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.
You guys, I still haven’t planned my Easter menu and it’s Friday night! It’s been a full week around here but two things are certain, there will be lamb and there will be carrot cake. These are my two must haves and everything else is up for grabs. Off the top of my head I’m thinking deviled eggs to start, a, herb crusted rack of lamb, side salad with spring veggies like carrots, peas and radishes with a ton of fresh herbs, something with asparagus and lastly my absolute favorite gluten free carrot cake recipe from Danielle Walker’s Celebrations Cookbook. I make mine with a maple sweetened whipped goat cheese frosting that I could eat all on it’s own. I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend with your friends or family!
MONDAY: Kimchi Braised Chicken Thighs
I love Kimchi and Chicken so this was a no brainer! Serve with cauliflower rice, braised greens or rice.
TUESDAY: Citrusy Grilled Fish Tacos with Citrus Slaw and Orange Cashew Sauce
I’m all about a fish taco but the orange cashew sauce is what drew me in!
WEDNESDAY: Peruvian Inspired Whole Roasted Chicken with Tangy Green Sauce
FRIDAY: Instant Pot Arroz Con Pollo
This recipe looks fantastic!
It’s only a few more days until it’s officially Spring! It’s currently raining but 60 degrees and I’m not complaining. Nova has been asking for an umbrella of her own and so we found the perfect flower printed pint sized umbrella at Target yesterday and she keeps asking “when is it going to rain so I can use my umbrella?” Her positive spin on things such as the rain is so inspiring and challenging all at the same time. This week we have Nathan’s sister coming to visit with her two kids and so I’m looking for meals we can all enjoy together.
MONDAY: Turkey & Zucchini Burgers with Green Onion & Cumin
This recipe is from Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook Jerusalem which is one of my absolute favs! I was able to find the recipe online as well so you can enjoy it too! These are bunless mini burgers and they are so delicious! You can sub in a mayo or dairy free yogurt for the sauce if you need to keep them dairy free.
TUESDAY: Grilled Chicken Street Tacos
I’m ready to fire up my grill and make these simple chicken tacos with pico! For maximum flavor marinade over night.
THURSDAY: Roasted Squash with Kale Pipian & Salmon
This salad looks so delicious! I’m going to roast some salmon to go with this salad. The Kale pesto will be perfect on both.
FRIDAY: Chicken & Shrimp Laap
I love this recipe! It’s super simple to pull together and fun to eat in lettuce cups.
Well this week got away from me quickly! Looking at the week ahead it looks like those Spring time temps might be coming, fingers crossed. It’s been a long winer and we all have cabin fever. Meal planning is a great way to spice things up and transport your tastebuds to warmer climates. And after looking through past recipes and new ones that I’ve bookmarked it’s clear I’m in a southeast Asian mood. I just love the bold flavors and use of fresh herbs that these recipes offer. Here’s to a new week!
MONDAY: Lemongrass Chicken Salad
I’m over these flavors and Alex always knows how to bring it!
TUESDAY: Pollo Pibil Tacos (Chicken Pibil)
I’ve been drooling over this recipe for a while and I can’t wait to make it.
THURSDAY: Thai Basil Beef Stir fry
I could eat this one weekly!
FRIDAY: Coconut Poached Salmon Curry
This is a favorite of mine and it’s been a minute since I’ve made it. It’s also super quick!
I’m feeling a little ahead of the curve this week since I’m releasing this meal plan while on a weekend getaway with my honey. It’s been my personal tradition that every February I must leave winter in Chicago and go find some warmth and sunshine in California. I’m hoping for sun but even if it’s raining it’ll still be a lot warmer than 28! I’ll be letting loose some this weekend so I’m planning ahead for some light and fresh meals for next week. Here’s to a new month which puts us closer to summer!
MONDAY: Paleo Breakfast Burrito Bowl
I’m a total breakfast for dinner girl and this bowl looks amazing to make any time of day! This would also be a great meal prep meal.
TUESDAY: Smokey Paprika Fish Tacos with Apple Slaw
I love fish tacos and these look simple and delicious plus i love the addition to apple in the slaw. This is also easy to make as a bowl if you aren’t eating tortillas.
WEDNESDAY: Thai Curry Noodle Soup (Whole30)
I saw Carmen post this when she took over the whole30recipes page and t looked delish!
FRIDAY: Garlicky Chicken Thighs with Scallion & Lime
I’m a sucker for braised chicken thighs and a whole head of garlic! Serve with rice or cauliflower rice and a side salad.