Thursday, August 17, 2017

THM Cooking Session 18

Its been a while since I posted a OAMC menu. I have done several, but they are repeats of ones I have already made so I felt silly REPOSTING that I made them again.

Spinach Artichoke Chicken - THM S
Broccoli and Cheese Soup THM S
Moroccan Chicken Tajine - THM S
Cheesy Buffalo Chicken "pasta" - THM S - going to use glucci to thicken and zucchini noodles
BBQ Chicken - THM E
Chicken Marsala - THM E
Carrot and Sweet Potato Chili - THM E - rinse beef
Mexican Bean Soup - THM E , rinse the beef

I'm making my shopping list, and I will share later with pictures and a link.

Monday, August 14, 2017

THM Menu August 14 - 20, 2017

Another week has FLOWN by and I am up to my eyeballs in produce. This week I have cabbage and zucchini coming out my ears along with cucumbers. As usual I use Pyure instead of sugar if the recipe calls for it.

Breakfast:
Cumin Chicken with Black Bean Salsa
over a bed of Swiss Chard and Cabbage
Overnight Raspberry Oatmeal - THM E - I am going to use almond milk instead of coconut milk
Zucchini Chard Muffins - THM S - subbing out the flour for the baking blend.
Fried Eggs, Bacon, with summer squash - THM S

Lunch:
Chicken Cucumber Salad - THM S
Summer Vegetarian Soup THM E
Roasted Beet and Cucumber Salad - THM E

Supper:
Cumin Chicken with Black Bean Salsa  - THM E
Lasagna Roll - Ups - THM S
Stuffed Chicken Meal - THM E - reduce oil
Gnocchi with Swiss Chard - THM S  - with Zucchini noodles, and using the baking blend instead of the flour.
Zucchini Pizza Casserole - THM S

Snack:
Lemon Zucchini Muffins - THM S - I am going to make them into muffins

Sunday, August 6, 2017

THM Menu for August 7 - 13th, 2017

I think I missed last week. But that is ok. That just leaves me running behind at a snails pace. And no working oven makes it even easier... right? Or maybe that is harder? I am confused already I guess.  I still have lots of fresh veggies from the garden, especially zucchini I am using up this week.  The one thing I do like about summer.

Breakfast:
Peaches and Cream Overnight Oatmeal - THM E
Zucchini Chard Muffins - THM S
Fried Eggs, Bacon, with summer squash - THM S


Lunch:
Chicken Cucumber Salad - THM S
Spaghetti Squash Tater Tots - THM S -with zucchini instead or spaghetti squash, served with deviled eggs
Summer Vegetarian Soup THM E
Leftovers

Supper:
Lasagna Roll - Ups - THM S
Teriyaki Chicken with Zoodles - THM E - using THM sugar
Chinese 5 Spice Zoodles - THM S - Using ground beef instead of turkey, Pyure instead of sugar
Gnocchi with Swiss Chard - THM S  - with Zucchini noodles, and using the baking blend instead of the flour.
Zucchini Pizza Casserole - THM S

Snack:
Lemon Zucchini Muffins - THM S - I am going to make them into muffins

Sunday, July 30, 2017

THM Menu July 31 - August 6, 2017

Last week I didn't make as many things as I wanted to. So here is to a NEW week and finishing up what I didn't make last week.

Breakfast:

Fried Eggs, Bacon, with summer squash - THM S
Peaches and Cream Overnight Oatmeal - THM E
Zucchini Chard Muffins - THM S
Overnight Raspberry Oatmeal - THM E - I am going to use almond milk instead of coconut milk


Lunch:

Summer Vegetarian Soup THM E
Polish Pickle Soup - THM S
Roasted Beet and Cucumber Salad - THM E
Leftovers


Supper:

Ukrainian Beet Green Rolls - THM S - sub cauliflower rice for rice.
Tacos with Taco Slaw - THM S
Caribbean Chicken with Black Bean, Kale, and Pineapple Salad - THM E - reduce oil
Zucchini Pizza Casserole - THM S

Sunday, July 23, 2017

THM menu for July 24 - 30, 2017


My garden is very abundant. Now the key it so use it up!  I am subbing the sugar/maple syrup for Pyure and flour for THM baking blend.  I also make myself a gallon of GGMS with True Lime I found at the local Dollar Tree.


