Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My Local Food Meal Plan

Pork Laab Salad


I love looking at what other people are making and planning for their family's meals, it inspires me and gives me new ideas. I like to use as much locally sourced foods as possible, even some foods from my own backyard garden.

Tuesday:
Dinner was a spicy pork laab salad made with local pastured pork, locally grown English cucumbers, cilantro and sushi rice. The recipe I am using is adapted from a wonderful new cookbook called > Cooking From The Heart: The Hmong Kitchen in America.

Wednesday:

Homemade pizza topped with locally made whole-milk mozzarella and nitrate-free pepperoni and basil, thyme and oregano fresh from the garden. I am making the crust from scratch using sprouted whole wheat flour, > check this out to learn more about this great, traditionally-made food. We'll be having locally grown bok choy for a side.

Thursday:
Vegetarian tacos, with pinto beans, sauteed onions and green peppers, local cheddar cheese and sour cream, and last but not least homemade masa tortillas using > Cheeseslave's recipe .

Friday:
I am exited to try my own spin on this dish > spicy mango-ginger beef roast, using grass-fed chuck roast. I'll serve it over new potatoes from the farmer's market.

Saturday:
Barbecued chicken thighs from Callister Farms, homemade biscuits made with sprouted wheat flour, and green beans.

Sunday:
Bratwurst sausages sauteed with local purple cabbage, lacinato kale from our garden, and caraway seeds. This meal was inspired by a recipe in one of my favorite books, Full Moon Feast. See > the recipe here

Monday:
My mom's recipe for corn pancakes with shredded cheese and fresh basil, alongside fried walleye, trout or whatever looks freshest at my Dad's shop, > Coastal Seafoods.

Here's Eliza enjoying pork laab salad!



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3 comments:

  1. You're making me so hungry AND you're making me want another baby with that precious shot! :)

    Thanks for joining in on Real Food Wednesday!

    Kelly

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  2. That is one cute baby! Sounds really good. We're working doing more local food, it's a slow process of finding it all.

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