Only Homemade 2023

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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"Striving to be the change."
June 7, 2023

10AM
whole wheat carrot pineapple muffins
maple pepper smoked salmon
aged Gouda
cherries

11AM
whole wheat carrot pineapple muffins

2PM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad (hard-boiled eggs, onion, mayo, Super Nova hot sauce, cayenne), nutritional yeast, cucumber, and spinach

7PM
kale pasta casserole
salad of tomato, avocado, cucumber, mushrooms, and hemp hearts with balsamic vinaigrette
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
June 8, 2023

8AM
quinoa with raspberries, blueberries, almonds, Silk, no-fat Greek yogourt, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and cacao nibs
gouda

1PM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad (hard-boiled eggs, onion, mayo, Super Nova hot sauce, cayenne), nutritional yeast, and spinach
whole wheat carrot pineapple muffins

7PM
smoked salmon quiche (eggs, mushrooms, smoked salmon, dill, parmesan, chevre)
roasted asparagus (asparagus, olive oil, salt, peppercorn medley)
oven roasted sweet potato fries (sweet potato, olive oil, herbes de provence, parsley, chives, cilantro)
black bean brownies with cashew nut butter
aged Gouda
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
June 9, 2023

8AM
black bean brownies with cashew nut butter
maple pepper smoked salmon
aged Gouda

NOON
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad (hard-boiled eggs, onion, mayo, Super Nova hot sauce, cayenne), nutritional yeast, and spinach
gouda

3:30 PM
baked apple with cranberries, cashews, chocolate chips, desiccated coconut, and cheddar

7PM
oven roasted sweet potato fries (sweet potato, olive oil, curry powder, cayenne) with sriracha mayo
lentil curry
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
June 10, 2023

6AM
black bean brownies with hazelnut butter
aged Gouda
cherries

11AM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad (hard-boiled eggs, onion, mayo, Super Nova hot sauce, cayenne), nutritional yeast, and spinach

NOON
baked apple with cranberries, cashews, chocolate chips, desiccated coconut, and cheddar

6PM
oven roasted sweet potato fries (sweet potato, olive oil, curry powder, cayenne) with sriracha mayo
veggie stew (onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, crushed chilies, olive oil) with quinoa and parmesan

8:30 PM
black bean brownies with hazelnut butter
maple pepper smoked salmon
aged Gouda
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
June 11, 2023

8AM
black bean brownies with hazelnut butter
maple pepper smoked salmon
aged Gouda
cherries

NOON
chicken fajitas
baked apple with cranberries, cashews, chocolate chips, desiccated coconut, and cheddar

6PM
oven roasted sweet potato fries (sweet potato, olive oil, herbes de provence, parsley, chives, cilantro) with sriracha mayo

7PM
black bean brownies with hazelnut butter
gouda
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
June 12, 2023

7AM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad (hard-boiled eggs, onion, mayo, Super Nova hot sauce, cayenne), nutritional yeast, and spinach

8AM
black bean brownies with hazelnut butter
maple pepper smoked salmon
Gouda

2PM
veggie stew (onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, crushed chilies, olive oil) with quinoa and parmesan
baked apple with cranberries, cashews, chocolate chips, desiccated coconut, and cheddar

6:30 PM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad (hard-boiled eggs, onion, mayo, Super Nova hot sauce, cayenne), nutritional yeast, and spinach

8:30 PM
black bean brownies with hazelnut butter
maple pepper smoked salmon
gouda
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
June 13, 2023

8AM
black bean brownies with hazelnut butter
baked apple with cranberries, cashews, chocolate chips, desiccated coconut, and cheddar

1PM
veggie stew (onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, crushed chilies, olive oil) with quinoa and parmesan
commercial trail mix

6:30 PM
chicken quesadillas (olive oil, onion, zucchini, sweet corn, chicken, salsa, cheddar, whole wheat tortillas) with salsa and sour cream
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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"Striving to be the change."
I had steak quesadillas at Crystal Beach Ontario at Sneakers last week.
How did you like?

