Sunday, May 20, 2012

Weekly Menu Plan #28 & Renaming Raw Dishes

As the temperature rises, our kitchen becomes cooler since we prepare more raw dishes and less hot ones.  The one thing I have against raw food is the names.  Pictured above is a raw "spaghetti" we ate last week.  It was delicious, but I made the mistake of calling it "raw spaghetti" to my family.  They in turn expected a warm, noodley dish with melting Parmesan on top instead of the cold zucchini "noodles" swimming in puréed fresh tomato sauce.  There probably would have been more chance of it being eaten without protest if I had called it Saucy Grates or something like that.  So when I made the raw strawberry shortcake, I just called it strawberry crumble and everyone ate it up.  Just keep it in mind to rename raw dishes if you plant to serve it to your family is all I'm sayin'.

To do: soak porrige, thaw chicken stock for Wednesday night
Breakfast: Fresh berries, cottage cheese, scrambled eggs
Lunch: Quesorritos
Dinner:  Taco Salad

To do: soak sourdough English muffins
Breakfast:  Porridge & Eggs
Lunch:  Fresh Pea Soup
Snack:  Fried Mush & Fresh Fruit

To do: make sourdough English muffins & pesto, thaw ground beef & beef stock for Fri. night
Breakfast:  Raw Strawberry Shortcake (using real whipped cream & not making multiple layers to save time)
Lunch:  English Muffin Sandwiches with Pesto, Raw Cheese, Avocado, & Tomatoes
Dinner:  Nourishing Potato Cheddar Soup & Leftover Salad

To do: soak porridge
Breakfast:  Raw Muesli
Lunch:  Nibble Trays
Dinner:  BBQ Chicken Salad (recipe coming soon) with Probiotic Ranch Dressing

To do:
Breakfast:  Porridge with Fresh Fruit, Eggs
Snack:  Cherry Vanilla Smoothies (recipe coming soon)

Breakfast:  Sourdough Lemon Blueberry Pancakes (recipe coming soon)
Lunch:  Organic, Grass-Fed Hot Dog Dippers (bunless hot dogs used to dip into favorite condiments)
Snack:  Peaches & Cream Smoothy (recipe coming soon)
Dinner:  Spaghetti with Artichoke Hearts & Tomatoes (using rice noodles & fresh tomatoes), Raw Apricot Cobbler

To do: menu plan
Lunch:  Leftovers
Dinner:  Leftovers
(Sunday is my day off)

I"m sharing this at Monday Mania,  Pennywise Platter, Simple Lives Thursday.


  1. That sounds like a great idea, re-naming foods.

  2. LadyofthehomeschoolMay 20, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    I totally agree about renaming raw recipes, makes all the difference sometimes!

  3. Do you use lecithin in the raw strawberry shortcake? I'm kinda confused on this one....I always thought it was a big no-no in the Nourishing Traditions world but recently I have been hearing of people using it (particularly the sunflower lecithin).

  4. I don't use lecithin. I'm going to use real raw dairy cream instead of the one used in the strawberry shortcake recipe. :)

  5. The plan for a week looks very good, love to try some of the meals and dishes you wrote about


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