I seem to keep coming back to menu planning as a post for Mondays. I hope you don’t mind. It helps to focus me for the week and keeps me a bit more accountable. It is also fun since I am trying to use what we have and I enjoy cooking and planning meals much more when the cooler temperatures are here.

Last week’s garbanzo bean curry was not exactly a rousing success, so I wouldn’t recommend it. I would, however, recommend soups – they are frugal, filling, delicious, and nourishing. I like to roast up a chicken every couple of weeks to make homemade chicken stock, which adds a ton of flavor and nutrients. It really seems true that once you have homemade stock you can whip up anything with whatever you have on hand and it will be delicious. So helpful.

As always if you have any great soup recipes to share please do so in the comments. I really enjoy getting new ideas from all of you great ladies!


  • breakfast: multi-grain breakfast "cake"
  • dinner: Chili w/ cheese & onions, salad w/ homemade dressing, popcorn
  • prep: Cook pintos in morning. Throw together chili b4 leaving, soak oats.



  • breakfast: coconut flour pancakes, grass-fed beef sausages
  • dinner: Stewed white beans in tomato sauce w/ olive oil & parmesan, Roasted brussel sprouts & pears, salad w/ homemade dressing
  • prep: Cook beans in morning, stew later in day


  • breakfast: Eggs + Roasted Pears
  • dinner: leftover chili over baked potatoes or kelp noodles, salad w/ homemade dressing
  • prep: pick up csa & milk from farm, soak oats, appointment & WAP meeting in evening.Take cod & chicken out of freezer.


  • breakfast: soaked oats + chia seeds + crispy almonds + butter
  • dinner: Cod chowder, salad w/ homemade dressing, roasted butternut squash + butter
  • prep: make coconut custard in crock pot, start lentil sprouts. soak grains for Sat. porridge


  • breakfast: Eggs + Roasted Pears, Yogurt
  • dinner: Mexican chicken & black beans in slow cooker, sprouted corn tortillas, cultured salsa, raw cheese, salad w/ homemade dressing, coconut custard + chocolate sauce
  • prep: pick up buying club order. make chocolate sauce to go with custard, start porridge in slow cooker b4 bed.


  • breakfast: soaked crock pot porridge + chia seeds + crispy almonds + butter
  • dinner: leftovers


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