Menu Ideas week 21 March 2016


Monday – Tofu Tacos (meatless monday)

Tuesday – lasagne

Wednesday – chicken fried rice (great use for veggie or rice leftovers if you have them)

Thursday –┬ábreakfast for dinner…hoevos rancheros

Friday – fried pollack and confetti rice



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Dunno if it helps any of you, but menu planning helps me. So here it is, hopefully you can get an idea or two!

The basic plan is to use what I consider the “Vampire Diet” to be, ie one that makes you feel better and hopefully live healthier, just like vampires have enhanced strength and so on. Nothing is going to make you immortal, but hey, it’s just a fun analogy.

Vampires have to be careful when, what, how and how much they feed so they aren’t discovered by humans…so eating mindfully is the big goal in the vampire diet. It might not hide you from humans, but hopefully it will make it easier to hide by decreasing our, ah, fluffiness.

The HOW of that little just-for-fun mental cosplay is

  1. Eat as whole and unprocessed as possible (not necessarily uncooked, I’m not convinced the “raw” thing is right), ie avoid high fructose corn syrup & artificial sweeteners like the plague (vampires don’t drink from the dead), minimize preservatives, refined sugars and white flour.
  2. Use meat more sparingly than before and as an ingredient more often than as a stand-alone entree, going meatless one day a week (I’m not sold on vegan either…sorry vampirette…but am down with ovo-lacto-pesco-veggie-ism & definitely with meatless Mondays).
  3. Keep the feeding frenzies to a minimum…human portions, one sweet or less per day

This week:

Monday – Cauliflower bake

Tuesday – boneless pork ribs and corn casserole

Wednesday – Chicken tacitos

Thursday – Polynesian Rice Bowl

Friday – Fried Fish with cole slaw


Menu Ideas week of June 1 (already? can you believe it?)


Here it is, summer, and I’m still trying to wrestle myself out of oven and crock pot mode and into lighter fruits and veggies mode. Well, oven anyway. Some days you just can’t beat heaving stuff in a crock pot and ignoring it all day.

Monday – pork bbq sandwiches and corn on the cob

Tuesday – Green bean fried rice

Wednesday – grilled chicken and buttered carrots

Thursday – white chili with corn chip garnish

Friday – baked cod and jasmine rice