Menu of the Week.
March 4th – 10th

This is a lie.

It’s all a lie.

We will not be eating what’s on this menu this week. I considered keeping that fact a secret (like I do with the rest of the lies I tell to you people), but after watching a particularly powerful episode of Touched by an Angel, decided to go with the truth.

This menu … is what we ate last week.


I didn’t post a menu last week because I just didn’t have time. I knew what we were eating but I didn’t have the time to turn our eating habits into a post.

It’s possible my newly formed drug habit is affecting me in a negative way. Gummi vitamins.   Children’s Omega-3 gummi vitamins. I have a big jug of them. You’re allowed to eat 4 of t hem every 5 hours or so.

I’ve taken to sitting crossed legged in the kitchen with the jug in my lap and a timer in my right hand.

I’ve figured out a work around to my new problem by transferring the jug to my desk and setting the timer on my computer. Now I can work, and feed my addiction.

I plan to start my new setup next week. So for now, I again don’t have a new menu for you, but I do have a menu. It just happens to reflect the food we ate last week.

I think. I’m still sort of in an Omega-3 haze.



Curried Cauliflower Soup from the True Food cookbook

Onion Rings from Masterchef Australia contestant Kylie.

Yorkshire Pudding as done by Martha Stewart

Raw Kale Salad from the True Food cookbook

Eat up.


  1. That just means that we eat what you ate a week later, no problem with that.
    One question, why no bun with the hamburger? Are you and the Fella on a carb-free regime now instead of Paleo?
    Lol, the ad at the top of your page is from justeat dot ie and reads
    “Order delicious take away online. Delivered to your door. Order now!”
    Ha ha!

    • Karen says:

      Hah! I couldn’t even tell you that last time we had take away or delivery. Bunless is just to cut down on carbs and calories for the night because the rest of the week is heavy. I really don’t miss the bun that much. It’s a good, easy way to cut down during the week a tiny bit. ~ karen!

  2. Christie says:

    The mental image of you sitting on the kitchen floor… I’m dying over here!

    Also, Monday’s menu sounds like magic. If I were to make up my weekly menu, it would probably just be Monday repeated every single day.

    • Karen says:

      Christie – I have to admit. The soup is one of my favourites and the sandwiches I made up on the spot. We’ll definitely be having them again. REALLY good. ~ karen!

  3. Mary Werner says:

    Homemade Ravioli – I am truly impressed! Never made Yorkies before but have always wanted to along with visiting Carlsbad Caverns. I will probably never make it out west, but I will give your “old” recipe a try because you wrote it on the internet and if I’m going to try them, the first time should always be the best.

  4. I have to admit I eat by the seat of my pants when hubby is out of town. When he’s home, he does all the cooking and I do a lot of eating (and dishes) which is a good trade for great food. But now he needs to go as I have gained too much weight! Bless him! Your fella must love your cooking! Cheers.

  5. Marti says:

    I’ve made homemade ravioli, both ways: handmade dough all rolled out and wonton wrappers. Can we see yours, sometime soon, please?

    • Karen says:

      Yup. Very soon actually. 2 posts on making and rolling pasta this week, with a recipe for and how to form tortellini the next week. ~ k!

      • Marti says:

        Oh! See there! Something to live (through this nasty headcold) for! Hurray!

        You ARE going to include ravioli in there somewhere, yes?

        • Karen says:

          Well, no. But tortellini filling, dough and the first part of forming are the same as ravioli. ~ k!

        • Marti says:


          Um, aren’t tortellini also more difficult than ravioli?

        • Karen says:

          Yes they are. Indeed. That’s what makes them more fun. Plus, you need them to make … tortellini en brodo. ~ k

        • Marti says:

          Can’t be done. I was scarred by a childhood tortellini incident.

  6. Barbie says:

    Prime rib! WOW! And mid week no less!

  7. Bobbi says:

    Karen…I made the curried cauliflower soup tonight and it is delicious…..But, no way it made 10 cups as the Dr. Weil site states. Do you get 10 cups from the recipe ?

    • Karen says:

      Bobbi – Hmm. I don’t know. I know it makes about enough for 2 dinners between the 2 of us. I’d think it probably does make around 10 cups come to think of it. You may not have added quite enough water. That’s pretty much what determines how much soup you get. Also, you don’t need to find Lite coconut milk, I just use regular coconut milk. or you can use regular coconut milk and cut it in half with water to make it “lite”. It’s good though, isn’t it? ~ karen!

  8. Sara says:

    Since shopping at our local farmers market for the past year, I’ve been learning to become friends with greens. I already liked cabbage, spinach and a variety of lettuces. Now I’ve expanded to bok choy, Swiss chard and arugula. However kale still eludes me as do all the Southern favorites of mustard, collard and turnip greens. I think I’m a little frightened of kale. I’m quite in awe of your raw kale eating habits. Well, now, thank you for this therapy session. I’ll send you kids vitamins as payment.

  9. Trisha says:

    That soup sounds great. But I have to ask if you have a recipe for the homemade recipe…?

    That was kind of me asking.

    Its awkward now – to say I’m going to ask the question, do I still have to ask it?

  10. Trisha says:

    That soup sounds great. But I have to ask if you have a recipe for the homemade recipe…?

    That was kind of me asking.

    Its awkward now – to say I’m going to ask the question, do I still have to ask it?

  11. Trisha says:

    I mean homemade ravioli. Damn this reviewing the internet with wine!

    • Karen says:

      Hah! Drunkie. There’s going to be a series of posts over the next couple of weeks focusing on making fresh pasta, starting on Tuesday. It will all culminate with how to make homemade tortellini. (same filling, different shape as ravioli) ~ karen!

      • Trisha says:

        Ha – well, what can I say? Wine makes an evening much more enjoyable! I look forward to the pasta posts!

  12. Melanie says:

    Hahahaha I bought those vita gummis for my daughter, tried one to see what they were like and ate the whole lot myself…. and I didn’t read the wait 4-5hrs thing so i reckon they all went in about 1/2 an hour!! Apart from the mild tremor I’m ok… 🙂

  13. shawna says:

    Nigella Lawson has an excellent Yorkshire pudding recipe and you only have to let it sit for 15 mins. They are wonderful every time. It is in her Feast cookbook. Enjoy.

  14. Miia says:

    A lot of cauliflower and no bun, I am sure you joined the dark side… little by little…

  15. Jan Rossi says:

    LOL! I thought I was the only one who found those gummi bear vitamins amazing! It was like a merger of peanut and chocolate but healthy – vitamins and candy! And it is soft and colorful. Ok, I clearly need to go pick some up. The cauliflower soup sounds good and I like curry….I will give it a try when I get out of my gummi vitamin haze I plan to dive into today.

  16. karenagain says:

    Monday: took out chicken for shake and bake. Honey called home and said he was picking up KFC.

    Tuesday: chicken tetrazzini. We hated it.

    Wednesday: a frozen store bought lasagna.

    Thursday: nothing

    Friday: Honey made some sort of bacon wrap goodness because I had too much wine.

    Saturday: Tacos.

    Sunday: A&W and taco salad.

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