“Just because I’m awake does not mean I’m ready to do things.”

indexI have a good 5 hour window for people to talk to me during the day…catch me between noon and 5pm. Or forget it. This might be a slight exaggeration. Slight. I’m working on this. Someday, I hope to be social until 6pm! What a day that will be.

Enough wallowing! Here are some recipes for the week. There should be something for everyone here. I know it’s a commitment, but nothing beats home cooking.

Monday: Coconut Curry with Almond Butter (vegan and paleo)

http://www.foodfaithfitness.com/coconut-curry-with-almond-butter/

Tuesday: Spicy Turkey & Zucchini Burgers (gluten free; can be dairy free if you replace the sour cream and yogurt for coconut cream, or a dairy free yogurt)

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/spicy_turkey_and_zucchini_burger/

Wednesday: Steamed Butternut Squash over quinoa with Southwestern Tahini Sauce (vegan, gluten free)

http://veganyackattack.com/2012/10/10/steamed-butternut-squash-over-quinoa-with-southwestern-tahini-sauce/

Thursday: Slow cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders (can be made dairy free by leaving off cheese, or using a dairy free cheese; can be gluten free if you use gluten free buns)

http://thrivinghomeblog.com/2014/12/slow-cooker-chicken-parmesan-sliders-perfect-weeknight-meal/

Friday: Paleo Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos (gluten and free; save time and use corn tortillas and store-bought sweet chili sauce …instead of strictly following the recipe)

http://wickedspatula.com/paleo-bang-bang-shrimp-tacos

Saturday: Easy Thai Peanut Sauce Spaghetti Squash (gluten free and vegan, but you can add chicken to increase the protein, and to make the meal go further….and to appease your meat-loving counterpart)

http://leelalicious.com/thai-peanut-sauce-spaghetti-squash/

Sunday: Crock Pot Rustic Italian Beef Ragu (gluten free if you replace the noodles with g-free pasta, and replace the barley for quinoa)

http://vikalinka.com/2014/02/25/crock-pot-rustic-italian-beef-ragu/

Recipes are just guidelines (except when you’re baking)….feel free to substitute and leave out ingredients you don’t like. For example, for Wednesday’s meal, I plan to sub sweet potato for butternut squash and roast all of the veggies together, instead of creating another step and steaming the potatoes separately. I also use all white quinoa, because I don’t like red quinoa.

I think a glass of Rosé, Pinot Gris, or Carmenère would pair well with dinner tonight. You made it though the day; you deserve it!

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