Whole30 Menu Week 5: The Finish Line

Whole30 Menu Week 5

Whole30 Menu Week 5

See all of our weekly menus here.

If you’ve followed our Whole30 menus since week one, you know that our 30 days are actually complete this Tuesday. I stuck with the Whole30 plan for the rest of this week’s menu anyway, since I’m still enjoying the food.  Add a glass of wine or a piece of dark chocolate to dinner to celebrate successfully finishing the program. Or, if you love the way you feel after 30 days of clean eating, just keep it going.

All six meals this week are gluten free, paleo etc. For other options for substitutions, check out all of our weekly seasonal menus here.

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Perfect Grilled Ribeye with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

Perfect Ribeye with Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, here’s a classic, hearty recipe for your sweetheart.  Who wouldn’t love these perfectly grilled ribeyes with caramelized  onions and mushrooms? The steaks are marinated in fresh rosemary and olive oil and grilled to perfection. The onions and mushrooms are finished with just a hint of white balsamic vinegar. A… 

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Whole30 Menu Week 4: Stay Focused

Whole30 Week 4: Staying Focused

See all of our weekly menus here. Tomorrow is day 21 in our 30-day journey. I like what I’m seeing in the mirror, but – Knights of Columbus – I would really, really love a glass of wine. For my youngest son’s 8th birthday party today, J and I took fifteen 8-year-olds to see Paddington, and now H.T…. 

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Rabbit Stew with Red Potatoes and Mustard Greens

Rabbit Stew with Red Potatoes & Mustard Greens

The first time I ate rabbit I was surprised by its mild flavor and amicable texture. This recipe for Rabbit Stew with Red Potatoes and Curly Mustard Greens is truly special. Tender rabbit is flavored with bacon, garlic, leeks and fresh herbs. Red potatoes are added in the last half hour of cooking, and spicy, freshly… 

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Hawaiian Pizza Shrimp

Hawaiian Pizza Shrimp

Shrimp wrapped in bacon? Yes, please. With pineapple? Yesssssss, please. Think Hawaiian pizza on a wooden skewer, with a zesty pizza sauce for dipping. I made this today for my husband and the boys to snack on during the two Superbowl playoff games. J has been yelling at the television because the Colts appear to be… 

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Whole30 Menu Week 3: Good Health, Good Taste

Whole30 Menu Week 3: Good Health, Good Taste

See all of our weekly menus here. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m finally feeling like  a human again after 2 weeks following the Whole30. I’m sleeping better, my digestion has improved, and I have more energy than I have in months. It’s actually been a tough couple of weeks on the… 

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Winter Vegetable Soup

Winter Vegetable Soup

H.T. was my date tonight at a sneak peak of Whole Foods Columbia’s new menu for “The Counter,” an in-store Americana style diner.  H.T. looked so cute in his suit jacket and Chuck Taylors – his signature look. It’s kind of hipster for an 8-year-old, but that’s how he rolls. It was fun to see him interact… 

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Garlicky Lemon Cuban Chicken Wings

Garlicky Lemon Cuban Chicken Wings

Have you ever noticed how perfectly normal people feel completely comfortable acting like neanderthals during a football game? Once I watched a relatively reserved acquaintance stand up with his fists balled, let out a primal roar and kick a coffee table, and all because his team’s ball was intercepted.  The Bleacher Report’s Craziest Sports Fans Ever slide show includes one… 

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Whole30 Week 2: Six Simple, Delicious Meals

Whole30 Menu Week 2: 6 Simple, Delicious Meals

See all of our weekly menus here. Welcome to Whole30 Menu Week 2 – glad you made it! Week 1 was a little bit of a wild ride at our house. Last week’s menu worked out perfectly, though for the first few days I had the usual homicidal thoughts that accompany any sugar detox. Thanks to… 

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French Press Tumeric Tea

French Press Turmeric Tea

Healthy turmeric tea is one of my favorite ways to keep out the cold and to keep my skin healthy during winter. The ginger and black pepper add just the right amount of spice. I really love making tea in a French press, especially when it’s made from fresh herbs or loose leaves. The fine mesh strainer is… 

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Short Rib Kimchi Stew

Short Rib Kimchi Stew

Although Short Rib Kimchi Stew simmers on the stove for a full two-hours, it’s one of the simplest recipes I’ve made in a long time. Hands on cooking time is no more than 10 minutes, freeing you to do whatever else you need to do while the smell of short ribs fills up your kitchen…. 

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