Sunday Food Prep for week of July 14-20 + Iced Toddy

I promise one of these days I will actually have this Sunday Food Prep posted on Sunday but, today is not that day and tomorrow isn’t looking too good either (Seinfeld quote, anyone?!). For now I guess we can call it Monday’s food prep because I basically did all my food prep today.  Before, I go on and forget to tell you. I can’t believe I completely forget to tell you that on our plane ride back to LAX,  Z finally got his wings! It was so cute. The stewardess gave all the kids their very own set of wings to take home.

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Now, back to the food. My goal has always been to every week to try a new recipe that I have never made before. Some weeks are better than others. I also always ask my hubby if he has any requests, Paleo approved of course, and this week he was in the mood for Mexican. So, typical me, I went searching on Pinterest  and found a recipe that I had never heard of before, but sounded interesting, Plantain tostados w/ cilantro-lime chicken, ranchero sauce and guacamole. I plan on making them tomorrow, will let you know how they turn out. *fingers crossed*

Grocery list:

  • roasted/salted sunflower seeds (Sprouts)
  • banana chips (Sprouts)
  • Thompson seedless raisins (Sprouts)
  • chipotle chili powder (Sprouts)
  • organic canned fire-roasted tomatoes (Sprouts)
  • Thai Kitchen coconut milk (Sprouts)
  • Organic raw cacao powder (Sprouts)
  • Sunflower seed butter (Sprouts)
  • celery stalks (Sprouts)
  • Cherries (Sprouts)
  • fresh cilantro (Sprouts)
  • Green leaf lettuce (Sprouts)
  • avocados (Sprouts)
  • lemons (Sprouts)
  • limes (Sprouts)
  • plantains (Sprouts)
  • red bell peppers (Sprouts)
  • red leaf lettuce (Sprouts)
  • red seedless grapes (Sprouts)
  • rutabaga (Sprouts)
  • sweet potatoes (Sprouts)
  • oranges (Sprouts)
  • bananas (Sprouts)
  • coconut oil (Sprouts)
  • Italian chicken sausage (Trader Joe’s)
  • Jalapeno chicken sausage (Trader Joe’s)

Food Prep:

  • hard-boiled eggs (snack-extra protein)
  • wash and cut celery (snack-w/sunflower seed butter and raisins)PicMonkey Collagefoodprepusethis
  • assemble tuna salad (canned tuna + celery + red onion + paleo mayo + Italian parsley)
  • steam broccoli (w/ garlic salt + Italian seasonings)
  • roast veggies (peel, cut into cubes and toss w/ EVOO – sweet potatoes + golden beets + carrots + rutabaga (didn’t get to the last 2))
  • make deviled eggs (HB eggs + paleo mayo + yellow mustard + salt + paprika)
  • paleo mayo (Well Fed)
  • rinse olives (snack-healthy fat)
  • rinse lettuce (lunch)
  • Make Iced Toddy (see recipe below)

Breakfast ideas:

  • eggs w/ veggies (same old)

Lunch ideas:

  • Tuna salad on red leaf lettuce w/ black olives
  • egg salad (if need an extra lunch idea)
  • chicken sausages

Dinner Ideas:

Snack ideas:

  • deviled eggs w/ olives
  • ants on a log (celery+ sunflower seed butter  + raisins)
  • cherries/grapes
  • trail mix (banana chips + sunflower seeds + raisins)

**Yes, I am currently obsessed with sunflower seeds and raisins, as you can tell.

If you have been following my Instagram or FB account today I posted a picture and wanted you to guess what I was making. Do you have a guess? I will show you the picture again in case you missed it:

icedtoddy

ICED TODDY!

