wed Sesame Chicken Wings Brown Rice Sauteed Bok Choy
thurs Lemon-herb Salmon Baked Maple Acorn Squash
fri - Happy Halloween! Green salad with green apples, pecans & goat cheese Pumpkin Penne Pasta Chicken sausage
sat Luscious Leftovers
This week's fall menus include some of the new harvest vegetables from our local farmer's market, including eggplant, pomegranates, fuyu persimmons and a fat butternut squash I found. I love the color of fall vegetables and fruits mixed with the rich food aromas produced by braised lamb and curry dishes.
sun Chicken & Corn Chowder Honey Corn Bread Muffins Green Salad
mon Maple-Pecan Halibut Mushroom Risotto Green salad with fresh wax beans & cherry tomatoes
wed Baby greens salad with fuyu persimmons & goat cheese White Bean and Chicken Chili Crusty Whole Wheat Bread
thurs Eggplant Curry with Cilantro Yogurt Basmati Rice Multigrain Naan
fri Lombardi's Italian restaurant in Paso Robles on the road to the Central Coast
sat Brad's Seafood restaurant Pismo Beach
One of my fave parts of fall are all the comfort foods like soups, chilis and baked entrees. This week we're bringing out a french fave - chicken cordon bleu, and an Italian standby - stuffed manicotti. Add Asian pears or apples to your salads or desserts now that they are appearing at the farmer's markets. Savor those crisp fall flavors!
sun Chicken Sausage Jambalaya Brown Rice
mon Baby greens salad with Walnuts, Asian pears & Goat Cheese Chicken Cordon Bleu Sweet potato spoon bread
tues Salad with Cherry tomatoes, black olives & parmesan cheese Spinach-stuffed manicotti Whole wheat Italian bread
wed (Small Group) Honey-Apple-Date Galette
thurs Wheat Berry Salad Vegetarian pizza with Zucchini, Red & Yellow Peppers, Feta
We're on the border of late summer sun and cooler fall temperatures. We still see an abundance of fresh produce at our farmer's market - plenty of plums, pluots, tomatoes, etc. - but some new "fall finds" are appearing as well like bok choy, apples and persimmons. This week our family has several outings where food is prepared for us. That means making smart choices. It's all about moderation when you're eating on the road. And the real dilemma...how to eat healthy and still have fun at the Fresno Fair...we'll skip the deep-fried twinkies.
sun (Ocktoberfest Picnic) Tri-tip Pilaf Salad Bread
mon Chicken Fajitas on Whole Wheat Tortillas Organic tortilla chips with Salsa Rice & Beans
tues Caesar salad Gnocchi with Tomato Meat Sauce Crusty whole wheat bread
wed Green Salad with Cherry tomatoes & cucumbers Chicken Cordon Bleu Sweet potato spoon bread