We’re currently driving back from Maryland having spent the day with family, celebrating the christening of the newest member of our family – it was a really lovely day.

I know I mentioned The Ethiopian’s cholesterol before and last weekend we went to visit a naturopath and developed a plan for going forward.Generally, it falls in line with the way we already eat but cuts back our animal consumption even further which I’m fine with. I was not very good at photos this week, partially because it was just a busy week and I’m not sure if I’m going to continue to post photos or just some kind of recap of what we ate. So…we’ll see how it all shakes out.

 Not pictured: sweet and spicy salmon, roasted carrots and quinoa (which we discovered The Ethiopian is VERY allergic too and causes him nausea and vomiting)

   Saag aloo aka Indian spinach and potatoes that I added a few other mixed veggies to & a rich of cream. SO. GOOD.

Masala lentils – this recipe is from the Vegan Richa cookbook which I strongly suggest you purchase – it’s SO good. You can find this particular recipe by googling. I did use the steamed lentils from Trader Joe’s and canned, diced tomatoes but otherwise followed the recipe and YUM!

   Taco lettuce cups – ground  turkey, corn, avocado, salsa in iceberg lettuce. Don’t know why it had never dawned on me to make variations on lettuce cups but we loved these and I’m adding them to the rotation. 

   Breakfast potatoes that I served with scrambled egg whites 

 Roasted sweet potatoes and lemon pepper chicken wings 

   Tilapia piccata. This was so, so good (served with the fried squash and mashed potatoes below)

 Beef meatloaf. The Ethiopian haaaaates meatloaf. So this was just for me. I normally make my meatloaf with ground turkey and after this one? Even though it was good, turkey is more my jam.
   Chocolate chip banana bread. Made this on a win when The Ethiopian got a snow day and worked from home.

 Lemon pepper wings and tomato & avocado salad that I took to The Ethiopian when I needed to take him something he forgot to work.
   Lemon pepper wings (we were having a moment – and note that I cook them under the broiler with very little oil) and a salad 

 Baked  cheese.  Kidding. It’s an eggplant gratin and it was delicious. We ate just with garlic bread.

  The aforementioned fried squash and mashed potatoes. 

 Somebody had a uti and has been on antibiotics and painkillers this week but is definitely feeling better. I love her coloring so much.