Hello, and happy Monday! If you're reading from Iowa, I hope you're snuggled in and avoiding the sketchy weather we're having. If you're reading from Florida or California, I hate you. Kidding.
Did you see our first "apartment living" post on Saturday night regarding recycling in an apartment complex that doesn't offer a recycling service? John and I are pretty stoked to bring you a series of posts in January and February that highlight sustainable, eco-conscious living for folks in apartments or condos. Although we'll be living in an apartment for a few short months, this gives us a fantastic opportunity to practice some of the sustainable living concepts we hear and read about. It also allows us to try new things and share them with you with personal experience and testimonials.
If you don't already, please follow us on Instagram. We're posting there all the time and would love to have you along.
In this week's meal plan (which is sometimes a photo of our menu board in our kitchen, sometimes a screenshot of my Real Plans, sometimes a simple list with links to recipes), 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.
Monday - Leftovers of some sort
Tuesday - Sweet potato soup with coconut and ginger
Wednesday - Savory coconut pancakes and steamed cauliflower
Thursday - Turkey burgers (no bun!) with sautéed veggies and more steamed cauliflower (there was a sale on cauliflower, ok?)
Friday - Leftover turkey burgers and creamed turmeric kale
Saturday - Chicken, veggie and lentil soup
Sunday - Leftovers! Anything from the fridge gets eaten up!
It might seem complicating to eat locally and in season, but we actually get the bulk of our meal plan ideas from Real Plans. You can go here to learn more!