01 December 2011

weekly menu

monday- french onion soup   

{jb and i have a love affair with french onion soup.  i am not even a little bit ashamed to tell you we

ordered it after dessert one time at a restaurant that threw down a mean french onion soup.  sadly, i don't

have a great recipe for it.  we tried one recipe this week and it was blah.  we agreed to press on and not rest until we hae a killer french onion soup recipe.   send any tips or recipes my way! }

tuesday- i love california pizza kitchen's moroccan salad.  

{i decided to make my own version this week.  i used a 50/50 mix of romaine and spinach for the 

lettuce.  i roasted the beets and buttersquash until they were slightly burnt...delish.  i eliminated the

chopped egg, dates and cranberries that cpk puts in their version and added apple slices instead.  i also

swapped pine nuts with the almonds cpk uses.  here is the dressing i whipped 

up to go along with it...

champagne vinaigrette:

  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 dash freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup champagne or white balsmaic vinegar 
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil

{if it was a hard day, just sub in 1 cup of champagne- nevermind the vinegar.  jb is the easiest and 

happiest eater and always praises my cooking even when it's horrible.  every once in awhile i will strike 

it rich and find a meal he really really loves.  he gives me these eyes and doesn't make a sound, if it's 

extra good he'll throw down his fork and just look at me.  this salad earned all three marks...the eyes, no sound and fork throwdown. }

wednesday-chicken vegetable lettuce cups

{ the one change i made to this recipe was adding cumin to the meat.  cumin is one of my favorite

spices.  i want to make "i heart cumin" shirts but for those less savvy in the kitchen this may be confusing.  i loved this recipe..fast, easy and delicious. }

thursday- cauliflower crust pizza 

{ ours was topped with carmelized onion, chicken sausage, sauteeded zuchicinis & bell peppers. i know

what you are thinking... this is green eggs & ham all over again.  but i promise you will want to eat this

on a car, and with mouse and in the dark!  if you are gluten or grain free this is a great recipe.  it does have a ton of cheese though so it's not for those who are stricter paleo. }

happy eats!


  1. Hey I want to try the salad! I have a butternut squash. I usually slice it down the middle and put it in the oven, then scrape out the meat to mash it. So how did you do yours? If I had white balsamic I would make your dressing too but alas, I do not... thanks!

    1. Hey Marisa- it is too hard for me to chop honestly so jb does it. He uses a veggie peeler to peel the skin off first. He then chops it in half length wise, scoops out seeds then chops into smallers bits. Let me know if that doesn't make sense. I hope you try it ;)

  2. Oh my goodness...why didn't I know you had this blog? :) And, how much do I luuurrve the Moroccan salad at CPK. I did a version of it too myself, but I just *might* have to go back to CPK to taste the salad again...for "research." :)

    1. Ruth- you are too kind. I love your blog and all the inspiration you offer through it. Research is so critical. Please also research the dessert menu while there!