Food & Drink Magazine

Real Food Meal Plan – Week 18 2016

By Thecookspyjamas @thecookspyjamas
Thanks to the abundant garden, this week's Real Food Meal Plan includes a lot of broccoli. We feasted on Chicken & Mushroom Pesto Pasta with broccoli, pan fried fish, Brown Rice & Lentil Soup, and homemade Beef & Mushroom Pot Pies. Real Food Meal Plan – Week 18 2016

Our menu this week centered around the abundance of fresh produce from both Dad's and our own garden. Dad arrived from the farm with huge bags of broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts, together with another bags of oranges and mandarins. And our own broccoli plants have all started to produce at the same time, so there was a lot of broccoli on the menu this week. Never a bad thing.

This week we ate:


Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms, followed by plum crumble for dessert.

I'm still playing with this recipe, but it is essentially fried sausage meat, wilted spinach and cream cheese stuffed into mushroom cups and baked. The Princess isn't a fan but we love them.


Chicken & Mushroom Pesto Pasta, with added broccoli.

I made the recipe as described, but threw some chopped broccoli florets in with the pasta towards the end of the pasta cooking time. It was a great addition to the pasta and an easy way to cook the broccoli.


Pan-fried fish, served with Easy Baked Sweet Potato Chips, and shaved brussel sprouts sauteed with pancetta.

To cook the brussel sprouts, finely chop some pancetta, then allow it to render in a fry pan over a low heat until the fat runs and the pancetta is crispy. Increase the heat to medium, add the finely sliced brussel sprouts, and fry until the sprouts begin to brown. Season with lots of salt & pepper, and serve immediately.


Lentil and Brown Rice Soup, served with homemade sourdough bread.


Beef & Mushroom Pot Pies, served with Mini Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, and Roasted Broccoli with Garlic & Anchovies.

These pies will be on the blog in a couple of weeks. Keep an eye out for them.

Bon Appetit!

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • BNV002: That Vegan Conversation

    BNV002: That Vegan Conversation

    <Press the PLAY button above to listen to the podcast, or you can download it for later. > That Vegan Conversation Show Notes We’ve all had that... Read more

    The 24 February 2018 by   Chuck Underwood
  • Snoop Dogg Inspiring Netflix Series “Coach Snoop” Is A Must See

    Snoop Dogg Inspiring Netflix Series “Coach Snoop” Must

    ChristianNews Snoop Dogg new Netflix series “Coach Snoop” shows viewers another side of the famed rapper from Cali. The 8 episode Netflix series, centers... Read more

    The 24 February 2018 by   Firstladyb
  • Nuclear Accidents

    Nuclear Accidents

    diagrams: Chernobyl reactor before and afterNuclear fission is one of the world-changing discoveries of the mid-twentieth century. Read more

    The 24 February 2018 by   Dlittle30
  • Concert Review: A Cure for Pomposity

    Concert Review: Cure Pomposity

    The Vienna Philharmonic returns to Carnegie Hall. by Paul J. Pelkonen Gustavo Dudamel (standing) at the helm of the Vienna Philharmonic. Read more

    The 24 February 2018 by   Superconductor
  • Sixer’s Sevens: Middlesbrough Take One Point. Do Our Players Get Another?

    Sixer’s Sevens: Middlesbrough Take Point. Players Another?

    Jake: ‘it’s not always pretty’ We were 1-0 up when I started setting this up, just after half time. By the time I’d got the page ready for Pete Sixsmith we... Read more

    The 24 February 2018 by   Colin Randall
  • NYC Event Alert: Vionic Shoes Invites You to #DiscoverTheSecret

    Event Alert: Vionic Shoes Invites #DiscoverTheSecret

    Just in time to celebrate National Women's History Month, Vionic Shoes celebrates women's empowerment with the launch of "The Secret". In partnership with Elle... Read more

    The 24 February 2018 by   Dynelle Skinner
  • Who’s Hungry?

    Who’s Hungry?

    I flatter myself to think that some people enjoy my daily musings, although they’re sometimes grim. Religion often is. One curious example of this is the... Read more

    The 24 February 2018 by   Steveawiggins