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Putting Yourself "Out There" and Our Weekly Menu

Stella is good at putting herself "out there".  She is two, but will jump at the chance to try these scary things that she has never don't before.  I'm a bit cautious, as you can see. 

Stella is good at putting herself "out there".  She is two, but will jump at the chance to try these scary things that she has never don't before.  I'm a bit cautious, as you can see. 

This past Friday, I launched my first Challenge.  It is a Sunday Prep Day Challenge that gives you the tools to prepare two delicious dinners plus two lunches in under an hour.  As many people feel when they put themselves "out there", I was nervous, excited and prepared for no response.  I also felt like I had to push myself to do this.  It is actually a mini version of the Challenge I wanted to put together, but last Sunday's prep was so inspiring to me I had to figure out how to share it.  I needed that "just do it" attitude.  It is hard to break through the need to have everything perfect before sharing an idea.  The reality is, nothing will ever be "perfect", you have to start somewhere and you have to be ready to learn, adjust and improve.  

I have gotten some good response and feedback, which is awesome.  And, it is evergreen, meaning that anyone can access the Challenge and do it anytime.  I love it, but I will also improve on it!  

There will be more of these to come.  Eventually, there will be a mini meal plan & prep library on Eating Clean, Cooking Dirty that will be free to all subscribers.  More to come...

Our menu this week is a combination of new recipes and favorites.  My husband has been asking for Moroccan Chicken for the last three weeks and I finally gave in.  I also had a craving for lamb and have developed a new recipe that will be posting later this week.  Total time in the kitchen today was 2 hours 30 minutes.  If I can do it, you can do it.  I'm here to help you so get connected on social media if you haven't already.  Instagram is my fav, but I'm also on FB, Twitter and am trying to understand SnapChat and Periscope.

Part of the meal prep process is packing individual and family meals in separate containers.  The right side, are items heading for a lunch bag, the left is family dinner at least once this week.

Part of the meal prep process is packing individual and family meals in separate containers.  The right side, are items heading for a lunch bag, the left is family dinner at least once this week.

On Our Plates This Week

Spicy Chicken Clean Baked Omelette

Strawberry & Tomato Salad with Seared Strip Steak

Honey Lavender Chia Pudding

Moroccan Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

Lamb Ragu with Browned Eggplant (for Clean peeps) & Pasta (for Dirty peeps)

Roasted Asparagus & Fingerling Potatoes with a Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette 

Stella's Lunch: Marmalade Glazed Baby Carrots, Diced Pepper Turkey, Cotswolds Cheese, Strawberries, Frozen Peas and Apple Sauce

This is the last week in our current house.  We are moving about a mile away, but the house isn't ready so we will be in an apartment for a couple months.  Serious drama.  Moving so much with a toddler scare the crap out of me; though she is probably more reliant than I am at this point.  If nothing else, living in the Pearl in Portland for a brief period will feel like a vacation.  Packing packing packing... next phase here we come.