Healthy Week 2 Grocery List + What I Cooked

So this one isn't AIP or even totally Paleo because of the quinoa and beans but it's healthy and delicious! It's going to be a good week - we made a lot of food and I can't wait to eat it. 

I posted the first one of these types of posts - here's a link! Again, some of my tips for grocery shopping and batch cooking are: pick a menu (I like salad for lunch and stew/soup for dinner with a midweek stir fry or taco night), inventory the fridge/pantry and write a shopping list that is organized by departments in the grocery store.

Recipes will be posted this week and linked.  I prepared the slow cooker beef braise, salad components and pesto vinaigrette on Sunday evening.  Cameron made the soup on Sunday, too. It took about 2-3 hours. It's a nice, relaxing time: we listened to Here's the Thing and This American Life podcasts while we cooked and chatted. 

The Menu:

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AIP Thai Lemongrass Beef + Root Vegetables in a slow cooker (AIP, Paleo, GF, DF)

Cameron's Daikon + Mushroom Soup (AIP, Paleo, Gf, DF, Vegan)

Copycat Sweetgreen Pesto Portobello Salad Bowl (Vegan, DF, GF) + Pesto Vinaigrette

AIP Turkey Tacos + Plantain Tortillas

And my snacks: plantain chips, tigernuts, unsweetened dried fruit, green apples with cinnamon, baby carrots, grapes, veggie snacks, smoothies (Chocolate Cherry!), canned tuna, blanched broccoli, curry cauliflower, Anita's coconut yogurt, sliced deli meats, hummus, roasted peas and avocado with lime juice, s+p.  These things always get added to the list as needed and are not included in the main list below. 

The grocery list: 

 3 lemongrass stalks

1 bunch basil

1 yellow onion

1 head garlic

4" ginger

4 daikon

1 celery root

1 fennel bulb

2 leeks

5 carrots

2 limes

2 bunches broccoli

2 plantains

16 oz cremini mushrooms (or mini portobellos)

about 2 cups baby bok choy

1 bin arugula

1 head iceberg lettuce (optional, for tacos)

1/2 head cabbage (optional, to serve with thai beef)

1 bunch cilantro (optional for beef braise and tacos)

2 lbs grass fed stew beef

1 lb ground turkey

1 quart beef stock

1 tin chickpeas

4 dried shitakes

Additional Staples for These Recipes: red wine vinegar, olive oil, avocado oil, kosher salt, ground black pepper, dried thyme, cumin, turmeric, quinoa, fish sauce, bay leaf, dried kafir lime leaves, star anise, cinnamon sticks, szchuan peppercorns, 


Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Happy almost Cinco de Mayo!  It's this Thursday.  In case you're unaware, it's a Mexican holiday that celebrates the Mexican army's victory in the battle of La Puebla in 1862, during the Franco-Mexican War.  

Now you're probably thinking you'd like to celebrate with some Mexican food and drink.  (Or mexican-ish.  As most of the below recipes are not super authentic - but they are delicious and that's what counts!)  Here's a little recipe roundup to get things started.  Click on the photos for individual recipes.  xo.

Street Corn

Street Corn

Ginger Peach Margaritas

Ginger Peach Margaritas

Black Bean + Tomatillo Soup

Black Bean + Tomatillo Soup

  Slow Cooker Cochinita Pibil

 Slow Cooker Cochinita Pibil

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Burrito Bowls

Chicken Burrito Bowls