Monday, April 4, 2011

Menus and Organics

My mama rocks and I think it is funny that the way of living that I want for myself and for my children is what she has taught me all along.  It wasn't until I had my own baby that I realized this.  I cherish everything she has taught me and continues to teach me.  Especially in the way of loving our earth, our fellow humans, and ourselves.  She is a smart lady!  My mother and I spent some time together yesterday going to some maternity/baby shops around town and we stopped in two sustainable living shops.  These shops were pretty much exactly what I had been wanting to find for some time now.  I didn't buy much, but got some good ideas for my home and how to reuse things I already have.  My husband and I are really doing our best to bring sustainability to the way we live and eat.  It is refreshing to be living this way and we know that this is a lifestyle that we will continue for the rest of our lives.

I found this poster at one of the stores I went to, and I want to share it with you.  I will get some photos of it soon.  I love what it has to say about "growing and becoming organic".  It pretty much sums up our belief on being organic!

Going organic takes patience, curiosity, open-mindedness and humility. Organic growing acknowledges a cooperation with nature and a collaboration with its intrinsic balance. When we commit to a non-aggressive approach, we begin to view nature, not as a foe, but as a friend and partner in our garden.

Imagine Your Garden
Cultivate the Earth
And Our Connection With It
Greet the Sun
Feed the Soil*Let It Breathe
Welcome Earthworms
Thank busy soil organisms hard at work
Cherish The Treasure of Stones
And Bones and Broken China
Practice Non-Aggression
What Works in the Garden May Work in the World One Day
Bless the Seed You Sow
Observe weather
Welcome the Gifts of the Seasons
Weed Early And Often
Leave Wild Spaces
Feel Your Whole Body
Know the Cycles of the Moon
Keep a Garden Journal
Charm Fairies
Explore Companion Planting
Flowers & Herbs Love Fruits & Veggies
Welcome Beneficial Insects
Discourage Foes
Work in Harmony With Nature
Don’t Use Chemical Herbicides,
Pesticides, or Fertilizers
Take Pleasure in Your Garden As
A Gift to the Birds, The Bees,
And the Children
Dance In The Fields
Teach And Learn
Save Seeds*Tell Stories
Look At Stars
Rotate Crops*Rest The Earth
Observe* Adapt*Enrich
Savor The Abundance
Share the Harvest
Give Thanks

-Melinda Matzell

Our backyard winter garlic that will be ready in a month or so!

With that being said....let's move on to my menu for the week!  I am moving over two recipes from last week because our weekend got busy fast and our dinner were rearranged a little. 


MONDAY: Veggie and tofu stirfry with brown rice

TUESDAY-  Spinach Enchiladas (recipe posted soon)

WEDNESDAY-  Homemade pizza with homemade pizza dough and a green salad

THURSDAY-  Mustard-Crusted Salmon and Potato Casserole (recipe posted soon)

FRIDAY-  Leftovers and a fresh spinach salad

SATURDAY-  Poached Cod and Asparagus

SUNDAY-  Family Dinner @ my aunt's house.  I am making Creamy Spring Asparagus Soup to bring!  (Side note: We use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth)

For more meal planning inspirations, visit I'm an Organizing Junkie every Monday.

What are you cooking this week?

Happy eating & cooking,

"Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food." -Hippocrates


  1. Oh my gosh - that poached cod looks fantastic!

    As always - thanks for posting the links to your recipes and hope you're well!

  2. I love reading you.
    and I love your quotes at the end of each post
    I really do.


  3. Found some great reading here. As a chef, love that poached cod recipe.

    I have added your link to my Green Blog Roll on my sidebar.



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