Hey friends, this last week I was really only able to make two meals from the plan because life and then we are leaving for the weekend to visit family and I hate wasting food almost more than anything. I’m also very excited for Monday night because Chicago hosts the James Beard Awards which is basically the culinary world’s Oscar night and this year Nathan and I get to attend the show! With that said, I won’t be home to cook on Monday but I’ll still include a Monday recipe that I’ve made and loved. Cheers to a new week ahead!
MONDAY: Baked Falafel
Other then remembering to soak the chickpeas over night this recipe is super simple and super delicious!
TUESDAY: Blackened Mushroom Tacos with Collard Green Slaw
I have a thing for mushroom tacos! They are really so good and meaty and this collard slaw sounded like a great idea.
THURSDAY: Bam Bam Shrimp
This recipe is a huge favorite of my husbands and it’s the perfect quick takeout fakeout weeknight meal. Serve with cauliflower rice
FRIDAY: Chicken & Onion Tagine
This recipe looks so good! There is some marinade time so plan ahead the night before or the morning of for best results.
Ask and you shall receive! The meal plan will now be available on Friday since majority rules and polls don’t lie 😜 Because Halloween lands on Tuesday and we have plans to collect sugar and see friends, tacos are not on the menu this week…gasp! But if you make enough ropa vieja Monday night leftover tacos would rock on Tuesday!
MONDAY: Pressure Cooker Ropa Vieja
> I’ve had this recipe saved for some time now and it looks awesome! Serve with plantains, rice or caulirice and optional guacamole for Cuban comfort food heaven.
WEDNESDAY: Vegan Mac+ Cheese
> I’ve tried a couple vegan mac and cheese recipes with good results and this one doesn’t require any fake butter which I’m happy about. I’ll be using gluten free pasta and hoping Nova will be fooled by this one!
THURSDAY: Chicken + Avocado Soup
> This recipe is super simple and satisfying! If you are able to use homemade chicken stock it will be that much better.
FRIDAY: Bam Bam Shrimp
> I haven’t made this one in forever and it’s so good! I’ll make some caulirice to go with it too.