Thursday, November 10, 2011

What's the Weekly Menu? 11/7-11/13

Its that time time.

Mon. Beans and Greens
Tues. Veggie soup
Wed. Quinoa Sundried Pumpkin Seed Pasta and Kale Salad
Thurs. Veggie Ginger Leek soup with Teff and Spelt Tortillas and Almond cheese shreds
Fri. I will be filming recipes with my Mom, so day off, hope there is leftovers:)
Sat. We are going to Park City Eat Out:)
Sunday. Greek Kale Salad with Butternut Sesame Squash, we love kale salad in the winter because its more hearty.

So here is my weekly Shopping List(I will spare the household items unless they are interesting:)


1 bag Avos
1 pkg eng cucumbers
tub of Organic spinach
Organic Hummus snackers
1 Organic cereal
bag pistachios, black bean chips and freeze dried fruits for kids snacks
Organic frozen peas
Food Storage item of the month: 1-2 bags of Organic Quinoa

Good Earth:

Org Leeks
Org celery
Org carrots
Org unsweetned Silk for CharLee since he likes it once in a while rather than our Coconut and Almond choices, I also buy Raw Milk from Real Foods once in a while for my Hubby.
Spelt buns in case we do veggies burgers in Park City
10 pkg seas gift seaweed snacks and 8 organic raw cashew coconut bars for the Luvs snacks
Raspberry Granola
Org Pumkin seeds 1 lb
sunflower and alfalfa sprouts
Almond cheese shreds
Org Eggs
Org Sprouted Tofu
Org green apples
tub of raw Almond butter
Organic black beans and garbonzos

So every week I try to keep my budget for food at $200 and then $50 for household needs and Food Storage. I feel I have tried so hard over the years to make eating clean as affordable as possible and for our Family of Five this has been our budget, your might be a little different. I think when it comes to trying to be self sufficient and take care of your own health it does cost a little extra but I do think it does even out in the end because we rarely go to the Doctor:)GoodLuck and let me know if anything thing else would be more helpful.

Monday, November 7, 2011

What's for Dinner Tonight?

Well I have physical therapy tonight at 5pm ,so on these nights I have to prep my meal around 2:30pm. Remember to do the best you can at buying organic Smiths has a pretty good selection, Costco and Good Earth. The Organic clean 15 and dirty dozen list will help with proritizing and keep cost down. So I decided to make:

Quick Blender Veggie Soup and Avo Mac

Blender Soup
Combine in Vitamix or blender
1/2 inch slice of yellow onion
1 garlic clove
1 red bell pepper
handful of spinach and cabbage
1 carrot
1/2 C cauliflower
2 toamtoes
2 stalks celery
2-3 Tbs real or celtic sea salt
1/4 C olive and 1/4 C flax,hemp borage oil
1 tsp cumin
dash of fresh rosemary (this is a warming spice to make you feel cozy in the winter)

After putting ingredients into blender fill the rest with good alkalizing water and blend until smooth. Optional:I also added some hemp seed, sprouted tofu and avocado for some good protein content and chopped kale and dehydrated veggies at the end to give it some bulk:) Blend well and then put into a pan and keep on lowest warm until you are ready to serve. This soup is fast and yummy only takes about 15min.

Avo Mac

1 box Quinoa shells
1 mashed avocado
1/6 C good oils
1/4 C almond/ coconut milk
salt and fresh lemon to taste
at times I do add some fresh raw goat cheese if I have it.

Make noodles according to box, drain and drizzle oils, milks and seasonings. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Raw Moma's Blog

So my good friend Jaryn started the cutest cooking blog.As I think of going back into some nutritional counseling, I thought her idea was such a great way to help people even more. So here is my attempt...I will try to blog each week my shopping list and where I go to get the items, my menu plan and even some food storage ideas. I don't know if it will be helpful....I just hope this way I can give without taking more time away from my little ones. I will also try to give tips on snack and lunch ideas for your littles. Be patient as I am not perfect and will be slow at times but will attempt to help where I can. I know how hard it can be to mother with all we have on our plate and want to feed yourself and your family well at a resonable price. So here we go:) Thank you Jaryn for your inspiration and example of an amazing friend and mother.