Today I turn 35 years old! In some ways it feels strange since I never feel that different year to year (outside of the fact that I can’t stay up late like I used to) but in most ways it feels so right. I love getting older. Every year is a chance to learn about myself and the world around me. To hopefully grow in love, in wisdom and in hope. It’s such a privilege to be alive and I want to keep this in mind as I make choices daily to love and honor the life and the body I have been given. Tonight I’m blessed to have a dear friend make me dinner but I’ll be back at it the rest of the week. Cheers to another trip around the sun!
TUESDAY: Shrimp Tacos With Watermelon Radish & Jicama Slaw
Because I need to make some Tacos again! I’ve been slacking!
WEDNESDAY: Ginger Scallion Pork Lettuce Wraps with Mango & Cucumber
This recipe comes from The New Food Collective website using their pastured raised pork sausages found at Whole Foods Market.
THURSDAY: Asian Chicken Noodle Soup
This soup looks super easy to make and it’s packed with so much flavor! Zucchini Noodles are a great way to get in more veggies but you could also add rice noodles as well.
FRIDAY: Sprialized Mushroom Turnip Risotto With Dijon Honey Salmon
A little something fancy for Friday! And I love Ali’s creative recipes using veggies are the rice. You can also leave out the parm to keep it dairy free.
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.