Menu Planning

Saturday Shopping List

You guys it’s fall.  I might be 95% in protest of it, but there is 5% of me that is very excited.  I mean warm fall days, apple cider, pumpkin doughnuts, chai, cinnamon and nutmeg aromas pretty much everywhere… it’s kind of great.  It would be much better if it meant that winter was not close at hand.  And while normally, I am all “Winter is coming!” and “embrace the cold” this year I am not.  This year I wish I lived in Arizona.  But right now, pumpkin and squash and everything nice.

This week is Thanksgiving up here in Canada so there are lots of pumpkin and squash inspired recipes.  Maybe not traditional Thanksgiving fare, even for a vegetarian, but absolutely fall inspired.

This week’s recipes are:
and with exception of the gnocchi, Healthy (I told you I like to throw one in there as a treat).

Let me know how your week is going or what recipes you really like by tagging your photos on Instagram with #keepingwillow.  Leave me a comment below telling me what you didn’t like, how much your groceries cost or what your kids really liked.

You can download your shopping list below.  Obviously, some of the things on the list you will already have.  Just check off the the things you need.  There is space below each category to add any other things you need to buy for the week.

You can find all of the recipes for this week in one place by following my “Saturday Shopping List” board on Pinterest here.

Total cost (for all groceries I bought including other food): $95

Shopping List (download)

M E N U //

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I am so in love with Naturally Ella right now.  These tostadas look divine.  I can’t wait to devour them.  RECIPE

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This dish would also make a stellar Sunday brunch.  A stunning display for entertaining friends by Lyndsey Eden. RECIPE

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This salad from To Her Core is divine.  I like to throw some diced tempeh in with the chick peas to add some more protein to the mix.  RECIPE

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Pinch of Yum always puts out amazing recipes, and I can’t wait to try this stir fry recipe.  Since asparagus is out of season, try substituting broccoli or eggplant. RECIPE

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I love corn chowder but this thai inspired version by Half Baked Harvest looks irresistible. Ignore the shrimp and try substituting thin slices or cauliflower. RECIPE

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Pumpkin Chili?  Ok.  This fall inspired lentil chili by Nourish Atelier has the flavor or a curry but can stand on it’s own without rice.  So rich and creamy.  The instructions are a little hard to follow, so forgive me for that. RECIPE

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Last but not least by any means whatsoever, this gnocchi with a rich arugula walnut pest.  Thank you Pinch of Yum and heck yes! RECIPE


Happy Saturday friends, and for you Canadians, Happy Thanksgiving!!!



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