Recipes and Meal Plans
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all~Harriet Van Horne
General information about our recipes
- Most dinner entrees are intended to serve six. Increase or decrease the recipe to suit your needs.
- We love one-pot meals. We pack as many nutrients as possible into these dishes. You may be satisfied with just serving the main entree. But, if you need a little extra, add a side dish or salad to complete your meal.
- If you need to save time during the week, do all of your chopping, marinades and spice combos on your day off. Store marinades and vegetables in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Some of the recipes call for wine. Only cook with wine you are prepared to drink. If you don’t have an open bottle, or do not want to cook with wine – no worries, just use broth or water.
- These recipes are designed to complement a varied palate. If you are not fond of a particular ingredient, substitute it with something you do like.
Our Meal Plans and Shopping Lists
- We offer a monthly dinner plan focusing on seasonal ingredients. Our intent is to lighten your burden by eliminating some of your prep time. If the monthly plan does not address your needs, please use our recipes to create your individual plan.
- For those following a neutropenic diet, the monthly dinner plan may not quite suit your needs. We do have plenty of side dishes and salads you can substitute for any of the foods on your “no”list.
- The weekly grocery lists accompany the corresponding weekly dinner menu. Always check your supplies before heading out to the store. This will help you save money and eliminate waste. You should always read over your weekly recipes and adjust the grocery items and amounts to suite your needs.
- Just because you didn’t like it as a child, doesn’t mean you won’t like it now. Revisit those vegetables your parents made you eat. You may actually find the taste and texture quite appealing now that your palette is more refined.
- Parents, bring your children into the kitchen with you. They are more likely to try new things (yes, even vegetables), if they help with the cooking.
- Have fun and experiment.