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Saturday, February 1, 2014

My GF, Locavore-ish Weekly Meal Plan

Despite last night’s heavy snowfall, we trudged out to the farmers market early this morning to pick up some root veggies for this week’s meal plan. I’m excited about tonight’s cooking especially, as I think hubby and I are finally getting close to perfecting our gluten free beer stew. And as soon as we do, I’m planning to share it with you.

Also, as you can see from my freezer stock, I have a ton of staples in the freezer that will help me make quick, cheap, and easy meals this week using some of the local stuff we picked up this morning. With things like Big batches of frozen beans, frozen brown rice, and Frozen Soup Stock, I’m set to make simple soups, stews, and stir fries all week long. Stuff that’s perfect for cold, snowy days!

So here’s what I’m working with this week from the farmers market:

* 5 organic parsnips                            * 3 lbs of organic carrots
* 1 organic radish                                * 5 lbs apples
* 2 organic turnips

(All picked up for just $15)

 If you'd like to learn how and why I meal plan around local foods, you can check out my post on How and Why I Meal Plan (GF and Locavore-ish)

Week of: February 1 - 7
In the Freezer: Big batches of frozen beans, frozen brown rice, GF Chocolate Beer Cake, Frozen Soup Stock, chicken burger patties, frozen veggies
In the Fridge: parsnips, radish, turnips, carrots, apples, kale, big box of organic spinach, oranges, clementines, grapefruit, onions, garlic, ginger, ½ head cabbage, applesauce, GF beer
In the Cupboard: lentils, beans, organic tortillas, organic popcorn, organic cornmeal, brown rice, GF flours, local honey, rice vermicelli, rice noodles, canned fruit, Grandma’s Dill Pickles
GF Beer Stew
Bean Chili Casserole using Frozen Beans
Hubby is making pasta
frozen brown rice with lentils and vegetables
Burgers with salad and Grandma’s Dill Pickles
Scrounging through leftovers
Snacks: (There will be some, but I'm getting a headache and just wanted to get this post up!)
What’s Cookin’ Sunday: GF Chocolate Carrot Scones,

What are you eating this week?

GF Chocolate Carrot Scones

This post was shared on the following great link parties: Musings of a Housewife, The Hearth and Soul Hop, Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party, Fat Tuesday, Fight Back Friday,


  1. Hi Danielle,
    Your weekly, locavore-ish meal plans are so helpful. When I shop for organic food in my neighborhood I wince at the prices, so it has become incredibly important for me to plan my meals and shop carefully to stay within budget. Buying bulk and shopping in season at the farmer's market helps me a lot. It's always a pleasure to explore your blog.
    Thank you so much for sharing this helpful post on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!
    All the best, Deborah

    1. Thanks so much Deborah! Glad you enjoyed the meal plan and thank you for hosting the blog hop :)

  2. It looks like it will be a tasty week in your house :-) I'm really intrigued by those Chocolate Carrot Scones - they look scrumptious. I like that you are using so many veggies from the Farmer's Market :-) Thank you for sharing your menu plan with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

    1. Thanks, April! We like the scones a lot :) I just made some this weekend using mashed parsnips instead of carrots and they were also surprisingly good!


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