Meals this Week
The Weekly Meal Plan
The weekly meal plan is the core of Lilly’s Table. Each week, Lilly prepares a new set of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, seasonally-focused and comprised of fresh new recipes, and old classics.
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Celebrating the 4th of July is often a time to whip out the All-American cuisine of processed food delights. This week declare your independence from overly marketed, enriched, enhanced, well-preserved, chemical laden food products and eat what truly makes this country beautiful- the vegetable goodness from our homeland. Gardens and Farmer’s Markets are abundant with snap peas, cherries, leafy greens, spring onions, early tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash and freshly snipped basil. Who wouldn’t prefer this freshness to factory engineered food?
Pool parties and snack times are even better with pop in your mouth Herb & Goat Cheese Snap Peas, creamy yet vegetable packed Macaroni Salad, easy-peesy Creamy Lemon Broccoli Salad, addictive Pesto Pasta Salad and a glistening fresh Tomato Plate.
Even though I avoid most processed foods my closet friends know I have a hot dog weakness. Fortunately, I am clearly not alone since the sustainable grass-fed beef hot dog world seems to be an expanding market. Yes, the cost is a bit higher, but they are a treat I happily pay a bit more for. I recently came across sustainable cocktail size dogs and very soon after we were dining on Little Smokies & Snap Pea Skewers. An arguably more benign food product (although hardly a health food) to enjoy as a treat in celebration of the 4th this week. Serve them with homemade Grilled Potato Chips, dip both in Basil-Lemon Dressing.
Roast up a large batch of Spring Onions as a tasty side dish. Also toss with these roasted spring onions with White Beans for a vegan dinner with Grilled Zucchini Skewers & Polenta all smoothered with fresh Tomatoes & Basil. Take the leftover Spring Onions & White Beans and blend them into a tasty dip for snacks or spreading on bread or crackers.
Cherries have landed in markets the last few weeks and what joy they bring. Start your day with an easy yet elegant Cherry Clafoutis or a Cherry Walnut Smoothie with a Summer Egg Sandwich.
Cherry Salsa is the perfect seasonal condiment for this week’s elegant outdoor meal of Grilled Trout and Grilled Potato Salad.
Join me in declaring your independence against chemically enhanced food products whether you seek out a few treats of kinder, gentler food products or you make them from scratch, there is a delicious world of possibilities as you look to the earth rather than to the center aisles of your grocery.
Cook seasonally. Eat consciously. Live well,