Menu Week of December 14

We try to eat Real Food. What does that mean to me? Our foods should be whole, unprocessed and nutrient dense. I’ll be the first to admit that we still have a long ways to go before we are eating the optimum nutrient dense diet. Most days though, I am pleased with our progress in switching from a Standard American Diet (SAD) to a Real/Whole/Traditional/Nutrient Dense Diet.

Last week I had Internet issues and didn’t put up my menu for the week. But I want to highlight a few of our favorite dishes from the week before. Salmon Fried in Red Palm Oil was so simple to make but delicious. It was the first time I had used the Red Palm oil (it is actually yellow not red) and I love the flavor of it. Another huge hit was a Savory Custard that I made based on the Acorn Custard that Jenny at Nourished Kitchen made on one of her Food Stamp Challenge weeks. Instead of using Acorn Squash I used Sweet Potato Puree (recipe from Nourishing Traditions) that I had stashed in the freezer after Thanksgiving. It turned out wonderful.


B- Sourdough toast with yogurt cheese and apple butter, kiwi slices
D- Antelope shoulder roast, baked squash, broccoli

B- Soaked oatmeal with persimmon puree
D- Antelope Pie, lacto fermented beets, sauteed apples

B- Yogurt with kiwi puree
D- Chick pea curry, rice, lacto fermented turnips, flat bread

B- Muffins and smoothies
D- Chick Pea Patties, sourdough pitas, yogurt, lettuce, cucumber

B- Kefir Parfait
D- Pizza, sauerkraut

B- Baked Oatmeal
L- Leftovers
D- Hummus with olives, cheese, lacto fermented veggies, sourdough crackers, leftover flat bread and pita

B- Baked Oatmeal (leftover)
L- Salmon Patties, fruit salad
D- Beef Rump Roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots, sauerkraut

What’s on your menu this week?
Pop on over and visit Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura (I’m an Organizing Junkie) for other menu ideas.


  1. Kim

    >Wow! This is what I wish my menu looked like! Still working towards the Nourishing Traditions way, but it takes time. Thanks for inspiring me to keep trying!

  2. Millie

    >Thanks Rona! The salmon was terrific.

    It does take time. When we started switching toward the NT way we were lucky to get one NT style meal a week! Changing things a little at a time has been the key for us.

  3. Keli

    >i talked to hubby tonight about switching to all (or at least more) "real foods"… let's just say he's "old school" and doesn't agree with me. but he did say to go ahead and try it so… hopefully he'll like the changes i make!!

    Stop by my blog ( and share some of your favorite dessert recipes in my cookie swap!

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Millie

    If you start slow and make small changes he might embrace it. My husband has been on board with this since the beginning but my teen aged girls were not. At first, I never even told them we were making any changes. They just noticed we were eating more 'homemade' foods which they didn't complain about. Then they noticed we were eating less desserts, which they did complain about. Now they never know what weird thing will be cooking in the kitchen when they come home.
    I'm off to look at your cookie swap.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *