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Moving Week Eats

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I grew up in Dublin, Georgia where St. Patrick’s Day was a multi-week celebration every year. While I won’t be drinking any green beer or attending any parades, I might throw on some green to teach this morning and I’ll definitely make some corned beef and cabbage soon. It’s one of my all-time favorite meals from my childhood. You can usually find good sales on corned beef after the holiday so I’ll add it to my shopping list next week. 🙂

Today is moving day and as predicted, the chaos has slightly escalated as the week progressed. We are living in a sea of boxes that the dogs have fully accepted as their new habitat.

Tanner and I are teaching our morning classes and then the movers are coming around 1 p.m. I usually train clients on Friday mornings but I thought it best to move them to Wednesday since I had no idea what it was going to be like around here by this point. That was a good call because I’m enjoying a slow start to Friday after a busy week of packing and working!

I’ll quickly share what we ate this week before I head off to teach at 9:30.

Breakfast

Sweet potato breakfast bowls and scrambled eggs.

scrambled eggs in the microwave

And this morning I managed to put together this breakfast. We had two eggs left but all the pots and pans had been packed. I decided to try and microwave scrambled eggs and it worked really well! I cooked them for about a minute on high, stirred them and added some butter and then cooked for another minute. They were perfect. I defrosted a Paleo banana bread muffin on the side and had some fruit.

Lunch

Arugula tossed with tahini turmeric dressing and topped with roasted butternut squash, pan-roasted spiced chickpeas, pistachios, dried cranberries, half an avocaodo and Be Run Curry Seed Salt.

Arugula tossed with tahini turmeric dressing and topped with roasted butternut squash, pan-roasted spiced chickpeas, pistachios, dried cranberries, half an avocaodo and Be Runa Curry Seed Salt. This was super filling.

Spinach and arugula with avocado, roasted beets, roasted chopped almonds, leftover pan-roasted chickpeas, and dried cranberries. Olive oil and balsamic to dress.

Spinach and arugula with avocado, roasted beets, roasted chopped almonds, leftover pan-roasted chickpeas, and dried cranberries. Olive oil and balsamic to dress.

Avocaodo toast on sourdough with scrambled eggs, sauerkraut and grapes.

Avocaodo toast on sourdough with scrambled eggs, sauerkraut and grapes.

Spinach, leftover couscous from a dinner you'll see below, roasted beets, avocado, toasted pecans and dried cranberries. Dressed with olive oil and balsamic.

Spinach, leftover couscous from a dinner you’ll see below, roasted beets, avocado, toasted pecans and dried cranberries. Dressed with olive oil and balsamic.

Dinner

blue apron chipotle meatloaf

Blue Apron meatloaf. This was really good. They put a Mexican twist on it and the meatloaf incorporated golden raisins and warm spices and was topped with a chipotle ketchup sauce. I served it with the same crispy roasted parmesan potato recipe that they used in a recipe last week instead of cooking them in a pan as this recipe called for. Also, there was no veggie on the side so I added sauteed beet greens from the big bunch of beets that I roasted for the week. This was a great dinner!

blue apron curry cabbage

This was a shrimp curry dish with green cabbage from Blue Apron. Overall, we liked it but it was SUPER salty. I added cilantro to finish the dish along with the peanuts and lime that the recipe called for.

blue apron moroccoan chicken

Final Blue Apron meal was a Moroccan chicken that we loved. The recipe called for brown rice but since we’d just had rice the night before I swapped it for couscous. (I’m crazy like that.) This was super flavorful and definitely something I’d make on my own again.

fish tacos with lime crema

Wednesday brought fish tacos. Yum, yum. You can never go wrong with fish tacos. I sauteed some mahi in Dizzy Pig’s Jamaican Jerk spice rub and then topped it off with salsa, lime crema, shredded cabbage, cilantro and lime wedges. And of course lots of avocado. I served them in corn tortillas because they’re my favorite but I ended up having to double up my tortillas so that they wouldn’t fall apart. Oh and the lime on the right looks funky because I zested it for the creama sauce!

turkey burger namastay kitchen

I wove the white flag on Thursday night. I had this great idea that we should have AT&T set up the U-Verse and internet the day before we moved into the new house so that it was up and running and we didn’t have to wait a week once we got in. I still think it was a good idea but installation was a nightmare and I got stuck at the new house for FIVE hours with the technician. For the last two hours he was there he was on tech support in one ear and had his tech team in his other ear. It was crazy. At 8 p.m. I asked him at what point we would call it a night and resume the next day. He said, “give me 30 minutes.” I have to give it to him, he got it done and we were locking up at 8:35 but I was STARVING and had a headache by the time we left.

Tanner saved the day and brought me a turkey burger from Namastay Kitchen. Our turkey burger is the best and comes with grain mustard, caramelized onions, bacon and arugula. I inhaled it and then jumped in a hot bath. We spent our last night in our house watching The Good Wife in bed on a laptop since the TV setup had moved to the new house (and there was nowhere to sit in our living room). It was kinda perfect.

Okay guys, wish us luck. I’m off to teach and then the move begins. I’ll see you on the other side!

Big Friday hugs to all of you. xx

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Favorite St. Patrick’s/Irish food?

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  • Nathaly - NathyCure March 17, 2017, 10:33 am

    Hey Jen! all of your meals look absolutely delicious. I wanted to ask you about the sauerkraut. Is it store bought or do you make it yourself? If so…could you share the recipe? Thank you:)

  • Aimee March 17, 2017, 10:56 am

    My mom’s side of the family is quite Irish, and I grew up eating the best homemade Irish Soda Bread. I love it.

  • kate March 17, 2017, 11:08 am

    good luck with the move!

  • Randi March 17, 2017, 11:54 am

    Hats off to you for keeping up with blogging this week! I find it helpful to see how someone deals with these life events (stressors) in a healthful and mindful way.

  • Katie @ Live Half Full March 17, 2017, 4:49 pm

    I love corned beef and cabbage! We went out for it last night and my little man loved it!

  • JennyV March 17, 2017, 5:56 pm

    Cannot believe all the meals made at home during that busy week — I know I would have hit takeout at an earlier point! Cheers to a fresh start in your new place. Moving isn’t fun but having new organization and sometimes taking time to purge the old is so welcomed

  • ACKTIVE LIFE March 18, 2017, 11:31 am

    It looks like the move went smoothly…Happy unpacking! Favorite Irish food is by far the Irish Soda Bread. I could eat the whole loaf slathered in butter. Have a great weekend! xoxo

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