Breakfast:
Peaches and Cream Overnight Oatmeal - THM E
Overnight Raspberry Oatmeal - THM E - I am going to use almond milk instead of coconut milk
Zucchini Patties - THM S
Zucchini Chard Muffins - THM S
Broiled Veggies with Eggs - THM S

Lunch:
Polish Pickle Soup - THM S
Cabbage Borsht - THM S
Chicken Cucumber Salad - THM S
Summer Vegetarian Soup THM E
Roasted Beet and Cucumber Salad - THM E

Supper:
Gnocchi with Swiss Chard - THM S
Turkey Burger with Cloud Bread with  Slaw  - THM S
Tacos with Taco Slaw - THM S
Caribbean Chicken with Black Bean, Kale, and Pineapple Salad - THM E - reduce oil
Stuffed Chicken Meal - THM E - reduce oil
Ukrainian Beet Green Rolls - THM S - sub cauliflower rice for rice.
Zucchini Pizza Casserole - THM S

Snack:
Lemon Zucchini Muffins - THM S - I am going to make them into muffins

Sunday, January 29, 2017

THM Menu for Jan 29 - Feb 4, 2017

Another week has gone, and we are headed into February.  What a ride this past week was. I wasn't counting on being unable to be able to get my cooking etc finished. Instead I was stuck directing traffic from a chair. So not my thing at all. I much prefer to be a doer. Hoping those days are behind me... again.

Snacks:
Pay Day Candies THM S p.  x2
Almond Joy Cookies - S THM S
Fudgy No Bakes - S THM

Breakfasts:
Orange Strawberry Kefir - THM E (Subbing out the cottage cheese, milk for kefir, and an orange for grapefruit) and I hope to have a 1/2 sprouted bagel with it.x2
Stove Top Granola Crunch - THM E p. 255x2
Fritatta - THM S


Lunch:
Deviled Eggs with pickles - THM S
Leftovers
Beans in the Pressure Cooker - THM E


Supper:
Thai Chicken THM S
Tacos - THM S
Lazy Lasagna THM S p.140
Crockpot Mediterranean Split Pea Soup THM E - THM E
Leftovers
Sprouted Pizza Crust with my fat free cheese - THM E - p.200

Printable shopping list

Monday, January 23, 2017

THM Menu for Jan 22nd -Jan 28th 2017

Whew what a week. I think we finally chased all the sickies way. That was kinda a nightmare that lasted 2 weeks. I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

So for this week we have

Snacks:
Cheesecake Cookies Squared FP
Pay Day Candies THM S p.  x2
Best Crackers Ever - THM S
Cry No More Brownies p. 314 - THM S
Wedding Cheesecake p. 332 - THM S
Almond Joy Cookies - S THM S

Breakfasts:
Creamy Grains - THM E p.252
Strawberry Grapefruit Kefir - THM E (Subbing out the cottage cheese and milk for kefir) and I hope to have a 1/2 sprouted bagel with it.x2
Stove Top Granola Crunch - THM E p. 255x2
Fried Berry Tacos THM Sx2

Lunch:
Deviled Eggs with pickles - THM S
Broccoli and Cheese Soup - THM S
Leftovers
Beans in the Pressure Cooker - THM E


Supper:
Tacos - THM S
Lazy Lasagna THM S p.140
Tilapia Veracruz THM E p.70
Leftovers
Sprouted Pizza Crust with my fat free cheese - THM E - p.200

Monday, January 16, 2017

THM Menu for Jan 15-21st, 2017

Snacks:

