Rice

Thursday: Shitake Soup

Friday: Kidney Bean and Cauliflower Coconut Curry

Saturday: Pizza [made my first soaked what thin pizza last week! Very good, even though I sorta ruined it, lol ]

Sunday: Lentil Pockets with Yogurt Tahini.

I'm having trouble getting Eamon to like the tartness of the soaked grains, any suggestions?

Well, off to do the mommy thing!


Stephanie said...

Are there specific ones he is not liking? Since we can't have dairy, we mostly us ACV for all our soaking (adds a definite twang to some things). Brown rice was affected the most, I think. I think we just got used to it, honestly. It would probably be less tangy with whey. I don't remember having that issue when I was using that for my soaking.

Mommypotamus said...

Question: Do you peel the chickpeas after you soak them? Our recipe says to. I know it makes the hummus creamier but it is so tedious I just stopped making hummus altogether.

rachel.lyn said...

lentil pockets sound A-MAZING! where are you getting your recipes??

rachel.lyn said... i just checked out your etsy and oh my goodness those flower clips are beautiful!!
this one is my FAVORITE:

i just may have to order one next time i have extra moolah :)

Mae Burke said...

Steph- It doesn't seem to bother me AT ALL, but I guess E is a little more sensitive to it? I don't think I can use whey :[ Even with raw milk I have problems, blugh. He is really hating me for "screwing with our pizza dough" LOL!

Heather- Yes. stupidest thing I've ever done. The skins didn't come off during soaking like NT said they AFTER they were done cooking [I put them in the crockpot overnight] I had to pick through them. I'm not sure if I'll do that again..

Rachel- I use this awesome book I found in Half Price- The Vegetarian Gourmet's Easy International Recipes. It is SO good. I use recipes from there almost twice a week! And thank you. I work really hard on my flowers, so I'm always glad to see someone likes them :]

Yenny said...

hi mae

so not related to your post but just came across one of your flowers on rachel denbow's smile and wave blog. awesome!