Menu of the Week

August 11, 2014

I am going to try something new with this blog for the next few weeks. As you can see I am not the best at getting new recipes and photos updated. I am of course cooking, creating and trying new things all of the time. But things don’t always go as planned and I’ve decided that for now, I will be posting weekly menu ideas.

It seems that for most people making dinner is a chore. And figuring out what to make is the hardest part. So often we end up rotating the same recipes week after week until we end up getting sick of something that we used to love. Since I am already creating a weekly menu for us each week I thought I’d share and see if it helps anyone.

Some of these are tried and true recipes but I do like to mix things up so some of them may be new as well. I’ll be posting the menu the week after we have had them though just in case something isn’t as tasty as I thought it would be or to add notes or make changes if needed. I may even try to add a photo here and there.

Most of the meals are vegetarian or vegan and pretty healthy. Some can easily have meat added if you prefer. A lot of them are gluten free but you can easily use regular items instead. I tend to make everything from scratch since I think it tastes better and I love to cook, but feel free to buy already prepared items if that is what you have time for. It’s still better than grabbing fast food.

You may see some surprises if you know me. Some of the meals are not horribly unhealthy but definitely not something to eat every day – like pizza and super nachos. Yes I do eat nachos for dinner on occasion. Piled with lots and lots of veggies. 🙂 I believe in “Everything in moderation”. If you eat healthy most of the time, its ok to relax once in a while. I know some people think of “everything in moderation” as being boring. I think it’s actually exciting. It means nothing is off limits! How cool is that!

I won’t be including recipes for now, just the menu. Hopefully you will find it helpful. If there are specific recipes that you are wondering about, let me know. I may add them here or let you know where I got the recipe or I can send it to you. If you make something and it becomes a favorite or you add a new twist, let me know. To me food is all about sharing.

So here we go! Let me know what you think!!



Feta Pear Salad
French Bread
Grilled Salmon
Grilled Zucchini and Green Beans


Grilled Black Bean Burritos
Chips and Guac


Mediterranean Grain Salad (Quinoa)
Pita or Chips
Raw Veggies (carrots, peppers, cherry tomatoes, green beans, etc.)


Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
Lettuce Salad


Black Bean Burgers with fixings
Grilled Rosemary Potatoes
Watermelon or Fresh Fruit


Tofu Lettuce Wraps
Asian Cabbage Salad


Grilled Veggie Pizza- (I have an awesome recipe for a Gluten Free crust if anyone is interested)
Lettuce Salad
Fresh Fruit


3 Responses to “Menu of the Week”

  1. joan Says:

    Sounds delicious! I am trying to figure out how I can lunch for school, and makiing these dinners would make the best leftovers!

  2. jshuck Says:

    I’ll have to check out your blog periodically! Congrats! By the way, is the grilled salmon on a plank? I’ve meaning to try that out.

    • In Minneapolis Says:

      Good luck Joan! Let me know how it goes!!

      Hi Jay! Thanks! For the salmon, it was not on a plank. Although I agree that it would be fun to try it. It was grilled skin side down and not flipped over.

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