Pay Day Candies THM S p.  x2
Chocolate Breakfast Cookies - THM E

Breakfasts:
Mango Fridge Oatmeal x2 I sub milk for almond milk
Orange Strawberry Kefir - THM E (Subbing out the cottage cheese and milk for kefir) and I hope to have a 1/2 sprouted bagel or cinnamon roll with it.x3
Frittata THM Sx2


Lunch:
Deviled Eggs with pickles - THM S
Leftovers
Beans in the Pressure Cooker - THM E


Supper:
Tacos - THM S
Lazy Lasagna THM S p.140
Garlic Beef Enchiladas - THM S using low carb tortillas
Leftovers
Sprouted Pizza Crust with my fat free cheese - THM E - p.200

Printable shopping list

Sunday, January 8, 2017

THM Sprouted Bread, bagels and MORE- I DID IT!

I made SPROUTED BREAD!
 


            My mom is an amazing bread baker. She sells her bread. The sad thing is that neither of her daughters have managed to catch her skills in the bread making department. When I started on THM I stopped eating bread. Mainly because I had many issues trying to eat grains and so dropping them all together helped tremendously. I did make Gwen's Bread recipe a few times, but they weren't the soft amazing bread that I was use to. It worked in a pinch, but just not sustainable for me. I knew about sprouted wheat, but I was so afraid to even try it. I have a grain grinder... so what was my problem? Well this past December I decided, that was it. I am going to learn how to do it. It was so easy I am still kicking myself to taking so long to even try it.  So if you haven't tried it before PLEASE do.


            It is as simple as soaking your grains in water overnight. I did mine in an old pickle jar with a coffee filter held on with a rubber band.  The next morning I strained the water out and rinsed my grain. That evening I rinsed again. When I got up the next morning, the grains had sprouts. So I spread it out on several cookie sheets and dried it on the lowest setting in my oven.  It took several hours. I think about 4. But it was worth it. I ground up those grains a few days later.  


            Now the fun part. I used the THM recipe on p.200 of the new cookbook. Kinda. I looked at my mom's recipe and looked to see the differences. First off, her's had more honey, oil, and gluten. So I reduced the honey and oil to the right amount and then added the gluten.  I believe I added 1/3 cup gluten.  This particular time I doubled the recipe in the book to make 6 pounds or 4, 1 1/2 pound loaves. Or that is how my mom describes it to me.

            I had my mom make the bread. And of course it turned out amazing. The dough ended up being 6 pounds so, I divided them into 6 portions.  My mom did 2 loaves that were 1 pound each. About the size of the loaves from Aldi. I took 1 portion and made 8 bagels. I boiled and then baked them after they raised for an hour next to my dad's wood burner vent. Ahhhh. So warm.  Next I made 8 soft pretzels and egg white washed them along with some salt sprinkled on top.  Another pound I rolled out flat and added sweetener and cinnamon for cinnamon rolls. Then the last pound I made 4 pizza crusts.  I have already tried the bagels and the pretzels and they were so good. I can't wait to start my week now that I have some familiar bread "friends" I can't remember the last time I had a soft pretzel or a bagel ON PLAN.

So has anyone else done some fun projects to help keep you on plan? I would love to hear about them in the comments below




Saturday, January 7, 2017

THM Menu for Jan 8 - 14, 2017 - with my Meal Prepping ideas

Wow already the second week of January. How in the world did that happen? I think I missed part of the week. Whew. Hold on everyone time is flying by....

I am listing snacks first. Why? Because they are the most important. Ha ha!