No, this does not contain any alcohol. Sorry! Iced Toddy is a cold-brewed coffee. By making the iced coffee, cold brewed, there is 67% less acidity than your normal hot brewed coffee. Toddy is made through a process of soaking coarsely ground coffee beans in water and letting it sit for 12-24 hours. You can make this in a regular pitcher and strain it using a fine mesh strainer, but I wanted the real thing! I went on Amazon last week and ordered me one of these:

toddyfromamazon

Making this Iced Toddy brought back some good memories of when I worked at a local drive-thru coffee shop years ago. If you didn’t know me back in my coffee shop days, well then you missed out! Just kidding! Even when I was in high school I was obsessed with coffee. I was a senior in high school when this little drive thru coffee shop was opening up and I thought, “How perfect is this, a coffee shop right down the street from where I live, it’s not Starbucks and I need a job!”. I worked there from when I was a senior in high school until I was about 23 (?) years old, off and on towards the end. I know, lame, I worked there for so long, but it paid my bills (at the time), helped feed my caffeine addiction and I loved the people I worked with. It made my appreciation of a good cup of coffee grow even stronger. Sadly, it has been closed for several years now. Once the Starbucks drive-thru boom hit that area, it was very hard to bounce back. I hate that our only choices now are the big corporate chains. I get so excited when I am visiting another city and I find a local coffee shop because it reminds me of the old Coffee Shop days.

Iced Toddy recipe:

  • Toddy brewing system (or a pitcher (that holds 7+ cups of liquid) and fine mesh strainer)
  • 12 oz coarsely ground coffee beans (I used Peet’s dark roast beans)
  • 7 cups of filtered water

Instructions:

  1. Assembly filter and plug as instructed with brewing system manual
  2. pour 1 cup of water into the container
  3. add 6 ozs of the ground coffee beans
  4. slowly pour 3 cups of water
  5. add the remaining 6 ozs of beans
  6. in a circular motion add the last 3 cups of water
  7. make sure all grounds are covered by the water (use a spoon to push the grounds down)
  8. cover with foil
  9. let sit for 12-24 hours (I did 16 hours)
  10. pull plug and let drain into the glass carafe that came with the brewing system
  11. Took about 1 hour for all the liquid to drain through
  12. Finished product: Toddy concentrate

PicMonkey Collageicedtoddysteps

 

 

To make an Iced Toddy:

  1. Manufacturer recommends a 3 to 1 ratio (milk/milk substitute/water to toddy concentrate)
  2. I wanted stronger coffee. I used a 2 to 1 ratio
  3. 1/2 cup toddy concentrate + 1 cup filtered water + paleo creamer (to taste) + cacao powder (not cocoa-completely different) + cinnamon
  4. Stir everything together and ENJOY!

What did you have to eat today?

Do you have a favorite local coffee shop that you visit regularly?

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13 Responses to Sunday Food Prep for week of July 14-20 + Iced Toddy

  1. Amanda says:

    Mmmm that sounds awesome!!!

  2. Ha! I totally thought that you were doing a different version of the ‘Hot Toddy!’ Even though it has no alcohol 🙂 it still sounds delicious! I also noticed that you bought a few of your shopping list items at Trader Joe’s. I really wish we had one. The closest to me is about 3 hours away.

  3. Yay for your food prep! I must confess, blogging on the weekends is sort of… ah! I refuse to do it for a reason… I like to relax! So, put up your food prep whenever you please!
    How adorable, I remember getting wings and being so happy! I bet he felt super special! 🙂 Interesting way to make coffee… Looks good! Rebekah buys that Trader Joe’s sausage and I bought her some the other day… She loves it! 🙂 I am a Starbucks brat… I’m a gold member, I get coffee allllll the time from there. I can drink my coffee black, and I do most days, from home, but I still absolutely love my Starbucks. 🙂

    • I know I used to be a Starbucks addict. At least for these 30 days I am only going to Starbucks once a week after my long run! After the 30, I can’t make any promises. Yeah I think I’m going to be doing Monday food preps from now on, I like to have my sunday afternoons free 🙂

  4. MikeW says:

    Great ideas on your blog, lists and photos. Inspiring better eating!

  5. In my next life I am going to be as organized with my food prep as you are! 🙂

    Can’t wait to hear how the Mexican recipe turns out! Of course you may have already written about it and I don’t know since I’m so far behind on reading my favorite blogs!

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