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Busy busy busy–and here’s what I’m eating

June 2nd, 2008 · 8 Comments

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Whoo, I have been busy lately. I always make a meal plan, but lately, I don’t always take the time to post it.  In any case, here’s this week’s, starting with this past Saturday.  As always, it’s gluten-free, dairy-(casein-)free, soy-free, and egg-free. (It’s funny that it’s become such a habit for me at this point to avoid these foods that I have to stop and think, Now which ones don’t I eat again?)

Saturday

To Do: Work on Habitat build site. Send Dan to farmer’s market.

Breakfast: Dan’s homemade granola (strawberry-and-vanilla-bean!)

Lunch:Leftovers

Dinner: Grilled halves of organic, free-range chicken breasts with tandoori seasoning; aloo gobi made with local, organic cauliflower and cilantro; and white basmati rice; squares of salted dark chocolate for dessert

Sunday

To Do: RELAX! . . . and go take some photos. Um, and make bread.

Brunch: Strawberry buckwheat crunch cakes (made with local organic strawberries) with maple syrup and organic bacon

Snack: Acai Smoothie

Dinner: Boxed organic soup doctored with fresh, local vegetables and herbs (use up what’s in the fridge!); homemade vegan-millet-bread BLTs made with organic bacon, organic lettuce, and organic heirloom tomatoes

Monday

To Do: Work out from 5:30-6:30.

Dinner: Taco salad with organic lettuce, salsa, guacamole, organic yellow peppers, organic black beans, organic green onions, and organic cilantro

Tuesday

To Do: Take coupons to go clothes shopping at lunch break. Swim!

Dinner: Cook brown basmati rice; heat leftover (frozen) Indian tomato-coconut curry

Wednesday

To Do: Work late–7-ish.

Dinner: Reservations at 8:30 at Watershed–take Dan’s potential future boss out to dinner.

Thursday

To Do: Eat right after work; First swim class(!) @ 7 p.m.; Last photography class @ 8:15.

Dinner: Oatmeal with fruit and nuts

Friday

To Do: Work out from 5:30-6:30.

Dinner: Grilled organic, grass-fed, all-beef hotdogs on egg-free millet buns; grilled squash slices; tomato-cucumber salad

Saturday

To Do: Go to farmer’s market. Go to opening event for Improv’eat (held 11-4). (Take cash!)

Breakfast:  Make strawberry muffins to freeze and eat one.

Lunch: Eat a meal at Improv’eat, if possible.

Dinner:  Stir-fry with brown rice and farmer’s market veggies.

Sunday

Go white-water rafting!

Breakfast: Granola

Lunch: Picnic-type foods–figure out during the week

Dinner: Go out to eat.

I’ll be submitting this to the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week, which is hosted by Natalie, who’s the originator of the swap as well.

Tags: flexitarian · locavore · meal planning · quick meals · spring

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cheryl // Jun 2, 2008 at 9:02 am

    sounds fun and yummy. I must say, I’m intrigued. Why salted chocolate? I love chocolate, but have never thought to pair it with salt (well, unless you count salty peanuts, etc.) Sounds like a good excuse to indulge later. have a wonderful week!

  • 2 Kristen // Jun 2, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    sounds really good as usual. i applaud you and your ability to plan meals ahead of time. :)

  • 3 sally // Jun 2, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Cheryl, I think chocolate is always better with a contrast, whether the contrast is of texture or taste. (Some of my favorites are oranges, raspberries with seeds, toasted nuts, and dried apricots.) The crispy salt bits (added in moderation, of course) are a wonderful foil for chocolate.

    Thanks, Kristen. :)

  • 4 Ginger // Jun 2, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    I hope you consider posting the egg free millet buns. White water rafting! I am jealous! I got to go once in WVa and it was a blast, such a rush – have fun!

  • 5 Amanda // Jun 3, 2008 at 6:47 am

    omg. improv’eats. i had to investigate the link…

    that sounds awesome.

  • 6 Kay // Jun 3, 2008 at 7:43 am

    Sometimes I think this is a busy time of year just for me. When I get a chance to talk with my firends, I find out they’ve been slammed as well. And I thought they were all having lots of fun without me!

    Sounds like a good menu! I don’t post mine because it would be very boring. I’m sticking to really safe foods, but I try to attempt one new dish a week.

    Have a great time rafting!

  • 7 Gluten Free Menu Swap- June 2, 2008 : Gluten Free Mommy // Jun 3, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    [...] has a healthy gluten free menu up too!  A great menu for such a busy [...]

  • 8 goodbyetoallfat // Jun 8, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Is the “white water rafting” to do item on Sunday for real?

    If so, will we get a cyber update about how it went?

    Sounds mega exciting !!!

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