Snacks
Cheesecake Cookies Squared FP
Pay Day Candies THM S p.  x2
Best Crackers Ever - THM S
Cry No More Brownies p. 314 - THM S
Wedding Cheesecake p. 332 - THM S
Almond Joy Cookies - S THM S

Breakfast:

Fridge Oatmeal with Black Berries and cocoa nibs - THM E x2
Strawberry Grapefruit Kefir - THM E (Subbing out the cottage cheese and milk for kefir) and I hope to have a 1/2 sprouted bagel with it.
Stove Top Granola Crunch - THM E p. 255x2
Fried Berry Tacos THM Sx2

Lunch:

Crispy Baked Buffalo Drumsticks - THM S with Wedge Salad on a stick - THMS x2
Deviled Eggs with pickles - THM S
Leftovers x2
Trim Zuppa Toscana - THM S p.86
Beans in the Pressure Cooker - THM E

Supper:
Sweetie on Steroids - THM E p.76
Tacos - THM S
Lazy Lasagna THM S p.140
Cilantro Lime Chicken- THM E - Watch the oil amounts.
Cheeseburger Casserole - THM S
Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken - THM E - I will lower the oil and use Chicken Breast
Sprouted Pizza Crust with my fat free cheese - THM E - p.200

I will be starting with the sweets first to get them all finished up first. They are the most important think, in my opinion, that I need to get done. I will then move on to the breakfasts and lunch. I don't intend to make my supper meals because most of them are already prepped and in my freezer from my OAMC sessions.

Hopefully I can share pictures with the progress this week. Last week I forgot. Oops.

Here is the shopping list for everything listed above. :-)

Weekly Menu Recipes Review Jan 1 - 7, 2016

I am not always going to review my recipes. In fact I will probably ONLY review the new ones I try each week. But since this is the first time I have done this you get it all. The good, the bad and the ugly. HA!

Breakfast- 
  • Cookie Bowl Oatmeal I have always LOVED this recipe. I made 2 and put one in the fridge for later. I added PB and not powder and it tasted so much better. 
  • Blueberry Muffin - I ended up doing this recipe Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins - instead, so it is actually going on the menu next week! Anyway the muffins were ok, but not something I wanted to make again. I think they needed more sweetener.
  • Vanilla Kefir Smoothie with Sprouted Wheat Bagels or Baked Cinnamon Grapefruit - I really love having the smoothie made ahead of time and just grabbing and going. YUM YUM. I will be doing the smoothies again for sure.
  • Frittata - I have made this recipe for years. This time I used ham instead of bacon and I also used my homemade Motz cheese instead of cheddar.



Lunch:
  • Lentil and Spinach Soup - This is the first time I have tried this recipe. I was suprised how simple it was. I used the Pressure Cooker to cooke the lentils and then added the rest of the items later. Made prep real easy. I think it is a keeper for sure.
  • Deviled Eggs with pickles - This is a common meal at least once a week for us. I actually had it with some Beef Jerky and a Zevia soda.  It is a simple lunch that we pack weekly.
  • Ham and Green Bean Soup - Funny thing is that we were all sick the day I made this soup. That meant it was even BETTER.  I put cauliflower in mine instead of potatoes. I like how simple and easy it is.
  • Trim Zuppa Toscana - I love this recipe. Funny how I don't usually like cooked greens, but this one made me START to like them. Now I enjoy many cooked greens. So I am glad I stepped out and tried this one.

Supper:
  • Buffalo Chicken Casserole  - I cooked the chicken thighs in the pressure cooker so it was super tender. Instead of cream cheese I ended up using a yogurt salsa. It was delicious and I think I will do that instead of the cream cheese.
  • Taco Salad - THM - S p. 184 - Tacos are always awesome.  
  • Lazy Lasagna - THM S p.140 - I used my homemade ricotta and motz cheese. YUM!
  • Cilantro Chipotle Lime Chicken - This has to be my most favorite chicken meal ever. I can't get it enough. There are usually NO leftovers.
  • Tilapia Veracruz - THM - E p. 70 - I really could eat this more. I am kinda sad when it is gone. We never have leftovers.
  • Sprouted Crust Pizza (Bread) with low fat cheese - THM E - I made this with my own fat free motz cheese and turkey pepperoni. I use the THM bread recipe and make a crust with it. It does help if your yeast works though. The very first time I tried to make this, my yeast about 1/4 of it worked. Only I didn't know until I went to let it rise. Yeah. it was kinda bricky. Much better this time.

