After a weekend of sweets and food-filled celebration, I usually find myself completely over the idea of cooking or anxious to get back to my typical diet. We had a really happy Easter, despite social distancing and terrible storms that kept us glued to the news forecast for most of the day, but my first thought upon waking up this morning after a day full of carbs and desserts was a big, green salad.
The other meals in this week’s line-up run the gamut from super simple to date-night worthy, but they all deserve a spot in your recipe box.
For us, weeknight meal means ready in under an hour, not too indulgent, and really good. All of these check those boxes + make great lunch leftovers if you’re into that.
recipe and image via The Kitchen Paper
What day-after-holiday salad dreams are made of.
recipe and image via Pinch of Yum
I have made this recipe for so many friends and it’s a real winner. Super quick + simple, but tastes like you spent hours slow cooking the spicy chicken.
recipe and image via Halfbaked Harvest
We are spending so much time outside right now in this gorgeous spring weather, and it’s so nice to throw everything in the oven and walk away.
recipe and image via Smitten Kitchen
This is going on our menu for two reasons: by this point in the week I’m usually ready for something super simple and our rosemary bush is out. of. control.
recipe and image via Pinch of Yum
Between having our second son in the Fall, holiday chaos, flu season, and now social distancing, my husband and I haven’t had a date night in… well, a very long time. I’m planning to create an at-home date night after the boys’ bedtime and I thought something like this might be fun. I wanted something we wouldn’t usually make and bowl-friendly so we can have our dinner with a movie!
These recipes are made for slow Saturday mornings + pairing well with a bloody mary (or mimosa!) is a requirement.
recipe and image via Eye Swoon
This food blog is new to me, and I’m finding so many inspiring dishes! It has been so long since I’ve made a frittata, so I’ll be trying this one with you this week.
recipe and image via She Wears Many Hats
This bread has gone viral as a quarantine staple and for good reason. It is SO simple and quick. My husband made it Friday and we snacked on it all weekend. He threw in a handful of mini chocolate chips, because, why not? Even if you aren’t a baker, you can make this bread.
3 cups shredded cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken works!)
2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs
1–2 lbs. fresh salmon
12 large eggs
1 small bunch asparagus, ends trimmed
2 lbs fingerling potatoes
6 cups torn kale
1 spring onion or scallion
3-4 medium russet potatoes
6-8 baby potatoes
4 lemons (or lemon juice)
1 Tbsp fresh ginger
2 cups baby spinach
2 red onions
1 medium carrot
1 celery stalk
3 ripe avocados
13 cloves garlic
2 sweet onion
1 medium shallot, finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon onion powder)
minced jalapeño (optional)
one bunch cilantro
2 cups fresh tender herbs, such as dill, basil, or parsley
3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary (or 1 tablespoon dried rosemary)
1 handful dill
1 handful chives
PACKAGED GOODS + CONDIMENTS
2⁄3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 cup uncooked chickpeas
1 cup peanut butter
3 1/4 cups Organic Mushroom Broth
1/2 cup pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds)
1 Tbsp fennel seeds
1 pound short tube pasta (penne, ditalini, etc)
1/8 cup mirin
2 to 3 tablespoons tomato paste
3 Tbsp white miso paste
10 corn tortillas
3⁄4 cup canned crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
1⁄4 cup chicken stock
1–2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
3 1/2 cups cooked, drained beans (save cooking liquid for water in recipe, if desired) or 2 15-ounce cans small white beans (such as Great Northern or Cannelini), rinsed
1 tablespoon raw sesame seeds
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
long grain rice of choice
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
3 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
6 ounces feta cheese
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup crème fraîche
3 ounces goat cheese
1 cup fat-free milk (or whatever milk you have on hand)
We hope these menus make your life easier—and add a little fun—as you navigate work, home life, and social distancing. We can’t wait to see what you make this week!
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