Did you know Starbucks gives away free bags of coffee grounds? I sprinkle it into my potted plants and mix it into the compost bin. Our organic garden is growing like crazy – we’ve been harvesting strawberries, lettuce and herbs since June! Happy happy plants.
It’s supposed to be a scorching hot week here in southern Alberta, so this weeks meal plan has an emphasis on cool, fresh summery dishes. Here’s the original post with a sample staple grocery shopping list. You may have noticed I haven’t been posting my shopping lists with each weekly meal plan. I didn’t feel like it was necessary, since my lists rarely change, and I assume you don’t care when I’m restocking almond butter and bananas.
Monday: Shrimp & Mango Noodle Salad <– My garden is overflowing with cilantro. Anyone want some?!
Tuesday: BBQ Burgers: bella burger for me, bison burger for Court. Never tried a portobello burger? Here’s a quick tutorial on how to season and prepare them. They’re my favorite meatless burger- meaty in texture and a decent source of vegetarian protein. Fresh garden greens on the side.
Wednesday: Brown Rice & Quinoa Bowls <– I created a recipe yesterday and it will be up on Monday. You will need: quinoa, brown rice, 1 bell pepper, 1 zucchini, red onion, grape tomatoes, spinach, turmeric and 1 can of chickpeas.
Friday: Summer Tapas! These are my favorite types of meals, especially in the summer. I set out a spread of whatever snacks are in the fridge: fresh watermelon, a salad, assorted cheeses, tortilla chips & salsa, salted tomato slices. All enjoyed in the backyard with a bottle of wine.
Saturday: Out of town
Sunday: Out of town