Free Meal Plan: Karen’s Cauliflower Soup

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Writing the meal plan this week was exceptionally hard, mostly because there were so many recipes that looked so delicious I wanted to include them all. Instead I sat my teen down and we picked the ones that made us literally wish to lick the computer screen or that inspired me to run out and buy some of the ingredients.  I hope that these are as drool worthy for you, because I’ve cooked recipes from all these sources before and they have been absolutely spectacular.  Enjoy!


Free Meal Plan: Tequila Marinated Shrimp and Fish TacosOn Twitter today we got into a conversation about prawns. Spot prawn season is just starting here in BC, and some people wait all year just so they can buy some. A follower asked me about prawn recipes, and today as I browsed, I happened to look over at Crepes of Wrath and found this recipe for tequila marinated shrimp tacos that immediately caused me to stop and stare at the screen. Never mind that everything I’ve ever tried from Sydney’s blog has been delectable, but this one looks like something I must try very, very soon.

Tequila Marinated Shrimp and Fish Tacos

Photo copyright Crepes of Wrath, used with permission


Free Meal Plan: Crockpot Pinto BonanzaCooking with dried beans has been on my list of things to do for awhile, and when I saw this recipe over at Merry With Children I included some dried pintos in my weekly grocery shop. I already have some spare chorizo sausage hanging around, why not try it? This is a dish you can put in the slow cooker and then forget about, and have it as your main meal or even on the side with the delicious ribs below.

Crockpot Pinto Bonanza

Photo copyright Merry with Children, used with permission


Free Meal Plan: Cayenne Cinnamon Ribs with Maple GlazeThese ribs are so easy, Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen says, all you need is tin foil and an oven. We don’t usually eat ribs but my teenager took one look at the pictures on her blog and made me promise that sometime soon we will eat these ribs because “oh Mom, I want to lick the screen they look so good.”

Cayenne Cinnamon Ribs with Maple Glaze

Photo copyright Susan Cole Kelly, used with permission


Free Meal Plan: Roasted Chicken Thighs and CauliflowerCauliflower has been on sale a lot lately in the grocery store. Sometimes kids who shun cauliflower just haven’t had it roasted, which imparts a lot of flavor. This recipe from EveryDay Food is really easy-just toss everything into the oven and let it roast while you toss a salad or something!

Roasted Chicken Thighs and Cauliflower

Photo copyright Muffet, used with permission


Free Meal Plan: Karen’s Cauliflower SoupWith a pile of cauliflower in my fridge this week, I had to come up with something and amazingly enough, created a really great soup. The teenager and I took it for lunch with some biscuits. Soup really is an easy thing, you can change things around all you like to suit your tastes.

Karen’s Cauliflower Soup

Photo copyright Karen Humphrey


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