How did we get to August already?! We’re nearly a year into this Weeknight Rescue business. How are you liking it? I hope you enjoy this week’s line-up.

 

TURKEY TACO SALAD WITH CUMIN LIME DRESSING

This longtime dinner staple is a one-dish salad with all the veggies, protein, and deliciousness that’s needed to make a meal. If you insist on a side, serve it with a bowl of pinto or black beans. And if you have a vegetarian in the house, those beans can sub in for the spiced turkey. 

 

HEALTHY CHEESEBOARD SUPPER

Everyone loves a good snack platter, so why not turn it into supper? This is more “how to” than recipe on building a healthy cheeseboard. It’s ideal for a warm weather meal, since it’s more assembly than cooking. Always a hit in our house. Invite the neighbors over, open a bottle of wine, set out your colorful spread, dig in. It’s summer!


FRESH SUMMER VEGETABLE PASTA

This is a standard in our house when tomatoes and corn are in season. You can pull the sauce together in the time it takes to boil the pasta water. It’s got enough heft and veggies to be a stand alone meal. Or, throw some shrimp on the grill or under the broiler to top off the pasta with a big squeeze of lemon juice. You can also make it easy on yourself to add a salad by opening a bag of pre-washed baby lettuces or baby arugula and toss with this vinaigrette


DEEP DARK CHOCOLATE MUESLI

 I made two batches of this muesli just this week and everyone in the house has been dipping in. I’ve been pairing it with whatever fruit I have on hand and then douse everything with either milk or my new favorite, kefir (hello probiotics). 

WILD BLUEBERRY TART WITH BUTTERY BUCKWHEAT CRUST

You really need a special occasion to make a tasty tart, especially one as easy to make as this is. Enjoy it for dessert in the evening or for breakfast with a spoonful of Greek yogurt the next day. It can be done with regular or gluten-free flour.