Snack:
  • Beef Jerky - I made it again with some red pepper flakes. It was even BETTER. This is going to be a staple at our house I think.
  • Berry Crunch Bars THM S p. 392 - These were good, and even better with the sugar sprinkled on the top like suggested. They taste grainy (is that a word?), but they are a great grab and go snack. I actually cut them up smaller and made half a batch so I could combine them with the other snacks I made without over eating.
  • Pay Off Day Candies THM  S p. 381 I only made one batch. MISTAKE! I could live on these things. I am making a double batch next week for sure.
  • Mexican Chocolate Frozen Yogurt - This was much better than I expected. I wanted to try it with the red pepper anyway, and it was good. I am not sure if it is a keeper or not, but I think I will try it again. 
  • Chocolate Moisties THM S p.321 - I tried these the first day I made them. They were not that good. That is one thing about THM treats, they tastes WAY better the next day. They NEED the frosting though. I like that they have okra in them. I will make them next time with even MORE sweetener in them and I will make sure to add nuts. I did this time, but not many. I want MORE next time.
  • Sprouted Bread with Slim Belly Jelly - THM E p.478 - Now that I figure out how to make bread I can enjoy this snack again. I usually toast it. The one thing I did, that I think I will do again, is to make a mini loaf. That way I feel like I am getting MORE, but not really. Plus the little loaves are adorable!

Drinks:
  • GGMS - THM p. 397 x 4 - I need to make these again. They really help to remind me that needed to drink it. I did them in pods to just add water. 
  • Singing Canary - THM p. 298 x 4 - I did dry mixes. I intend to do it again. I like having them on hand to do it.
There are a few lessons this week that I need to "fix".  I do not have enough meal prep containers. I use to do meal prep in larger portions so this kinda through me for a loop. I also wished I had yogurt prepped for an easy "go along protein" snack  I also don't intend to make my supper meals unless I have extra time. This week I did breakfasts and snacks, and a few lunches. Suppers I ended up doing each evening. Not my preferred method, but it works. I much prefer to prep it all and be done. I just don't have an entire day to dedicate to meal prep. As mom of a "few" I seem to spend more time on rabbit trails than what I was working on. I am sure no one out there has a "clue" what I am talking about right?

So for next week I am looking for more sweets recipes.  Ice Cream specifically.  So leave me your favorites in the comments.  I will also be introducing my new "drink" for next week's menu. Something I think I have finally perfected and I am ready to reveal. Its my kick my bad sugar free gas station coffee, sipper. YUM!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

THM Meal Planning Monday! January 1st - 7th, 2017

I have not meal prepped in a long time. My sister with Dash of Homemade at KJDezign did a wonderful job of it last year. I am in awe of her beautiful prep lists etc. Someday I will have a creative jean right??? Wait... I think she stole it all. LOL!

So, until I figure out all the fancy stuff she did, here is mine for this week:

Breakfast
  • Cookie Bowl Oatmeal - THM FP - THM p.249 x2
  • Blueberry Muffin THM S x2
  • Vanilla Kefir Smoothie -THM p. 445, with Sprouted Wheat Bagels or Baked Cinnamon Grapefruit - THM E (Bread THM p.200) x2
  • Frittata - THM S

Lunch:

Supper:
Snack:
  • Beef Jerky THM S
  • Berry Crunch Bars THM S p. 392
  • Pay Off Day Candies THM  S p. 381
  • Mexican Chocolate Frozen Yogurt - THM S because I am going to add chocolate chips etc.
  • Chocolate Moisties THM S p.321
  • Sprouted Bread with Slim Belly Jelly - THM E p.478

Drinks:
  • GGMS - THM p. 397 x 4
  • Singing Canary - THM p. 298 x 4
I will try to post my prep steps etc in the next few days. Since this is a new thing to me it is taking a bit longer than usual to get all the pictures and ideas all lined up to share. Hopefully NEXT week will be smoother and I'll get it finished on Monday like I planned.