This past week for dinner was all about using our recipe books that have started to collect dust in the corner of our apartment. We cracked open some of our new favorite books and picked out a couple of recipes to try for the week and they definitely did not disappoint. We are trying to incorporate recipes from cook books into our rotation for some new ideas of meals. We used recipes from The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon and this Paleo cookbook by Elizabeth Marsh. We are not vegan or paleo but we do enjoy their recipes!
Sunday: Leftover polenta and veggies. The previous week we made polenta and still had some leftover this week so we roasted up some cauliflower, broccoli, chickpeas and tomatoes to add to it.
Monday: Macadamia and Coconut Crusted
Fish Chicken. This recipe we found in the Paleo cookbook by Elizabeth Marsh. Now, we (I) do not like fish so instead we did chicken. Rose was really hoping we’d finally do fish, no such luck. This recipe was very very yummy and we were able to enjoy the leftovers throughout the whole week in our lunches and dinners. We paired the chicken with a kale salad with tomatoes, apples, and carrots, dressed with oil and vinegar.
Tuesday: Coconut Roasted Cauliflower with Macadamia and Coconut Crusted Chicken. This cauliflower was also from the Paleo cookbook and it was also very delicious. As you can see we added a side salad to the cauli and chicken deliciousness.
Wednesday: Brussels, Bacon, Potatoes with eggs. The Brussels recipe was inspired by the Paleo cookbook as well. This recipe was good but we thought it could have used a bit more flavor and seasonings. The bacon helped… duh… but just salt and garlic powder wasn’t quite enough.We used coconut oil instead of ghee and added some red and yellow potatoes to ours to make it more of a meal. We also had some scrambled eggs and a blood orange on the side.
Thursday: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado-Cilantro Cream Sauce from The Oh She Glow’s cookbook. YUM! These Enchiladas were absolutely positively delicious. We got out of work early on Thursday so we got to actually enjoy the process of making a home cooked meal rather than rush through it because our stomachs are grumbling. Don’t worry, we went back for seconds.
Friday: Leftover chicken and cauliflower with a side salad and pan fried plantains. We’ve been really into plantains lately. All you have to do is peel the ripe plantain, starting with a knife, slice it into thin rounds, and sautee it over medium heat in coconut oil, flipping after a few minutes. We use about 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil for 1 plantain. The thinner the slices the crispier they’ll be, but we prefer them thicker.
Saturday: We were busy out and about during the day on Saturday and didn’t quite have time to fix dinner, not to mention that we were craving mac and cheese… so we stopped at Whole Foods and got a bit of mac and cheese and some brussel sprouts and made a yummy meal of it.