Recipe Round-Up: Week of 5.12.2014

 

 

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Every week, I will feature a menu of nutritious meals that your family can enjoy together. I will also include a double up! A double up is a meal you can easily make two of and freeze one for those really busy weeks where you know you need a ready made dinner.

While we are not a 100% Paleo or grain free home, we do see the benefit in limiting grains and refined sugars, so I will include some delicious Paleo recipes everyone can enjoy from week to week. We also strive to provide our family with limited processed foods, so all of my recipes will feature whole foods, or be adapted to focus on real whole foods that are still fast and easy to prepare.

This week’s menu features:

Waffles

Sweet Potato and Kale Chicken Patties

Fast Food Burrito  (Double Up)

Korean BBQ Slow Cooker Short Ribs (Slow Cooker)

Tortellini with Peas and Prosciutto

Sausage and Mushroom Frittata

Breakfast

These waffles are so easy to make and are so filing. With a side of fruit, I know my toddler has the fuel she needs for her morning, and I will have the fuel to keep up with her. Because my daughter only eats half, I can refrigerate, or freeze, the extras for the family to eat with maple syrup over the next few days.

Waffles

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups milk
  • ¼ cup oil (I used melted butter)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour (I used King Arthur’s organic white whole-wheat flour, affiliate link)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Warmed 100% pure maple syrup for serving
  • Fresh fruit for serving

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Dinners

Fast Food Burrito

This is our double up of the week. These burritos freeze well! The recipe makes 6, so depending on your family size you could stick to original recipe and freeze 2 or 3 or double it and freeze the extra 6!

  • 6 small Food for Life Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Tortillas
  • 1 can of Eden Foods Black Beans drained and rinsed (affiliate link)
  • 2 cups Field Day Organic Salsa or homemade salsa (affiliate link)
  • 3 ounces of raw goat cheese
  • chilli powder to taste
  • ½ of an onion chopped
  • optional toppings: avocado, romaine, sour cream, lime wedges

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Sweet Potato and Kale Chicken Patties

This is a favorite of both my husband and 2-year old!

  • 2 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into tiny little cubes
  • 2 1/2 cups kale, finely chopped (leaves only)
  • 1 pound skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour

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Korean BBQ Slow Cooker Short Ribs

  • 3 lbs short ribs and/or oxtail
  • 1/3 cup Fermented soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup Fish Sauce
  • 6 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp cold pressed Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Korean red pepper (or sub red pepper flakes)
  • 5 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground Ginger (or 1.5 inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and minced)
  • ½ cup raw Honey
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1 carrot, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup beef stock

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Tortellini with Peas and Prosciutto

There is great local pasta place that sells fresh homemade pasta! I prefer to go there and buy my pasta in bulk and freeze the extras. This way I know the ingredients, and that there are no preservatives!

  • 1 pound meat-filled tortellini
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 ounces prosciutto or pancetta, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • grated parmesan to taste

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 Sausage and Mushroom Frittata

  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cups mushrooms, thinly sliced (about 1 pound)
  • 6-8 oz pork sausage, loose
  • 8 eggs, beaten

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Enjoy!

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