When this blog first started up, I did a post all about the kitchen gadgets for the holidays. While I definitely use all of them, there are other gadgets I use nearly every day. And perhaps more important than kitchen gadgets, however, are the food items we use all the time. They’re what help you get the food the way you want it, make the food taste good, and make it nutritious….
Archives for July 2018
On the menu this week:
Monday and Tuesday: Fish Tacos
If you’re anything like me, and if you’re reading this then you probably do, travel makes you anxious to some degree.
Don’t get me wrong—I adore travel. It’s one of the greatest joys of my life. There was a different stage in my life when I was traveling nationally and internationally multiple times a year. That didn’t mean I didn’t have anxiety—my flying anxiety is absolutely horrendous. But these days, when I’m not “practicing” travel very often, and when I’m already suffering from heightened anxiety, I find a general anxiety around the act of travel itself.
So how do I handle it?…
Hello! Hope your Monday wasn’t too much of a Monday!
The theme of most weekly meal plans is simplicity. I don’t have the time or energy to make anything crazy or involved. I also need to make sure dinner can be done quickly and finished around 6 so the baby can get to sleep on time. And, of course, it has to be healthy and (usually) Paleo-ish. Or at least gluten-free.
So here’s what we’re having this week:
If you haven’t read the blog I posted last week explaining where I’ve been, here’s the short version of the longer story: I had a baby six weeks early with all that entails (a lot) while my husband started his business much earlier than we had anticipated. It equaled a very wonderful and very difficult year.
For my first recipe back, I thought I would share something that I make quite often these days. It’s a great way to get my salmon in (superfood!), it’s gluten-free, it’s delicious, and it’s so fast and easy to make! You may even have seen them on the Flurries of Flour Instagram a few months back. These cakes are full of flavor and the mayonnaise and egg make them wonderfully moist on the inside with a beautiful crust on the outside, not dry or soggy like some cakes you may have had. They are my go-to when I have no time to cook something but we need something delicious and healthy for dinner (or lunch) that the baby can eat and will like, too!
Here’s our menu for the week of July 9th to the 13th, 2018 (links to recipe provided when available):
- Turkey Burger Rice Bowls
- Applegate Farms frozen turkey burgers
- Rice, soaked for half an hour and rinsed until water runs clear
- Fire-roasted corn, peas, broccoli florets, organic spinach, sauteed in coconut oil and then steamed with a little water so the broccoli florets would be soft enough for the little, tossed with some salt, pepper, and random seasoning from the pantry
- Organic Caesar salad
- Eggplant parmesan: no recipe, just making it up as I go. We’ll see how it turns out.
- I’m using gluten-free breadcrumbs.
- Leftover eggplant parmesan
- Sauteed veggies—whatever is in the fridge
- Thursday leftovers.
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted anything at all! But now that I’m posting again, I have decided to add a section to this website.
While my goal here on Flurries of Flour is to still focus on good food for busy people (and now busy babies!), my experiences over the past two years, to be honest, has me feeling like I need to expand this blog a bit. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you may not know that I had a baby last June (2017). She was born six weeks early after a pregnancy that, while healthy and pretty easy, was full of anxiety. She spent time in the NICU and the next year was as full of anxiety as it was joy due to issues having to do with her prematurity and the unrelated heart condition with which she was born….