I'm not a beef-eater myself. (Don't like the taste of red meat.) Chicken quesadilla was often my after-paddleboarding meal. (Because they serve it at the park where I paddleboard, and I was generally hungry after a day out on the water.) I'm not eating restaurant food anymore though (as the title of this thread implies). So I make my own quesadillas. With whole wheat flatbreads and stuffed with significantly more filling than the restaurant variety. Plus I dress mine with extra-thick sour cream and Neal Brothers Hot-Hot-Habanero Salsa, not the thin sour cream and mild salsa the park store serves. (What is even the point of mild salsa? That is just wrong!)
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
June 14, 2023

9AM
black bean brownies with hazelnut butter
maple pepper smoked salmon
6-year-old cheddar

1PM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad (hard-boiled eggs, onion, mayo, Super Nova hot sauce, cayenne), nutritional yeast, and spinach
baked apple with cranberries, cashews, chocolate chips, desiccated coconut, and cheddar

8PM
chicken enchiladas (olive oil, onion, zucchini, sweet corn, chicken, salsa, cheddar, whole wheat tortillas) with sour cream

11PM
black bean brownie with pumpkin seed butter
black bean brownie with hazelnut butter and maple butter
6-year-old cheddar
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
June 15

7AM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad (hard-boiled eggs, onion, mayo, Super Nova hot sauce, cayenne), nutritional yeast, and spinach

4PM
smoked salmon quiche
guacamole & nacho chips
chocolate orange cranberry scones
apricot

8:30 PM
chocolate orange cranberry scones
apricot
maple pepper smoked salmon
6-year-old cheddar
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
A catch-up post. I eat way too much cheese!

June 16

chicken enchilladas
baked apple
black bean brownies
way too much cheese
egg salad wrap with spinach
sweet potato oven fries

June 17

sweet potato oven fries
chicken enchiladas
egg salad wrap with spinach
baked apple
black bean brownies
maple pepper smoked salmon
6-year-old cheddar
guacamole & whole grain nacho chips
more cheese
nacho chips with salsa and cheddar

June 18

egg salad wrap with spinach
decadent nachos (meaning the usual chicken, tomato, onion, salsa, and hot hot habanero salsa on whole grain chips, but with decadently old cheddar)
black bean brownies
more cheese
smoked salmon quiche
still more cheese

June 19

aged gouda
maple pepper smoked salmon
whole wheat banana cacao nib pancake with no-fat Greek yogourt, raspberries, blueberries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
5-year-old cheddar
black bean brownies
egg salad wrap with cucumber

June 20

chicken enchiladas
baked apple
smoked salmon quiche
nacho chips with salsa and cheddar
quinoa with veggies (tomato, spinach, onion, mushrooms, spices) and fake chicken (some strips kicking around in my freezer--not homemade)

June 21

pancake (the usual)
baked apple
black bean brownies
cheddar
maple pepper smoked salmon
chicken enchiladas
nachos with salsa, cheese, and hot peppers

June 22

pancake
baked apple
aged Gouda
chicken fajitas
more Gouda
maple pepper smoked salmon

June 23

tuna salad wrap with tomato
6-yr-old cheddar
chicken fajitas
baked apple
loaded scrambled eggs (with tomato, onion, mushrooms, feta, spices)
sweet potato oven fries with sriracha mayo
6-yr-old cheddar

June 24

pancake
tuna salad wrap with tomato
aged gouda
loaded scrambled eggs
sweet potato fries
baked apple

June 25

tuna salad wrap with tomato
aged Gouda
baked apple
6-yr-old cheddar
maple pepper smoked salmon
pancake

June 26

tuna salad wrap with tomato
6-yr-old cheddar
maple pepper smoked salmon
aged Gouda
nachos
loaded scrambled eggs
baked apple

June 27

CLIF bar (obv. not homemade and wow! way too sweet for my tastes now)
tuna salad wrap with tomato
cheddar
lemon mint chocolate chip shortbread (shortcrust pastry with lemon zest and mint chocolate chips)
kale pasta casserole
cheddar and garlic scones
6-yr-old cheddar
more scones
raisins

June 28

quinoa with veggies
baked apple
scones
kale pasta casserole
maple pepper smoked salmon
cheddar
raisins

June 29

tuna salad wrap with tomato
cheddar
baked apple
quinoa with veggies & parmesan
scones
cheddar
potato chips?
also: ice cream (I am slipping!)

June 30

scones
cheddar
kale pasta casserole
baked apple
quinoa with veggies and parmesan
more scones
still more scones
aged Gouda
maple pepper smoked salmon

July 1

kale pasta casserole
baked apple
whole wheat carrot pineapple muffins
maple pepper smoked salmon
cheddar
quinoa with veggies and parmesan
aged Gouda
lemon mint cheese tart

July 2

carrot pineapple muffins
kale pasta casserole
black bean brownies
aged Gouda
maple pepper smoked salmon
more muffins
more Gouda
quinoa with veggies and parmesan

July 3

black bean brownies
aged Gouda
maple pepper smoked salmon
egg salad wrap with spinach
baked apple
chicken fajitas
lemon mint cheese tart

July 4

egg salad wrap with spinach
kale pasta casserole
black bean brownies
aged Gouda
maple pepper smoked salmon
lemon mint cheese tart
nachos
baked apple

