Mostly Homemade Mondays - Week 183 + URBAN HOMESTEAD MEAL PLAN!

In this week's meal plan (which is a photo of our menu board in our kitchen), you'll find several homegrown or local item from our urban homestead. Of course, there will be a few repeats throughout the week since we try to eat in-season and lots of leftovers for lunch. Breakfast is usually a smoothie or steel cut oats; something that can be prepared quickly in the morning. 

Anyway, on to the party:



Mostly Homemade Mondays is a series for people that are on a journey to better living, via healthier eating and a more natural lifestyle. We realize that there are different paths that we all take to get to that place, and this bloghop celebrates that. Whether you’re a seasoned raw foodist who has banned all things unnatural, or a rookie who is starting out by cutting out junk food, we’d love to hear from you! Link up with your favorite recipes, projects, crafts, or rants and raves.

The Hosts:


Homemade Mondays will open every Monday. You have until Thursday to make your submissions. We will share our favorite posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and shout it from the rooftops.
  • Link up. Use the submission form below to add your blog posts to our gallery below. You can add as many links as you’d like, as long as they’re on topic. 
  • What’s eligible? Recipes, crafts, DIY projects, gardening, fitness, green ideas or just plain old advice. We’re pretty open.
  • Tell us about yourselves. Leave a comment telling us a little about your site and what you’ve shared. Of course this isn’t mandatory, but it’s a good way to stand out.
  • Link back. Share the love by adding a link back to this party with your readers so they can see all of these great ideas as well.
  • Follow our Pinterest board. Remember to check out our Mostly Homemade Mondays Pinterest board where we're pinning some of our favorite posts from the week.
Here was our favorite post from last week: 


A special thanks to Serving Joyfully for linking up Homemade, Real Food Graham Crackers to Mostly Homemade Mondays! Feel free to grab this "I've Been Featured" button and share the great news with your readers, family, and friends: 
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Brown Baggin' It Never Tasted So Good: Garlic, Mushroom, Broccoli and Noodles

Since John is traveling for work during the week, I usually spend a considerable amount of time on Sunday making lunches for both of us to take to work throughout the week. While it is a lot of work, I do enjoy it.

I also enjoy cooking with new spices and rubs form Raw SpiceBar. In March I received a shittake mushroom powder.

I had no idea what to do with it. 

Thank goodness for the complimentary recipes in each Raw SpiceBar delivery. They are beautifully printed on a glossy card stock in a perfect size for your cookbook or recipe box. I decided to take Raw SpiceBar's lead on this one, and made a delicious, spicy stir fry for our weekday lunches.


First, gather these ingredients:

  • 1/2 T of Raw SpiceBar Shittake Mushroom Powder
  • 1/2 lb. of buckwheat noodles
  • 1 lb broccoli florets (fresh)
  • 2 T peanut oil
  • 6 oz portabella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 inch of ginger, diced
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 c. vegetable stock
  • 3 T coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup sliced onion
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • a couple green onions for garnish

Directions:

  1. Blanch the broccoli for a minute and set aside. 
  2. In a separate pot, cook the buckwheat noodles according to package directions, then set aside. 
  3. Heat the peanut oil in a large skillet over med-high, then add mushrooms, shittake powder, garlic, ginger, onions, and red pepper flakes. Cook until fragrant. 
  4. Reduce heat to medium, then add the blanched broccoli, broth, soy sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer for 1-2 minutes until broccoli is a little more tender. 
  5. Add the buckwheat noodles and toss with tongs. 
  6. Garnish with green onions, then enjoy!

If you want to try new spices each month that are ground fresh to order and delivered right to your mailbox, go here to learn more and subscribe. We really enjoy the three selections we receive each month, and the complimentary recipes that are included with each delivery. The coolest part? It's only $6 a month! That's it! This month I received saffron threads. SAFFRON THREADS, PEOPLE! 

I also like that the recipes serve 4-6 people (perfect for leftover lunches!), but the recipes in each delivery only require a small portion of the spices. That means there's plenty left for future recipes. A Raw SpiceBar subscription is an affordable, easy way to try new flavors and dishes in the freshest way possible. No hunting for the perfect spices, no full bottles remaining in your pantry for years after.

Give it a shot. You will enjoy it, I promise!

What weekday meals do you pack for lunch? Leave a comment!


AMAZON DISCLOSURE: The owner of this website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for bloggers and sites to earn advertising fees by promoting and linking to Amazon properties. Rest assured that I only link to products that I use, recommend, or covet :) Clicking on or purchasing something I have recommended from Amazon does NOT increase or impact your cost in any way.

Mostly Homemade Mondays - Week 182 + URBAN HOMESTEAD MEAL PLAN!

In this week's meal plan (which is a photo of our menu board in our kitchen), you'll find several homegrown or local item from our urban homestead. Of course, there will be a few repeats throughout the week since we try to eat in-season and lots of leftovers for lunch. Breakfast is usually a smoothie or steel cut oats; something that can be prepared quickly in the morning. 

Anyway, on to the party:



Mostly Homemade Mondays is a series for people that are on a journey to better living, via healthier eating and a more natural lifestyle. We realize that there are different paths that we all take to get to that place, and this bloghop celebrates that. Whether you’re a seasoned raw foodist who has banned all things unnatural, or a rookie who is starting out by cutting out junk food, we’d love to hear from you! Link up with your favorite recipes, projects, crafts, or rants and raves.

The Hosts:


Homemade Mondays will open every Monday. You have until Thursday to make your submissions. We will share our favorite posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and shout it from the rooftops.
  • Link up. Use the submission form below to add your blog posts to our gallery below. You can add as many links as you’d like, as long as they’re on topic. 
  • What’s eligible? Recipes, crafts, DIY projects, gardening, fitness, green ideas or just plain old advice. We’re pretty open.
  • Tell us about yourselves. Leave a comment telling us a little about your site and what you’ve shared. Of course this isn’t mandatory, but it’s a good way to stand out.
  • Link back. Share the love by adding a link back to this party with your readers so they can see all of these great ideas as well.
  • Follow our Pinterest board. Remember to check out our Mostly Homemade Mondays Pinterest board where we're pinning some of our favorite posts from the week.
Here was our favorite post from last week: 


A special thanks to Stephlin's Mountain for linking up Easy No-Bake Energy Bars to Mostly Homemade Mondays! Feel free to grab this "I've Been Featured" button and share the great news with your readers, family, and friends: 
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