Menu for the Week of January 9, 2012


Monday: Squash Risotto

For a vegetarian option, emit the pancetta. Bacon is an alternative to pancetta as well. I often use delicata squash from our food share as an alternate squash.

Tuesday: Pork & Cheese Arepas with Tangy Cabbage Slaw

We told the kids it was a dinner donut. Skoogie decided she didn’t want toppings and just bit into it like a donut. Both kids enjoyed this meal. We used ground pork. For a vegetarian option, I plan to make again with black beans or my black bean spread.

Black Bean Spread

Blend together:

15 oz Black Beans

2 T Lemon Juice

1 ½ t Soy Sauce

½ t Cumin

½ t Cayenne (or less depending on spice level desired)

Salt to taste

Wednesday: Keema Beef Curry

An easy one-pot meal. Add naan on the side and your kids will LOVE you!

NAAN - 10 servings


4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2 cups plain low-fat yogurt


Mix together the first three ingredients, and then add yogurt. Stir initially with spoon and then knead together with hands. If needed, add additional yogurt. Place dough in oiled bowl, cover and set aside for an hour. Then remove from bowl, and cut into 10 equal pieces on a flour dusted countertop,. Turn the oven to Broil. Roll out 1/4 inch thick with a rolling pin and place 2-3 on pizza stone at a time. Cook for 3-4 minutes until lightly browned.

Thursday: Black Beans & Rice with Apple Salsa

This recipe can be served with or without shredded chicken. I doubled the apple salsa and added in 1 -1 1/2 cup of chopped cabbage for some extra crunch.

Friday: Orange & Soy Glazed Baby Back Ribs with Momofuko’s Brussels Sprouts

The sweet citrus and salty soy is a great combo! This is a great meal to share with friends.

a new twist

We love beans and rice here. I'm excited to try the apple salsa for a change up. Thanks for the great ideas!

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