Weekly Recipe List – July 8, 2013

When I started the Whole30, one of the more annoying parts was ALL THE SHOPPING, and then Cooking All The Things.  I found the way to conquer the latter was to do a weekly cookup, and take a couple hours during the weekend, and do as much prep work as possible.  This required me to sit down on a Thursday or Friday and pull together a list o’ recipies for the week.  It actually is a nice little ritual: I pull out my binder o’ paleo recipes, and a cook book or two and start marking down what recipes I’d like to try that week.  I cannot recommend Recipe Distiller enough – it will pull the ingredients from a web page, put them in a shopping list, and even sort by aisle!

As for the shopping part, I ended up running to 3, if not 4, stores on a weekend (Costco, Aldi, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and “the Jewels”) to get all the fixings for the week, as grass-fed meats are expensive if even available at some stores, and me being me, I chose some recipes that had ingredients I couldn’t find in just one place.  So, when a friend of mine mentioned that they were using Door to Door Organics, I decided to sign up as I was looking into signing up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) anyway.  So, now I take a look at what’s in my box, and either make substitutions, or go find new recipes that use the produce for the week.

Side note: if you’re interested in trying door to door, I can create codes for 50% off your first order.  I don’t think I get anything from the company by doing this, but I’m happy to share the love (and the produce!)

I just finished my weekly planning for the week, and I think this may be something I share regularly on Mondays.

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