July 5

kale pasta casserole
lemon mint cheese tart
egg salad wrap with spinach
baked apple
black bean brownies
maple pepper smoked salmon
aged Gouda
nachos

July 6

egg salad wrap with spinach
mango
black bean brownies
maple pepper smoked salmon
aged Gouda
kale pasta casserole
baked apple

July 7


black bean brownies
aged Gouda
maple pepper smoked salmon
carrot pineapple muffins
more Gouda
more salmon
egg salad wrap with spinach
shrimp curry (likely with carrots and bok choy)
sweet potato oven fries

July 8

black bean brownies
aged Gouda
kale pasta casserole
baked apple
egg salad wrap with spinach

July 9

egg salad wrap with spinach
baked apple
black bean brownies
aged Gouda
maple pepper smoked salmon
kale pasta casserole

July 10

egg salad wrap with spinach
kale pasta casserole
black bean brownies
aged Gouda
6-yr-old cheddar
baked apple

July 11

black bean brownies
kale pasta casserole
maple pepper smoked salmon
aged Gouda
peach
quinoa with veggies
more brownies
cheddar

July 12

baked apple
black bean brownies
cheddar
maple pepper smoked salmon
kale pasta casserole
chicken fajitas

July 13

black bean brownies
cheddar
Gouda
maple pepper smoked salmon
baked apple
egg salad wrap with spinach
shrimp curry
sweet potato fries
more brownies
more gouda

July 14

black bean brownies
cheddar
egg salad wrap with spinach
peach
chicken enchiladas

July 15

egg salad wrap with spinach
peach
cheddar
enchiladas
baked apple
carrot pineapple muffins
another egg salad wrap with spinach
cheddar
maple pepper smoked salmon
apricots

July 16

egg salad wrap with spinach
muffins
smoked salmon
cheddar
baked apple
chicken nachos

July 17

muffins
cheddar
egg salad wrap with spinach
cheddar
smoked salmon
baked apple
quinoa with veggies and parmesan

July 18

baked apple
egg salad wrap with cucumber
enchiladas
Red Devil cheese

July 19

muffins
smoked salmon
aged Gouda
egg salad wrap with cucumber
baked apple
cheddar
Red Devil
black bean brownies

July 20

muffins
black bean brownies
aged Gouda
Red Devil
tuna salad wrap with tomato
nachos with salsa, cheese, and hot peppers

July 21

muffins
Red Devil
baked apple
black bean brownies
egg salad wrap with spinach
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Bard from Canada
Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
I have definitely fallen into a rut with my cooking.

Part of the problem is the challenges w.r.t. having to feed my father.
The other part of the problem is having to cook on a gas stove in the summer in a house with a dying air conditioner.
The air conditioner is being replaced today (with a state-of-the-art high-efficiency heat pump with a 10-year warranty on parts and labour). So some help in this regard is coming soon!

The cheese thing. Holy crap! I need to do something about it. But I'm not ready to make a commitment here just yet.
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
July 22

7AM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad (hard-boiled eggs, onion, mayo, Stargazer hot sauce, cayenne), nutritional yeast, and spinach
apricots

1PM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with tuna salad (tuna, onion, apple, mayo) and spinach
black bean brownies with hazelnut butter
aged Gouda

4PM
no-fat Greek yogourt with raspberries, blueberries, and almonds

7PM
nachos (whole grain nacho chips, tomato, onion, chicken, pickled hot peppers, salsa, cheddar)
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Bard from Canada
Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
July 23

7AM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad (hard-boiled eggs, onion, mayo, Stargazer hot sauce, cayenne), nutritional yeast, and spinach

2PM
baked apple (apple, cranberries, cashews, chocolate chips, desiccated coconut, cheddar)
black bean brownies with hazelnut butter
maple pepper smoked salmon

9PM
quinoa with veggies (tomato, onion, garlic, mushrooms, spinach, cayenne, Italian herbs, olive oil) and parmesan
nectarine
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
July 24

8:30 AM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad (hard-boiled eggs, onion, mayo, Stargazer hot sauce, cayenne), nutritional yeast, and spinach
baked apple (apple, cranberries, cashews, chocolate chips, desiccated coconut, cheddar)

2PM
black bean brownies with hazelnut butter
maple pepper smoked salmon
aged Gouda

6:30 PM
chicken fajitas
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Bard from Canada
Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
July 25

8:00 AM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad (hard-boiled eggs, onion, mayo, Stargazer hot sauce, cayenne), nutritional yeast, and spinach

12:30 PM
black bean brownies with hazelnut butter
maple pepper smoked salmon
aged Gouda
nectarine

4:30 PM
baked apple (apple, cranberries, cashews, chocolate chips, desiccated coconut, cheddar)

