Here is our plan for next week. I do feel like the world of chicken has been opened up to me. I have been sort of 'off' chicken since about 2004 when I got awful Salmonella poisoning from a chicken sandwich. I said to myself, if I hadn't had that chicken, 3 days of my life would have been so much more pleasant (to make matters worse I was home for a funeral, and all my relatives kept asking if I was anorexic because I couldn't eat). But I'm over it - if chicken is one of the few meats I can eat - I'm back, baby!
We went to the market and bought a fancy frozen local free range pasture fed chicken. Woohoo! BUT, at the market (we drove like lazy people), I was in a lot of pain, we quickly bought some organic carrots and were outta there.
Tonight (Sat) : Quinoa tabouli with steamed wild cod. The Tabouli last week was SO GOOD, I asked for it again! I like it easy on the quinoa and heavy on the parsley.
Tomorrow: We are going out with friends from my past life for Greek food. What on earth will I eat? I am thinking fish and potatoes.
Mon: I have a hankering for cabbage rolls, but this is unrealistic from a time point of view, so we're going to cook all the parts separately and enjoy. (The beef is grass fed organic from my friend the beef farmer, so I am thinking it is ok to eat beef like twice a month. Opinions?)
Tues: Chicken stew. I suspect this will end up Greek-ish with lemon and olives and potatoes. Yum!
Wed: Adobo chicken. I may make it with hominy, or maybe just organic corn tortillas. There is a tiny bit of cilantro popping up in the garden we'll use, and avocado. I loooove mexican food, it isn't easy here. :)
Thurs: Red lentil avgolomeno. This will use those lovely organic carrots from the market, and any other veg around.
Fri: Greek brown lentil/tomato soup (from a cookbook - first time we're making it).