I plan to do weekly blog posts that summarize my meals from the week. I hope these will be examples you can turn to when you find yourself thinking, “What do I want to eat today?” The goals of these “Week in Review” posts are threefold:
- Serve as seasonal meal plan templates to provide inspiration for your own meals.
- Include relevant tips and tricks that may not warrant full blog posts.
- Show that everyday home cooking is a reasonable goal. Not all the time, but more often than you think.
You will find a lack of reliance on recipes in these posts. Not because I don’t like them. (I do! I love cookbooks.) Rather, because planning, shopping, and cooking with recipes every day is exhausting. The common alternative of learning a set of meals and repeating ad nauseum is, well, just that—tiresome and boring. Not to mention incompatible with a diet focused on fruits and vegetables in season.
Fruit and vegetable haul from a summer CSA with Growing Washington.
I recommend you start with the most recent post (i.e. the first one in the list below) if you are trying to eat fruits and vegetables in season. The following is a list of my “Week in Review” posts to date:
CSA Week 5—Experiment With New Ingredients: July 13-19, 2017
CSA Week 4—It’s Finally Raspberry Season: July 6-12, 2017
CSA Week 3—What to Do When You’re Going Out of Town: June 29-July 5, 2017
CSA Week 2—The Greens Keep Coming But So Does Summer Fruit: June 22-28, 2017
CSA Week 1—A Wet Spring Means Lots of Greens: June 15-21, 2017
Farmers Market Season is Here: June 12–14, 2017
Improvisation is Key to Reducing Food Waste: May 1–June 9, 2017
Endless Effortless Meals for Spring: April 3–28, 2017
Homemade Doesn’t Mean Complicated: March 27–31, 2017
This Is How You Do Convenience Food: March 6–22, 2017
Everything Good in Life—Bread, Cheese and Japanese Food: February 6–March 2, 2017
The Protein Craze: January 30–February 3, 2017
What Can You Make Right Now? January 23–27, 2017
Not-Your-Standard Weekend Cooking for the Week: January 16–20, 2017
Know What’s in Your Freezer: January 9–13, 2017
Trip to the Northeast: December 26, 2016–January
8 9, 2017 (no post)
The Last Days of 2016: December 12–23, 2016
Serving Leftovers to Company (Yes We Can): December 5–9, 2016
Comfort Food (Obviously) … Another Drink Anyone? November 7–December 2, 2016
Sweet Corn and Peppers for the Last Taste of Summer: October 31–November 4, 2016
A Pantry Inventory Is Important, but So Are Habits: October 24–28, 2016
The Versatility of Homemade Vegetable Soup: October 18–21, 2016
Trip to Spain: September 25–October 17, 2016 (no post)
Eat Your Veggies Because There’s No Other Choice: September 19–23, 2016
The Week of Fennel Pollen, Flowers, and Fronds: September 12–16, 2016
End of Summer Recipes for the Love of Fresh Tomatoes and Berries: September 6–9, 2016
Bacon and Eggs… and Kale? Plus Summer Only Dinners: August 29–September 2, 2016
Fresh Fruit and Reliance on Leftovers: August 22–26, 2016
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