7:00 PM
shrimp curry with oven-roasted sweet potato fries
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
July 26

9:30 AM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad (hard-boiled eggs, onion, mayo, Stargazer hot sauce, cayenne), nutritional yeast, and spinach

2:00 PM
baked apple (apple, cranberries, cashews, chocolate chips, desiccated coconut, cheddar)

9:00 PM
nachos (nacho chips, tomato, onion, chicken, pickled hot peppers, salsa, cheddar)
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
July 27

10:30 AM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad (hard-boiled eggs, onion, mayo, Stargazer hot sauce, cayenne), nutritional yeast, and spinach

12:00 PM
baked apple (apple, cranberries, cashews, chocolate chips, desiccated coconut, cheddar)

6:00 PM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with tuna salad (tuna, onion, apple, mayo) and tomato
black bean brownies with hazelnut butter
aged Gouda
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Bard from Canada
Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
July 28

11AM
Red Devil
aged Gouda
maple pepper smoked salmon

2PM
no-fat Greek yogourt with apricots, raspberries, blueberries, and almonds

4PM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad (hard-boiled eggs, onion, mayo, Stargazer hot sauce, cayenne), nutritional yeast, and cucumber

7PM
quinoa with veggies (olive oil, onion, garlic, mushrooms, tomato, spinach, Italian herbs, crushed chilies) and Parmesan

10PM
Red Devil
5-year-old cheddar
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
July 29

8:30 AM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad (hard-boiled eggs, onion, mayo, Stargazer hot sauce, cayenne), nutritional yeast, and cucumber

11AM
maple pepper smoked salmon
black bean brownies with hazelnut butter
aged Gouda
nectarine

2PM

chicken fajitas
baked apple

8:30 PM
whole wheat banana cacao nib pancake with no-fat Greek yogourt, raspberries, blueberries, and almonds
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Bard from Canada
Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
July 30

10AM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad & cucumber
nectarine
5-year-old cheddar

3PM
baked apple

6:30 PM
quinoa with veggies (olive oil, onion, garlic, mushrooms, tomato, spinach, Italian herbs, crushed chilies) and Parmesan

9:30 PM
banana split (banana, no-fat Greek yogourt, raspberries, almonds, chocolate-mint ice cream)
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
August 1

8AM
whole wheat banana cacao nib pancake with no-fat Greek yogourt, raspberries, blueberries, and almonds

12PM
whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad & cucumber

3PM
baked apple
maple pepper smoked salmon
5-year-old cheddar

7PM
quinoa with veggies (olive oil, onion, garlic, mushrooms, tomato, spinach, Italian herbs, crushed chilies) and Parmesan
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
August 2

whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad, nutritional yeast, and cucumber
baked apple
nectarine
black bean brownies with cashew nut butter
aged Gouda
cheddar
maple pepper smoked salmon


August 3
Went to the grocery store hungry this morning and fell off the wagon. :p

whole wheat tortilla wrap with egg salad, nutritional yeast, and cheddar
freezer dinner with pasta, breaded chicken, spicy cheese sauce (at least I only bought one of these!)
white cheddar popcorn
chicken quesadillas (whole wheat tortillas, sweet corn, zucchini, onion, chicken, salsa, cheddar, olive oil) with sour cream & salsa
orange CLUB bar (chocolate-coated cookie bar)
more popcorn
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
Lost a post from here somehow. :gotq:
Trying again as best I remember:

August 4

baked apple
chocolate orange cranberry scones
chocolate raspberry cheesecake
guacamole and nacho chips
whole wheat baguette with pesto and tomatoes
nectarine
white cheddar popcorn


August 5

chocolate orange cranberry scones
chocolate raspberry cheesecake
guacamole and nacho chips
whole wheat baguette with pesto, aged Gouda, and tomatoes
whole wheat baguette with hummus
whole wheat baguette with maple butter
nectarine
"Munchies" snack mix
baked apple
maple pepper smoked salmon
 
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Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Bard from Canada
Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
August 6

chocolate orange cranberry scones
chocolate raspberry cheesecake
whole wheat baguette with hummus
baked apple
"Munchies" snack mix
pizza (whole wheat crust, spicy tomato sauce, spinach, 4-year-old cheddar, mozzarella, habanero jack, chicken, anchovies, cremini mushrooms, fresh pineapple, pickled hot peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, feta)
 

Laura Rainbow Dragon

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Posts: 1,778
"Striving to be the change."
August 7

chocolate raspberry cheesecake
baked apple
potato crisps
black bean brownies with cashew nut butter
maple pepper smoked salmon
aged Gouda
quinoa with veggies (tomato, onion, garlic, mushrooms, spinach, olive oil, crushed chilis, Italian herbs) and Parmesan
 
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