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Weekly Meal Prep Plan


WEEKLY MEAL PLAN

This is our weekly meal prep plan. The plan that makes it possible to eat the best tasting meals that are also healthy, easy, and sustainable. We make up a number of things on the weekend so it’s easy to put together healthy meals during the week. It starts with the basics – making sure we have things like homemade yogurt, beans and and bread on hand. We use a basic recipe and add different ingredients to each to vary the menus.

This might sound like a lot, but each thing only takes a few minutes and then we have meals planned through Thursday. Since we do it on Sunday, we know how long these items have been in the refrigerator. If we need to stock some other items, like toasting nuts or making mayonnaise, we can do these as well. The key is to use the best ingredients- beans from Rancho Gordo, bread flour from King Arthur Baking, McCann’s Irish Oatmeal, Milk products from Horizon Organic (and, no, we are not affiliates of any of these companies.)FARMERS’ MARKET

Our weekly meal prep plan also includes a visit to the farmers’ market, where we get the best tasting produce. And since we have our basics, we can shop like a chef, buying whatever looks good and is in season without having a list or a plan. We know it will fit in with the weekly meal plan because we have a basic idea of what we are having.

OUR BASIC RECIPES

IRISH OATMEAL
Steel cut Irish oatmeal made in an Instant Pot – couldn't be easier.
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Irish Oatmeal
Garlic Infused Olive Oil Recipe
Garlic Olive Oil made in the Instant Pot is so easy, and makes a healthy substitute for butter.
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garlic olive oil
Heirloom Beans
Heirloom Beans Recipe made in an Instant Pot
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instant pot pinto beans
INSTANT POT YOGURT
Yogurt, or Yoghurt, is easy to make in an Instant Pot, you just need to know if it is mesophilic or thermophilic
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Instant Pot yogurt with berries and a drizzle of honey
HOW TO MAKE SOUR CREAM
An Easy Instant Pot Sour Cream Recipe Using Just Real Cream and Starter
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Crème Fraîche
This is the easiest crème fraîche recipe imaginable. Authentic French crème fraîche. Made by adding a starter culture to cream, and then controlling the temperature while it cultures. 
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PAIN A L’ANCIENNE FRENCH BREAD
A traditional method that is easy, foolproof and makes a bread that rivals the bread we found in France and the pizza in Italy.
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French Bread