Weekly Meal Roundup

Homemade bread topped with AR  butter & homemade strawberry jam. With a side of homegrown duck eggs.

Homemade bread topped with AR butter & homemade strawberry jam. With a side of homegrown duck eggs.

Homemade spinach, egg & tofu soup made with our duck eggs.

Homemade spinach, egg & tofu soup made with our duck eggs.

Paris the Chicken & Soophie the Duck. It's been so cold that the girls have been hanging out in front of our back door.

Weekly Meal Roundup is back! One of the reasons that it’s back is because I have to keep a food journal to manage my migraine. Well, as long as I have to keep a food journal, I figured why not share how I eat locally on the blog?

Eating locally can be tough this time of the year. With farmers markets closed, it’s hard to get hold of fresh, locally grown food. Eddy and I buy from Arkansas Sustainability Network’s Local Food Club, but even online food clubs see a decline in availability of fresh produce this time of the year.

That’s why I can’t stress enough the importance of harvest preservation if you want to eat locally throughout the year. This week, I made eggplant casserole using tomatoes and eggplant that I froze in this summer. They helped bring back a bit of summer in a frigid week!

How do you eat locally this time of the year? Enjoying any preserved harvest? Leave a comment!

And now, here is the roundup for this past week.

Sunday

Breakfast – organic mochi in kelp soup, home roasted coffee

Lunch – organic mochi in kelp soup, daikon & carrots slaw, mashed Asian sweet potatoes with chestnuts, black beans, burdock roots with sesame seeds

Dinner – homemade chili made with AR ground buffalo, tomatoes, corn & peppers, homemade cornbread made with War Eagle Mill cornmeal

Monday

Breakfast – organic War Eagle Mill (WEM) oatmeal with WEM flax and AR honey & bee pollen, half a grapefruit, home roasted coffee

Lunch – homemade chili, cornbread

Dinner – at friend’s (Thanks, David!)

Tuesday

Breakfast – organic WEM oatmeal with WEM flax and AR honey & bee pollen, half a grapefruit, home roasted coffee

Lunch – homemade chili, cornbread, AR grape tomatoes

Dinner – at Vino’s with friends

Wednesday

Breakfast – AR rice with natto (fermented soy beans), AR grape tomatoes, half a grapefruit, home roasted coffee

Lunch – at Vino’s with colleagues

Dinner – homemade chili, pecan mashed sweet potatoes made with AR sweet potatoes & pecans, AR turnips in mustard sauce made with homemade mustard, eggplant casserole made with AR eggplant, tomatoes & jalapeno cheddar, homegrown eggs & homemade cornbread made with WEM cornmeal & homegrown eggs, home brewed beer

Thursday

Breakfast – organic WEM oatmeal with WEM flax and AR honey & bee pollen, half a grapefruit, home roasted coffee

Lunch – homemade chili, pecan mashed sweet potatoes, AR turnips in mustard sauce

Dinner – homemade shrimp fried rice made with SC shrimp (Christmas present from Eddy’s parents who live in Charleston), homegrown eggs & AR rice, carrots & peppers, AR broccoli in oyster sauce, spinach, egg & tofu soup made with homegrown eggs, AR mixed greens salad topped with homemade miso vinaigrette

Friday

Breakfast – homemade bread made with WEM flour topped with homemade strawberry jam made with AR strawberries, homegrown eggs, home roasted coffee

Lunch – homemade shrimp fried rice, spinach, egg & tofu soup, AR broccoli in oyster sauce

Dinner – at Masala Grill & Teahouse

Saturday

Brunch – homemade French toast made with homemade bread, homegrown eggs, topped with AR honey, half a grapefruit, home roasted coffee

Dinner – at a taqueria in Hot Springs

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One response to “Weekly Meal Roundup

  1. One of my favorite local places to shop is from Richard white & Linda Brown. They run All Natural Meat & More. They usually have a booth in the LR farmers market, but this time of the year you can order from them via email. They have the best bacon I have ever had (yes, it is better than Petit Jean). My sister even has them ship it to her out in California.

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