Friday, January 16, 2015

Weekly Eats: Carb-alicious

Looking at this week's carby round-up of meals makes me realize that this family sure wouldn't be very successful going gluten free! (Of course, if we had to under doctor's orders, we would.) It's no wonder that bread is always on Jona's "I will eat it" list; we sure do love it around here. Typically I do try to buy both whole-grain bread and pasta to mix in with white, but sometimes there's just no replacement for a crusty baguette (or tortilla, or pita).


Clockwise from top left: 

1. Chicken Souvlaki Pita with Tzatziki from Tasty Kitchen with lemon and feta orzo. Mmm, I love Greek food, especially when there's tzatziki involved. My "pita" fell apart (I may have been trying to overstuff) so mine was more of a "pizza", but it still tasted delicious. The chicken is simple to make but flavorful and juicy from marinating before grilling. 

2. Grilled Pork Tenderloin Tacos from Hello Natural. Taco night is a pretty regular thing around here, but I like to change it up with different fillings. This was a good change for sure, pork tenderloin is delicious in a taco. Rather than grilling (since it was about 5 degrees out that day) I seared the tenderloin on a grill pan and then let it finish cooking in the oven. 

3. White Bean Tortellini Soup from How Sweet it is. It's certainly been soup weather around here. This soup was easy and quick for a warming weeknight meal, but it's still nice and hearty. I used mozzarella rather than havarti on the toasts, but I don't think you could go wrong with any kind of melted cheese. 

4. Buffalo Chicken French Breads from How Sweet it is. More bread, hooray! Chicken wings meet French bread pizza. Yes, it turned out as good as it sounds. 

What are you having for dinner? 


Thanks for the positive feedback last week about the linkup. If you make anything delicious this month that you'd like to share I'd love for you to join me on January 30th for a Weekly Eats linkup.   

18 comments:

  1. Your dinners always look so good! We are a carb loving family, too. We actually tried gluten free for a (VERY short) while and it was tough.

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  2. Thanks!! I think I would be one crabby lady without my carbs. And without my chocolate. :)

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  3. Oh my gosh, we were just talking about how carb heavy and meat heavy our meals our just the other night. We just can't help it, especially in the winter! We had some similar things this week too - we also had a Mediterranean style chicken dish with rice! And pork tacos! Good stuff though :)

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  4. Great minds think alike, right? :) Yes, I feel like winter definitely plays a part in wanting more "comfort" (which for me is carbs).

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  5. The soup looks amazing! All of this is making me so hungry!

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  6. Thanks! It's the perfect time for soup, right? And I know it, I'm hungry too.

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  7. I don't think our house could cut it out either. I say I might do the Whole 30 sometime this year, but there is no way I could convince the whole house. These look good, and I'm looking at that Chicken Souvlaki specifically. Did you use that specific spice? I'll have to look for that.

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  8. Yeah, my husband would laugh at me if I tried to convince him to do that. :) The Chicken Souvlaki is good! I did buy that exact seasoning--I don't remember where I got it (it was a while ago when I made this dish for the fist time...I'm bad about throwing out spices) but I don't remember having any trouble finding it.

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  9. I feel you on the white stuff, pasta especially. I like whole wheat bread but whole wheat pasta is hit or miss for me (I think it depends on the sauce). And I will definitely have to try the sneaky veggie pasta--that's a great idea. Any way I can get them in!!
    Thanks Anne! :)

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  10. yum, that food looks so good! I eat way too many carbs and LOVE it!

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  11. Thanks Melanie! Yeah, carbs are the best :)

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  12. Seriously I need to come eat at your house.

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  13. I'm all for the buffalo chicken, and carbs. Yes yes yes, need my bread and pasta!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  14. Thanks! You would be more than welcome lady :)

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  15. Yep, I couldn't live without them!! :)

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  16. yes to everything in these pics. i'm always looking for ideas!!

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  17. Thanks Elle! Me too...I love finding new recipes to try!

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  18. mmmmm...carbs! they all look yummy!

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