MEAL PLAN April 16th

If you’ve ever wanted to experience four seasons in one week you should visit Chicago in the Spring. We had snow on Monday, 70 degrees on Thursday and its about to rain today. We did our best to soak up as much sunshine as possible yesterday because I’m afraid the grey skies are here to stay for awhile longer. But enough about the weather, let’s talk food. In my constant search for new and inspiring recipes I’ve been drawn to cozy meals with lots of veggies. I’m also longing for some more seasonal variety and steering away from winter squashes and root vegetables because have I mentioned that it’s been a long winter? I hope that these meals offer some fresh new flavors and diversity to your dinner table too!

See you in the kitchen! 

MONDAY: Sheet Pan Chicken with Za’atar, Potatoes & Greens

Za’atar! If you’ve never used this spice mix you’re in for a treat. This middle eastern blend of thyme, sesame seeds, sumac and salt is so good on just about anything. This whole sheet pan dinner craze is also a trend I can get behind.

TUESDAY: Spicy Lamb & Lentil Tacos

I came across this recipe last week and thought they would make great tacos! I’ll be using a goat milk yogurt but if you need to keep it dairy free just omit or use a plain dairy free yogurt.

THURSDAY: Bang Bang Shrimp Lettuce Wraps 

I can always count on a recipe from Alex to be freaking delicious so I’m extra excited to try these out!

FRIDAY: Spring Minestrone Soup

Another spring soup and again very adaptable. This version is vegetarian but could easily be made vegan or you could add chicken if you’d like.

Happy Planning!

Meal Plan: November 27th

We are officially in holiday mode over here and I couldn’t be happier about it! Nova and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with family and friends and are still working through all the leftovers this weekend.
Can you believe that December is right around the corner! I know that this is a busy month for most folks and I hope to offer up simple and delicious meal inspiration to help out your weekly planning.

I’ll see you in the kitchen!

MONDAY: One Sheet Pan Salmon & Brussels Sprouts

> This recipe looks simple, delicious and healthy which is what we are all lookin for after an indulgent past week.

TACO TUESDAY: Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

> I’ve had some request for spicy vegan tacos and I’ve been really wanting to experiment with jackfruit. Trader Joe’s sells it in a can if you are looking for it.

WEDNESDAY: Curried Lentil Tomato & Coconut Soup

> This is from the newest issue of Bon Appetit and it just sounds so good!

FRIDAY: Beef & Butternut Breakfast Skillet

> I won’t be making this dish on Friday but I wanted to add one more for the week, plus breakfast for dinner is the best.

Happy Planning!