This week, I’m here with a little break from the normal: a quick and easy dish that serves two. Or, as I say, you today and yourself tomorrow. Instead of a giant recipe that makes a ton of leftovers, sometimes you just need a weeknight filler. Or a Friday night dish after you’ve eaten all your prepped meals for the week. The Easy Jalapeño Mushroom Shrimp Stir-Fry For Two is a perfectly quick meal for you and yours, or you tonight and leftovers tomorrow. But not too many leftovers. Make sure to pair it with rice or quinoa (jump to recipe).
First true meal prep at the house! I tried to use ingredients we already had (and of course a little fresh produce). My other goal was to use only one pan or dish for cooking. I imagined a taco flavored ground turkey with black beans and a couple veggies mixed in – perfect for throwing right on a tortilla. Or, as in this case, perfect for throwing on a little bed of greens with some homemade taco dressing as your meal prep. And here it is! Check out my newest creation, Meal Prep Turkey Taco Black Bean Salads (jump to recipe).
I’m on a never-ending quest for healthy casseroles. We truly love casseroles around here. But often, the ones I find online have pasta, rice, bread, or cream. I love (LOVE) all of these things, but anytime I can replace them and still be totally into the dish is a winner. The other day, I ate this casserole for lunch AND dinner. Then I realized I had probably eaten like half a head of broccoli that day (plus spinach and cauliflower whattt). Has that happened ever? I don’t think so, but I love it. It’s the Veggie Loaded Rotisserie Chicken Casserole.
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We never had lentils growing up – it was just one of those things none of us really tried. But then I went to Washington State University. Lentils are a big deal over there. I tasted a couple kinds of lentil soup and liked them, but I always found there were other choices I liked better. Fast forward to today, where I appreciate the nutritional content of food a lot more. My first successful experiment with lentils this season – Vegetable & Chicken Sausage Lentil Soup (jump to recipe).
I think I say this every time I make meatballs, but these are probably the best meatballs I’ve ever made. Maybe it’s because I’m constantly trying to improve my method, so I have a little more practice each time. Thanks to the culinary genius known as Alton Brown, I added spinach to the mixture this time. I think that might just be the ticket. Jump to the recipe for Spicy Baked Turkey Spinach Meatballs, or check out some sweet pictures first.
The Thai restaurant down the street (shoutout to Bangbar!) has the most incredible Crispy Basil Chicken. All the stars please. It’s my second favorite dish, only to their Pad Thai. I just had to aim for those flavors when I braised some thighs a couple months ago, which lead to this. Hot Basil Coconut Braised Chicken Thighs. My next task will be to perfect the ‘crispy’ basil like they do… But in the meantime, I will continue to eat these thighs and thoroughly enjoy (jump to recipe).